Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stuck in Michigan
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Seeing some activity in this thread got me to thinking about bringing up an issue I have noticed over the last year.
First, I love this remote. Simple and does the job. Anyone in the family can use it no problem to swap channels and devices.
The problem is, about 1 out of 10 times the remote does not turn on everything. For example I may switch from TV on the DVR to TV on my Dune Media Center. Everything might work fine with the change over but the AVR might not get switched to the proper output for the Dune. The remote has a help button which runs the switch process over again and then asks "Did that fix things?". Normally the help function does not fix things (I believe it used to), so I need to hit the "I know how to fix" and then select AVR on the remote and hit the input command - at this point the AVR switches perfectly and all is good.
The above is only an example. Sometimes the Blue Ray might not get turned on, or DVR2 does not turn on, or the AVR does not turn on, or inputs on the AVR are not switched.
Not a big deal because I just hit "I know how to fix" and manually fix it using the remote.
The problem is when the wife or kids run into the problem. They are stumped and are calling me for help wherever I am at. I did come up with a work around for them. If what they want to switch to does not come on properly switch to something else using the remote, then when it switches over, switch back to what they really want to turn on, this almost always works for them.
Anyone else have this problem and find a solution or have an idea what is happening?
"It's not a lie if you believe it's the truth" --- George Costanza