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RF antenna location on HR24 board

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ncsercs, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. ncsercs

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    Where is the RF antenna located on the HR24 motherboard?

    It sometimes fails to respond to commands. When I get no response, I look at the light in front of the HR24 and see it not blinking when pressing a button on the remote. I see the light on the remote when I press a button. When I move the remote around, it finally responds.

    Never had this problem before with the HR21 it replaced. Is it possible there is interference of some sort? Thought RF has no "dead spots". Is it an HR24 issue?
     
  2. jdspencer

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    Did you try new batteries?
     
  3. NR4P

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    Just to be sure, go into the menu for the remote in the HR24 setup and verify that IR is not defaulted on. Mine came with an RF remote but was set for IR in the HR24.
     
  4. ncsercs

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    of course i did
     
  5. ncsercs

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    already did that
     
  6. Jan 4, 2012 #6 of 16
    taoseno

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    I have the same exact problem w/ the HR24 w/ the RF. Was this issue resolved?
     
  7. Jan 4, 2012 #7 of 16
    allenn

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    I too have noticed the HR24-100, at times, will not respond to the RF remote which has new batteries. The setup shows it as RF. I am wondering if the two Linksys network bridges connecting my two HR24's are interfering with the D* RF remote?
     
  8. Jan 4, 2012 #8 of 16
    webby_s

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    Just add another one to the list of HR24's with spotty RF control. Obviously RF is always on and new batteries in the remote. I have good response when it works but there are "spots" in the living room that don't respond as well as other spots.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 #9 of 16
    rrdirectsr

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    Could this be RF interference? I know when we had DISH a long time ago my son's tv's UHF remote worked better when his CFL lights were out but when they were on it would not work well at all.
     
  10. hasan

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    Have you verified that the problem goes away if you switch the remote back to IR?

    The symptoms you list are also present in non-24 systems, and it has always indicated that the box was "busy" and could not process the requested command...in fact if the front panel light doesn't blink (ack'ing the command), then the processor never even sees it.

    Just something to consider....
     
  11. Carl Spock

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    I agree with hasan. I find the same problem on all DirecTV receivers using IR or RF.

    The natural reaction to a receiver not responding to remote commands is to press the button again, most likely multiple times, which only compounds the problem. The receiver just stays busy and looks as dead as a stone.
     
  12. P Smith

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    The natural reaction must be RBR ! :)
     
  13. rrdirectsr

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    Never tried it back in IR for his room. It was back when I worked at E** and his tv was on the 2nd tuner of a 625 unit. Trust me, I tried everything including pig tailing out the UHF antenna on the 625. When I switched out his CFL bulbs with incodescent the issue was resolved. Now I have D** and am at another house so hard to double check it in RF under the same conditions.
     
  14. Shades228

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    It could also be a conflict with frequencies in the house as well. Have you tried using a different code?
     
  15. allenn

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    How do you change the RF code on a D* remote? What RF frequency does D* use? I have N and G routers and an iPhone which I think is G. Then there is the 4 5.8 GHz wireless phones and PS3 Bluray.
     
  16. webby_s

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    No you can't change codes on the RF remote, there is only one. I find the BEST solution is using the network to change channels. I have downloaded an app for my phone, it finds the receivers in the house. I hit the button on the app and boom, it does what I say!!!! LOL but we all knew that.

    That being said, has anyone answered the OP's question, where internaly is the RF antenna on the HR24? If we have an owned receiver, is there anything we could tweak to see if that would help? I would be more apt to do that then replace the HDD in my owned HR24.
     

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