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Another question for you R15/DTV experts...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by rumbarrel, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. rumbarrel

    rumbarrel New Member

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    Just got, and activated, an R15 yesterday. In trying out the remote programming feature from the DTV website to see if it worked, it showed one of my other Dtivo's in the box that shows the boxes that are available to record on.

    Even though I know that Dtivo doesn't have the capability, due to having an older software version.

    Anyway, when I select a program on the web guide, it defaults to showing
    the Dtivo in the dropdown box for receivers. ONCE, i click on the R15, the option for choosing to record the "series" is grayed out. I can only remotely record one episode. Can this be fixed? :confused:
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Unfortunately, no. The R15's cannot have a Series Link setup remotely like the HR2x series receivers can.

    As for your DTivo, I believe those are capable of being remotely programmed. I'm fairly certain I remember reading posts about that functionality being enabled.

    - Merg
     
  3. rumbarrel

    rumbarrel New Member

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    Thanks again for your reply.....

    Darn...another reason to be upset about receiving an R-15!! :mad:

    As for the Dtivo.....yes, I am aware that they should be able to be programmed remotely, but I believe it needs the 6.4 software update, which I have tried and tried to force to the machine, to no avail!! :(

    Does anyone know if the R-22 can remotely set up series programming?

    I've been thinking about trying to find one......I might think harder about it if I knew it could do series programming remotely.
     
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    The R22 has all the features of the HR21, except for HD. Of course, if you have HD service on your account already, the R22 will then provide HD access.

    - Merg
     
  5. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    While many of the "snazzy" new features are being incorporated exclusively in the HR2x/R22 series DVR's, there are a number of OLD tricks the R15 does that they don't.

    For example, the R15 can record the music channels. You can also set it up to respond to an IR remote AND an RF remote at the same time. And, of course, the R15 has a channel 3/4 NTSC RF output which is perfect for viewing it on a second TV in another room (where you put the RF remote).

    Speaking of the RF remote, the R15 has an antenna jack to pick up the signal from it. In my tests, this external antenna provides LOTS further range than the HR2x/R22 with it's built-in RF antenna.
     

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