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Is the default setting for HR34 IR or RF?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by TDK1044, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Sep 4, 2012 #1 of 12

    TDK1044 Godfather

    Apr 8, 2010
    Is the HR34 set to IR or RF as default. I know it's very easily changed. Just curious. I currently have two identical DVRs set up in my entertainment Center...one set to IR and one set to RF. I would replace one of them with an HR34. :)
  2. Sep 4, 2012 #2 of 12
    David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!! DBSTalk Club

    Aug 21, 2006
    Fresno, CA
    IR. You need the last six digits of the RID to set up RF on the remote. There is no way to set that up as the default.
  3. Sep 4, 2012 #3 of 12
    Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    FWIW, the HR34's Remote Setup menu walks you through the changeover procedure to convert to RF mode, including telling you the last 6 digits of the RID.
  4. Sep 4, 2012 #4 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    That is true if you are using an "X" series remote (such as RC65X.)
  5. Sep 4, 2012 #5 of 12
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Which you should get with the HR34, correct?

    - Merg
  6. Sep 4, 2012 #6 of 12

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

    Jan 4, 2006
    I got no remote with my HR34 and others have reported the same.
  7. Sep 4, 2012 #7 of 12
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    I think you may be right there. Thinking about it, I can't remember if I got one or not now. :lol:

    - Merg
  8. Sep 4, 2012 #8 of 12

    lep354 New Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    I got one with my HR34, but after saying "I get a new remote, right?" to the installer. He didn't bring one in.
  9. Sep 4, 2012 #9 of 12

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I got one when I got my shipment from Solid Signal, but it was not inside the DirecTV box. Don't know what model it was, I do t think I've ever put the batteries in.
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

    Jan 4, 2006
    Yeah, there definitely is no room for a remote inside an HR34 box. I don't think they are coming with one unless you are a new customer, which the HR34 is really only for right now, or you ask the installer for a remote.
  11. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Same thing that happened with me when they installed my HR34 and he gave me an RC65X remote. I gave him my HR24 that died, which was part of the free HR34 deal I got. I offered him my remote for it, an RC64 that I hardly touched. He said no, you can keep it. He didn't want it either. ;)
  12. dishrich

    dishrich Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2002
    Which is the same for any of the H/HR2x/R22 series receivers... ;)

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