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X1 Remote stops working

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X1 Remote stops working

I have been having a problem with the X1 box communicating with the remote (both XR11 and 15 models).  After a box reset the remote will work fine for about 1/2 a day and then it will begin requiring multiple tries for the box to recognize a command from the remote.  This has been going on since July 2020.  I have tried  three remotes, (four sets of batteries) and two set top boxes.  I have been on the phone with a tech and an online chat.  In both of those instances the tech sent various commands to the box, which worked like the reset function for about 1/2 a day, after which the problem would start again.  The longer the time from the reset the more difficult it becomes to send a command from the remote to the box.  I have tried to use the mobile app (android and IOS) to send commands and again it works for a while but then I just get a message on the app that it cannot communicate with the set top box.  Do I need to get an Xfinity tech to come to the house, or has anyone else had this problem and found a solution.

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Re: X1 Remote stops working

Hello @WS50, thanks for reaching out to our Digital Care Team on our Forums page. We appreciate you being a customer with us, and I am sorry to hear about the communication problems you have been experiencing between the remotes and cable boxes you have had. I can imagine how inconvenient and frustrating this must be and we definitely want to get to the bottom of this. We would love to help!


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