I have Time Warner Cable using a Scientific Atlantic Explorer 8300HD.
I purchased a Samsung HT-X50 Home Theater system.
My setup is HDMI out from Cable box to TV and Optical Audio out from Cable Box to Optical In on the HT-X50.
Essentially, I want to be able to control the volume with the cable box, however, when I set the remote to have the volume run through the cable box I can put the volume up and down and even mute and it doesn't change the volume at all. I went into the cable box settings and it says "keep volume fixed for home theater system" I changed it to variable anyway and it still didn't do anything.
I wanted to add the Samsung HT-X50 to the universal remote that came with the cable box but there is no code that works. So i can't do that. So, my questions are, Is there anyway to get variable sound out of the cable box using the optical audio? Or is there some unpublished remote code I can use with my AT8400 AllTouch remote?