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Samsung TV IR Extender

by acbeer / December 9, 2014 9:42 AM PST

I just got a Samsung Smart TV, model UN55H6203AFXZA. It came with an IR extender. All I have connected to the TV is a Blu-Ray player. Is it possible to control the power of the Blu-Ray player with the Samsung remote? The other functions (play, forward, rewind) all work great. I just haven't seen an option for power.

Note: I know that it is possible to turn off the Blu-Ray player with the Samsung remote because in the Universal Remote Setup, after I select the Blu-Ray player, it does a "function test: Power", in which it turns off the Blu-Ray player so you can see if it is working or not. You can repeat the test to turn it back on, all without using the Blu-Ray players remote.

I appreciate your help.

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I'd call that in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2014 10:21 AM PST
In reply to: Samsung TV IR Extender

There's this odd sentence in the manual which reads "You can only sync TV power to
a set-top-box." I wonder if that means no.

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by acbeer / December 9, 2014 8:45 PM PST
In reply to: I'd call that in.

I guess that's possible that it means no, but that is pretty specific, and I'm not looking to sync the power. I'd be fine with controlling it separately. Any ideas?

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I didn't copy the rest of the passages.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2014 12:25 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe

I didn't find reference to power up/down other things in the manual except to have them power up with the TV. You can slice the words as you wish but it sounded like no to me as I read the chapters on power control. That sentence was glaring at me so I distilled it to the one sentence.

Time to call and have a chat with Samsung. It's 1800SAMSUNG in the USA.

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