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Sun, Feb 16, 2020 4:00 PM

PR150BNM remote control

I've got an Xfinity PR150BNM settop box and I want to hide it in my ceiling.  This means I won't have line-of-sight for the remote.  I could purchase an IR blaster to forward my remote signal to the settop box, but this would introduce more wires.  My Smart TV allows for HDMI-CEC and has an ethernet port.  Is there a way to control this settop box using either of those ports?

 

If I can't use these ports, is there another settop box that I can use to get this functionality?  I'm not looking to upgrade or spend more money to do this.

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CCAndrew

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Change it out for an X1 XG2, unless you’re making account changes, it’s a box for box swap

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@CCAndrew Does it matter than I'm not an X1 subscriber?  So, XG2 has HDMI-CEC for routing remote control signals?  I intend to use my Smart TVs remote and not the STB remote, since my Smart TV has a fully loaded feature-set.

 

CCAndrew

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I suggested the X1 box because it doesn’t have to be line of sight to work with a Comcast remote

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Well turns out under my plan XG2 isn't a box for box swap with PR150.
CCAndrew

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That’s why I prefaced my statement with, unless you’re making account changes. Going from legacy equipment to X1 is an account change

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