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Windows 7: When I press the media button on my remote, it starts my Xbox

12 Feb 2013   #1

Win7 (WMC), Win8 (laptop), Win7 (PC)
When I press the media button on my remote, it starts my Xbox

Whenever I press the media button on my remote, my Xbox starts up. Is there anyway I can stop that short of putting some tape over the IR receiver on the Xbox when I'm not using it?

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12 Feb 2013   #2

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Try aluminum foil. Aluminum foil reflects almost all IR-light. Maybe 0.1% will be absorbed. Nothing goes trough it..... unless it is very very very thin.
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13 Feb 2013   #3

Win7 (WMC), Win8 (laptop), Win7 (PC)

Hi Kaktussoft, thanks for the tip. I'm really trying to avoid doing that if possible though. I'm hoping it'll just be a setting somewhere.
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18 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi 100thIdiot,

There is a setting on the Xbox under Settings, Console Settings, Remote.

This allows you to select Xbox 360 Media Remote or Xbox 360 Media Remote and Windows Media Center Remote.

If you select Xbox Remote only, your Windows remote should stop turning the Xbox on.

However, this won't help if you do want to use the Windows remote with the Xbox sometimes as it will mean the Xbox won't respond to the remote. I'm not sure if there is a setting that just changes the behaviour of the media button, the only thing I could think of instead would be to buy a universal remote and set the buttons how you want them.

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19 Feb 2013   #5

Win7 (WMC), Win8 (laptop), Win7 (PC)

Excellent, thats exactly what I was hoping for. Cheers.
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