3 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2010 1:12 PM by ArizonaSackbut RSS

    setting up IR with Directv

    neysalmd

      I have my slingbox pro-hd set up to my 2 directv dvrs -


      I have an HR-21 set up with component cables & an R-10 with composite cables.


      The network can see both devicesm but I cannot get the IR to work with either one. I am on my second slingbox with the same problem. I have tested the IR cables (using the digital camera) and they are working. I have spent HOURS on the phone w/ slingbox support & they cannot figure it out.


      I have checked & the DVRs are definitly set on IR, not RF.


      Any ideas?

        • Re: setting up IR with Directv
          ArizonaSackbut Apprentice

          Hi Neysalmd,

           

           

          If the digital camera test was successful, you've got the correct devices picked in slingbox setup, and your physical remote controls are working in IR mode, the only other reasonable possibility is that the IR Blaster isn't placed in front of the sensor properly.

           

          I had a similar headache with a Philips DVDR-3455H.  Once I found the right spot, it started working but it was very finicky.  I built a small reflector out of aluminum foil to help and that fixed it up.  The key though was finding the right spot to start with.

           

          If you suspect that the remote control profile is faulty, check here for a library of custom Slingbox remotes.  I saw one for your R-10 on there:

          http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/dload.php?action=category&cat_id=87

           

          I wish I could give you a more definitive answer, I imagine you've already tried moving the transmitter end around.  From what you've described though, you've done everything right so far.

           

           

          I suppose you could also expand your tests with a different device.  Do you have an old VCR or DVD player sitting around that's on the supported device list ?  That's a stretch, but if successful you could eliminate the Slingbox hardware as a possible cause.

           

           

           

          Good luck,

           

          - Az

            • Re: setting up IR with Directv
              neysalmd

              Thank you so much Az - I downloaded the files for all of the Directv devices & the one that's for the HR-20 worked for the HR-21. Still can't get the R-10 to work, but at least it's a start.

                • Re: setting up IR with Directv
                  ArizonaSackbut Apprentice

                  Glad it worked for you.

                   

                  Keey an eye out for alanrichey42 on the board, he's a true wizard with custom remotes.  If not for him, I would have never gotten my Philips DVD/Hard Disk recorder to work.

                   

                  I goofed about the R-10 in my first post, I got the models backwards.  Sorry about that, I don't see one on there.

                   

                  If you don't find a way to get it working, post a thread asking for custom remote help with it.

                   

                   

                  - Az