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LN46A540 remote: can it operate Cox HD cable box?

by Don Kiyoti / December 1, 2008 7:38 AM PST

I just purchased an LN46A540, and when I get my new cable box from Cox it will be a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD. I want to know if I will be able to use the TV's remote (which seems to be very nice) to drive that cable box. The instructions give a procedure for memorizing the cable channels which I've done but I must use the Cox remote (SciAtl 2200 for now) to change channels. The Cox remote I have now will turn my TV on and off and change the volume and that's about it; maybe the 8300HD remote is better.

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Remote
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 1, 2008 3:29 PM PST

Don,

Many people use the cable remotes as the default remote because of the cable features that are available only on that remote control.

--HDTech

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re: remote
by Don Kiyoti / December 2, 2008 2:23 AM PST
In reply to: Remote

Thanks for your reply! But will the Samsung remote operate my cable box, at least to change channels?

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No, it will not.
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 3, 2008 5:34 AM PST
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The remote will not program to cable boxes.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

--HDTech

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