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10 HD RECEIVERS need to be controlled from different rooms

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by texano0038, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #1 of 12

    texano0038 New Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    I have 10 HD DTV DVR receivers that need to be controlled remotely from a different room. Is there anything in the market that I can buy to make it happen? Via PC or remote control or something like a panel? anything?.. Thanks More details 10 HD receivers, connected to one TV to check sources (TV channels) in separate rooms, and I want to be able to change channels on single receivers without affecting the other ones.
  2. Oct 2, 2012 #2 of 12
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    DIRECTV iPad application.
    Connect all the receivers to the same network, with WiFi on the network.

    iPad will be able to control them, just as you have listed.
  3. Oct 3, 2012 #3 of 12

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    The iPad solution as Earl noted will be the best solution.

    But if you don't have an iPad or networked receivers, just set them all to RF and have 10 remotes. Not fancy, but it will work.

    There are other products on the market from URC, RTi and Crestron that will do this as well, but get ready to fork over some $$$.
  4. Oct 3, 2012 #4 of 12

    dgeffs Mentor

    Nov 20, 2006
    Perhaps Roomie Remote could do that. I am controlling 4 HD receivers using it.

  5. Oct 3, 2012 #5 of 12

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I guess it comes down to what kind of control you need. If each receiver drives a TV in a different room, RF is your friend. If you want to control multiple receivers from each room, you're probably looking at a pro system or the rather expensive (if you need one in each room) iPad option.

    Some of this may come down to how the displays are connected. There are HDMI over CAT5e wall plates that have IR repeaters built in for under $32+S&H a set.
  6. Oct 3, 2012 #6 of 12

    Smuuth Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2005
    If the receivers are set to RF, each DIRECTV remote can control up to 3 receivers so 10 receivers could be controlled with only 4 remotes.

    The iPad/networked receiver solution is far simpler, however.
  7. Oct 3, 2012 #7 of 12
    Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    If you don't have an iPad, there are some apps available for Android phones that do the same thing. I have to assume that there are similar iPhone apps.
  8. Oct 3, 2012 #8 of 12
    Dazed & Confused

    Dazed & Confused Godfather

    Jun 13, 2007
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around 10 receivers. [​IMG]
  9. Oct 3, 2012 #9 of 12

    Rus New Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Me too!!!. I thought I was alone here. :lol:
  10. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    I had 5 HD DVR's when my HR34 was installed back in Feb. and the installers were shocked. 15 tuners is alot but not as many as this is talking. Would he use two SWM16's or a SWM 32 for that many?
  11. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    The OP first says HD DVR then HD Receivers. . . so it may only be 10 tuners, connected to 1 TV and controlled from a separate room.

    I'm still confused!!
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    four remotes, rf, and a little duct tape and i can make you one giant remote to do it all.. :)

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