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How to program Samsung IR Blaster (ES8000)

by tvbonnici / December 11, 2012 1:06 AM PST

Hi,

I have a Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 System and would like to use the IR Blaster that comes with the Samsung ES8000 TV to turn the Cambridge Soundworks system on and off and control volume. This will eliminate a remote control.

How can I do this?

Thanks,
Alan

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Here's something I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 1:44 AM PST
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Not what I need
by tvbonnici / December 11, 2012 3:26 AM PST

I need a solution that would allow me to alter the volume of the Cambridge Soundworks. I am hoping that I can control this from the Samsung's remote control.

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I offered it because it's part of a solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 3:44 AM PST
In reply to: Not what I need

It's rare to see the Samsung remote control non-Samsung gear. When folk want that I answer about things like I noted and the Logitech Harmony.

Good luck in finding out more about the IR Blaster.
Bob

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Re: How to program Samsung IR Blaster (ES8000)
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 11, 2012 3:42 AM PST

Hi Alan,

Unfortunately, that's not possible The IR blaster only works with Blu-ray players and set top boxes. It doesn't work with home theater systems. I apologize for the inconvenience.

HD Tech

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Suggestion: Extend the range
by tvbonnici / December 11, 2012 4:18 AM PST

Thank you for the replies.

I would like to suggest that Samsung extend support to other devices. After all the IR Blaster is technically capable to handle such devices. These high end TVs are becoming integral parts of Home Theater systems and having one remote to rule them off would be a great feature.

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