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Old 12-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #16
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Before cutting drywall and changing HDMI wires, could you not move the box and connect with some temporary cables? Most TVs have front or side connections. Even if not HDMI, they can at least be used to confirm or deny that this is the problem before major surgery to the house is required. Also, I have heard sun can be a problem. I assume you have tried all these tests at night?

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #17
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yes I have tried these tests at night and I will try the cables via the side mounts to not disturb the walls. Thank you for your suggestions. I just did a search on CNET, apparantly this is a known issue that most have not resolved yet
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #18
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Perhaps less and costly would be trying a new universal remote control. I have found the harmonys and universal remotes to have a noticeably better signal. Of course you will need to be reasonably comfortable in programming these. I did not find it too difficult to understand.

Better yet may be a new remote with RF capability, which would include an IR bud or blaster you would place on the cable box, itself. I have found these to work beautifully. And, they don't require one to point the remote in any particular direction.

I know it would be better to find and eliminate the root cause, but this sounds like it might not be practical or even possible. A new remote may simply be the least amount of pain. Perhaps you have a friend who has one that you can try out?
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #19
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good advice - I was thinking of buying a harmony remote to try and see how it works. Just need to make sure that they will take it back if it doesn't. I tried the remote extender listed above but that had no bearing
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I missed the part where you actually tried that extender. Sorry. Based on the description in the link, it is hard to imagine that device not working where another RF remote with extender/IR bud would. My equipment is all installed inside a closed cabinet, contolled by RF, 25' from the TV, so interference from a TV is eliminated.

hopefully you have friend from whom you can borrow a harmony for test purposes. It would be a shame to spend money on one and have it fail to solve your problem. Yes, I suppose you could return it. Some harmonies have RF built-in, others do not. I am assuming you are going to try an IR-based unit to start.
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yes- I looked at the Harmony one - runs for ~$225. But well worth it if it works

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