Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Use Xbox One as your Universal Remote

check out the how to guide by CNET to configure your TV and cable box settings on the Xbox One. Xbox One has the ability to control your entertainment center.

Please note that this feature may not work on your TV sets. Philips 46PFL5907F7 and Sharp Elite PRO-60X5FD cannot be use for this set up.

The new Kinect sensor can control your TV, cable box, and surround sound system. Here's how to set it up.

Here are the steps:

1. Connect your cable into the HDMI-in port on the back of the Xbox One, then plug your HDTV to the HDMI-out port. Plug your audio receiver to the HDMI-out port on the console, and they connect the TV to the receiver.

2. Turn on your Xbox One then go to Settings, TV & OneGuide, and select the "OneGuide" option. Click on TV Lineup, enter your zip code, and choose your cable or satellite provider from the pull-down menu.

3. Go back to the TV & OneGuide settings and select Devices. Choose your TV's manufacturer from the pull-down menu, or select "I don't see my brand" and enter it in manually.

4. Choose Next, choose Automatic setup, and click on Send Command. If the system is able to mute your TV, you're good to go. If not, try a few more automatic commands, or select the manual setup option, which will require you to type in your TV's model number.

5. From the Devices menu, enter the manufacturer of your cable or satellite box, as well as your audio receiver model (if applicable).

6. Go back to the TV & OneGuide settings, select Power settings, and choose which devices will be turned off when the Xbox One is powered down. The console can be configured to turn off your TV, cable box, or audio receiver with the command "Xbox turn off." You can also set the Xbox One to power on all of your devices with the "Xbox on" command.

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