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Remote Control Questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Milominderbinder2, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Sep 1, 2013 #441 of 519
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    That's a weird one.

    And by the way just hit the red button to reboot a genie.


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  2. azjimbo

    azjimbo Mentor

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    So I thought I'd update on what I've been through... As a refresher, I had a HR 44 Genie installed last month and when programming the "new" RC71 remote, it would work on my primary TV a few times then forget the "turn TV on" code. Everything else would work fine, it just wouldn't turn the TV on (it would turn the TV off though). I tried resetting the remote and programming it in both IR and RF modes, with the same results. I finally got DTV to send me a new remote figuring it had to be a firmware issue. Nope, same results. I then purchased a RC65 remote to try.

    Amazingly, it gets even weirder (for me anyway).

    After programming the RC65, again everything worked as it should for a little while. Now, if I have the selector switch set to DirecTV and press the DTV & TV power on button, the Genie comes on, but not the TV. Once they are on, if I hit the power off button, it will turn everything off (including the TV). However, if I slide the selector switch over to "TV" it does turn the TV on!

    Again, annoying but workable - sheesh, I've pretty much resigned myself that it's the TV, not the remote (though I've never had this happen before, and the bedroom TV is even older but the RC71 works fine in there)
     
  3. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Master

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    See if the following helps the combination macro work together:

    1. dtv
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    3. enter 9 6 3
    4. press CH DOWN
     
  4. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    My RC71 and C41 keep loosing connection. For some reason the RC71 doesn't stay programmed to the C41 I have and I have to get out the old remote to turn on the box then redo the MUTE & Select on the RC71.. Any suggestions how to get this issue to not occur? Btw I have an HR44-500 and two C41's but only one C41 unprograms itself.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I'd take the batteries out of the remote overnight.
     
  6. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    I'd take the batteries out of the remote overnight.


    I'll try it.


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  7. vpr632

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    Didn't work :(
     
  8. jimmie57

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    Press mute and select and hold for the light to flash 2 times,
    program in 981 and wait until the lights quit flashing.
    This will reset the remote to factory settings. You can then reprogram the remote.
    See if this helps.
     
  9. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    Press mute and select and hold for the light to flash 2 times,
    program in 981 and wait until the lights quit flashing.
    This will reset the remote to factory settings. You can then reprogram the remote.
    See if this helps.


    Not luck with this either. It worked for a bit.
     
  10. jimmie57

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    If you switch the remotes to the C41s does the problem go with the remote or stay with the C41 ?
     
  11. jimmie57

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    Next time it does this,
    try pressing the mute and Enter button for a few seconds. From what I read this is supposed to Pair the remote to the receiver.
     
  12. vpr632

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    Next time it does this,
    try pressing the mute and Enter button for a few seconds. From what I read this is supposed to Pair the remote to the receiver.


    Actually this is what I have been doing. Also, I have the remote programmed to my samsung tv and soundbar but it never losses a connection between them. Could it possibly be the C41 firmware?


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  13. jimmie57

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    Have you tried post 450 ?
     
  14. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    I did try that today and the problem still occurs.. Hmmm....
     
  15. jimmie57

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    If you switched remotes and the C41 still has this problem it is a problem in the C41.
    Have you reset the C41 ?
    Menu, Settings, Reset, Restart Receiver
    or
    Unplug it for a couple of minutes and then plug it back into the power circuit.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Which way does it occur?
     
  17. vpr632

    vpr632 New Member

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    The room where the problem is after changing the remotes out it still has same issue. Making me think it's a firmware issue with the C41
     
  18. BAF

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    I hope that my experience may help someone else. I just got an HR44. I was able to use it with my Harmony 900 which was previously set up for an HR22, so I did not bother with the RC71. Today, I found that the RC71 either had not been programmed for my Pioneer Pro-111 FD TV at the time of installation or lost its programming after installation. Because of the Harmony, I needed the RC71 to be in IR mode, but in programming the RC71 in IR mode, it got stuck in the RF/IR loop. It was not until I programmed it in RF mode, then changed it to IR that I had success. The CSR was not of help.
     
  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Regardless of whether the HR44 is on RF or not, it always "listens" to IR commands. you can program the RC71 to b in RF while keeping Harmony on IR
     
  20. BAF

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    peds48: awesome! This is excellent (and, I expect, not well known at all) information. My Harmony sends IR info to the TV because, in my home, visible wires (as in a blaster to the TV) are not tolerated.
     

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