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Switching from E*, will miss UHF remote

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by unmadebed, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. unmadebed

    unmadebed Cool Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    well he is long gone and it never worked in the same room. he wasn't really interested in like, making sure the equipment works and we understand how to use it. Also my DVR is doing a weird thing where it freezes and I lose 10-15 seconds of a show. Not sure if it's a DVR issue or if the dish loses signal or something. I'm hoping it just stops doing that and I don't have to call in..
  2. bobcamp1

    bobcamp1 Icon

    Nov 8, 2007
    That's not normal. Call it in. And have the installer bring some RF remotes. And glue his feet to the floor until you're happy. I suggest an early morning appt. -- they seem to be less antsy then.
  3. bobcamp1

    bobcamp1 Icon

    Nov 8, 2007
    RC65X and RC64
  4. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    "unmadebed", did you ever resolve this issue? If so, what was the solution? If not, maybe the remote is defective. As others have mentioned, you might call and see if you can get a replacement. Since its a newly installed DVR and remote, they may just send you a replacement.

    Also, on the comment in this thread about, when you get an HD DVR, you get an RF remote. On my initial install, I received one RF and another that was IR only. I assume it was boxed wrong, unless the installer did a swap-a-roo. I wasn't too concerned, because I mainly use a Harmony remote in one room and a Universal remote in another. And I ended up ordering an NFL remote, since it was backlit and cheaper then the standard backlit remote
  5. sd72667

    sd72667 AllStar

    Aug 25, 2008
    I did exactly what you are trying to do. I purchased a HDMI "splitter" from Monoprice.com several months ago so my wife can watch tv in our bedroom. I also use the DirecTV RF remote. It has worked out great.
  6. sd72667

    sd72667 AllStar

    Aug 25, 2008
    The RF antenna that comes with the RF remote may be the problem. You can make your own antenna out of a piece of coax cable and have it longer than the original. Buy a 6foot coax cable from Walmart, Target etc..., cut one end off, trim back about 14 inches around the then copper wire in the middle, don't cut the copper wire. Then slightly bend the copper wire to make a circle that is 4-5 inches wide. You then can adjust the antenna. May work better, may not.
  7. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    All current HD receivers and DVRs have internal antennas.
  8. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010

    Just make sure you have the RC65RX remote, and not the regular RC65. The latter one is IR only, the former one is IR and RF and can be used from another room.

    Worst case, if your installer doesn't give you a RC65RX, you can get one online for about $20.
  9. sd72667

    sd72667 AllStar

    Aug 25, 2008
    I have the HR-20 HD receiver. It has the external antenna for the RF remote.
  10. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Yes, I believe the HR20-100 uses the external antenna and is still sent out by DirecTV.
  11. DonDeAgo

    DonDeAgo Mentor

    Jun 3, 2008
    I've had two different HR 21 receivers since April of 2008 and they both are IR and UHF. You do need to go into setup and choose between the two as the default comes in the IR mode.
  12. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    What he meant was his DVR's didn't come with RF remotes, not that they weren't RF capable. Others have said RF remotes are standard issue with HR2x's. However, like the OP, none of my HR's came with RF remotes either. I even begged and pleaded with the installer, but no dice. Then I called customer service, no dice. I had to buy them myself on ebay.

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