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HR34 IR Input

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dhofferber, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. CurtP

    CurtP AllStar

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    If you're going to dig up an old thread, you could have at least read it before posting.
     
  2. kash

    kash New Member

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    i did, but then you said it stop'd working, so i'm at a loss if it still works or if it no longer does.
     
  3. crashoverride

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    I'm at a loss I have read almost every post here on remote central and directv.com and I still cannot see where anyone has actually gotten this to work. Please any successful people post real quickly what you did to make it work. Thanks
     
  4. 1CoolEXT

    1CoolEXT New Member

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    Has anyone actually been able to get the IR extander to work yet???
     
  5. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    No one that I know of.
     
  6. DavidHeart

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  8. DavidHeart

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    I can assure you it works if you follow the requirements. Particularly, setting the receiver to remote/RF mode and using an RF remote like the RC66RX.
     
  9. crashoverride

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    I'm now really confused this thread is about the ir or infrared port... Yet your above quoted post is about enabling the rf or radio frequency settings????

    Please further explain how to enable the ir to work??
     
  10. peds48

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    And specially when the HR34 does not do both IR and RF at the same time like the HR44 does, more strange....
     
  11. Gary16

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    As far as I know, no one has been successful in getting the ir input port to work (including me).
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    And this has been my experience as well. This is why I am "confused"
     
  13. DavidHeart

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    Good sir or madam, click my links and become enlightened.
     
  14. DavidHeart

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    But this post is what is causing the confusion were you state "then use an rf remote"

    Basically the way i read that is it doesnt matter if an ir extender is plugged in or not as you are using the rf and not ir


    Not trying to beat you up just still confused???
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    which links? The Amazon link that CLEARLY states is NOT compatible with DIRECTV®? And the link that shows you how to out a DIRECTV® receiver on RF mode? Which CLEARLY demonstrates that it does not work as the HR34 (the only current receiver with an IR port) does not do both IR and RF at the same time?
     
  17. DavidHeart

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    I believe I understand the source of the confusion. How can an IR port extender make use of an RF signal? Good question. I dunno. Maybe the HR34-700 IR port circuitry includes IR/RF capability. But for sure the IR only remote (RC66X) will NOT work with the IR port, but the IR/RF remote (RC66RX) DOES work with the IR port. Here's the history:

    2 weeks ago I got my DirecTV installed. (The dish is 250' away on a run of RG11 cable). I plugged in the IR port extender (which I previously used with my Charter Cable box), but was disappointed to find that the RC66X remote that came with the HR34-700 ignored it, and only worked in direct line of sight. That meant keeping my AV closet door open which is not a viable option for me. I had to make the IR port work. So I researched and discovered that DTV link I posted. Following that info, I purchased an RC66RX (which is IR/RF capable) from Amazon, reprogrammed the receiver from IR to RF functionality, fired up the new remote, and yay!

    Note that the sensor end of the IR extender is hidden behind my HDTV, and that the HR34-700 is hidden behind an AV equipment door. Nothing but RF can make that work. While the receiver now happily works with RF, the TV continues to work with IR. Both devices are controlled by the one remote. :righton:

    Better minds than mine can research why the combination of the HR34-700 IR port and this particular IR extender plus an RF capable remote and the change of remote settings on this model of receiver actually works. But the simple fact is that is does.

    Hope my efforts help other AV enthusiasts.
     
  18. inkahauts

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    I don't think you understand how this all works. That cable is doing nothing. Unplug it and put it in a drawer. The rf works with the box as it is its rf antenna is internal and is not using that ir extender cable at all. It's useless in your setup. It's not working at all. It's kind of like saying your tv and HR34 work because you have a bluray player.
     
  19. DavidHeart

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    You're absolutely right. I unplugged the IR extender and everything still works exactly the same. The extender did nothing in this case. It's the receiver which is taking the RF signal from the IR/RF remote. [SIZE=14.3999996185303px]I apologize for any confusion. May the moderators expunge my comments![/SIZE]
     
  20. crashoverride

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    Oh... Wowsers... Just as i had thought.

    Yea stick the ir cable in a drawer even better put it on ebay.

    The rf is radio frequency and doesnt need line of site like ir. The rf remote can be used from outside in your car the roof of the house wherever... Unlike an ir signal which emits a light that only can be seen by an ir reciever that can see the light emitted from the remote.
     

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