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Two HR2x DVRs with Remote?
Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:18 AM
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:49 AM
Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:33 AM
How do I configure HR2x DVRs so I can control two separate DVRs with a remote. Currently, any remove function operates BOTH DVRs, and I cannot find any way to reconfigure either DVR (HR20-700 & HR21-200) to use a different set of codes. For example, I would be happy programming one DVR on the DirecTV remote's DVR switch position, and one on the remote's AV1 switch position.
As noted, you need to cover one of the two sensors (or use front panel controls) to switch one of the two units to the AV1/AV2 option. Follow the on-screen instructions for programming the remote itself. The AV1 (or AV2 as applicable) position on the remote must be programmed to the 00003 code (which the on-screen instructions should tell you how to do).
Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:49 AM
The AV1 (or AV2 as applicable) position on the remote must be programmed to the 00003 code (which the on-screen instructions should tell you how to do).
You can use ANY code 1-8 on any position, which the instuctions now tell you - as long as you use a unique code for each receiver, that's all that matters.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:29 AM
-- Several folk at D* tech support, including a supervisor suggested that you simply programmed the remote's AV1 position with the other DVR unplugged or covered with cardboard, and that the DVR adapted. Not true, in both the AV1 and the DirecTV switch positions, the remote simultaneously controls both HR2x DVRs.
-- Someone else suggested that you could use any remote code from 00001 through 00008. I found that both of my DVRs only responded to 00001, no matter what I attempted (above) to coax them to change.
However, there is an option in the DVR's online remote programming sequence that asks if you have two or more DVRs. For two DVRs, it automatically took care of things -- I suspect changing the receiver's code and the remote's code to 00002-00008 as mentioned earlier, though no new code needed to be entered. For three or more DVRs, it provided a link to a procedure that I didn't follow.
Thanks for the support.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:12 AM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:28 AM
I tried all of the codes from 00001 to 00008 with both DVRs, but neither responded to anything other than 00001. However, following the multi-DVR instructions from the DVR most probably changed both the DVR code and the corresponding code for the remote-control AV1 (or AV2). I have not attempted to verify the code change and the new value, but would be happy to do so if someone knows how to query it.