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R15 Codes and Shortcuts

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by eengert, Nov 18, 2005.

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  1. Jan 19, 2006 #81 of 106
    walters

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    You can use a single line off the dish if you buy a stacked LNB. Or you can use a single line from a stacker (which gets both sides of a normal LNB as input). In either case you may or may not need to split it at the R15 installation point for the two inputs.

    The advantage of stacking is that the stacked signal can be split indefinitely (up to signal strength limits, of course), which is why a lot of apartment buildings with a single community dish use them (otherwise each unit would have to have cable runs all the way to the dish, or at the very least a nearby multiswitch). It's a bit expensive for the home user considering the benefit isn't as great. But if I were doing my setup over again and all my receivers had built in stackers, I'd probably go that route (so I could have re-used the existing wiring from cable TV).
     
  2. Jan 19, 2006 #82 of 106
    gvaughn

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    NO!

    For a signal to be stacked in the first place...you must have a special stacking device that converts one of two LNB signals to a different frequency range and then "stacks" that converted signal with the second LNBs signal on a single Coax cable.

    On the destacking end...the "destacker" (which the R15 is capable of being) then splits the two signals from the single coax back out to the 2 LNB frequency ranges and puts them onto two coax cables.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2006 #83 of 106
    Earl Bonovich

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    TheRatPatrol

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    Stacking/De-stacking-

    I've heard that with the new dish (5 LNB) you can not use stacking/de-stacking equipment. So you're probably better off to run 2 cables anyway.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2006 #85 of 106
    Earl Bonovich

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    Yes and No...

    Stacking is a very isolated solution now adays... HIGHLY not recommend, unless it is your absolutel last choice.

    Most of the time it is in solutions like Condos and Apartment complexes where the install a common dish, but only have 1 wire running to a unit. VERY costly for them to re-wire the entire complex to have 2/4 feeds to each unit.

    The new 5LNB actually USES stacking to push it signal along, it just isn't the same STACKING we are used to (That was isolated to just the 101 signal).

    It is "diplexing" you can't do anymore with the 5LNB unit... because of the "STACKING" it is doing (it is now using the frequency range that the OTA signal wanted to use in a diplexed situation

    You are ALWAYS better off to run 2 cables from a multiswitch/dish... as you will have access to all the SATS availalbe on your dish setup. The "cheap" (if you call $300 cheap) stacking solution is for the 101 sat only (thus no good if you want most of the HD package or internation items)
     
  6. Jan 20, 2006 #86 of 106
    gvaughn

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    Up until the last year or so when HD has become more prevalent, your "average" user wasn't using more than the 101 sat anyway since it carries almost all of the D*TV basic SD programming (at least in the large markets). Granted the smaller markets, from what I understand, might be using a different satellite for their locals, depending on the area.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2006 #87 of 106
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    Is their some other trick to this?? I cant seem to get it to work??

    As I understand it, your supposed to press that series of keys while a
    recorded show is playing back???? Is that correct??
     
  8. Jan 25, 2006 #88 of 106
    chewwy420

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    That trick is for the TiVo version only
     
  9. Jan 25, 2006 #89 of 106
    mkmhr

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    Here we go, go into your guide right now by pressing guide twice.
    Next, choose a show.
    Watch your show, feel like browsing during this commercial? Then just push the "Back" button.

    So long as you choose the programming you watch via the guide, all you have to do to get back in with just one button, is press the "Back" button!
    Matter of fact this button is great no matter where you are in the menus as it does just what it says, takes ya back!

    TIP: Only thing about this is that it is going to bring you back to the last place you were in the guide. For example, when you get up in the morning and the first thing you hit is the back button you will arrive at the last place and channel listing you were at the night before. For the most part the receiver will correct the time slot within a few moments but just be sure to check.:)

    One more thing, this download you are forcing, the 02468 will end up doing more bad than good if the receiver does not need it done and in return you may want to be sure you have coverage.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2006 #90 of 106
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    mkmhr, Welcome to DBSTalk. This has been a topic discussed often. Can you supply us with info that will support this statement. I'm in no way disputing this, just want our members to know if this code could possibly cause damage or other issues with their R15's. (myself included) ;)
     
  11. Feb 7, 2006 #91 of 106
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    Reply to post #8, by Donnie Byrd, in this thread:

    <<if no one has seen this, there is a simple shortcut to displaying just the "channel banner" while watching a program if you don't want to be bothered with hitting the "info" key and seeing the info just sitting there on the screen until you press the "info key" again in order to get rid of it. i have found myself actually forgetting what channel i'm on and just want a short reminder of what it is.

    just press the "yellow button" and you'll get the "channel banner" only. although it's minor for some, i find it annoying to have to press the info button again to get rid of it. >>

    Well, I haven't done that (I guess pressing the info button a second time to remove the displayed info doesn't bother me that much), but I have done a similar thing. Sometimes while I'm playing back a recorded show I want to see how far allow it is. I just press the black, right-arrow "play" button, and it displays the "time meter" for show.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2006 #92 of 106
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    Last night I dash-dash'd on a single episode in the group and it deleted the whole group! Its also been lagging and freezing. Some shows I were recording got corrput when it froze. Anyone else have this?
     
  13. Feb 9, 2006 #93 of 106
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    1. Does anybody know how to remove recent searches individually, without clearing out all of them?

    2. Does anybody know how to change the way the recorded shows are sorted in VOD, I would rather have them alphabetical.

    Thanks
    Erik
     
  14. Feb 9, 2006 #94 of 106
    Malibu13

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    Erik, Welcome to DBSTalk ;)

    1..Highlight the item> press "select"> from the left menu select "delete"

    2..Go into VOD> select "menu"> select "list by"

    ;)
     
  15. Feb 9, 2006 #95 of 106
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    You can also go into MENU, RECENT FINDS, then hit MENU again and a choice of MARK AND DELETE will bring all the FINDS up, highlight and hitting SELECT will mark them (green square I believe) then arrow to continue and DELETE ALL MARKED will clear the ones you checked.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2006 #96 of 106
    Malibu13

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    forgot that one Dave, Thanks ;)
     
  17. Feb 9, 2006 #97 of 106
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    Donnie,

    I'm curious, I sometimes find 5 or 6 "local channel" numbers in there like I did a FINDBY on them and I or my spouse has not. Always the same channels too. I wondered if anyone else noticed that?
     
  18. Feb 9, 2006 #98 of 106
    ejohnson

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    Thanks for the help guys (Donnie & Dave)

    Erik
     
  19. Feb 9, 2006 #99 of 106
    Malibu13

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    Yep........and i can't delete the suckers either. :nono2: I've tried several times to do so, but no-go.:(
     
  20. Feb 9, 2006 #100 of 106
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