Cox Contour STB IR Control

banobano Senior MemberPosts: 155
Despite my exhaustive and best efforts, I cannot control the new cox contour boxes via ir. Been coding almost 20 years so I've tried everything in my book. I own an Iris and put that through the paces but no go. Was able to acquire hex codes but they didn't work. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Joe HebertJoe Hebert Junior Member Posts: 2,154
    Does the cable box have an RF/IR option that has RF selected instead of IR?

    Aside from making sure that you're 100% positive that the emitter is good and that you're 100% positive that the AMX IR port is good, I'm out of ideas as well. I assume the cable box is good and that it works with the original remote.
  • banobano Senior Member Posts: 155
    Joe Hebert wrote: »
    Does the cable box have an RF/IR option that has RF selected instead of IR?

    Aside from making sure that you're 100% positive that the emitter is good and that you're 100% positive that the AMX IR port is good, I'm out of ideas as well. I assume the cable box is good and that it works with the original remote.


    Used the emitter/port on another device and it worked fine. The cable box does have the ability to do ir/rf simultaneously, and I can get it to work with it's own remote via ir. Thanks for the quick response Joe.
  • banobano Senior Member Posts: 155
    BTW the model is a Cisco Explorer 9865HDC. Apparently Ctron and C4 can control this device. Hopefully someone can help. I've never had to tell a client I couldn't control a piece of gear via IR.
  • TimSchipperTimSchipper Junior Member Posts: 1
    Use the (video) camera your phone and aim the IR emitter at it, transmit/send some codes. You should see the "IR" codes flashing/blinking from the emitter. Do the same with the cable box remote, and see it they are about the same brightness. I don't thinks it's a problem now days, but turn off any fluorescent lights, and plasma displays in the room. See if IR emitters works. Plasma displays & fluorescent lights have been know to "jam" IR.

    Tim

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