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How do I make the RF remote control TV1?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by fst96se, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. fst96se

    fst96se Cool Member

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    I intend to put my VIP622in my theater, and run an HDMI to my Projector, as well as a compnent video feed to my family room plasma so I can get HD there as well. My question is this.

    How will I work that out with the remote? I will need to be using the RF remote with TV1 I guess, because I will need to control TV1 from both the family room and the theater. Can the remote be assigned to which TV you want it on? Can two RF remotes be used to control both TV1 and TV2? I may not even use the TV2 out on the 622, since I will be getting another Standard def DVR which I will use in the two bedrooms.

    In addition, I have a Harmony remote that I would like to use in the theater which is IR. So, I need that IR remote to control the TV1 on the 622 in the theater, and the RF remote to control TV1 from the family room. TV1, like I said, will be outputting over both HDMI and Component video.

    Please give me some guidance!
     
  2. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

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    If you are using HDMI for one TV (projector) and component to the other TV (plasma) you will always be watching the same programming on the two TV's. You'll want to be in Single Mode on the 622.

    Why not just use the RF remote in the family room remote location and the Harmony IR control in your Home Theater location?
     
  3. fst96se

    fst96se Cool Member

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    This is actually what I want to do, I want to use the RF remote in the family room, and the Harmony IR remote in the Theater, but both must control the DVR in Single mode. Make sense? I used to have a Dish two tuner DVR, and it seems like one remote was IR only, and one was RF. I just want to make sure I can use the RF remote to control "TV1" or, I guess, the DVR in single mode.

    This is possible, right?
     
  4. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

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    Yup.

    In Single Mode you should stop thinking about TV1 and TV2 - either remote simply controls what is being done by the 622...
     
  5. tnsprin

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    In single mode with Shared VIew on, both remotes control TV1.

    In Dual mode your need a different "key" to make a RF remote work with TV1.
     
  6. wje

    wje Godfather

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    The important point is that you must have shared mode enabled on the 622. Coincidentially, I just set this up about 5 minutes ago. Go to menu-6, select shared setup, enable it. Also, be sure the remote's address is properly registered with the 622; the instructions are in the manual.

    The bit about shared mode and remote 2 is also in the manual, but it's exceedingly hard to find!
     
  7. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

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    Yes, I should have mentioned that. It is the default setting in Single Mode.
     
  8. dishbacker

    dishbacker Godfather

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    Just to add to this when you go to system information, you can have it setup as:

    TV1 Remote: IR Address
    TV2 Remote: Your UHF Address

    Then use your 'TV1' remote in the room that your box is in, and the TV2 remote in the other room. Combine that with that talk above about shared setup and single mode, and you will have a setup just like I do at my house.

    Good luck!
     
  9. sNEIRBO

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    I setup my 522 in dual mode like this using 4 different remotes, some splitters and a LOT of co-ax cable -

    TV1: Bar (uses IR TV1 Remote) & my Bedroom (uses UHF TV1 Remote)
    TV2: Basement (uses UHF TV2 remote) & my kid's room (uses UHF TV2 Remote)

    I remember it being a major pain in the butt to get that UHF TV1 Remote setup.
     
  10. skyviewmark1

    skyviewmark1 Godfather

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    The 622 improved on the process of gettting the #1 UHF Remote to work.. As long as you have the right key you just have to program the remote and keep hitting record untill it registers.. With the 522 and 625 you had to go to menu's and enable the UHF and cross you fingers trying to get it to work..
     
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