I have several sets that are working directly with cable input (no set top box), and they receive digital channels via a QAM tuner.
The problem is that some of these QAM channel numbers are too long to enter when programming the ir34a, which only allows 6 characters.
One such channel on one set is the ION/PXN channel which appears as 117-703; the dash must be entered. Some QAM tuners use a period instead of a dash, but it is still required.
I thought of programming a macro, but they have a minimum delay of 1 second between commands which is enough to cause the first part of the command to disappear.
How can this be accomplished?