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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by onin24eagle, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. Nov 7, 2007 #21 of 121
    hiker

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    :D It's more, SundayTicket and 8 games viewable.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2007 #22 of 121
    dodge boy

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    av1 and Direcv settings on the remote. Also since you use the last 4 didgits of the RID number when you set the remote to RF my guess is it could be infinite, each remote would be "assigned" to a specific RID.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2007 #23 of 121
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    Thanks, but no thanks. I don't want to juggle 7 or 8 remotes. And I've read that the HR20's RF control is flaky.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2007 #24 of 121
    hasan

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    In many environments the RF remote is more problematic, to be sure. I use both IR and RF, and there is considerably more keybounce with the RF remote, as well as making skip to tick unusable in RF mode.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2007 #25 of 121
    dodge boy

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    Well then I guess you have more issues than just working more than 2 HR20's in the same room........... Don't you need 1 remote for 1, 1 for 2, 1 for 3 and so on? and if you accidentally set 1 to zero..... wow what a mess because that would reset all of the receivers to zero.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2007 #26 of 121
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    I have one remote, URC MX-3000. It can control 256 different devices. I have 9 of those devices setup for TiVos 1 through 9 using different IR command sets, therefore I can control each TiVo separately with the one MX-3000 remote. You are right, I can't use the 0 TiVo command set since that is the master set.

    Now, the HR20 has only 2 IR commands sets, so I need another solution. That's where I intend to use the MX-3000 option to add an RF base station and use separately addressable IR emitters (sometimes called blasters) for each HR20. With this setup, the MX-3000 does not transmit IR directly, but sends an RF signal to the RF base station which sends the IR command to the localized emitter stuck to the HR20's window. The IR command can only be seen by the one HR20 that is separately addressed by the base station. Actually, since one base station can address only 6 devices, I'll need 2 for all 8 HR20's.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2007 #27 of 121
    JLucPicard

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    I'm sorry - I'm just sitting here laughing. Yup, the joke could very well be on me, but I have 2 HR10-250s, two Series 2 Stand Alone TiVos and a Series 2 with DVD Burner all set to use different TiVo codes (and I actually juggle 4 remotes to control those - I ABHOR universal remotes!).

    That brings me to my 5 HR20s and 1 HR21. Yup, all connected to the same TV as the other stuff mentioned above. How do I control all of those in the same room? Using the old-old fashioned TV remote! I have a small metal plate with a 90 degree bend on each HR20 that covers the remote sensor. When I want to use a different HR20? I get up out of my chair, slide the "blocker" back over the sensor I'm done with and slide the other "blocker" away from the sensor on the HR20 I now want to use! Works just fine for me. And I don't have to juggle D* remotes - the same one operates all of them in IR mode.

    Like I said, joke may be on me, but sometimes I am WAY OK with the old fashioned method of doing things!

    Heck, I even commissioned my niece (I had to explain that to her) to paint the "blockers" for a little color and style! :)
     
  8. Nov 7, 2007 #28 of 121
    onin24eagle

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    You guys with 8 dvr's have a real sickness you know.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2007 #29 of 121
    JLucPicard

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    I miss very FEW recordings because of conflicts or padding! :D
     
  10. Nov 7, 2007 #30 of 121
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    Tell me about it!

    Every specialist I have been to about the problem can't help and keep insisting I refill my prescription at 1-800-DIRECTTV
     
  11. Nov 7, 2007 #31 of 121
    onin24eagle

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    LOL, I thought I was bad with 3 tivo's. Some of these people are probably runnin' underground sports bars out of their basements. :D
     
  12. Nov 7, 2007 #32 of 121
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    I'm laughing too! I was sure you were going to say you "have a small metal plate in your head!" :lol: You guys are totally insane!

    I did mention that I have 5 DVRs on my account, didn't I? Do you think we can get a group discount on therapy? :grin:
     
  13. Nov 7, 2007 #33 of 121
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    It's not nice to laugh at those of us that have excessive DVR compulsion disorder. :ewww:
     
  14. Nov 7, 2007 #34 of 121
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    I found a Tivo for local pickup, and the new A/C is on its way for $20 (yea... no discounts even though I had 2 expd cards.)
    Next comes my R15
    :biggrin:
     
  15. Nov 7, 2007 #35 of 121
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    You can program one remote to control up to 3 different receivers much like your TiVo codes.

    Sitting in your chair you just move the little slider at the top to whatever you want to control.

    So to control 5 HR20's and 1 H21, you would need 2 regulation DIRECTV Remotes. You have to have at least 2 with the RF FCC sticker on the back.

    Check out the:

    Remote Control Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    In particular:

    How to Setup 1 Remote to Control Up to 3 HR20's in RF mode

    Are you just messing with us? Did I just fall for a joke? Is it really possible that 20 tuners on one TV would not show all the programs you want to watch at one time so you have an H21 as well?

    - Craig
     
  16. Nov 7, 2007 #36 of 121
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    If 8's a sickness, what's 13? :D
     
  17. Nov 7, 2007 #37 of 121
    onin24eagle

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    I guess you're compensating for lack of something. :lol:

    Seriously, please elaborate on why in the world you need 13?
     
  18. Nov 7, 2007 #38 of 121
    Lord Vader

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    I hold illegal cock fights at my place and broadcast them to South American countries. :D
     
  19. Nov 7, 2007 #39 of 121
    CJTE

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    Master bedroom
    Add'l bedroom
    Add'l bedroom
    Add'l bedroom
    Office
    Garage
    Living room
    Rec room
    -- Thats 8 --
    Poolhouse LivRm
    Poolhouse BdRm
    -- Theres 10 --
    RV Living rm
    RV Mstr Bdrm
    RV Garage
    --Theres 13--
    Plus the unit in my truck with the tracvision
    Plus the unit in my boat

    Now, if you wanna have more fun, throw in a vacation home.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2007 #40 of 121
    Lord Vader

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    Well, not exactly, but I DO have two in my master BR and four in my living room. Two main reasons why I keep some older units like HR10-250s and HDVR2s activated: (1) DLB and (2) downloading recordings to burn to DVDs, along with MRV--both of which the HDVR2s handle flawlessly.
     
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