03-06-2012 10:33:28 AM
Don't know if this solution has been posted before... if it has, I haven't been able to find it. I have the RF remote and it is extremely unresponsive. I went through all the other solutions about diasbling TV features and covering the IR sensor on the Set Top Box (STB), all to no avail. When I held my remote to the side it seemed to work well supporting the IR interference from the TV theory. However, when I pointed the remote forward and covered the front with my hand, it still didn't work.
After a great deal of experimenting I ended up turning my STB 90 degrees so that the front of the STB is perpendicular to my TV. The RF remote now works flawlessly. I work in the fitness equipment manufacturing industy and boards we use to recieve wireless heart rate monitors are very persnickity with regard to what plane they are mounted in. I believe the RF remote is using the same technology and that the RF antenna soldered onto the boards inside the remote and the USB dongle need to be aligned in the same plane. I have my STB inside of a (well ventilated) cabinet that hides all my A/V equipment so it's not big deal to have my STB turned sideways. If this looks funky for your setup, you might be able to get the same results using a USB extension cable and taping the USB dongle to side of your STB. I haven't tried this myself however.
If you you are having RF remote problems, try rotating your STB 90 degrees and see what happens. Changing the angle of the USB dongle itself did not work for me... only rotating the whole box so that the dongle is perpendicular to the TV worked for me.
04-01-2012 12:23:56 PM
Thanks for posting your suggestion.
04-01-2012 02:40:48 PM
Thanks for the info.