Can HR21 turn TV off?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by hjplano, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. hjplano

    hjplano Cool Member

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    Here is the situation, not sure how to solve this.

    Panasonic G15 Plasma
    HR21
    Polk SDA SoundBar IHT

    The Polk sound bar is sitting under/below the TV such that it blocks the IR receiver for the TV. I can program the DTV remote to change volume (on the Polk) but since the sound bar physically blocks the TV's IR receiver, I can't figure out how to turn the TV off, frustrating-I like the soundbar. Is there a way for the HR21 to control the TV and turn it off?
     
  2. MarkEHansen

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    Hmmmm, can you install a couple small mirrors to reflect some light to the TV sensor?
     
  3. BattleZone

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    No.
     
  4. CCarncross

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    Not if the only way to control the tv is by IR sensor, if the sensor is blocked, you can't control it any other way.
     
  5. DBSNewbie

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    Easiest way would be to get an IR Repeater with a wired emitter which you can route directly to the IR "eye" of your TV.
     

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