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Two remotes Two receivers One room

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by uberstein, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. uberstein

    uberstein New Member

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    I just got a second HDDVR.
    I now have two in the same room about three feet apart.

    The old one -remote RC34 is an HR20-700
    The new one -remote RC65R is an HR21-700

    I have spent 37min on the phone with D* now, three
    separate tech's, none of them have had to do this
    before... really?

    I have tried all options.
    The RC34 remote is set to IR (the original setting)
    The RC65 remote is set to RF now

    The RF setting is very hit or miss, sometimes 5 to 6 button
    pressings to get it to move or respond at all.

    Can someone please tell me what to do or direct me to a thread
    that covers this issue please.

    They had me try every AV1/AV2 procedure but it always locked-up
    the RC65 remote and accomplished nothing.

    Please help.
     
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    I would think you could do it with one remote, you can change the ID in the menu. If I remember right from one of Edmund's posts, you can't use 0002, but 0003 works.you might want to search his posts, he's the remote guru.
     
  3. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon DBSTalk Club

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    I have a similar situation. My living room & dining area are separated by a half wall with a two-sided fireplace. There's a TV above each mantle & the DVR's are on the living room side in built-in shelving. Before I got a Logitech remote & a Remote Control Extender, the DVR on the living room tv used IR & the dining room one used RF. I had no problems with that. Have you tried changing the batteries in the RC65R? It sounds like the soptty RF is the only issue you are having?
     
  4. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    got 3 side by side in in 2 rooms.
    all on IR.
    works fine, one is code 00001, next 00002, so on.
     
  5. TDK1044

    TDK1044 Godfather

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    I have three HD DVRs, two of them in the same room. I use my i-pad to set the recordings for the two that are not my primary DVR, and to edit Series Manager settings etc. :)
     
  6. mcbeevee

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    I have 2 side-by-side tv's, each with an HR24. After setting a remote to work with each tv, I setup RF as follows. I keep remote#1 in dtv mode and remote#2 in av1 mode.

    Setup the receivers for RF:
    1. Menu> Setup> System Setup> Remote> IR/RF Setup>
    2. select RF
    3. press DONE, the remote will not work any longer

    ---- Remote #1 setup -----
    Setup remote #1 for RF receiver #1:
    1. slider at top to dtv
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
    3. enter 9 6 1
    4. press CH UP
    5. enter the last 6 digits of the receiver #1's ID #
    6. press SELECT button

    Setup remote #1 for RF receiver #2:
    1. slider at top to av1
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
    3. enter 9 6 1
    4. press CH UP
    5. enter the last 6 digits of the receiver #2's ID #
    6. press SELECT button


    Repeat steps above for remote #2.

    :)
     
  7. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    TDK1044's link has instructions and pictures of the menus.

    You will be able to have one remote operate both receivers or even one remote each with different code sets.

    The current HD DVR/receivers have eight different codesets. I've had four receivers in the same room with no issues.

    Welcome to DBSTalk and good luck. :welcome_s

    Mike
     

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