DIRECTV recently released a new software version for the HDDVR’s that added the ability to setup receivers with 8 different IR codes instead of 2. All HR20/21/22/23’s and R22’s now have this feature. Sadly, (at this time) no other receivers have this option. To set it up you first need to select Menu > Parental Faves & Setup > System Setup > Remote Once you have selected Remote you will see that a new option has been added called Advanced Setups below Receiver Mode. Please note, you can still use Receiver Mode if you are only going to use the normal two IR codes. The next screen is nothing more than a warning, press the Dash – to continue. After that you can set which code the receiver will be using, the choices are Receiver 1 - 8, please note that the screen also warns you that a RC16, RC23, & RC24 remote cannot use all 8 codes and can only use codes 1-4. You can normally find your remote’s model number in the top-left corner of the remote. The final screen tells the you which code to program the remote with. The codes are 00001 – 00008. When the you have finished with step 4 you will be returned to the first screen. Returning the receiver to normal: There are three ways to get a receiver out of an advanced remote setup. The first is to repeat the steps outlined earlier and put the receiver in Receiver 1 mode, the second is to select Receiver Mode on the Remote screen. When you select Receiver Mode this unit will first warn you that it is currently in a advanced configuration and give you a chance to back out or to press the Dash - to continue. When the you press the dash the receiver will bring you to a screen that will ask you to enter code 981 then code 00001. Honestly, code 00001 is all that is needed to put the remote back into normal operations. To me entering code 981 seems to be a little bit of overkill since code 981 resets EVERYTHING on the remote back to factory defaults, erasing any other programming you may have had on it. Please note that if you do enter code 981 you will need to reprogram the remote to your TV and other devices. Again, once you finish with the final step the system will return you to the starting screen. The third way to get the receiver back into normal remote operations? Reset the unit back to defaults, but that’s just overkill.