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Bad remotes or bad user ?
Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:07 PM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:58 PM
Also, outside IR interference can cause some of these type of problems.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:32 PM
HR21-200 --> Also AM21 connected.
HR23-700--> Also AM21 connected.
HR20-700 --> HR20--700--> Sony 50" SXRD via HDMI and same Sling Box ethernet setup as above.
Sony laptop with Sling Box PRO running the HR21-200 .
Need to get the SWM8 for sure. Do you hear me D?
Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:38 PM
When the power light blinks, the unit acknowledges receipt of a valid command. If it doesn't blink, it isn't recognizing the command.
3LNB Phase III Dish * 2-R15-300 * R22-200 * D12-100 * DirecTV Subscriber since Y2K
Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:25 AM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:44 AM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:29 AM
I had problems entering Numbers when changing channels and my DVR told me I had weak batteries so I changed them and now I can use the Remote from the Kitchen which I could never do before.
Also, IR Interference from your Display Device can cause problems using your remote. Do you have direct line of sight?
Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:18 AM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:28 AM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:35 PM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:47 PM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:06 PM
The remote does not register anything when pressing these two buttons (no lights at all).
I've had the same problems in this particular room and this is my 3rd remote. The other two experienced the same issue.
This is so weird. I think I'll put the extra money in a universal remote (Logitech, Harmon Kardon) and stay away from the DTV remote.
Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:31 PM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:46 PM
The coating will eventually wear off, and the buttons will stop working. Also, contamination is a common reason for remotes to fail; a bit of soda or other liquid can prevent the pads from completing the circuit. Taking apart the remote and cleaning with warm water, followed by a blow-dry, will fix them right up.
But as cheap as DirecTV remotes are to replace, and given their wide availability, it's much easier just to buy a new one occasionally. DirecTV remotes tend to be the "main use" remote for the TV and tend to get heavy use, so it shouldn't be a huge surprise that they eventually wear out.
eBay is full of DirecTV remotes for cheap.
Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:51 PM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 08:52 PM
After that is done you can put the original remotes away, and then when the universal remote wears out you just replace that with a newer, more advanced one.