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Programming Genie remote to HR34-700/SonyTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by vpr632, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am trying to program my genie remote that I'm using on my Hr34-700 to my Sony but since DirecTV didn't give me a HR44 I don't have the correct options in settings for the new remote it only shows the options about the slider for the original remote. Does anyone know of a work around to get this programmed to my Sony?



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  2. vpr632

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    Clarification, the remote is RC71 if that helps any.


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  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Press MUTE and SELECT together, wait a few seconds for the LED to blink twice and enter 54001
     
  4. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    That worked but now the remote will not control the hr34 only tv. I only want it to control the Sonys volume and power on/off.


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  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    opps, that is the RVU code. try 10810

    Before 10810. do a remote reset by pressing MUTE and SELECT and entering 981. then do the same and enter code
     
  6. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    That worked. Thanks for the help. Now the wife is happy.


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  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You are welcome. Glad I could help


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  8. NR4P

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    There is a small problem with that code, and from what I've found is all other Sony codes in the RC71 dataset. I think I tried all 29
    They toggle Sony off/on. Meaning if you press on, and the TV is on, it will turn the TV off. It's toggling, not sending discrete off/on codes.

    My Monster AVL300 remote which I believe references the Harmony database for IR codes has discrete Sony off/on codes. Off always means off and on always means On.

    peds48, any knowledge of a Sony code that is 100% compliant with off/on?
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    you need an HR44
     
  10. NR4P

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    Yes I have one. But the codes in the HR44/RC71 are not off/on compliant as I explained above.
    So is there a code other than the 29 in the menu that is off/on compliant?
     
  11. peds48

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    I just had an install today and the HR44 sent a Sony code to the RC71. it worked with VOL, and OFF an ON. no issues.
     
  12. otaliema

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    In my experience the on/off buttons function as a power toggle for the tv and designated on/off for the receiver.
    Some tv's it will designate most tv's they wont.
    Even with in manufacture's models react differently to the remotes.
     
  13. Joe166

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    Yeah, I have the same problem. I thought it was fixed with the advice I got from this board, but if it was, it didn't stick. The RC71 just toggles my Sony TV. It is an HR 44 and RC 71 and I tried every Sony code I could find after the 29 that are automatically brought up in the setup routine.

    In other words, the set goes off with the off button, and if you push the off button again the TV turns back on. My "old" remote doesn't do that. Turns off with off and won't turn back on until you push on. The way it is supposed to.

    Does anyone think this is worth complaining about to DTV? I suspect they have much more important things to worry about, but it is most annoying.
     
  14. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah, I have the same problem. I thought it was fixed with the advice I got from this board, but if it was, it didn't stick. The RC71 just toggles my Sony TV. It is an HR 44 and RC 71 and I tried every Sony code I could find after the 29 that are automatically brought up in the setup routine.

    In other words, the set goes off with the off button, and if you push the off button again the TV turns back on. My "old" remote doesn't do that. Turns off with off and won't turn back on until you push on. The way it is supposed to.

    Does anyone think this is worth complaining about to DTV? I suspect they have much more important things to worry about, but it is most annoying.
    so what happens if you use the ON button?


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  15. NR4P

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    The on button with repeated presses will turn the TV on and off and on and off.
    The off button with repeated presses will turn the TV on and off and on and off.

    The Harmony IR remotes will not turn the TV off when on is pressed and it will not turn the tv on when off is pressed.
    On=On Only
    Off=Off Only

    As mentioned earlier the Directv RC71 remote when programmed from the HR44 or C41 client will not use discrete codes.
     
  16. peds48

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    Ok, I understand. I am just having trouble seeing the "big deal" use OFF for off and ON for ON
     
  17. Joe166

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    It is not a "big deal", but it is an inconvenience. If, for some reason the genie doesn't get turned on when the on button is pushed the first time but the TV does turn on, the next push of the on button turns the TV off and the genie on. Admittedly not the end of the world, but the previous remotes (and the Sony remotes that come with at least the five different Sony's I have right now) will only turn the TV off with the off button and will only turn the TV on with the on button. In other words, as you stated a few weeks ago in another thread, unlike the older remotes the RC71 simply toggles the television power but works fine with the Genie no matter which of approximately 30 codes is used. Seems not all that hard to fix, but what do I know?
     
  18. lesz

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    After several months of having my HR44 and the RC71 remotes, I went back to using my old RC65RX remotes. Even though the position of my HR44 is such that there are times when, say, the dog will block the signal between the remote and the HR44 and it would be better if I could use a remote in RF mode, the ergonomics and reduced functionality of the RC71 convinced me that I'd rather use the RC65RX, even if I am restricted to using it in IR mode. With several buttons on the RC71 serving multiple functions, with the lack of ability of the RC71 to be able to turn a sound bar on and off, and with idiosyncrises such as both the power on and power off toggling to turn the TV on and off, my conclusion was that the design of the RC71 was not thought out very well, and it just isn't worth using with what I see as significant disadvantages compared to the older remotes.
     
  19. NR4P

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    There is no reason by this can't be corrected. Particularly since Harmony has it right. Here's why:

    Press ON, on the RC71
    TV turns on, HR44 or C41 does not.
    So what do you do? You press ON again.
    Now the TV is off and you don't know that the HR44 or C41 turned on if it's in a cabinet.
    Or even if out in the open, assume it's on.

    So you have to press ON again to get the TV back on.

    So in the time of about 10 secs, you've turned the TV on/off/on.


    Or when you press OFF and one of the devices doesn't turn off, you get to play the game again.

    The older remotes had a separate TV button. As this does not, it's more critical to get it right.
     
  20. Nicthalon

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    The big problem is when, like me, you have a smart TV that has to completely shut down before it can be turned back on, as it has a built-in computer. I use that main TV as my computer monitor, so when I want to switch to DirecTV, I have to change inputs and turn on the C41... with the RC72, this turns my TV off, and now I can't turn it back on with its own remote for about 30 seconds. It's not life ending, but it's a major inconvenience and frustration when my old remotes didn't have this problem.

    So I'm seeing that the only ways to stop this is to set my remote to not be able to operate my TV, and use two remotes, or get a Harmony. Have I got that right?
     

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