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DirecTV Remote Control Software for windows?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by morrison22, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Apr 6, 2009 #1 of 27
    morrison22

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    Hi. I have an HR22-100. I lost my remote. I was wondering if there is ay software available for windows that will allow me to control my receiver from windows. Its networked so it has an IP address. Is there anything out there?

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 6, 2009 #2 of 27
    Drew2k

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    There are ways to control DIRECTV receivers via serial connections from a PC to the receiver, with a thread somewhere around here for it, but your best bet is to find a new or used DIRECTV remote on eBay or elsewhere. They are sold in Best Buy and other chains for under $25, but you may also want to consider a universal remote, as there are some very inexpensive remotes in the same price range that may work for you.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2009 #3 of 27
    Don Moe

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    I recommend just ordering a new RC64RB backlighted remote from DirecTV for $25 plus tax. They didn't charge shipping when I bought it last year. This remote is just like the standard remote, but has a button on the right side to switch the backlighting on or off. This should really be the standard remote!

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  4. Apr 6, 2009 #4 of 27
    MountainMan10

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    The only way to control the HR22-100 from a computer is via a serial port. I have a small Windows CE computer with 2 serial ports and an ethernet port. It connects to and controls both my TV and my HR21-700 via the serial ports. Any computer on the network can then control the TV and HR21 with an on screen remote.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2009 #5 of 27
    David MacLeod

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    can you expand on this? actual setup, on screen remote program, ect.
    I have been interested in this but keep forgetting to look into it.
    any info would be appreciated.
     
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    Draconis

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    David MacLeod

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    I will look at them, thanks.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 #8 of 27
    MountainMan10

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    I have a small industrial computer running Windows CE that was left over from a project I did several years ago. The client didn't want the test computer back as it was already becoming obsolete.

    I wrote a program using the documents listed above to control the HR21 over a serial port. On any computer in my house I can run an on screen remote control to control the HR. My tv can also be controlled through a serial port, so I added support for it also.

    There are commercially available programs for controlling the HR series via an on screen remote control.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2009 #9 of 27
    David MacLeod

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    I think I see, thanks.
     
  10. morrison22

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    Do you have any links to sites that show a review of the commercialy available software, or information on them?
     
  11. MountainMan10

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    I do not have any information on them. I looked at one a couple months ago. Don't remember how I found it. I think it was a link from a DBSTalk post, but I am not sure.
     
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  13. Drew2k

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    Slingbox/player can do this... might be kind of an expensive/cumbersome solution for you though.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Works here just fine...not cumbersome....and a Sling SOLO can be bought on sale for a pretty reasonable price.

    It's also nice when you are traveling...:)
     
  15. David MacLeod

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    good and interesting info, thank you.
     
  16. Drew2k

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    It really depends on what "you" need ... If you only want to control the DVR from the same room, then I contend that hooking up a Slingbox, networking it, arranging for a PC to be in the room and also networked, and installing the software ... well, that may just be a tad cumbersome! :lol:

    Any other use where more than just a remote control feature is needed is just fine! :)
     
  17. tenholde

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    You can send IR signals from your pc easily with several products. Try search for IrTrans.

    You can distribute by wire the IR all around the house to any TV or other device. Search for Xantech

    tenholde
     
  18. jgbrown54

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    Ok. I got tired of lots of people talking about implementing the DirecTV SHEF on windows and no one doing it. There are several applications for Android around that implement it and they work very well. But I couldn't find one for Windows and when I did, it seemed to be a SPAM site.

    So I implemented my own. They won't let post URLs because I'm new so we'll try this.........it can be found at instipics.com/DirecTV Remote 1009.zip

    It is new and a work in progress so check back often.

    After loading it, you will be asked for the IP address of your DirecTV receiver. It will communicate with your receiver over a network so your receiver must be connected. DIRECTV STBs may support Network Connections via an Ethernet Port and/or a Coax Connection. It is critical that only one of these interfaces be used and that both network types not be connected simultaneously on a given STB. Use of the Coax Connection is preferred. A DIRECTV Ethernet to Coax Adapter (DECA) may be used to bridge the Coax Network to the Home Ethernet Network.

    In order to use SHEF in your network, it must be enabled in the set-top box by navigating to the “External Device” settings screen (Menu->System Setup->Whole-Home->External Device) screen. Once on this screen select “Allow” for “External Access”.
     
  19. Davenlr

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    Wont install...says I need Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs Version 10.0.0.0 be installed in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) first.

    I have no idea what that is, but maybe you could include all the files needed in the zip?

    Nevermind, found it at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=145727&clcid=0x804 but after installing that, it says its missing something else. To much trouble.
     
  20. jgbrown54

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    Oops. Sorry. I guess I was in too big of a hurry. I never tried installing anywhere except on my PC which obviously has the required files.

    Let me republish it and try it on a different PC before I say it's ready again.
     

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