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i need a roku code for the bose cinemate programmable remote

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i need a roku code for the bose cinemate programmable remote control
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  James replied 6 years ago.
Hi There,

Unfortunately you wont be able to find one, as the remote was manufactured before the Roku unit had been manufactured.

I'm trying to think of an easy way to explain the code system to you.

Basically when a "Universal Remote" is created, the manufacturers take a snapshot of all the popular products at the time. From this snapshot then then copy all of the products remote IR outputs and store them in a database.

That database is stored on the Universal remote, it was decided that an easy way to access this database would be through a code system, given that there are already numeric buttons on the remote. The codes tell the remote to check it's own database and then load up all the IR programming which it was loaded with at the factory.

Cheaper Universal remotes, have a smaller amount of memory, so when they are loaded with IR codes, they are loaded with a smaller database comprising of only the most popular products at the time.

New TVs and electronics equipment created after the universal remote has been programed, will not be controlled by the universal remote as their IR programming has not been scanned and loaded into the database.

However sometimes manufactures use the same IR programming for multiple models in their range spanning over a number of years, sometimes you can be lucky in this respect, with an old universal remote being able to control new equipment.

I hope this is a good explanation for you,