How to program standard Comcast remote for use with Windows Media Center
Backstory: Switching from Comcast Cable Box to a Media Center PC. Haven’t had much luck finding a decent remote that will control the TV, and WMC and has a good button layout. Turns out I already had a few. The grey Comcast remotes work pretty well.
The one below is essenitally the same but the one I’ve got has a red center button, which may change the key codes slightly. (note: updated image to the grey remote with red button)
I created this mapping of EFC codes which can be sent under the AUX key using device code 21972. While, fairly long, the list is almost certainly incomplete and innacurate due to some codes only working in certain contexts. Each code can be tested individually as follows.
Sending an EFC code manually
You can experiment with an Extended Function Code (EFC) before mapping it to a key by sending it manually.
- Press and release the device button for the device you want to send the EFC code for. (In this case AUX)
- Press and release the “Setup” button.
- Type in the 3- or 5-digit EFC code (the 5-digit code is usually just two zeroes followed by the 3-digit code.)