Support for IR codes for a PHEANOO D6 soundbar on the Contour 2 and XR11 controller
I recently purchased a soundbar that it's brand is not listed under the Remote Setup under the Audio Devices function. And even though I did try several times going through the long sequence of the 9...
You'd just need to find a device with both IR and RF blasters.
Good news, I was able to find a learning universal remote control that will work with the Contour 2 and my soundbar, as well as all my other video/audio devices that use a remote control. The new URC can be programmed to control up to 15 devices.
Up to this point I thought that the XR11's RF was the only way to control the Contour 2 box, but I was mistaken. The Contour 2 box will also except IR for all it's functions (except the Voice control -- of course).
So now I can just use this new URC, and just keep the XR11 nearby whenever I need to do a voice command -- which is very rare for me, since I tend to watch almost everything with the DVR feature -- hardly anything playing live, unless it's sports and I am around to watch it.
But aside from the voice control, I can do just about anything I want with the URC to control all the features on the Contour box and etc.
I know the new URC is not sending any RF signals, because if the remote is not pointing to the direction of the cable box, it won't work, unlike the XR11 remote that I can face it away from the box and it will still operate it.
The URC is:
Brand: Sofabaton Model: U1
I hope this helps someone out there that is in the same predicament as I was for a while ...
And I am still hoping that someday Cox or Xfinity provide support for the Pheanoo soundbars.
P.S. the new URC already supports the Pheanoo D5 soundbar from it's list of device codes -- which mostly all it's IR codes are the same for the D6 model -- which I have. I guess someone already done the chore of adding it to their database. I hope others follow up on that, I'm sure the D5 codes may be available (somewhere?).