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.