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10 HD RECEIVERS need to be controlled from different rooms

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by texano0038, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #1 of 12
    texano0038

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    I have 10 HD DTV DVR receivers that need to be controlled remotely from a different room. Is there anything in the market that I can buy to make it happen? Via PC or remote control or something like a panel? anything?.. Thanks More details 10 HD receivers, connected to one TV to check sources (TV channels) in separate rooms, and I want to be able to change channels on single receivers without affecting the other ones.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 #2 of 12
    Earl Bonovich

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    DIRECTV iPad application.
    Connect all the receivers to the same network, with WiFi on the network.

    iPad will be able to control them, just as you have listed.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 #3 of 12
    Herdfan

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    The iPad solution as Earl noted will be the best solution.

    But if you don't have an iPad or networked receivers, just set them all to RF and have 10 remotes. Not fancy, but it will work.

    There are other products on the market from URC, RTi and Crestron that will do this as well, but get ready to fork over some $$$.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 #4 of 12
    dgeffs

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    Perhaps Roomie Remote could do that. I am controlling 4 HD receivers using it.

    Dale
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 #5 of 12
    harsh

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    I guess it comes down to what kind of control you need. If each receiver drives a TV in a different room, RF is your friend. If you want to control multiple receivers from each room, you're probably looking at a pro system or the rather expensive (if you need one in each room) iPad option.

    Some of this may come down to how the displays are connected. There are HDMI over CAT5e wall plates that have IR repeaters built in for under $32+S&H a set.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2012 #6 of 12
    Smuuth

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    If the receivers are set to RF, each DIRECTV remote can control up to 3 receivers so 10 receivers could be controlled with only 4 remotes.

    The iPad/networked receiver solution is far simpler, however.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2012 #7 of 12
    Bill Broderick

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    If you don't have an iPad, there are some apps available for Android phones that do the same thing. I have to assume that there are similar iPhone apps.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 #8 of 12
    Dazed & Confused

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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around 10 receivers. [​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 #9 of 12
    Rus

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    Me too!!!. I thought I was alone here. :lol:
     
  10. joshjr

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    I had 5 HD DVR's when my HR34 was installed back in Feb. and the installers were shocked. 15 tuners is alot but not as many as this is talking. Would he use two SWM16's or a SWM 32 for that many?
     
  11. dennisj00

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    The OP first says HD DVR then HD Receivers. . . so it may only be 10 tuners, connected to 1 TV and controlled from a separate room.

    I'm still confused!!
     
  12. inkahauts

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    four remotes, rf, and a little duct tape and i can make you one giant remote to do it all.. :)
     

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