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Re: New Rogers RF remote

Two remote controls

 

Can I setup my TV and Rogers box with two different remote controls without conflicts?

 

Because sometime we can not find the remote control it was misplaced somewhere by the kids.

 

 

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Re: New Rogers RF remote

Yes, you can set up your TV and STB with as many different remotes as you want. I have mine set up with the Rogers Atlas remote, Rogers Champion remote, Harmony remote, and Samsung IR and RF remotes. Kids losing remotes is one reason I have so many.


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Problem using WATCH CABLE button

 

I recently picked up a new NextBox and it came with the URC2125 remote. I went through the steps of setting it up and I can control the box and TV properly, in their individual modes. I proceeded to set up the WATCH CABLE button. It turns everything OFF, but only turns the digital box ON, NOT the TV. To be sure, I can turn the TV on if I put in TV mode and press the power button. The TV is an Insignia 39". Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

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Re: New Rogers RF remote

Hello @PatrickSL,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the Rogers Community Forums! 😃

 

I know how important it is to have the remote setup the way you like. It makes it much more convenient having to press one button to turn on all of your devices instead of turning each one on individually. 

 

Please follow the steps below to set up the Watch Cable button:

 

1. Press and hold SETUP until the mode key blinks twice.
    
2. Press the WATCH CABLE key.
    
3. Press each mode key that you wish to turn ON when you watch cable TV.
    
4. Press and hold SETUP until the mode key blinks twice. Your new setting is saved.

 

It's important that each step is done seamlessly as a few seconds of inactivity on the remote will cause it to time-out and you have to start from step 1 again. You can also Click Here to visit the website for more programming options for the remote.

 

I hope this helps!

 

RogersTony

 

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Re: New Rogers RF remote

I understand how to program the the Watch Cable button. As mentioned, both devices can be turned off together, however ONLY the box will turn ON.

 

box on + TV on: Watch Cable turns both off.

box off + TV off: Watch Cable turns box on only.

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Re: New Rogers RF remote

Some TVs have only on/off toggle signals, others have the toggle plus discreet on/off signals. From what you describe it sounds like your universal remote is programmed with the discrete off signal.

Typically with you program the remote you put your equipment on, press soon sequence of buttons, then press and hold the ok or center button until your equipment turns off. If it gets to the discreet off before the toggle then you would get the situation you describe.

You can try starting with your tv off, then it won't do anything when it hits the off. Assuming the scanning is done in sequential order, if the discreet signals are close together and the toggle is separate, then you could hit the discreet on next, which will turn your set on. If that's the case and you stop there you will have a similar situation as now.

If that's the case, then so the programming again but don't stop when the set turns on, keep scanning until it turns off.

At least that's what I would try given my limited understanding of how these things work.
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Interesting idea, I can give it a try I suppose, but....

 

the thing is though, if I'm in tv mode, I can press the power button to successfully turn it on or off. Why would the power button issue a different signal than the watch cable button?

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When the Cable button is presses, the Power or Watch TV button should turn the TV and Cable box on and off at the same time.  When any other device button is pressed, the Power only controls that device.  With the old Atlas remote, you could often get the TV and STB out of sync if one of the other buttons has been accidentally pressed before the Power button, but with the new remote, pressing the Watch TV button always does the same thing no matter which device button has been pressed. But if you want to play a CD, then press the Audio button, then the Power button, just like with the old remote. Or if you want to  use an app on your Smart TV without turning on the Cable box, press TV, then Power.


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Re: New Rogers RF remote

Yeah, that sounds like a toggle in tv mode. Then I don't understand. Maybe you need to hold it pointed at the tv longer?
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@MrMontagoose wrote:
Yeah, that sounds like a toggle in tv mode. Then I don't understand. Maybe you need to hold it pointed at the tv longer?

I found with the old Atlas remote I have to be careful not to move it too quickly when pressing the Power button, especially if the TV sensor and STB are located further away from each other. Otherwise one or other won't get the signal and end up out of sync.


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