Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary
seems like you clarified things a bit more...I the box can't receive commands directly from the original remotes inches from the receiver in the box when the tv has just turned on then yeah, it's going to behave the same way
I thought from your first post that the interference was only when going through the ir extender setup
1. does your box have an "ir in" Jack in the back?
2. sounds like your tv panel is causing excessive ir interference and I would talk to that company about replacing it with a new panel
Originally Posted by bryansj
If your Comcast Motorola box was anything like mine then I would place the blame on it. They have a problem of locking out IR commands and then after a period of time it will respond to the commands plus all the ones that you hit before you realized it was locked. Those boxes are junk.
The Motorola boxes have IR jacks on the back, but you can't use them for a direct IR connection from an RF blaster/extender.
WA - glad the add'l info was useful to both you and bryan. My Moto cable box (DCH3200/3385/000) does not have an IR input on the back panel that I can see, as I just looked at some pix I took when I rewired/switched gear in the family room back in April.
The amount/timing of IR interference described by me is just that - my assumption of what could
I was not aware of any "lock-out" period as mentioned by bryan, so not sure how to verify if that's happening. Though the cable box doesn't appear to remember all the previous commands, it just eventually begins to receive just the current commands, such as direct station input via the remotes icons (squareeyes), channel up/down, etc. I wonder if I changed the order of when devices are powered up, would that help? I'm thinking not.
Oh well, your replies have got my thinking of how to thoroughly troubleshoot this issue. I think I'll first try unplugging the Xantech first to see if that solves the problem, and go from there...
But for now, I will hold off on buying a 900...my wallet thanks you!