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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button

Yes, the Live button gets me back, except it leaves the Info banner at the bottom of the screen, which does not disappear.  Pressing Info then displays the full Info description, which then disappears.  Is that what you see with both your 8300 and Nextbox 3.0?  Previously I would use the Exit button to get back to my recording after pressing Guide, or to kill the banner displayed by the Pause or FF buttons. 


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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button

Just to add, while the Live button works in place of the Exit button when using the PVR, no button works to exit the diagnostic  screens on the 8300, other than the Exit button on the box or the main "Watch Cable" power button on the remote.


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@OLDYELLR wrote:

Is that what you see with both your 8300 and Nextbox 3.0? 


On the NB3 (9865):

Guide - Live - goes directly to live

Info - Live - banner goes away after a few seconds.

Pause - press Pause again and status banner goes away after a few seconds.

 

On the 8300HD:

Guide - press Guide twice to get back to programme

Info - goes away on its own after a few seconds

Status Banner goes away on its own after a few seconds.



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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button

@57 What I was wondering, with the new RF Remote, does the Exit button work on the NB3 (9865) ,  just not on the 8300HD.


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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button

@OLDYELLR:  I don't know. I don't have the RF remote. There may be mention of it earlier in this thread.  I found some reference to it around page 16 when I was looking earlier regarding your issue.



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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button

While I've been following this New Rogers RF remote thread, I've not paid that much attention since I didn't have one of these until now, So I went through the posts from the beginning. It appears that several people have noted that the Exit button does not work. Also a few other shortcomings and missed features that were present on the old 5-button 1056 remote. It appears that Rogers didn't work closely enough with Universal Electronics in configuring the new RF/IR remote and missed features, or compromised.  Just a typical byproduct of change for the sake of change.

 

Here are the old and new remotes:

 

2-remotes.jpg

These are the differences:

 

5 Button Remote                                RF Remote

 

62 buttons                                          57 buttons

 

5 PiP buttons                                       2 PiP buttons

1 power button                                   2 power buttons

1 VCR button                                       0 VCR button

1 Music button                                    0 Music button

1 HD button                                         0 HD button

 

EXIT button works on PVR   EXIT button does not work on PVR

LIVE button shows Info on PVR      LIVE button acts like EXIT on PVR

 

Clearly the Music and HD buttons are now redundant because they would just take you to what was the first Music and HD channel in the Guide and now those are all over the map. Users also deplored the reduction of PiP buttons and not being able to locate the small picture in the corner they choose, but few people use that feature anymore, relying on recordings. In some ways the new remote is more ergonomic that the old one once you get used to it, but I don't like the extra reach to the A, B and C buttons.

 

Another problem with my new RF/IR remote is I could not program it to control my Magnavox DVD-RW and my Pioneer AVR like I could with the old one, even though I followed the instructions after entering the model numbers. Not a biggie, because these universal remotes don't do all the functions anyway and I still need the other remotes.

 

When I was in the Rogers store I saw a (returned?) STB with a 1056 remote sitting on the counter and pointed to the remote as that was what I wanted, but the agent said they only have the new ones and gave me one.  I guess it's unsanitary to pass on used remotes and uneconomical to clean and refurbish them.

 

So far I'm not really ecstatic about the new remote, but at least when I press the TV button I can control a lot more of the Samsung smart TV functions without reaching for the Samsung remote. Also I like the big Watch Cable button at the top which always turns both the PVR and TV on and off simultaneously. With the 1056 they would get out of phase if not in CBL mode.

 


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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button, SETTINGS Button

I'm finding even more how useless the new RF/IR Remote is. The Settings (Menu) button does not work in Cable mode but just  duplicates the function of the Guide button. I had to borrow back my old 1056 remote to access Settings. It astounds me how Rogers could have discontinued a functional remote and replaced it with this new one that's missing essential features.


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@OLDYELLR wrote:

I'm finding even more how useless the new RF/IR Remote is. The Settings (Menu) button does not work in Cable mode but just  duplicates the function of the Guide button. I had to borrow back my old 1056 remote to access Settings. It astounds me how Rogers could have discontinued a functional remote and replaced it with this new one that's missing essential features.


On the RF remote I am able to got into MENU (Settings), then scroll to Settings, hit enter, and I am in Settings.

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On the RF remote I am able to got into MENU (Settings), then scroll to Settings, hit enter, and I am in Settings.


I have the SA8300HD PVR. Both the MENU (Settings) button and the GUIDE button give me the Guide. No Settings to scroll to. Obviously Rogers no longer has a remote that will adequately control the 8300 PVRs.  Luckily I just found a new 1056 remote on eBay.


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Re: New Rogers RF remote EXIT Button, SETTINGS Button

If you want to control 8300HD with new remote, you can convert RF remote in to IR remote. The procedure is ....

 

The procedure is like this for IR mode….

1.      Press CBL once.
2.      Press setup and hold it until CBL flashed 2 times.
3.      Enter 981 ..wait  until CBL will flash 4 times, (this will delete all programming on remote).
4.      Press setup and hold it until CBL flashed 2 times.
5.      Enter 982 ..wait  until CBL will flash 4 times.
6.      Press setup and hold it until CBL flashed 2 times.
7.      Press 1877.


After the remote is programmed, there will be some changes..

1.       “Aspect” button will not work.
2.       “Info” button will take customer to Favorite menu.
3.       “Menu” button will directly take customer to settings menu.
4.       “Back” button will work as Info button.
5.       All other buttons will work normal.
6.       It will also work with SARA boxes.
7.       It will also work with adapters.