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Turn your remote into an RF remote

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Nov 14, 2003.

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  1. jdspencer

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    Quick update on this product. I just received it today and set it up in my URC-6131. It controls my DSR6000 in another room. but it doesn't control my Sony VCR. I'll fuss with it some more tomorrow. But, in the meantime, anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. jdspencer

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    I have found that the unit isn't very reliable in my situation. The red LED on the receiver flickers, which means that it is receiving a signal from somewhere. This flicker interferes with actuial usage. I've tried relocating it to a place where this won't happen, which I couldn't find near the TiVo. I also have a wired remote extender in the bedroom controlling a DTiVo in a basement closet. The 6131 is used to control that TiVo from the LR.

    Then the "lightbulb" went on. I now have the BlueDo receiver in the bedroom where its signal is relayed thru the wired extender to the basement. Works almost flawlessly.

    Obviously this solution won't work for everybody.
     
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    That's good news. I'm glad you found a way for it to work. I've noticed the LED flashing sometimes when I'm not using the remote. The only time I really have trouble with the Bluedo is when I'm trying to control the DirecTivo in the same room where the transmitter is located. It seems that the IR commands from the remote and the commands from the transmitter interfere with each other but that's understandable.
     
  4. shalverson

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    Has anybody had a bad one of these BlueDo units? I can't seem to get mine to work. I was trying to control a Tivo unit that I had hooked up in the basement.

    Thanks
     
  5. SlicerMDM

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    I have one that doesn't work like I thought it would. Not sure if it's bad or what.

    My big problem is that the IR blaster (base unit) seems to be REALLY weak. Unless I have it directly in front of the component I'm controlling, that component doesn't get the signal. Pretty useless.

    I tried using the wired emitter and that worked better, but THAT interferes with my other remote that also controls that component (Tivo). So, that's useless.

    I'm supposed to call the guy that makes these things to see if he can help me out but I haven't had a chance. Guess I'll try to do that this weekend.

    BTW, I'm also getting the 'random' LED flashes at the base unit, like others have described here. Not sure what's causing that or if that's the interference I'm getting with my other remote control.
     
  6. shalverson

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    I have been trying to get this to work on a couple of different Tivo's today. No luck at all. I sent an email to BlueDo asking for suggestions.



    Thanks
     
  7. Chris Blount

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    You might have a bad unit. Have you tried to use it on any of the other remotes in your house?
     
  8. Chris Blount

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    The only time I have the trouble you mention is when the sun shines through the window and basically blocks the IR from the base unit to the Tivo. Also, certain types of indoor lighting can cause problems like fluorescent lamps and such.
     
  9. shalverson

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    Thanks for the suggestions Chris. I initially had it connected to a Tivo unit in my utility room. I'm really the only person that goes in there so the lights are rarely on. I tried it on my livingroom Tivo and my bedroom Tivo also (both separate remotes). The only light I ever see activated is the small vertical one. I have to run a few errands now will but investigate a little more when I get home.


    Thanks again,
    Scott
     
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