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PrivacyGuy's avatar
New Contributor
5 years ago

RF controller - third party compability

I understand that the Contour 2 remote controllers utilize both IR and RF signals, which works with both the Contour box (RF) and my stereo receiver (IR).

The issue is that my stereo receiver is located in a cabinet and the IR signal requires the cabinet door to be open in order to control the volume.  I've considered used an RF converter on the stereo, but I need to know if Cox supports any third party converters so I can use the Cox remote and close the cabinet doors.

Thanks - 

2 Replies

  • KevinM2's avatar
    Former Moderator
    Hi PrivacyGuy, you may be able to utilize an IR extender, however, Cox does support any third-party devices for remotes, including extenders. -Kevin M. Cox Support Forum Moderator
  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III

    Ever heard of HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control)?  Basically, HDMI-CEC allows one CEC device to control another CEC device via HDMI.  I'm thinking you may configure TV volume via Cox remote to control AVR volume via HDMI.

    Different vendors have different names:  LG (SimpLink), Mitsubishi (NetCommand), Onkyo (RIHD), Pioneer (KURO Link), Samsung (Anynet), Sony (BRAVIA Sync), Toshiba (REGZA-LINK), etc.

    Something worth looking into.