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Does the HR24 have a built in RF antenna?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Hooterville, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Hooterville

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    and will it work with the RC65RX remote?
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

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    My HR24-100 came with a RC65RX and I use it in RF mode. All of my receivers are in RF mode.
     
  3. Hooterville

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    My H24 that the DirecTV installer put in last week came with the RC65X.

    Did he give me the wrong remote?
     
  4. miketorse

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    No, that remote should work with the H24. It's not a RF remote though.
     
  5. bobnielsen

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    The H24 is compatible with the RC65RX but all non-DVR HD receivers come with IR-only remotes.
     
  6. Hooterville

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    OK, Does the H24 have a built in antenna or do you have to use an external one?
    Thanks..
     
  7. Scott Kocourek

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  8. Stuart Sweet

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    You do not have to use an external antenna, nor is there anywhere to attach one.
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

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    Thanks Stuart, I started to answer but realized the original question was for the HR, but the new question was for the H. Having never seen a H24 I had to go back and look at the First Look for the answer to be sure. Of course by then you had already answered.
     
  10. bobnielsen

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    To my knowledge, the only Hx2x requiring an external antenna is the H20-100.
     
  11. CCarncross

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    H20-600's if any are still in use also have an external RF antenna
     
  12. codespy

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    So do HR20-100's.
     
  13. bobnielsen

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    Oh well, they say that memory is the second thing to go. Thanks for the corrections :D
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah...the last one I had before sending it back had one of those "CB antennas" on it too... :lol:
     
  15. Manctech

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    I've put in several H24's that would not work with the accompanied RC65RX remote. I have to use spare RC65R's or RC24's to get RF to work.
     
  16. bobnielsen

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    Doesn't the H24 come with the RC65X (IR-only), not the RC65RX (IR+RF)?
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

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    That's the way I've heard it too but there is always a possibility that some h24s come with RC65RX remotes instead.
     
  18. lmorel12

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    Hi!

    I just got 2 units installed: one HR24-100 and one H24-100.

    The HR24-100 was originally setup with the RC65RX remote in IR mode. The H24-100 was originally setup with the RC65X remote under IR mode as well.

    I tried to swap them. My H24-100 unit is in my master room closet and no line of sight for IR. So I want to use RF mode on it. I tried to use the RC65RX remote and follow the on screen instructions to activate that mode. It won't connect. Is there a possibility that I would need to reset the remote (if there is such thing)? What am I missing? I even used new batteries. I also tried to use the RF mode on the HR unit just to make sure it works for troubleshooting purposes and that wouldn't work either. Bad remote?
     
  19. Manctech

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    You know... I probably didn't even look. I just assumed that the 24's all came with RF remotes. That's pretty stupid... Now I'm embarrassed haha. I think the heat and working 6 days a week are getting to my head :hurah::hurah::hurah:
     
  20. Manctech

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    To reset the remote hold down mute & select until the green light at the top blinks twice.

    Enter the code 981 -> The light should blink 4x. Remote is now back to factory settings.

    Make sure you aren't missing the step in programming the remote where you hit channel up. I do it all the time.
     

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