Unusual circumstances are forcing me to replace my HR24-500 receiver, it seems, unless someone can think a way out of my bind. I've got 2 terabytes of stored programs on an esata disk, so it's very irritating. Here's the problem:
- My DirecTV remote control broke. It doesn't emit IR commands any more -- it's just completely dead.
- I had the receiver in RF mode, so another working remote that doesn't know my receiver's RF id won't work.
- The arrow keys on the front panel of the receiver don't work -- they never have worked, but it never mattered before. So I can't use the front panel controls to get into the menu and put the receiver into IR mode.
I explained my problem to a D* CSR, who is going to send me a replacement HR24 and remote. But I wish I could find a way to fix it without losing all my programs.