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I just got a new remote from Charter Communications with the HD set top box I just got.

From what I can tell it's a Universal Electronics OCAP 4-Device S4000.

I've been able to program it to control my TV (Vizio), and it came programmed for the cable box and for a Toshiba DVD player and Pioneer AVR (both of which I have.)

My problem is using it to change the video source on the TV. According to the User's Guide, the button Video Source on the remote will switch the video mode on the CBL, TV, and AUX... unfortunately, it does not work.

When I press Video Source, no matter which device key I have pressed right before that, the CBL button lights up, and nothing happens on any device (TV, AVR, or the set top box.)

I used setup code 10178 for my Vizio TV, and it controls power on/off. Other Vizio codes I tried that do not control power on/off are 10864, 10885, 11756, and 11758.

I contacted Charter tech support, and they asked me to try the INPUT key, which is in the 0-9 number keys section. I thought it was for 'enter' (like: 2-1-INPUT for channel 21) but it did not work for switching the video input. Ultimately, they said that it just doesn't work for some TVs.... I figured I would check with folks here to see if there is another way I can get this to work.
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Try some of the codes below. To test one, pick TV mode, press and release Setup, then enter the code. Follow the How-To link in my sig to assign these advanced codes to keys and copy them to other modes, like CBL.

Code:
Input 00090
AV 00105
Component 00231
RGB 00253
HDMI 00174
TV 00110
FYI, if you get a JP1.3 cable you can program that remote from your PC. See the Info link in my sig for details.
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I used setup code 10178 for my Vizio TV, and it controls power on/off. Other Vizio codes I tried that do not control power on/off are 10864, 10885, 11756, and 11758.

We don't expect 10864, 10885, or 11756 to do anything with a Vizio TV-- they aren't the right device number.

But 11758 is generally a much closer match to Vizio TVs than 10178. I think you should try this setup code again.

In case you're "sure" that you've already tried it, think again. 10178 and 11758 send the identical IR signal for Power, yet it seems that it didn't work. More likely something went wrong in the setup.

What is the model number of the TV?
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We don't expect 10864, 10885, or 11756 to do anything with a Vizio TV-- they aren't the right device number.

But 11758 is generally a much closer match to Vizio TVs than 10178. I think you should try this setup code again.

In case you're "sure" that you've already tried it, think again. 10178 and 11758 send the identical IR signal for Power, yet it seems that it didn't work. More likely something went wrong in the setup.

What is the model number of the TV?

How about that. I tried 11758 and it worked.

My TV is a VX37L (about 2.5 years old). The codes recommended in the User's Guide for the remote for a Vizio TV are 10864, 10885, 11756, and 11758.

I tried all 4, unsuccessfully (or so I thought) and then used the 'scan for the right code' procedure, which yielded nothing. It was when I went to the Vizio's guide that I found that they recommended 11758, or 10178. Since (I thought) 11758 did not work, I tried 10178, and that worked.

That said, the Video Source button exhibits the same behavior (no apparent effect on any device, and the CBL light lights up even though the TV button was pressed prior to the Video Source button being pressed.)

However -- great news -- the INPUT button does cycle through the TV inputs - which is what I was after.

Thank you very much for your help.

Any chance you could give me similar recommendations for a Pioneer AVR (VSX-D811S - probably 5+ years old)? The recommended codes are 31023, 30014, 30531, and 31384. Only the first one will turn the power on/off. I am also able to control the volume, but I was hoping to be able to switch the video source on that device also, but neither the INPUT key nor the Video Source key works for the AVR.
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Try some of the codes below. To test one, pick TV mode, press and release Setup, then enter the code. Follow the How-To link in my sig to assign these advanced codes to keys and copy them to other modes, like CBL.

Code:
Input 00090
AV 00105
Component 00231
RGB 00253
HDMI 00174
TV 00110
FYI, if you get a JP1.3 cable you can program that remote from your PC. See the Info link in my sig for details.


mdavej - thanks for the tip re: programming the remote from my PC. I think I've solved my immediate problem, but I do have a Logitech Harmony for my other HT setup, so I'm familiar with the concept. It would be very cool to program this remote so it can control everything. Being able to switch video inputs on the TV allows me to eliminate 1 remote from the crowd - 2 more to go!

Do you have any info on what the actual model number of this remote is? I was not able to locate anything beyond S4000 on the urcsupport.com and the uei.com website. I noticed in the code lookup link in your sig that I need to know the model number of the remote, and OCAP S4000 is not in there.
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For the Pioneer, try the following Advanced Codes (also called EFCs) using 31023
Code:
Phono 55173
am/fm 21893
cd 56197
ch select 39297
ch vol + 22681
ch vol - 22169
channel down 34533
channel up 35557
discrete off 01157
display 33943
dolby on/off 06535
down arrow 16005
dvd 16261
freq + 39397
freq - 38373
ld 51077
left arrow 15493
menu 64648
mute 34949
power 02949
right arrow 16517
select 17285
sig select 39325
source select 38789
surr ch+ 22681
surr ch- 22169
surround 23173
tape2 01925
test tone 39317
tuner 21893
up arrow 17029
vcr/tape1 50565
video 35205
vol down 50309
vol up 51333
For the Vizio, maybe this link to discretes may help. See page 2 and prepend 00 to the 3 digit EFCs.
Also, if you prefer Video Source instead of Input, just keymove it usning 994, but not the EFC type.

I don't recognize the remote name, but you can blink back the signature usign the 983 command. Should be 4 digits, if the 983 function is supported.
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3FG,
Sounds like THIS URC-1060, signature 3065 (manual link is on that page too). I made an RDF for its C4000 twin a few years ago (only difference is a couple of button names).

InVino,
It's not on the Lookup page, but Atlas5 3033 is probably close enough for codes. FYI, all the remotes on that site use the same codes. The model number is just a filter on the master set of codes. If it's in your manual and on the lookup page, you're good to go with EFCs.
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3FG,
Sounds like THIS URC-1060, signature 3065 (manual link is on that page too). I made an RDF for its C4000 twin a few years ago (only difference is a couple of button names).

mdavej - that's exactly it. I used the 983 code and confirmed it is signature 3065.

Thanks all for the tips - I have my homework cut out for me to take more advantage of this remote. Thanks 3FG for the tip re: key moves. 'Video Source' is more intuitive to me so I will move it there.
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