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C31 issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tonyc, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 9, 2013 #1 of 11
    tonyc

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    I have one C31 connected to a Vizio 32" the first time i turn on the tv and client the tv reads no signal, i have to turn off both again and then they connect the second time.
    C31-700 ver. 711
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 #2 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    Can you change the C31 to RF mode with the remote?

    I have a very odd case where my Vizio 32" and client have problems when set to IR, but not RF.

    What happens if you turn on the Vizio, and then the C31?
    If I have mine set to IR and use the on/off on the remote it doesn't work for a good 3-5 mins.
    If I use the power button under the slider, that only turns on the client, it works every time.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2013 #3 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    I'm curious if this works:

    RC65.jpg
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 #4 of 11
    tonyc

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    it is in RF mode
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 #5 of 11
    tonyc

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    ill try that tomorrow, once i turn it on the second time i dont have the problem any more that day
    im refering to your picture of the remote, i only use the on/ off button in the right hand corner
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 #6 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    "Well damn"

    since we both have Vizios and I found a problem with the codes turning both on at the same time in IR, "I thought" you might have it too.

    When the C31 first comes on, and the TV shows no signal, is the network light lit on the C31? It's the small LED to the right of the power light.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 #7 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    This drove me nuts for a while. It would work sometimes, but not other times and seemed if it was off for a long time, it happened more than a short time.

    In RF it shouldn't happen, as the C31 code isn't sent in IR, while the TV is.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2013 #8 of 11
    tonyc

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    yes the network light is on when the TV reads NO SIGNAL, funny thing is it is only the first time i turn it on, after that no problem
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 #9 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    I see in your other thread of a strange firmware update to your HR34.
    The firmware on the Genie affects a lot of things on the clients, so [while I don't know] it might be part of this problem.
     
  10. tonyc

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    that download i just noticed was dated last night around midnight this problem has been going on since i got the client around a week ago.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    OK, this client may be showing signs of being defective.

    its firmware version is current, "so that ain't it", and it should be coming up with a signal without waiting or having to cycle the power.
     

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