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Is it technologically possible for the HR20 to allow one to have more IR codesets?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by BrettStah, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. BrettStah

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    OK, I have one HR20 right now, along with an HR10-250, taking care of my HD needs for the time being. I also have a couple of SD DirecTivos.

    All of my DVRs are in the same room, hooked up to the same TV (plus I distribute the signals via a channel modulatore to other rooms in the house).

    If I wind up replacing my SD boxes, I'll probably wind up with HR20s - and my understanding is that you can only have two of them in a room together (does that mean that they have two different IR codesets, or is that accomplished via RF? - RF is not something I would want to have to use - I control everything via a Harmony remote right now, and I'm satisfied with it).

    So my question is - could DirecTV send down an update that would allow the HR20 to respond to different codesets? That is one cool thing with these Tivos - I think there are something like 9 different codes to choose from (the Sony models only had 3 I think).
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HR20 can be set to respond to one of two IR codes, so you can put two of them in the same room and control them with IR.

    The HR20 can also be set to respond to RF, and you can put as many HR20's as you want in the same room using RF, but will run into issues with regard to which, and how many, remotes you will need.

    Carl
     
  3. BrettStah

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    OK, 2 IR codesets is a lot better than 1 of them!

    I guess since I posted this in this section, I should convert this to a wishlist request.

    Here it is:

    If it's possible, I'd like for the HR20s to be able to respond to 3 or more IR codesets.
     
  4. Richard Chalk

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    I have three of them in the same location. My approach was to use the TheaterMaster remote with the RF repeater controller. The receiver has six "blaster" outputs, which can be individually assigned to specific devices. I simply attached one blaster to each receiver, and assigned them to Sat1, Sat2, and Sat3.

    This also has the advantage that I can control them individually from anywhere in the house.
     
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