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Placement of New Set-Top Boxes

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Placement of New Set-Top Boxes

I am replaceing the digital converter  box on the TV in my bedroom.   The TV is mounted on the wall and the original converter box was mounted on the wall behind the TV.  The original converter box came with a short antenna wire that dropped down to allow the signal from the remote to communicate with the converter box.   The new Set-Top box that I received has no auxillary antenna to faciltiate contact between the remote and the converter box.   Will this new Set-Top box work properly if I install it in the same location as was the old converter (on the wall behind the TV)?     Or in other words, does there need to be a direct line of sight between the remote and the new Set-top box?

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I am replaceing the digital converter  box on the TV in my bedroom.   The TV is mounted on the wall and the original converter box was mounted on the wall behind the TV.  The original converter box came with a short antenna wire that dropped down to allow the signal from the remote to communicate with the converter box.   The new Set-Top box that I received has no auxillary antenna to faciltiate contact between the remote and the converter box.   Will this new Set-Top box work properly if I install it in the same location as was the old converter (on the wall behind the TV)?     Or in other words, does there need to be a direct line of sight between the remote and the new Set-top box?


that antenna was probably an IR receiver. the new X1 set top boxes (other than rng150) have full RF aim-anywhere remotes. the xi3 and xiD boxes are very small and fit behind a tv etc on the wall without a problem.




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I am replaceing the digital converter  box on the TV in my bedroom.   The TV is mounted on the wall and the original converter box was mounted on the wall behind the TV.  The original converter box came with a short antenna wire that dropped down to allow the signal from the remote to communicate with the converter box.   The new Set-Top box that I received has no auxillary antenna to faciltiate contact between the remote and the converter box.   Will this new Set-Top box work properly if I install it in the same location as was the old converter (on the wall behind the TV)?     Or in other words, does there need to be a direct line of sight between the remote and the new Set-top box?


Once you pair the remote to the X1 box, if there's room, place it behind the tv. Did you enter a 3 digit onscreen code during the installation process? If so, the box is RF paired.


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