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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ccwf, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Jun 4, 2005 #221 of 533
    jk5598224

    jk5598224 New Member

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    Can you buy the Serial Cable for Tivo to Cable Set Top Box at Radio Shack? I have General Instrument from Comcast.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2005 #222 of 533
    HeartBurn Kid

    HeartBurn Kid New Member

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    Didn't see anything about the Hughes SD-HBH DirecTV receiver on this list, so I thought I'd share my experiences; most of the Hughes codes work intermittently, but 10020-Fast seems to give the best reliability. Just spent about 10 minutes changing channels and haven't had a dropped change yet, whereas the other options I tried dropped 1 out of 10 changes.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2005 #223 of 533
    davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I saw a post on the forum by a person in Baltimore that Comcast is disabling the serial port on Motorolla DCT 2524 units. I just got a new one in another part of Maryland and can confirm it is also disabled. After getting the run around for about 30 minutes on the phone, I was told a technician enabled it... but if I ever turn off the cable box I will lose the feature. As it turns out, it was never activated anyway (either they were confused, made a mistake, or lied). So I can also confirm 00093 and 10006 are both working IR codes.
     
  4. bigusmfan

    bigusmfan New Member

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    Forced to get Comcast Digital as they are moving HBO to the digital realm. Hooked up the Motorola 2524 and found the serial control non-functioning. IR cable ordered from Tivo since I had lost the original.
     
  5. csyria

    csyria New Member

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    I recently bought a Motorola DCP501 unit. It has an integrated DCT2000 series cable box.

    I've had success with the following setup:
    Standard TiVo IR Blaster on top of unit, aligned with the "P" in the Model number on the front of the box, sticking out about an inch
    Code: 00093, Fast
    Enter Key, doesn't matter - it won't go faster either way

    I've had this running for a few days, and I haven't missed a channel change yet.
     
  6. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Is this different than the Hughes Directory HBH-SA?
     
  7. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Finally updated the main post to warn of the problems with the DirecTV's recent D10-100 software update. Also added content from the last few posts above. Thanks for all your contributions! I'm sure they will help many other TiVo DVR owners.

    Sorry this last update took so long to do. Sometime after this board's vBulletin update, it developed a problem where it was rejecting all updates to the compatibility list with a SQL error, possibly because it has grown so large and complex. Problem is finally fixed now.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2005 #228 of 533
    darkcyber

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    Is there anyway to get the new Dish Network DVR 625 to work with the ir channel changing on Tivo?

    I know it's a Dish DVR...but bear with me...I have a reason. Surely this DVR unit uses some of the same ir codes other Dish receivers use.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2005 #229 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    If it uses the same IR code set as DISH's 921 DVR, then it won't work with TiVo DVRs.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2005 #230 of 533
    darkcyber

    darkcyber New Member

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    Well, does Tivo every update their IR codes? Is there a chance they might include IR codes for the 921 & 625 DVR's.

    I got the DVR 625 just because it was only $5.00 extra a month...but I hate the thing. It's so complex to try and get it to record :mad:

    I love my Tivo...thus why I wanted to hook my Tivo up to it. I guess if I can't get it to work...I'll just trade the 625 in for a regular dual tuner minus the DVR.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2005 #231 of 533
    guttermouf5150

    guttermouf5150 New Member

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    i have a Dish network 625, and my tivo has a code that works with it. of course it doesnt always work...
     
  12. tivomythics

    tivomythics New Member

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    The new TiVo 7.2 software includes a "proactive channel check" that may cause problems for your D*TV receiver. My Hughes HTL-HD no longer works with serial control, but it is capable of working with IR control.
     
  13. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Added note that owners of HTL-HDs and similar receivers will lose serial control capability for now with 7.2.
     
  14. zambrini

    zambrini New Member

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    I'm racking my brain trying to find the code for a clearmaster 9000 cablebox.

    Any ideas? Has anyone ever heard of this brand and model or am I the only person with one?

    thanks.
     
  15. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Added suggestion to turn off the DISH 322 daily updates with link to the procedure.
     
  16. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Is it out of synch for all subsequent channel changes or just up/down channel changes?
     
  17. Barry Basiliere

    Barry Basiliere Retired & Loving It

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    OK, so here is where I am now. I have repositioned the IR emitters so that they are as far out as possible (one on the top, and one on the bottom). I have built a cover out of thick construction paper and installed it over the emitters. It seems as though I am getting a MUCH better success rate on 3 digit channel changes. I have had some failures, but not like before.

    I have attached photos to show what the covers look like in case anyone wants to copy my design (no copyright :D )

    Thanks again for all your help. Now I will wait until either D* changes their firmware or TiVo writes a fix for the protocol.

    BTW - The info I got on the receivers that will lose serial capability with 7.2 are:

    Hughes HTL-HD
    LSS 3200A
    Sony SAT HD300
     

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  18. zambrini

    zambrini New Member

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    After trying all the cable box codes it is apparent that the clearmaster 9000 is incompatible. :mad:
     
  19. Sep 3, 2005 #239 of 533
    darkcyber

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    Well, the code that someone gave me that works with the Dish DVR 625 is 10043. So far, it has worked fine.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  20. Sep 4, 2005 #240 of 533
    VinceA

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    I don't think TiVo supports aftermarket cable boxes.
     

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