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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 420benz, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Yoda-DBSguy

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    Take the remote to the room with the HD DVR, press menu/setup, fav & parental controls/setup/remote control/ir/rf setyup. Set it to RF mode and follow the onscreen instructions in order to place the remote in RF paired mode. At that point, you'll be able to use the remote at the other locations within range of the RF signal.
     
  2. 420benz

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    OK I understand that but how do i connect the RF Module to the TV in the living room?
     
  3. Yoda-DBSguy

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    There are 2 different types of "RF" you are refering to.

    1. is RF as in "radio frequency" in terms of the remote itself in order to be able to control it from a "non" line of site location. This enables you to operate the receiver as if it were in front of you from any connected location via the provided IR/RF remote.

    2. is RF as it applies to coaxial connection for actual reception of audio/video via coaxial connected tv's.

    To hook up an RF modulator to accomplish what I listed in #2, you need to do the following:

    Connect a composite video cable set (yellow/red/white) from one of the composite outputs of the HD DVR to the modulators composite video/audio input connection.

    Connect the coaxial cable runing to your other tv's to the modulators coaxial output connection. Power on the modulator and select the station to output on. The modulator typically has a ch 3/4 selector for cheap modulators, or a digitally assigned channel selection from 14-78 or 65-135. Whatever channel you select is what you would put your alternate location tv's on in order to view the programming from the HD DVR from the living room.

    If you have multiple tv's in other rooms your conencting to the modulator by adding a splitter to the outgoing modulator line, then you may want/need to add an amplifier between the modulator and the splitter in order to boost the signal before it splits in order to keep up an aceptable quality. :grin:
     
  4. 420benz

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    Ok I have only one tv in my office so i only have one cable out of the modulator to the office TV.The Yellow>white and red are connected. I still don't have any connection from the Modulator to the TV in the living. The Modulator has s-video in and Ant. in which is coax.It also has a switch that is set on channel 4.
     
  5. Yoda-DBSguy

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    No, run the coaxial cable from the office tv to the coaxial "OUT" on the modulator (it's typically labeled as "Out to TV"), NOT the antenna in port.....

    Make sure the modulator is powered on and the tv in the office is placed on channel 4.
     
  6. wallfishman

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    im confused as to what you are talking about now. you have an hddvr in your living room . thats probably hooked up to the living room tv with HDMI wires or component wires. also out of that same receiver you are feeding an RF modulator which is doing the tv in your office. the modulator doesnt hookup to the living room TV, the living room TV is hooked up straight from the HDDVR correct ??
     
  7. Yoda-DBSguy

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    He's feeding the living room HD DVR to the office tv via use of the rf modulator. But wasn't getting picture in the office. My last post should have resolved his issue as he stated he was conencted to the antenna in on the modulator which is NOT correct as he should have connected the office tv cxable line to the OUT to TV coaxial connection on the modulator.
     
  8. 420benz

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    The Tv in my office is connected to coax out on the modulator and it works fine.I also want to be able to use that same DVR in my living room with a different remote.This worked with the SD DVR. I have two DVR'S in the living room,one for the Maine TV in the living room with a remote set to IF and the other DVR which is set to RF
    used to operate the second DVR in the office. It's the DVR for the office that only works when i am in my office.I also want it to work in the living room using the RF remote. There is no connection to the mane TV in my living from the modulator. Do i need a modulator with two coax outputs?
     
  9. Yoda-DBSguy

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    No. the HD DVR's are either IR or RF for remote operations; NOT both simultaneously.


    So in other words, if you have the HD DVR from the living room working in the office using RF to control it, it won't respond to an IR remote in the living room even if in front of the DVR. You can switch back and forth at will by accessing the menu which is a pain.

    What you can do is the following:
    You can set your receiver back to IR remote operation. this way you can use your remote in the living room as you had before. The remote that stays in the office needs to also be set to IR and then you can purchase one of these which allows you to make it RF by use of an RF to IR kit by nextgen.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. 420benz

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    I see i am having trouble explaining myself.Sorry. Let me try again. Two dvrs in my living room one is connected to the tv in the living room and works just fine. They just added another dvr in my living room to run the tv in my office which works fine. Lets call that the new one.They could not put the new one in my office because of no access.I would also like to be able to connect the new one to the tv in the living room. In order to make the new one work in my office they had to use an RF modular.Can i use that modulator to also run the new one on the living room tv?
     
  11. Yoda-DBSguy

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    Okie dokie; I understand now.

    You would need a different modulator. A 2 channel aka 2 input modulator would suit your needs. It works the same way your current modulator does, but has 2 inputs (one for the dedicated office hd dvr and the other for conenction to the living room hd dvr). this would allow viewing of both units in the office location by simply selecting the station you assign to each (ie: channel 30=hd receiver 1 while station 40=hd dvr 2). A 2 channel input modulator is a tad more $.
     
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    The way I read your post, you have 2 DVRs in the living room and you want to be able to connect both DVR's to the TV in the living room. Is that correct?

    If so, you shouldn't need to connect the new DVR via the modulator. Based on the TV listed in your signature, you should be able to use the component or HDMI output of the DVR to connect the new DVR to your TV. The type cable of depends on what inputs are available. In case you don't have your manual, click on this [link] and look at page 25. It shows the inputs on the back of your TV and how to hook devices to them. Then your TV should allow you to select which DVR you want to view by switching the input.
     
  13. 420benz

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    OK I will try this tomorrow. I will also buy anew modulator,i can always return it.THANKS Guys for all of your patients.
     
  14. mdavej

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    You definitely don't need another modulator. Just connect both DVRs to your TV like RACJ2 said. HDMI or component would be best, composite or coax via a 2nd modulator would be the worst by far.

    The only gotcha is you'll have to use a D* RF remote with DVR 2 or get some sort of extender like Yoda said if you want to use IR.
     
  15. 420benz

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    OK I have an RF remote.
     
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    Just connect 1 to your tv via component (red, green, blue, red, white). You may need to split red/white if there aren't any more. You can get RCA splitters at radio shack.
     
  18. 420benz

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    All of the red,green,and blue are full.The only connections available are [2 s-videos] 2-video yellow 2-audio white 2-audio red 1-AV Out yellow 1-Av out white and 1-Av out red.Also 1-Ant. Air coax.
     
  19. 420benz

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    Will this work? Connect s-video from DVR 1 to big TV then connect Coax in on the RF Modulator to Ant. air on TV.
     
  20. mdavej

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    If you want HD, you'll have to get an HDMI switch (about $10 per input at mono price.com). Otherwise, use s-video or run all connections through your receiver if possible.
     

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