Joined: 03 Jun 2018
|Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:33 pm Post subject: Learning Sony codes was Xsight Colors can't learn suddenly?
I'm having an issue over here and I do not know what it is. I have four, count 'em, four, Xsight Colors in front of me. I bought a new TV today, a Sony KD-43X85J. I am attempting to make an upgrade for said TV so I can continue using an Xsight as my setup is a little, um, unique.
The Xsight that previously was used as the remote for my bedroom has stopped registering an up arrow keypress. So I go into my drawer. There's one with a note in the battery compartment that says "needs cleaned - no up arrow" (go figure!) So I grab the next one, program it using a likely looking upgrade, and start learning the buttons that aren't working/aren't in the upgrade that I found. I was doing well, and even guessed correctly on the discrete on/off and HDMI1 and HDMI2 codes so I was feeling good. All of a sudden, my remote stopped learning. I know that the original remote was working because it was causing things to happen on the TV, my Xsight was suddenly just not learning anything. I tried buttons that I'd learned an hour earlier and it was not seeing them.
I brought out my last Xsight, a never used, NIB unit. I can't learn on it either! Tried going into a room with no lights on, nothing.
Does anyone have any ideas what's going on here? Any ideas what to try to fix? I guess I will do a factory reset on the NOS unit and try again but this is really disheartening! I really want to get my shiny new TV up and running, it's fun to have new toys. I went straight from 720P to 4K as well so this is pretty cool stuff, and I'm hoping to see if I can get ATSC3.0 OTA broadcasts as I should be between two test markets.
Edit: I'm an idiot. I realized, after I posted, that the little light on the TV wasn't flashing when I was using the remote. Also, when trying to learn the "Apps" button, the apps screen came up - while I was in the next room.
The solution: at some point while setting up the TV, I had paired the remote with the TV so it started using BT commands not IR. Disabled BT on the TV and now I can learn the IR commands again.
I am going to leave this thread open however because there are a couple commands that I have tried to learn twice, got the same result, but programming them into the remote doesn't work. However I'm going to wait to post until I've programmed/tested everything that I can off the factory remote.
Last edited by n8nagel on Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:21 pm; edited 1 time in total