Originally Posted by mdavej
Can't be done on that remote. If your remote accepted 32172 (I don't think it does), then EFC 35272 would work for BD. You have a couple of other options:
- Get a JP1 cable for $8 and load the code from a PC
- Get a different remote like the RCA RCRP05B, OARUSB04G or Nevo C2, all around $15-$20, the Nevo being the best of the lot by far
- Get some other PC programmable remote like Harmony for quite a bit more money
Thank you, brother. I was going NUTS trying to figure out how to program the thing. I was afraid that might be the answer. It doesn't accept the codes you listed, so what I've done is just bought an original STR-DH500 remote (and I made damned sure it had the BD input button on it, because I bought one once before that was supposed to be for the STR-DH500, but it had the wrong inputs listed -- definitely not the original remote). I'm mired in remotes as it is; I just need to get this one damned button mapped, because what I'm doing is I have my PC plugged in via HDMI to my HDMI 3 input, and that gets sound from the PC via optical out -- but everything else uses the BD input and HDMI. So every time I want to switch between something I'm watching on the PC and something I'm watching on the cable box or a game I'm playing on my PS4...I have to get my lazy ass up, go to the receiver, and change it manually. Well, I can't say I didn't expect this, with my luck -- that the one function I'm looking to map is unmappable on a Comcast remote. I just bought a Flymote I use for the PC while watching it, and it has an IR learning mode (I know the Comcast remote does as well), so when I get the new/original remote, I'm just going to map SAT and BD to two of the unused buttons on that and I should be good to go.
It's kind of surprising to me, given that the STR-DH500 is the oldest model listed in this thread (I think); it's been discontinued (I was lucky to find the remote); you'd think that a receiver that old would accept the advanced code for the BD input, just given how old the model is.
Anyway, thanks again, so much -- you saved me a LOT of trouble continuing to futz around with every advanced code I could find or generate trying to get "BD" to switch on. The new remote was $30 and I'm willing to pay that to get the damned function mapped. When I originally got the receiver, there was no remote with it, which is the whole problem, and I had just moved, so it would have been a 6 hour drive (both ways) to go back to the store I got it from and get the remote. I called them (Best Buy) but they refused to mail me one and insisted I come in, and no, I couldn't come in to my local Best Buy, I had to come in to the store I originally bought it at. So I never had the damned remote in the first place.
However, if anyone has different information -- in other words, if there's anyone out there who knows a way to get the function mapped on the remote without doing what mdavej advised me to do, or just waiting for the "new" remote, please let me know. Again, if you have somehow mapped the "BD" input on a Sony STR-DH500 onto a Comcast remote *without* having to go through the extra steps mdavej mentioned -- please let me know. I would imagine that if you have a Sony audio receiver that's a slightly later model and you have mapped BD successfully, it would have a good chance of working on mine. Mdavej, I am by no means saying you're wrong, I'm just praying that maybe there's some odd way to map the thing that you don't know about that someone else has successfully figured out. But I'm pretty sure you're right and I'm boned until the new remote arrives. That was $30 I did not want to freaking spend, dangit.
Thank you again for your help, mdavej, even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. :-) As I said, at least I can stop going nuts now entering codes.
P.S. Out of curiosity, is there a beginner's guide somewhere on how to generate advanced codes by using the command codes listed at hificentral? I might eventually get a Logitech Harmony or a similar universal remote that *can* handle the codes, and it would be nice to be able to program all the function keys. I have the Remote Master application but I have no clue how to use it; it's beyond me right now.