Universal Remote Codes for Sansonic FT-300A DTV Box
Most likely there may NEVER be a universal remote for these converter boxes, because the universal remote control companies have to buy one of these to get the codes. Sadly, the market life appears to have ended, which it shouldn't have. We've only been given, what, 18 months to get these converter boxes, and over half of them have either reception, operational, or picture detail problems.
The Sansonic converter box is the product of several years of research done quite well. Are they going to let that well dry up completely? I hope they will release an updated version with more audio and video ouput choices to benefit older HDTVs.
Having said that, here's how to get the sansonic working with a universal remote:
There are some obscure postings claiming Toshiba TV codes work... Initially, I couldn't get those codes to work until I tried a slightly newer (but still very old) DirecTV remote (white top, dark gray bottom, orange select button and 4 buttons colored red, green, yellow and blue from left to right under the back, menu and info buttons).
Enter TV programming mode by sliding the switch all the way right to the TV position, then hit MUTE and SELECT simultaneously until the TV light (grn) blinks twice. Now enter 1-0-8-4-5. The light will blink again. Now point the remote to the sansonic DTV box an press POWER on the remote, and SLEEP should happen. At least the volume, channel select and power buttons work -- maybe more, I haven't tried them all. Getting an autoscan started would be nice -- anyone else??
Turns out other remotes work too -- they all have the "845" portion of the code in common -- some are 10845, or 00845, or 0845, etc. Apparently, the first remote I tried to use was one code shy of the 845 code because it was just a bit older than the first TV Toshiba released with the 0845 unicode.