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My kids use Remote 2 in the playroom and more times than not it is slow, unresponsive or flaky. Remote use area is about 27 feet through one wall. I do have the UHF remote "extender" on the DVR. Most of the times if they hold the remote up to their chin it will work. The remote and 722 are about 3 years old. Fresh battteries in the remote. Would a new remote help the problem? Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

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I assume the "extender" is a length of coax and a barrel connector? Not a short item that looks like a barrel, but is an attenuator? If "extender" is splitter/combiner into the other room, mention it.

Anyhow, if Remote 2 is 6.2/6.3/6.4, you'll get added range by changing the switch below the battery cover from A to B range. With receiver at Menu-Menu screen (SysInfo by lots of methods), change to B range and hit Record. But that will prevent use by any 6.0 remotes. If Remote 2 is a 21.0, Odd addresses are A range and Even addresses are B range. I don't have a 21.0 to say if they work better in B range, but worth a try.
 

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Sorry for the confusion about the "extender". It actually is a small antenna looking device that screws into the back of the DVR. The feed to TV2 is a cable out of the wall. I will start with your suggestions. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Sometimes, just connecting that 6" antenna through a few feet of coax to move it away from the receiver is all that is needed. "Extending" the antenna 6' was what I had (incorrectly) guessed. Others have posted great pictures of ways to locate that antenna IN the remote room. Sometimes, a receiver just has poor UHF reception or a remote has limited output. Those last two often show up right away.
 

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I assume the "extender" is a length of coax and a barrel connector? Not a short item that looks like a barrel, but is an attenuator? If "extender" is splitter/combiner into the other room, mention it.

Anyhow, if Remote 2 is 6.2/6.3/6.4, you'll get added range by changing the switch below the battery cover from A to B range. With receiver at Menu-Menu screen (SysInfo by lots of methods), change to B range and hit Record. But that will prevent use by any 6.0 remotes. If Remote 2 is a 21.0, Odd addresses are A range and Even addresses are B range. I don't have a 21.0 to say if they work better in B range, but worth a try.
Great info, mine is bad, especially in the morning for some reason I'll have to try this. It works best if I actually point it away from where the DVR is, I am going 30'-40' and through 3 walls.
 
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