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Hr20-700 Ir Vs. Rf

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JFHughes08088, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. JFHughes08088

    JFHughes08088 Godfather

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    If I set up the remote to funtion via RF, does the IR still work as well? I ask because I still want to controil the TV volume via IR and the D* box via RF.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    No. The HR20 can only receive one remote signal.
     
  3. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    nope... :(
     
  4. armophob

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    Now I think if you put the tv on AV1,2 or TV it will be IR, correct? Somebody?
     
  5. JFHughes08088

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    I want the HR-20 to receive RF and the TV to receive IR.
     
  6. Michael D'Angelo

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    Sorry I did not finish reading your post. If you set the HR20 to work with RF the TV will still be controlled by IR with the DIRECTV remote.
     
  7. armophob

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    Just set mine up for the tv volume to prove that. Never use the tv volume so I wasn't sure.
     
  8. JFHughes08088

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    Bummer. I wanted my D* remotes to control the HR20 via RF and my Harmony 880 to control the HR20 via IR repeaters.

    It soulds like the HR20 can only receive IR OR RF, not both at the same time.
     
  9. Chuck W

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    Setting the HR20 to RF only changes the way the HR20 is controlled. The remote will still use IR to control anything on the AV1, AV2 and TV positions.
     
  10. JFHughes08088

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    Yeah - The HR20 can't accept RF from the D* remote AND IR from the Harmony without changing the HR settings
     
  11. Michael D'Angelo

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    That is correct.
     
  12. Chuck W

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    Yea, I wish the HR20 still accepted IR commands, when in RF mode. I like using my Harmony 676, but my wife like the RF of the RC64RB.
     
  13. armophob

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    Trouble is that would eliminate the option of controlling 2hrs in the same room.
     
  14. psweig

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    Yes, why do people think it doesn't ?
     
  15. JFHughes08088

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    They (me included) thought it changed the way the remote works, not the HR20.

    Setting the HR20 to accept RF deletes the receivers ability to accept any IR
     
  16. Edmund

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    when the receiver is set to RF, for the remote to communicate it is set to RF too, turning off the IR in the directv device only.
     
  17. JFHughes08088

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    True, but for me, I wanted the HR20 to maintain the ability to receive IR and RF. This would allow me to control the HR20 via RF with the D* remnote and control the HR20 via IR with my Harmony 880. Wife uses the D*, I have the Harmony. The Harmony talks to the HR20 via IR repeaters since it is in a AV closet.The perfect setup would be if the D* remote, when put into RF only does RF for D* commands but alows the HR20 to still function via IR from other remotes.
     
  18. TOPH25

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    ME TOO!

    First I'd like to say, I'm new around here and new to D* and this forum is great!

    An E* box I used to have had this capability and I wish the HR20 had an option to do this.

    They could just put it in the drop down list:

    IR & RF
    IR only
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    RF only

    Maybe we should add it to the wishlist for a future CE!
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    This item has been on the HR20 wishlist for some time. I'd like it too. That way I could use the RF remote from one room and the Harmony 880 from the other.
     
  20. JFHughes08088

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    The only thing I can think of is that the HR20 may get confused if it receives the same signal from both IR and RF at the same time? What would be the ideal solution is if you could set up the remote to function via IR or RF for each device independently. Example = remote sends RF only for D* commands, IR for TV commands, etc. This way, the HR20 could be controlled by the D* remote via RF AND my Harmony 880 via IR. Of course, this only works if the HR20 can accept commands via RF and IR at the same time.
     
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