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Thu, Dec 3, 2020 8:00 PM

Aim Anywhere on the XR15 remote

Hi folks - about 2 weeks into our new XR15 remote (new DVR as well).

 

I'm noticing that our previous Xfinity remote (was it maybe an X5?) - I could pretty much aim almost "anywhere" to control our Samsung TV and Samsung soundbar volume.

 

With this new XR15 - it is indeed aim anywhere for set top/DVR functions, but not for Samsung devices.

 

I know the Samsungs must be RF because with the Samsung remote I can literally aim 180 degrees completely opposite the TV and soundbar and they work just fine.

 

but with the XR15 - I have to aim DEAD CENTER on the soundbar and/or TV for them to work.

 

What am I missing??  Clearly the XR15 must be RF if it's aim anywhere with the box, so why not with the Samsungs?

 

Thanks much - 

bsn321 in Mass

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@bsn321 wrote:

Hi folks - about 2 weeks into our new XR15 remote (new DVR as well).

 

I'm noticing that our previous Xfinity remote (was it maybe an X5?) - I could pretty much aim almost "anywhere" to control our Samsung TV and Samsung soundbar volume.

 

With this new XR15 - it is indeed aim anywhere for set top/DVR functions, but not for Samsung devices.

 

I know the Samsungs must be RF because with the Samsung remote I can literally aim 180 degrees completely opposite the TV and soundbar and they work just fine.

 

but with the XR15 - I have to aim DEAD CENTER on the soundbar and/or TV for them to work.

 

What am I missing??  Clearly the XR15 must be RF if it's aim anywhere with the box, so why not with the Samsungs?

 

Thanks much - 

bsn321 in Mass


your connection with the set top box is via 'RF' (green LED flashes on remote). any other devices are via IR (line of sight) and the Xfinity remote will flash red.  Sounds like your TV remote also connects to your TV via RF.

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