Directv receiver IP control question

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  1. Claude A Greiner

    Claude A Greiner DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    As some of you might know you can setup your Directv receivers to be controlled via IP.

    Go into the receiver and set the IP address and then through either a computer program or app you can change the channels or control the receiver.

    I’m setting up a system for a customer and the receiver is not active. It was previously active but now displays a message to “refresh” the service.

    I need to call and activate the equipment, but not for a few more days.

    The receivers keep on showing up on the network and disappearing and are not displaying the program info, even though I have the receivers on channel 113.

    I’m using gig DECCAs with POE, with SWM30’s. There are 12 receivers on each port, except 1 has 13.

    I’m thinking this will clear up when I activate the equipment. Any thoughts?

    I did update all the software, so it’s running the latest version


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  2. WestDC

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    Service Needs to be fully active --that's your issue today
     
  3. richall01

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    Changing the software (IP) is against the TOS .
     
  4. compnurd

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    What? Not it isn’t
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    How is that ?
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    He’s not changing the software. He’s controlling it.
     
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  7. Aug 1, 2021 #7 of 10
    Claude A Greiner

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    Awesome. I activate tomorrow


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  8. Aug 2, 2021 #8 of 10
    harsh

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    You're referring to Intellectual Property while Claude's talking about using Internet Protocol (an abbreviation for TCP/IP) to send SHEF commands.

    DIRECTV SHEF Command Set DTV-MD PDF Free Download
     
  9. Aug 5, 2021 #9 of 10
    cypherx

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    I notice that only 3rd party remote control apps work on apple devices. The official DirecTV app has a remote function, but it hasn't worked in months (can never find the receiver). Theres are quite a few free apps that open faster, some ad supported. I even have one for my Sony TV.
     
  10. harsh

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    SHEF is used uniquely to control DIRECTV receivers through one's residential LAN. It should be much more reliable than IR blaster apps.
     

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