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I need help programming my remote. So we have the following: hr10-250, hr21-100 and hr21-700.

I have already programmed and working for the hr21-700 and the hr10-250. Since we got the new one today I am not sure how to get this to work right. It seems that the 2 direct tv dvrs use the same remote so how do i work this?

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What remote are you using?

Right offhand the first thing I can think of is that you can program the remote's buttons individually one by one by learning from the one that uses the secondary controls. If it's a Harmony I'd almost bet that there are database entries for a secondary codeset if the DVR remotes have them (I don't know offhand). How do you control the DVRs now? Is there a DVR1/DVR2 switch on the remote? Or is one in RF mode while the other is in IR?

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One problem you may be having is that even though the information shown on the screen that the HR21 shows when you want to program it to a different command set says you should use 00002, it is only capable of using 00001 and 00003.

After I set it to 00003, I was able to program my Harmony 890 to control both my HR20 and my HR21 with no problems, even though I had to learn the commands for 00003.

It probably would have been simpler to set the 890 to use RF for the HR20 and HR21 and use the IR emitters, but I try to stay away from using the emitters whenever possible since they keep coming off of any piece of equipment I try to use them with.
 

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We are using the 880 which as far as I know does not work with rf. I could be wrong. well I programmed the current hr21-700 to code 00001 and the harmony remote works the same. I guess I need to play around with the remotes.

Any more help would be greatful.
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booradly said:
We are using the 880 which as far as I know does not work with rf. I could be wrong. well I programmed the current hr21-700 to code 00001 and the harmony remote works the same. I guess I need to play around with the remotes.

Any more help would be greatful.
MIchele
You are right, the 880 won't do RF.

The good news is that the HR2x supports two different IR code sets. By default, the HR2x comes set to use IR code set "00001". This is called "DirecTV" mode. The alternate code set is "00003", which is called "AV1/AV2" mode. The D* remote will always send code set "00001" with the slider in D* mode, but you can program either (or both) AV1 and AV2 modes to use code set "00003". By the way, you may see D*'s documentation erroneously refer to the alternate code set as "00002". That is a typo - it's "00003".

Here's a good thread with step-by step instructions:

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=79330
 

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booradly said:
We are using the 880 which as far as I know does not work with rf. I could be wrong. well I programmed the current hr21-700 to code 00001 and the harmony remote works the same. I guess I need to play around with the remotes.

Any more help would be greatful.
MIchele
Try this following link

The secondary IR Codeset for the HR21 is 00003. If you can, just program your Harmony to that codeset and put your receiver in that secondary IR mode.

The link explains in full detail how to program multiple receivers with one D* remote. From there, you can learn those codes onto your Harmony, if you cannot find the database for 00003.

EDIT: Rodney, you beat me to it :)
 

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I'm moving this to the General DIRECTV forum as is our policy on discussions about remotes.
 

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Another question

I've got a Harmony 890 (works very well I might add) and have one small issue...

Where is the freekin DASH button ?!?!?!? :)

Kevin
 
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