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Program RC122 remote in TV input mode & crackling noise

Just came back to using a Spectrum DVR (from Tivo) and getting used to the RC122 remote again.  I have it programmed to turn my Sony TV on and off if I have pushed the TV input button. It will also change channels while using that input.  But it won't Pause. Or Record.  I have to switch inputs back to Cable in order to do those things. But if I leave it on the Cable input, when I hit power it turns the cable box off but not the TV. 

 

So is it just a matter of remembering to switch inputs or should I just leave the remote on Cable and use the TV remote to turn it off and on?  Or is there a way to program the remote to always leave the DVR turned on?  I'm assuming if I turn the DVR box off it won't record something I have scheduled? 

 

My other issue is if I have a program paused, when I start playing it again I often get a crackling popping noise from my speakers. That seems like a bad thing. Any way to fix it?

 

Thanks!

 

Is there a way to do this? I don't want to have to keep

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@knwhnr wrote:

Just came back to using a Spectrum DVR (from Tivo) and getting used to the RC122 remote again.  I have it programmed to turn my Sony TV on and off if I have pushed the TV input button. It will also change channels while using that input.  But it won't Pause. Or Record.  I have to switch inputs back to Cable in order to do those things. But if I leave it on the Cable input, when I hit power it turns the cable box off but not the TV. 

 

So is it just a matter of remembering to switch inputs or should I just leave the remote on Cable and use the TV remote to turn it off and on?  Or is there a way to program the remote to always leave the DVR turned on?  I'm assuming if I turn the DVR box off it won't record something I have scheduled? 

 

My other issue is if I have a program paused, when I start playing it again I often get a crackling popping noise from my speakers. That seems like a bad thing. Any way to fix it?

 

Thanks!

 

Is there a way to do this? I don't want to have to keep


I would get a tech out because of the cracking noise.  Something is wrong with your set up.  Mention the cracking noise to the tech when you call for service.  We also recommend not rebooting any equipment, (cable boxes, modems, or routers) for at least six hours so that the tech can get an accurate signal/line reading.  Equipment resets will set the error codes to zero.  The tech will check your remote and reprogram it correctly.

 

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Re: Program RC122 remote in TV input mode & crackling noise

Program the remote by doing the following so if remote on CBL the power button

will also control the TV power........

 

How to Program Spectrum Remote RC122 So Turns TV and Cable Box ON/OFF
With One Power Key Press as Long as Last Device Key Depressed Was "CBL"

  1. Press and hold SELECT and CBL buttons on remote until all lights blink twice on remote.
  2. Press 998.  The CBL key blinks twice.
  3. Press TV button.  The CBL button blinks blinks twice.
  4. Press CBL button.  The CBL button blinks twice.
  5. Press SELECT.  All 5 buttons near top of remote blink three times.

The above asumes you already have the remote TV button control the TV which in your case it seems you do but may want to reprogram the remote for your TV by following instructions

in following link by following directions in the "Auto_Search Method" found under "How to Program Your Devices":

 

https://www.spectrum.net/support/tv/spectrum-remote-control-philips-rc122/?cid=slp-con-ica-res-twc#p...

 

Once you have your RC122 programmed to control TV, do the steps at top of this post 

on how to program so when remote in CBL mode you can turn Cable box and TV ON or OFF with just one press of the remote power button.

 

I have no idea about the "crackle" noise so follow satch's advice on that.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Program RC122 remote in TV input mode & crackling noise

Forgot to mention to the OP,

 

DVR will record scheduled programs on any channel regardless if the box is on or off at the time of recording.

 

Satch