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Got my install today.......

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lipcrkr, May 2, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 #1 of 38
    lipcrkr

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    He came this morning (i called DirecTV after to compliment him) and it went smoothly. Two small holes to bring cable in, and they are hidden away behind the door and dresser. He installed the slimline dish on the roof and my new receiver is the H25, which i only use for HD and my God it's tiny. My cable box, which i'm bringing back Thursday, was gigantic. I have the "Ultra" package which includes 3 months of Premiums. I got a huge deal (The Big Deal) with the discounts. Normally $74.99 but drops to $44.99 ($25...$5.00 = $30) plus the "Refer a Friend" ($10 a month for 10 months) and Auto Pay. The picture is perfect. He hooked it to DirecTV and my PC, i use the TV input button to cycle both HDMI 1 and HDMI 2, much easier. However, my question is the volume. When i cycle back to the PC (HDMI 1) the volume stays on HDMI 2. The volume says "not available" so i have to use the A/V remote. Any suggestions? I don't have to use my Samsung TV remote anymore, just the DirecTV remote except for the volume on HDMI 1.
     
  2. May 2, 2012 #2 of 38
    inf0z

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    Can you be a little more specific about how the A/V wiring is set from your receiver to HDMI1 and HDMI2?
     
  3. May 2, 2012 #3 of 38
    lipcrkr

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    Back of my receiver (Pioneer VSX-820) has the SAT/Cable jack, which goes from the A/V to DirecTV receiver, and i have an HDMI out from the A/V to the TV.
     
  4. May 2, 2012 #4 of 38
    mdavej

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    Reading a bit more into your other thread, it's possible the HDMI output of your PC does not carry audio, especially if it originates from a DVI output. In this case you may have to use coax/optical/RCA like you did before, only for the PC audio. PC's also have sound configuration options related to digital audio outputs which you might have wrong. You'll have to research and determine if your particular video card sends audio through it's HDMI output or not, and how to configure it.
     
  5. May 3, 2012 #5 of 38
    lipcrkr

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    Thanks mdavej..............i'll keep trying. If not i can handle using just one more button for audio. Everything else is perfect. I don't know why i waited so long on DirecTV, saving so much money while getting more in return.
     
  6. May 3, 2012 #6 of 38
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agree.

    I've seen the need to use HDMI and Optical on one A/V unit at another location. It handled the video via HDMI just fine, but not the audio.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 #7 of 38
    Mike Bertelson

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    That's how it works for me. My Yahama will pass audio and video to the TV but doesn't take the audio our output to the speakers. I have to have a separate optical in from the three receivers to get audio from the A/V receiver.

    Mike
     
  8. May 3, 2012 #8 of 38
    hdtvfan0001

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    Not surprised...I've seen it more than once.

    It's a symptom of the industry's questionable choices of changing the HDMI specs from v1.1 - 1.4a over just several short years...

    HDMI "compatibility" depends upon the age of equipment. An A/V receiver only 1-2 years old may not have the same HDMI version support (and a corresponding HDMI version cable) as a 1-2 year old HDTV. Most folks don't realize that.
     
  9. May 3, 2012 #9 of 38
    jordanhallmann

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    How is everything? Like with picture quality and the boxes?
     
  10. lipcrkr

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    Yes, every thing is fine. Still learning the guide and a few other things. Like going back to the previous station...LOL. The "back" button doesn't do it.
     
  11. macfan601

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    Try previous under the channel flipper. BTW, I don't remember where it is right now but somewhere in the remote control setting there is a check box for making one audio the audio for anything you have connected up to your AV system. Most people use their AVR as the audio for the entire system so this is not a general problem. You should be able to switch through several audio inputs if you are using an AVR and would be a good work around.
     
  12. lipcrkr

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    I found the "prev" button at the bottom........DuH. It's not the "back" button..LOL.
    What i can't find out is why the Volume/Mute button on the remote says "not available". I have to use the A/V remote for volume/mute. Strange.
     
  13. macfan601

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    Call Directv and bump heads with them until they move you up to a tier two tech. They have remote control codes not programed into the remote, in the manual, or on their web site. You are missing a code for your AVR. I have an older Onkyo AVR and I could not get the code I needed for that from anywhere else but from that tier two tech. He even had codes to make the extra features (the video and audio tweaking) on my1080p monitor work with the Directv remote control.
     
  14. lipcrkr

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    Thanks. I can use the remote for Volume/Mute when i slide the Remote to AVR up top. I'll see if i can program the remote for the A/V and see what happens. If not, i'll call DirecTV to find out. My A/V is relatively new......Pioneer AVX-820.
     
  15. RACJ2

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    Have you tried these 3 codes for audio: 30013, 30300, 30823. If that doesn't work, you can try following the instruction on page 9 of the manual in this link to search for a code. Then follow page 11 to lock in the volume control to your Pioneer receiver when in the DIRECTV mode.
     
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    Or you can give up using several remotes or sliding switches by buying a Harmony programmable remote. :)
     
  17. lipcrkr

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    I programmed the remote using "audio" and my receiver (Pioneer), followed the steps, blah, blah, etc but the receiver says "DVD" which is not what a want. What i can't do is change the "DVD" to TV/Satallite and then be able to change modes. But there's no button to do that on the remote. Basically i can't change the "source" on the A/V with the remote. I still have to use my A/V remote to change the "source". My A/V receiver says TV/Sat 01 which i use for HDMT1....which is my PC and TV/Sat H on HDMI 2 for DirecTV. Frustrating. My A/V receiver has all the modes "TV/Sat, Video, DVD, CD/Tape, etc". but there's no way to do it on the DirecTV remote.
     
  18. randyk47

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    Which is seriously why I went to Harmony remotes. Not cheap but well worth it if simplicity is your goal.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    To that point....

    DirecTV remotes actually do alot more than many remotes, but have their limitations for the advanced end user.

    Universal remotes (like Harmony) provide the ability to expand programmable capabilities, while simplifying the end user effort to interact with equipment.
     
  20. lipcrkr

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    I have the Logitech - Harmony 650 5 remote somewhere in my closet. Stopped using it because of battery use. Looks like i'll have to find it and see if works. But it's 5:30am here on the West Coast, haven't been to bed yet so i'll do this later....LOL. Thanks.
     

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