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#21 OFFLINE   jstutman

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:07 PM

not a bad price on the NFL remote. do not forget the $1 and change in tax, but still cheap.

M harmony downstairs is perfect but I have yet to use it to control my D* reciever.

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#22 OFFLINE   Xsabresx

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:10 PM

I've got three and prefer them to the normal remotes.

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I don't. I can't quite put my finger on it (no pun intended), but there is something different about the feel that I dont like. Actually bought it for the wife so I can have a remote that doesnt disappear. Every time I grab hers I toss it to the side and grab mine.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:47 AM

They just sent me a backlit remote (RC65RB) as a replacement for an old dieing RC34. I had forgotten I had a couple of remotes in a drawer still in the original bag.:lol: So now I think I have at least one of every model in inventory (RC34, RC64, RC64R, & RC65RB)
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#24 OFFLINE   Lee L

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:59 AM

I looked in a couple of drawers the other day and realized I have 4 or 5 DirecTV remotes at least. a Couple of the RC34s and a few RC64s. Too bad they are worth almost nothing.


DirecTV, please don't make me have to go back to watching March Madness in standard Def! Oh, and the usual begging for AMC and BBC America. You are so close to actually being the HD Leader.

#25 OFFLINE   morgantown

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:39 PM

As mentioned above - just go for the NFL remote as it is both RF as well as backlit. I honestly never use the backlight but I could see where if you have not had the remote for a long time and fingers are still learing the buttons it would be useful on "movie night."
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#26 OFFLINE   clevfandad

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

Just received my NFL remote. What is that little antenna thingy for? Does this remote not communicate with the HDDVR direct? Hmmm. Must not, can't get it to program. Batteries good. Green flashing light on remote good. HDDVR response, Zilch. Help, and thank you in advance.

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

The SD receivers do not have the RF antennae built-in and require the antennae hooked up to the back in order for the RF remote to work. HD receivers have the antennae built-in.

If you have the HD-DVR, make sure to go through the remote setup to set your remote up. You might also need to program the DTV slot with the 00001 code. Press and hold the Select and Mute buttons until the light above the DTV switch blinks twice. Enter in the code and it should work. Then go to the remote setup and switch it to RF mode.

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:31 PM

HR20-100 IRD has an antenna jack for the antenna you received. Most other HD DVR's have antenna built in.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:58 AM

Thank you both for your replies. Did all the appropriate set-up steps, incl 00001 and 00002 and it is still dead in the water. No responses at all from the HDDVR box. Lights flash on the remote. HR2-700, by the way. It looks like I got a dead fish here. Better call for replacement.

#30 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:08 AM

At some point you also have to enter part of the receiver ID into the remote. Did you do that?

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

Thank you both for your replies. Did all the appropriate set-up steps, incl 00001 and 00002 and it is still dead in the water. No responses at all from the HDDVR box. Lights flash on the remote. HR2-700, by the way. It looks like I got a dead fish here. Better call for replacement.

Are you trying to use the remote in IR or RF mode?


At some point you also have to enter part of the receiver ID into the remote. Did you do that?

Thats only for RF mode.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:30 AM

Thats only for RF mode.

I thought that's what the OP was trying to do :confused:

He gets no response because his receiver is still in RF mode and his remote doesn't match the ID.

EDIT: Never mind. I only skimmed the posts. We have no idea if OP is trying to use RF or not.

Do these NFL remotes use 00001 for D* address 1 or do they use 01377 like other UEI remotes?

Also, maybe the remote is still in RF mode. Have you tried the remote in IR mode? Will it work your TV? If it works your TV, there's nothing wrong with the remote.

Edited by mdavej, 09 June 2010 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:16 AM

I thought that's what the OP was trying to do :confused:

He gets no response because his receiver is still in RF mode and his remote doesn't match the ID.

EDIT: Never mind. I only skimmed the posts. We have no idea if OP is trying to use RF or not.

Do these NFL remotes use 00001 for D* address 1 or do they use 01377 like other UEI remotes?

Also, maybe the remote is still in RF mode. Have you tried the remote in IR mode? Will it work your TV? If it works your TV, there's nothing wrong with the remote.

Yeah thats what I was trying to figure out, if his receiver is in IR or RF mode.

#34 OFFLINE   clevfandad

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:08 PM

Receiver is in RF mode.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

NFL remote uses either 00001 or 00002, according to direction book. I have tried both. Get the two blinking lights on the remote for both after entering, but still no response from the box. Maybe I should switch box to IR and try that. I was under the impression the NFL remotes were RF only.
Not sure how I wold switch remote IR to RF or reverse without help of the box? Just follow instruction from box as I would for the other remotes. Hmmm. never thought of that.

Edited by clevfandad, 09 June 2010 - 02:14 PM.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

Receiver is in RF mode.


With receiver in RF mode, to get the RF remote married to it, do the following:

1. dtv
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
3. enter 0 0 0 0 1
4. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
5. enter 9 6 1
6. press CH UP
7. enter the last 6 digits of the Receiver ID #(RID), found on a sticker in the access card compartment
8. press SELECT
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#37 OFFLINE   clevfandad

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

(Not a newbie, here) Just that book said all remotes are delivered programmed to work with the D* boxes with exceptioon of one SD model number which did not apply to my case. So, I thought it would work out-of-the-box.

Thanks, guys, for trying to be helpful . Appreciate it.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:41 PM

Follow Edmund's directions. He'll get you going. He really is the Remote Master!

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

(Not a newbie, here) Just that book said all remotes are delivered programmed to work with the D* boxes with exceptioon of one SD model number which did not apply to my case. So, I thought it would work out-of-the-box.

Thanks, guys, for trying to be helpful . Appreciate it.


If your receiver were still set to default IR address as it were when you took it out of the box, then new remote would have controlled from the start. But you switched it to RF mode, and so changed that scenario.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:04 PM

EDMUND! You truly are a wizard. Followed your directions, and WALLAH....works like a charm. Thank you so much for your help.




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