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HR34 - Remote Control "Receiver Mode question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DaBearsfan, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. DaBearsfan

    DaBearsfan New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have searched the forums, the internet, and read the manual but cannot find the answer to this question. D* just came out today and installed my HR34. It replaced an HR20 that was dying a slow death. I have 3 other receivers, another HR20, HR21, and an R22. They are all run off of the same IR system (IR Receivers/repeaters throughout the house) to control them. I use universal remotes to access the DVR I want. So RF will not work in this case (back to mutiple remotes).

    My question is the HR34 is replacing an HR20 that was in Receiver Mode 2. I just looked at the menu of the HR34 and it appears that is no longer an option. Is this true? Or is there another way to program the receiver to accept a different remote code?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    I believe the only options for IR are DIRECTV or AV1/AV2. DIRECTV corresponds to code 00001 and AV1/AV2 corresponds to either 00002 or 00003. It is probably just a matter of time before codes 00004-00008 are available.
     
  3. DaBearsfan

    DaBearsfan New Member

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    Thanks David, but when I try to program av1 or av2 it tells me to hold the d* remote and then I get a message the programming failed. Has anyone used a different remote code set with the HR34?
     
  4. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    I am home now and I checked my HR34. Receiver mode is AV1 or AV2, remote type is IR (as shown on System Info screen). I programmed code 00003 into a spare D* remote, and that is the correct code to use.
     
  5. DaBearsfan

    DaBearsfan New Member

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    Thanks David when I select av1 or av2 in the receiver it asks me to program a DVD, Audio, VCR or TV. I select TV put in Panasonic vierra. It says press OK and to keep the remote pointed at the box. I do so and it brings back a messages that says Failed to program remote and the receiver remains in DTV mode. The message also allows you to try again and have done it 50 Times and cannot get past this step.
     
  6. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    Instead of choosing "Program Remote", you need to choose "Receiver Mode" and change from "DIRECTV" to "AV1 or AV2" to set it to code 00003. To program the DIRECTV remote to code 00003, move the slider at the top of the remote to either DIRECTV, AV1, or AV2. Then press and hold Mute and Select until you see the two blinks and then release them. Enter 00003 on the keypad, after which you should see two blinks. Test the remote.
     
  7. DaBearsfan

    DaBearsfan New Member

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    Yep Understand. I think I may have found the problem. I am bit red faced. MY HR20 had a 2 TB disk attached and I disconnected it before D* got here today so they could install clean. They installed the HR34 and immediately updated the SW. When they left I added the 2TB drive back to the eSata port and rebooted. I did not remember to update the SW so the SW I am running had no receiver mode in the remote menu. I just rebooted and the HR34 is downloading the latest SW now. Hopefully that will have a receiver mode option. Thanks for your help and I will post if it works!
     
  8. DaBearsfan

    DaBearsfan New Member

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    Strange, I updated the SW on the 2TB drive and had the same problem. No receiver mode as an option. Called tech support and they said there should be a receiver mode option on the remote menu. Could not answer why mine did not have it. Sent to case management and they told me I would receive a SW update after midnight. woke up this morning and Voila! Receiver mode is now an option on the HR34. SW version is the same as yesterday 0x548. But something changed. Must be interim SW updates ? The CSR in Case Management told me that she did not have a SW version number but I would receive it overnight.
     
  9. Edmund

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  10. DaBearsfan

    DaBearsfan New Member

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    Thank you Emund. I thought I was going nuts. before left home today I used our bedroom remote to swith from the HR20 to the HR 34. Being an od remote the receiver mode options showed on the HR34. Came home an used the R65X to set the mode and the HR34 did not show the receiver mode option. I was really perplexed!! Thanks
     

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