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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)

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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.

(from http://en.labs.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to_use_a_Motorola_DVR/Programming_the_Remote)

Sending an EFC code manually
You can experiment with an Extended Function Code (EFC) before mapping it to a key by sending it manually.

  1. Press and release the device button for the device you want to send the EFC code for. (In this case AUX)
  2. Press and release the “Setup” button.
  3. Type in the 3- or 5-digit EFC code (the 5-digit code is usually just two zeroes followed by the 3-digit code.)
Code Function Code Function
3 Guide 234 #5
35 Enter/Last 242 #4
40 CC 248 MusicLibrary
43 LanguageMenu 250 #7
48 LanguageMenu 258 #6
50 Sleep 262 BlankKey
58 Info 262 OEM2
65 Pause 266 1
66 Mute 272 #12??weird
72 Pictures 296 CaptionsMenu
74 #9 296 DVDSubtitle
80 RecordedTV 304 LanguageMenu
82 #2 320 Print
90 Enter/Last 328 PictureLibrary
96 VideoLibrary 336 RecordedTV
99 Sleep 344 DVDAngle
106 Rewind 344 Radio????
114 FastForward 352 VideoLibrary
122 Record 354 Clear
130 Play 400 Radio
138 Volume-Down 426 *
146 Volume-Up 512 RecordedTV
154 Channel-Down 526 OEM1
162 Channel-Up 526 Write
186 DPad-Down 554 WindowsMediaCenterKey
194 DPad-Up 560 DVDAudio
202 Guide(stops_current_video) 568 Display
210 Pause 584 MyPictures
218 Skip-Backward 608 MyVideos
226 Skip-Forward 690 #