12-29-2010 04:00 PM
One person posted that they went and bought a cheap Sony universal remote which controlled the Blu-Ray along with the Comcast box.
The Comcast supplied universal remote will not control the Sony Blu-Ray's.
12-30-2010 10:21 AM
Again, the remote's primary usage is for cable. As it is, most of the keys are locked to cable mode. It's designed to let you turn your TV or AV system on and off, and use one of them for volume. It may also offer limited input selection on the TV. Anything beyond that is not what it was designed for.
The silver or newer gray remotes are programmable through the JP1 interface in the battery compartment. You can add your own upgrade codes if you want. You can see information about that here:
12-31-2010 12:35 PM
Well, I spent 4 hrs struggling with Comcast On-Line Chat Support on Monday & Tuesday regarding Remote Codes for Sony Blu-Ray Home Theater System BDV-E570. I was told all kinds of Junk.
I was told that the Remote Manufacturer makes up the Remote Codes & I should call Motorola & ask for the Blu-Ray Code. After I insisted that was Crazy Talk & asked for a Supervisor. I was finally told to, Just Go away, we're not going to do anything else.
I had read that the Sony RM-VL600 Remote Would control the Sony Blu-Ray, Cable & Sony TV. I located a newer Model, RM-VLZ620, at Best Buy for $25.99. It has multi device programmability, Macros to control several devices with 1 touch. When I got home I tried it out & you guessed it, Worked on Cable & TV but not on Blu-Ray.
I flipped out. I went to the Sony Site, On-Line Chat Support & got pretty much the same story.
"Something is different about the Blu-Ray, it works with the Supplied Remote & we are not responsible for making it work with any other Remote, even if it is a Sony Universal Remote & you are trying to use it with Sony Products".
Now I'm Homicidal!!! Sadly I slammed Sony on several Customer Review Sites (CNET, Sony, & New Egg). Then I went outside to cool down. While I was standing in the Cold (-5) I decided to by-pass On-Line Chat Support at Sony, bite the bullet & try Phone Tech Support. 45 minutes on Hold, listening to Ads, later I got to talk to Kenneth (probably not). Kenneth was a part of Remote Control Tech Support & apparently a 2nd Tier Support. He knew exactly what I was talking about. Ken says, The problem is with the Remote not the E570. He passed 2 little Gems to me while we were talking.
1. The BDV-E570 is not a Blu-Ray Player, it's a Blu-Ray Home Theater System. I & On-Line Chat at both Sony & Comcast, were looking in the wrong place for the Remote Code. We should have been looking in the DVD Home Theater System section of the Remote Codes. Counter Intuitive as He77! While there are no such Code listings in the Documentation provided by Comcast, the RM-VLZ620 does have DVD HTS Codes for Sony products in its Documentation.
2. The Code that Kenneth gave me worked like Magic. Woooo Hoooo, SCORE! THat Code is 31454.
And now for the Bad News. While that Code worked fine in the RM-VLZ620, the Silver ComCast Remote (Red OK Button) would not take it. Aux Button, Setup till Aux Flashes, type in code & NO 3 Flashes. No response from E570 when I press Power or Play. I don't consider this a problem as the Sony Remote was Cheap, had Programmable features & is a considerably better Remote than the Comcast Remote.
I draw several conclusions from my On-Line Chat Support experiences with Sony & Comcast.
So once again,
So, my next duty is to go to the Review Sites & retract my slam but restate my On-Line Chat Tech Support Rant. I hope this is helpful to the other Forum Members who have been waiting for a solution or have just given up & bought something else.
05-01-2011 05:58 PM - edited 05-01-2011 06:01 PM
08-29-2012 08:58 AM
This code didn't work for me. I have a Sony BDV-E570. I had some code, probably this one, working fine until my Comcast remote died yesterday. I had it replaced and now I can't seem to get any Sony codes to work for me.
09-16-2013 07:03 PM
Hi. Have an annoying Magnavox Blu Ray Player that has an (also) annoying remote (can't program blu ray remote to work my tv, volume, NOTHING)! So I finally decided to just program Comcast remote for this pain in my ***... But, of course, I had to try 5 different codes before 1 worked! Anyway - here is the Comcast remote code for Magnavox Blu Ray MBP5320: 20675. Good luck to anyone that has this blu ray - because I hate it... It only has Netflix & Vudu app, has only the power button & eject button on the unit itself, AND the remote sucks bc you can't program it to your tv (which means I have to shuffle around THREE remotes to use my tv, cable box, & DVD/streaming)! Grrrr!
01-30-2014 10:30 PM
The buttons on Comcast remotes can be individually programmed!!
Here's a trick for those who are looking to program their Comcast remote (silver with red center button) to operate functions on other components, such as a DVD, Blu-Ray, Surround Sound, or Audio Receiver.
**NOTE: This can be used only after you enter your device's 5-digit "command" code (step 3, below).
If you have the original remote for your unit, or a universal remote that operates your device, you can use it to transfer any button's function code to your Comcast remote, so that your Comcast remote will perform the function of the button on the original remote that you want it to.
1) Press & release the function button ("TV" or "AUX"), that you want the Comcast remote to remember the function under.
2) Press & hold down the "Setup" button until the function button you selected ("TV" or "AUX") blinks twice.
3) Enter your 5-digit "Command" code. (You can usually locate these codes online by model #). If the Comcast remote accepts the code, the function button you selected ("TV" or "AUX") will blink twice.
4) Press & hold the "Setup" button again (a second time) until the input button you selected ("TV" or "AUX") blinks twice again.
5) Enter your 3-digit sub-function code (for Sony models it is usually 991, 993 or 994; other brands available online). Once input the function button should again blink twice.
6) Grab your existing device remote, and hold down the button you want to replicate in the Comcast remote.
7) Press the button on the Comcast remote that you want to transfer the function to.
8) Release the button on both remotes.
The function button you selected ("TV" or "AUX") should again blink twice. This confirms that the Comcast remote has accepted the code from the original remote, and the function on the original remote can now be controlled by the Comcast remote button that you programmed it to operate!!
I haven't tried to shortcut this trick, but it may be possible to cut out the secondary "sub-function" code. If you don't have the original remote, it may also be possible to simply press the corresponding button on the device itself (substituting step 6 as listed above) once the Comcast remote has been programmed with the 5-digit command code, and the Comcast remote is primed to receive the signal (step 5).
Hope this helps
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