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RF remote

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chinatown, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown AllStar

    Dec 13, 2003
    How far will they extend to..............How many feet.
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Depends on walls, materials, angles, etc. Some places I get 30-50 feet, others I get less than 10. Also depends on your receiver. You get a lot more range from a box with an external antenna than an internal one.
  3. drpjr

    drpjr Icon

    Nov 23, 2007
    It varies. I have two that work through 3 walls at about 45-50ft. If you already own one the best way is to try it. If you don't how far do you need it to work? How much is in between?
  4. bleggett29

    bleggett29 Legend

    Feb 2, 2008
    I don't know the specs but from real life experience, at work the receiver (H21-100) is about 75 feet from the viewing area and is a bit spotty. At home, we have one DVR (HR22-100) about 30-40 feet from the tv and works good.
    At work there is one wall made of sheetrock and one wall mostly of stainless steel in the path. At home there is two walls of sheetrock in the path.
  5. Directvlover

    Directvlover Legend

    Aug 27, 2007
    It works great. I have a receiver in my basement and use a rf remote with it from the second floor of my house. No problems whatsoever.
  6. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Are there multiple codesets for RF? I want to put two DVRs in a server configuration in a media closet. Can I use RF for both?
  7. raoul5788

    raoul5788 Guest

    May 13, 2006
    Yes. I have an HR20 and HR24, both on rf. They don't interfere with each other.
  8. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Did you set the codes first, then switch to RF, or switch to RF, then set the codes?
  9. 66stang351

    66stang351 New Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    You don't have to worry about different codes with RF. When you setup RF you program the remote with the last 6 digits of the Receiver ID. It will only control that receiver.
  10. Wisegoat

    Wisegoat Icon

    Aug 16, 2006
    I have the HR20-100 with the external antenna. I replaced the antenna with a length of coax with the last 2 feet of copper conductor exposed. I can change channels from 100 feet away with the receiver on the second floor. Making your own antenna can expand the distance considerably!
  11. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    This is one thing that the "newer" receivers don't have, there is not a hook up for an external antenna. FYI

    Bummer but true. Man it'd be nice to have. Just to boost the "gain"/distance.
  12. patg25

    patg25 AllStar

    Nov 12, 2006
    Got D* installed last weekend. I wanted to run multiple TVs of from one HD Receiver in the basement. Yesterday I went up one floor, changing the channel worked. I have a small pool house that's about 60 feet away and does have a cable outlet. I may at some point put a TV in there. I went there and again could change that channel. That surprised me since the basement on that side of the building is completely underground.

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