If I HIDE My Cable Box, Will the Remote Control Work? This is our number one most frequently asked question, when people are looking to wall mount their cable box behind their TV. The first point that has to be addressed to answer this: what type of technology is your cable box using? The 3 biggest remote tech options are: Bluetooth, Radio Frequency (RF), and Infrared (IR).
Having problems with your remote control? Learn some tricks for resolving the most common issues with these steps.
A cable or satellite set-top box can be controlled with the LG TV Magic Motion Remote Control. Not all of the set-top box controls will be available. The available controls will be shown on the bottom right hand corner of the TV screen, when the set-top box is selected.
I know how to pair the XR11 remote holding the setup button then pressing the xfinity button but it will not control the new cable box, so I can't type in the info to get past the starting screen on the box. UPDATE: After a call from them, we are told that this remote doesn't work with this box, and have to get a different remote from them. Yay for 2 trips to those service centers within 2 days.
It appears that the 'information' about the connected remote is not loaded on first boot after update. power down the set top box (unplug power cord) for 30 seconds and reboot and it will work again OR (if using an XR11 remote) press the setup button until LED changes color and press the Xfinity button - 3 digit code will appear on the screen to re-link the remote without a reboot.
Comcast is totally okay with you not having an Xfinity set-top box. In the era of smart TVs, Comcast is discovering that its Xfinity X1 platform has more value than the box it sits inside. (Photo.
In this fix, we reset your Xfinity box instead of the remote. We assume that there is something wrong with the Xfinity box, and it doesn’t communicate with your remote. Like with the remote, there are two ways to fix reset your Xfinity box. In fact, resetting the Xfinity remote box is easier than resetting the Xfinity remote. Mentioned below.
The hard part was finding Comcast XFINITY remote codes. My remote is an XR11. This took a lot of digging and signal code converting, but I eventually ended up with the RAW IR codes for each button on the XFINITY XR11 remote. The HTTP IR Blaster uses a URL format like this.