1) I would like it if the colored buttons on the Sony remote mapped directly to the colored and lettered (A,B,C,D) buttons on Scientific Atlanta's Tuner/DVR boxes. That is the one feature that makes it impossible to stop using my Scientific Atlanta Remote (I have an 8240HDC DVR). I know a lot of people use this box with their cable company, so this change would improve the experience of a great number of users.
2) I have a Sony STR-DE925 receiver and for some reason, it's not on the included list of Sony receiver remote codes, so there's another remote I have to keep around. I was surprised that it wasn't included, but being an older model I suppose it was overlooked. That said, my Scientific Atlanta remote had a code for it, so why can't the code simply be added for this Sony product to support their own device?
I am in the exact same situation as you! I just received a Scientific Atlanta DVR box today from my cable company and almost everything works with the Sony remote, EXCEPT for the colored A B C D buttons. Sadly, the red blue green yellow buttons on the google remote don't work with the DVR.
I currently am using code 11877, which yields great results except for the colored buttons.
The Scientific Atlanta DVR box is an Explorer 8300HDC.
The cable box integration is well implemented on the Google TV. So close to being able to get rid of the cable remote, but as stated by others above we need to see the "color" Fn keys work the A, B, C buttons on the Scientific Atlanta / Time Warner cable box. And the cable box power off function as stated in another thread.
I have a Samsung cable box (SMT-H3270) from Bright House networks and every function of the cable DVR remote works, except for the yellow triangle A button, the blue B square button, and the red round C button.
You would think that the yellow, blue and red button on the Sony universal remote would translate but they don't seem to.
This is a feature I know a LOT of us are hoping for, this is critical to DVR operation using the Google TV remote with a vast range of cable boxes. It would be greatly appreciated if you (Dan or someone else) would let us know if this is an issue being worked on, and if it isn't, please ask that it be given attention. It's key to the remote and Google TV being perceived by a lot of users as functioning properly and completely.
On a side note, I would really like to know if support for more AVR/AMP remote codes are in development. I have a Sony STR-DE925, and there is no available remote code for it, yet my cable company's remote found a code with little effort. I would really love to know that there are more remote codes coming, and that the ABCD (YellowBlueRedGreen) button issues are being addresed. Thank you for helping with this Dan, it means a lot.
I'd also like to mention that the current Netflix interface, that was released in the last update, is now my favorite Netflix interface on any platform I've used. It's fantastic. Really an excellent job on that.
Yeah I've got the same thing going on, I still can't figure out why I have these colored buttons Yellow Blue Red Green on my Sony remote and A,B,C,D lettered buttons on my Logitech remote, and all the other buttons work, but these do nothing. If it helps I have a Scientific Atlanta HD DVR box with Time Warner, I assume like the people above this is a box that a lot of people have.