02-16-2011 09:19 AM
So I'm having Time Warner Cable in NYC replace my existing system with their multi-room DVR and obviously I want to update my remote (Harmony 650) to operate the new devices. Since it's not installed I don't know what box I'll get but it seems like they are using Cisco Explorer 8642HDC and Samsung SMT-H3272 boxes in my area. Neither of these are in Logitech's database. I know there's a non-multiroom version of the Samsung (3270 I think) that is in the database. This would be replacing a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD.
Basically what I want to know is if anyone has experience with this and will I have to teach new codes manually? Can I use the non-multiroom Samsung codes if I get that box? Can I even stay with the SA codes I currently use (perhaps with some minor tweaks)?
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02-18-2011 10:04 PM
Since I can't find this info anywhere on the web I'm updating my post with my own solution. Had the whole house DVR installed today. The boxes were Samsung SMT-H3272. The Harmony 650 works without changing my device from the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HDC. Same controls, same codes. No need to re-program the remote at all. I just hit "Watch TV" and everything works.
Still it would be nice to have a separate database entry for the Samsung boxes for anyone not going from the SA box to it.
05-03-2011 07:02 PM
Just wanted to second demonscars comment that the settings for the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HDC also work with he Samsung SMT-H3272. I was not able to program my Harmony One remote by listing the Samsung SMT-H3272 as a device, but when I reverted back to my old settings for the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HDC, everything worked perfectly. Again, worth mentioning that the only difference between my setup and demonscars is that my remote is the Harmony One vs. the 650, but the solution was the same. Agree that it would be good to have an actual database entry in the Harmony software for the Samsung SMT-H3272 as I believe that box will become much more common as Time Warner continues to install the Whole House DVR option for customers.