1 Reply Latest reply: May 5, 2010 11:11 PM by alanrichey42 RSS

    Turn on DirecTV remotely?


      I'm new to Slingbox.  I have set up my laptops and my desktop.  I travel a lot.  I tried "turning off" my DirecTV receiver, and using the on screen remote to turn it back on from the SlingBox viewing URL.  It didn't work.


      Is there a way that I can "turn on" my satellite receiver remotely?  I selected the "option" of Direct TV HR-20 (PVR) instead of the "satellite" during the set up process.  Is this the problem?


      Thanks for any help out there!



        • Re: Turn on DirecTV remotely?
          alanrichey42 Master

          Did the Power On/off test wrok when you originally ran the 'Setup Video Sources' routine ?   If all the other buttons work there is no obvious reason why it should not power on/off  (Although I have to admit to zero knowledge about the DirecTV systems).