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Addressable DTV Remotes??


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#1 OFFLINE   lumstruck

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 05:50 PM

I need to stack 6 DTV receivers in one location and use addressable remotes to control via relays since all TV's will also be in a large room. The new D11's or D10's are plain vanilla with no addressability of the remotes possible. The RCA last generation before the knife by DTV were addressable I believe as were a couple of other models. Does anybody know any place that is still selling referb or new RCA 485's, 435's or any of the other addressable remote receivers? As a last resort I suppose used receivers could be considered, there are some on E-Bay but I'd prefer referbs...

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 06:44 PM

You can have as many as 9 DTiVos in the same room and each one would have its own remote. TiVo peanut remotes have 10 addresses - "0 - not set" which will control any TiVo it's aimed at, and 1-9 which locks a given remote to a single TiVo.
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 09:18 PM

Yes R10s are still available but getting harder to find.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:38 AM

I need to stack 6 DTV receivers in one location and use addressable remotes to control via relays since all TV's will also be in a large room. The new D11's or D10's are plain vanilla with no addressability of the remotes possible. The RCA last generation before the knife by DTV were addressable I believe as were a couple of other models. Does anybody know any place that is still selling referb or new RCA 485's, 435's or any of the other addressable remote receivers? As a last resort I suppose used receivers could be considered, there are some on E-Bay but I'd prefer referbs...

For 6 D* receivers stacked together, if you don't want to use TiVos, you would need to get ahold of 6 Hughes HBH-SAs or SD-HBHs. They both have the capability of 8 different address codes for their remotes, are relatively new and should be plentiful on eBay.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 08:36 AM

You can have as many as 9 DTiVos in the same room and each one would have its own remote. TiVo peanut remotes have 10 addresses - "0 - not set" which will control any TiVo it's aimed at, and 1-9 which locks a given remote to a single TiVo.


Just to strengthen that a bit. A peanut set to 0 will control any and EVERY TiVO it is aimed at.

Weaknees sells a standard TiVO remote from Humanx for $29 with a switch that can control two separate TiVOs and/or DTiVOs. I got one when we added a second TiVO. It has the regular TiVO logo button rather than the DTV one, it works the same the picture is different. <http://www.weaknees....nut_remote.php>

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:43 AM

There is another way to control 6 identical receivers even if they don't allow 6 unique IR code sets.

Look at the Universal Remote Control Inc. "Complete Control Series" remotes in combination with either the MRF-250 or MRF-300 RF base station here. With this setup, you can have 6 IR emitters that you can program RF routing that allows for control over an array of identical components. I use this and it works well,

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:22 PM

For 6 D* receivers stacked together, if you don't want to use TiVos, you would need to get ahold of 6 Hughes HBH-SAs or SD-HBHs. They both have the capability of 8 different address codes for their remotes, are relatively new and should be plentiful on eBay.

Thanks for the exact model numbers to look for! Can't use Tivos, needs to be as simple as possible for a exercise club...

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:25 PM

There is another way to control 6 identical receivers even if they don't allow 6 unique IR code sets.

Look at the Universal Remote Control Inc. "Complete Control Series" remotes in combination with either the MRF-250 or MRF-300 RF base station. With this setup, you can have 6 IR emitters that you can program RF routing that allows for control over an array of identical components. I use this and it works well,

Thanks hiker! If I can't find some of the receivers mentioned by newshawk this sounds like the only alternative and money really doen't matter to them...
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