Do you have an iPad, iPhone or Android phone? Comcast/Xfinity has free apps available to let you control your cable box.
There are two main features of the app to help you control your cable box.
The first thing it does is let you browse through the guide without having to cover up what you are currently watching and it gives you the ability to choose the show you want and automatically change the channel on the cable box.
The second feature is that you can record shows on your DVR from anywhere.
Find out more information and download the apps from here.