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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 8, 2013.
Good news is we watch the HR44 99% of the time, so it's very rare I have to change inputs.
But if you channel your sound through your AVR don't you need to use the AVR's remote to turn on and off your AVR? Some here say they can control the power on/off to their AVR and some say they can't. Confusing. I realize that not everybody uses a AVR but then again, if you don't, you're not realizing the benefits of most broadcast TV being available in 5.1.
The ones saying they are powering off their AVR with the remote either are moving the slider over to the AV1/AV2 position and using the power commands, or they have a TV and AVR that have HDMI CEC controls turned on. If they have HDMI CEC controls turned on the remote isn't actually turning the AVR off, the TV is, what happens is the remote tells the TV to turn off and then the TV talks to the receiver over the HDMI cable and tells it to turn off too. If both your TV and AVR don't have HDMI CEC, and have it on, then it isn't going to work.
Once again though I have to say. If you are spending the money on an AVR, speakers, etc. spend the money on a progammable, activity based remote like a Harmony or URC. You won't regret it in the long run.
As far as I'm concerned CES companies should just stop supplying remotes with the devices, just include the IR reciever, and make the IR commands available and let us supply our own remotes. At least maybe on the high end stuff. I honestly have a zip lock bag with about 20 remotes in it just sitting in a tote in my storage room because none of them get used at all. I have 3 Harmony remotes that control everything in all 3 rooms, and it is so much easier.
What Beerstalker said. My TV actually sends on/off commands to the AVR via HDMI control signals.
As do mine.
Scott need to ask u this question I just had the genie installed is the client faster to respond if in the ir mode or rf can it be setup in ir mode to
I have not noticed any speed difference between IR and RF, the clients will operate both at the same time.
As Scott said, when put into RF mode the client will accept both the IR and RF. My point is you can test it's response to both while setting the mode once.
Are the codes the same as older DVR's or do I have to re-program my URC Remote?
Awesome. So the "stop" function will still work?
Will the HR44 work with Harmony remotes?
What's the maximum number of items allowed on the HR44's Series Manager?
The Genie will handle 100 Series Links (HR34 & HR44).
I currently have 3 HR24s, an HR22, and an H21. I will also need another box. Instead of just adding another box I figured I'd consider the HR44 and C41 setup.
The literature states that an HR44 can support 3 RVU clients. Given that I already have more than 5 tuners and also would need more than 3 RVU clients, can 2 HR44s coexist in the same setup? I would be looking to have 2 HR44s, 3 C41s, and and RVU enabled Samsung TV. Will this work?
Not sure if they're allowing more than one Genie per account, ATM. You could ask. Otherwise, You can add a 44 and a Samsung TV, and use your existing HRs for the other four locations. The HR44 works very well as an MRV client or server.
OK thanks. What if you acquired 2 of these through a 3rd party like Solid Signal? Would that get around the 'one per account'?
Alternatively, If I had a single HR44 along with 2 C41s, an RVU enabled Samsung TV, plus kept two of my HR24s that would give me 9 tuners which should be enough.