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Brookstone TV Pillow Remote will not work with HR24-500

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by STEVEN-H, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. STEVEN-H

    STEVEN-H Member

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    Received an early Christmas prensent of a Brookstone TV Pillow Remote. It controls my TV, AMP, Blue/Ray just fine but, will not contgrol HR24-500. It does read the code when I do an direct input but will not operate the HR24. The code is 4479. no way can I make it work. The code is listed for DirecTV in the pillow book but, nothing. Any ideas?
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Pillow remote? :lol: :sure:
     
  3. STEVEN-H

    STEVEN-H Member

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    It was a gift I did not buy it! Grandkids love it.:)
     
  4. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

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    If you take a nap on the pillow, does the tv go crazy??

    :)

    [​IMG]
     
  5. STEVEN-H

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  6. TomCat

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    hey, we scoffed at the pet rock. That guy made a bundle (excuse me while I slip into my Slanket).
     
  7. Mike Bertelson

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  8. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    I just don't get it -- are we supposed to be impressed because it is different? Well, I'm not. I think it is a stupid, pointless and unnecessary gadget and not all gadgets are good ideas. People waste their money on unwanted gifts all the time. It doesn't mean you have to like them.

    PASS :nono2:
     
  9. spartanstew

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    I don't think he was asking for the resident curmudgeon's approval on the gift he received. Nice of you to let him know that his gift is stupid, pointless, unnecessary and a waste of money though. Merry Christmas.
     
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I guess I won't be sending Nick his pillow remote for his 20,000 posts gift.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    I guess no one has any ideas as to how to get this remote to work with the HR24? Seeing as how that was the original question. ;)

    Mike
     
  12. The Merg

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    Just a thought... Was the receiver switched to be in RF mode so it now isn't recognizing the new remote since it's IR?

    - Merg
     
  13. STEVEN-H

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    No it is in RF. It has the ability to learn which I have done and the light blinks the correct number of times as the book has a code for manual entry. However it will not control the HR24 any way I try. Every other RF controlled box I have it will work.
     
  14. spartanstew

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    Your HR24 will need to be in IR mode.
     
  15. STEVEN-H

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    I am sorry it is in IR.
     
  16. Edmund

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    There have been other Directv brands before, probably the Directv code is either for RCA, Sony, or philips brands of directv receiver. None of the Brookstone universal jumbo remotes have a code either.
     
  17. STEVEN-H

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    Thank you now that makes sense. The pople at Brookstone do not have clue.
     
  18. MartyS

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    And this surprises you because....???:lol::lol:
     
  19. TomCat

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    Sorry, you are in the wrong forum. This is the curmudgeon forum.

    But seriously, I would post this at Remote Control Central. There is a resident guru named Edmund over there that may have an answer. He's hard to stump.
     
  20. spartanstew

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    Edmund the Remote Master?

    I've heard a lot about him. If he were to chime in here, I'm sure he'd say something about old Directv codes and problems with Brookstone remotes or something.
     

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