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smb400
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smb400

Anon

2004-Nov-28 10:35 am

comcast DVR question

when i set my dvr to record a pogram, then turn the unit off, when i come back later and turn the everything on to watch tv while the program is recording, everything is muted. there is a small mute icon at the top of the screen, and it is not the same mute icon that my tv shows when it's muted, it looks like it's being generated from the source. and as long as the show is being recorded, everything remains muted, until the recording stops, then i can resume normal audio operations. and yes, i have tried pressing the mute button on both my tv & cable remotes to deactivate the function, but that does'nt work. anybody else experience this?

· actions · 2004-Nov-28 10:35 am ·


RMAntala01
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2004-Nov-28 11:07 am

I think I remember reading in another forum that this is currently a glitch with the 6408 & 6412 DVRs. Only solution anyone seemed to come up with was to not turn off the DVR.

Just my 2 cents worth...

· actions · 2004-Nov-28 11:07 am ·


JimThePCGuy
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JimThePCGuy to smb400

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2004-Nov-28 1:34 pm

to smb400

I don't turn my DVR off any more and do not experience the muting "bug".
J

· actions · 2004-Nov-28 1:34 pm ·


andyross
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2004-Nov-28 5:10 pm

to smb400

The issue is that the box's audio goes into mute mode. Most of the time, the Comcast remote has MUTE and volume set for your TV, not the box itself. If needed, you can program the box's MUTE key to another key you never really use:
Hold down setup until the LED blinks twice
Type 994, you should get 2 blinks again.
Hit Cable, then Setup (just like a normal key, don't hold it down), then 141, then hit the key you want to put the code on.

To test it, hit that key, and you should see a small 'MUTE' show up on-screen, just to the left of where the box puts channel numbers as you type them in.

For 30-second skip, do the same, but use code 173 (or 00173?). For swap, use 236 (or 00236).

The remote is a One-For-All. You can find all sorts of neat things here:
»www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/
Unfortunately, it uses different memory, so you can't yet program it through the JP1 connector until the new memory is figured out.

· actions · 2004-Nov-28 5:10 pm ·

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2004-Nov-28 5:13 pm

to smb400

I forgot that you can also put the MUTE code on a 'shifted' key. To 'shift', you hit the Setup key, then a regular key. To program onto a shifted key, hit setup before the final key. In the above example, after typing 141, you would hit setup then the key (lets say MUTE). To use it, hit setup then mute to send the box's mute code. Hitting mute without hitting setup first would send the TV mute.

· actions · 2004-Nov-28 5:13 pm ·


smb_400
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smb_400 to smb400

Anon

2004-Nov-30 3:12 pm

to smb400

cool...i thought it was just me...thanks alot...i'll give that a try tonight...

· actions · 2004-Nov-30 3:12 pm ·


andyross
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andyross to smb400

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2004-Nov-30 5:46 pm

to smb400

You don't even need to map to a key. Just hit SETUP and then the 3 digit code. This will send the EFC (Extended Function Code) for the currently selected device.

Here is a list of the codes for Motorola (formerly General Instruments) boxes with setup code 0476:
»www.hifi-remote.com/cgi- ··· cbl_0476

The hifi-remote site has all sorts of info, including instructions on using Macros and more:
»www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/ ··· aq.shtml

· actions · 2004-Nov-30 5:46 pm ·

jasahl
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2004-Dec-16 11:09 pm

Quick question:

Suppose I map a key & decide I want the key's old function back? How do i "unprogram it?"

· actions · 2004-Dec-16 11:09 pm ·


andyross
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andyross

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2004-Dec-18 5:24 pm

You basically map the key onto itself.

Press the device key (TV, Cable, etc..) to set the right device
Hold setup until 2 blinks
Type 994
Press the key twice

To clear all keymoves on a device, hit the device key (TV, etc..) twice instead of a regular key.

· actions · 2004-Dec-18 5:24 pm ·

xsiveone
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2004-Dec-23 1:25 pm

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Hi. I'm new here. I just had the DVR installed yesterday and experienced the "mute bug" twice. That's what brought me here btw.. For now, I'm just leaving the box on all the time.

So.. Let me get this straight since I'm a little confused here. How does moving the mute key function to a seldomly used key fix this mute bug? If I change it, will I still be able to use the mute key if I want to mute the volume?

Thanks!

Chris

· actions · 2004-Dec-23 1:25 pm ·


JimThePCGuy
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2004-Dec-23 5:09 pm

said by xsiveone:

...For now, I'm just leaving the box on all the time....

For now ?? How about forever. I see no pressing reason to turn mine off. Even when it's off it's really still 99.9% on anyway.
J

· actions · 2004-Dec-23 5:09 pm ·


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2004-Dec-24 10:16 am

to xsiveone

You don't have to program it to a key, if you have a good memory. Just hit Cable (to make certain it's the default mode), then press Setup (don't hold down), then type 141. That will send the box's MUTE command.

· actions · 2004-Dec-24 10:16 am ·


t a c
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Anon

2004-Dec-29 10:56 pm

to JimThePCGuy

I agree that I don't want to turn the DVR off, but, I still like to use the remote to turn off the TV. Today, I came home and others had turned thought they turned the TV off, but had turned off the DVR. It then turn on and started to record and I then had the mute problem.

I created a new solution for me. I mapped my TV's power button to the Cable button's power function. Now, if I press Power on TV or Cable, they will both turn off the TV and leave the cable DVR on. Here is how I did it:

Find your TV's power advance code from here:

»www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/ ··· tv.shtml
My TV is 0054 and then this page:
»www.hifi-remote.com/cgi- ··· ?TV_0054
shows my power button is '044'.

Next, do the following using the power code you found for your TV:

1) Press the "Cable" button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable Box control mode.
2) Press and hold the "Setup" button until the "Cable" button blinks twice.
3) Type in the code 994. The "Cable" button will blink twice
4) Press the "TV" Button to use a code from your TV.
5) Press (do not hold) the "Setup" button
5) Type in the code you found for your TV power button above as a 5 digit number with leading zero's. (for me, this is '00044').
6) Press whatever button you want to map the skip or swap function to.

Just in case I every need to power the DVR on by the remote (after a power outage), I programmed the DVR power button using the shift feature from above.

· actions · 2004-Dec-29 10:56 pm ·

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