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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

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

  1. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    I was thinking of making this upgrade myself. Any success?

    Edit: Or maybe not... :mad:

    http://www.cnet.com/5420-7874_1-0.html?forumID=105&messageID=1760626&threadID=157895

    My ancient Dish 4900 hasn't been plugged into a phone line for eons and it has latest software update. :confused: I also don't get charged $4.99 for not having it plugged-in. Is this guy BS'ing me?
     
  2. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

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    Greg, how does your quote relate to the 211's ability to play nicely with standalone TiVos?

    That said, I'm waiting for a response/confirmation too. The folks on dbstalk (sister forum of this forums parent forum) pretty much brushed off my queries. AFAIConcerned, if the 211 doesn't do TiVo IR or Serial channel changing, then I'm off to DTV (or Cable) ... assuming their HD devices work with the TiVo. Fortunately I have no contract with Dish.

    I'm off to check the satellite sub-sections here ...
     
  3. greg_burns

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    Sorry, the quote was just in reference to the new Dish MPEG4 receivers (I assuming this includes the 211) requiring a regular POTS phone line. I have VOIP via Lingo and that's a show stopper for me. Very lame. :mad:

    Bring on the S3 and I'll finally cave into Comcast.
     
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    smstevens88 New Member

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    I've had no IR sucess with the 8300. Get a code that works for a day or so and then its gone and whatever firmware/software update that came along renders it inoperable. Yes, I have tried all of the obvious tivo solutions.

    I cant stand Comcast's DVR. Anyone have any advice?

    tivo is Ser2 Toshiba w/DVD player, if that matters
     
  5. carlkrebs

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    Turns out the IR cable was bad. Standard DISH or Echostar codes work.
     
  6. john_m_92627

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    I am looking to try and control this too. Anyone know if it is possible to control this box from serial to usb?
     
  7. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

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    Any updates on the status of the new Dish 211 HD receiver?

    I can't get HD locals through my 811 (already MPEG-4), nor the VOOM channels, and if I can't control the 211 vis the TiVo, then I'm going to an HD DVR from the cable company :(

    (TiVo's will stay, on basic cable, of course)
     
  8. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    I don't believe so.
    Yes, I should add some text about the MPG/APG thing, IR speed names changing to A/B/C, and how to get into the advanced mode to enter IR codes directly.
     
  9. ajatl

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    I just posted a question about this DVR (Motorola DCT 6412 III, with Comcast). I am having a hard time getting it to change channels correctly. Is there an IR code that works with this cable box?
     
  10. gchance

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    I hooked up the tivo & the 211 the other day. Two minutes later, the Tivo changed the channel to Good Times and started recording.

    We can safely assume it worked. :)

    It also recorded Prison Break & 24, then in the middle of the night promptly went into inactivity mode and I got like 4 hours of "press select to continue".

    I've since fixed that problem.

    Greg
     
  11. greg_burns

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    Aw man, Comcast just came today. :rolleyes:
     
  12. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

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    Folks, I stopped by my local Adelphia office, and they now offer this same DVR (6412/2300 Phase III). The lady at the desk was SHOCKINGLY knowledgable, helpful and understanding with my TiVo fanaticism ;) She informed me that this device was remote compatible with the DCT2000 or whatchamacallit other basic Digital Cable boxes they have, and which I know my TiVo was capable of controlling (I moved from Digital Cable to Dish temporarily, and will switch back soon). In fact, the only Remote control they hand out now is a DVR remote, and the extra buttons are just useless with a regular cable box.

    i.e. TiVo *should* be able to control it.

    Of course, this means I don't need to have a digital cable box controlled by the TiVo and an uncontrollable HD-DVR! The Moto 6412 will record HD until the S3 TiVo gets here, and it will send SD to my TiVo for my other channels!

    Charles, I'll likely go for their digital/HD/DVR package soon (when my Dish 'month' ends, and report back about how it works by sometime next week.
     
  13. gchance

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    Well, crap.

    When I went to bed last night, all was well. At 5:30am, the press select to continue was up.

    So I set the timer to 8 hours and when I get home from work I'll schedule a 3:30am channel change. That should take care of the problem for the most part, since the tivo rarely goes over 8 hours without recording.

    I did a quick scan, the first posting I found about this particular problem was 2002. 4 years and Dish still hasn't solved the problem? Gah.

    Greg
     
  14. greg_burns

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    I have yet to plug it into a phone line, and I've got all my programming. From what I understand and have understood since I've been on Dish Network, is the phone line is only for ordering PPV. I've never ordered PPV. Now, I do realize they claim they'll charge a "no phone line connected" charge, but I don't see how they'd be able to enforce it if they never dial INTO the box. I'm unaware of it calling home.

    I don't want it hooked up to the phone line. The only reason I'd want it would be for Caller ID, and even that doesn't work right with the tivo. There's nothing more annoying than being reminded on Tuesday night at 7 that my mother-in-law called me Monday night at 9:25pm, in the middle of 24.

    Greg
     
  16. greg_burns

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    Yes, that is how my dish receivers behave as well. Neither has been plugged in for years and still get updates. The link I posted to about no VOIP support scared me off. I am glad to see they haven't changed their rules. No PPV support via VOIP is not a deal breaker for me.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  17. ajatl

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    I have been able to get the channels to change using my Tivo, if I leave the TV on with my input set to HDMI (Input 1). However, my Tivo is hooked to an S video input (input 2). If I set the TV to Input 2, or if the TV is off, I have channel changing problems. If the TV is on and set to the HDMI input, the Tivo will change the channels. Any suggestions?
     
  18. ashu

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I'll look into this when my additional HDMI cables arrive (or switch my DVD player's cable to my 6412 temporarily?)

    I picked one up last evening from the local office (self-install, yay! He even handed me a buinch of splitters and little cable pieces, Adelphia rocks!). Impressive 1080i quality, but NO DISCOVERY? Aaarrrggh! Seems I can't have it all.

    At first glance, HD channels are WAY clearer and elss pixelated on the 6412, even with Component-VGA (carrying 1080i) on the cable box, as opposed to DVI-HDMI from the Dish 811.

    My Toshiba RS-X20 had NO problem controlling the 6412 as a regular Motorola cable box, with IR blasters. Of course, the 6412 seems to switch it's video output to be the last tuned channel (internally switches tuners?). This means that a simultaneous recording on two channels (one on the Mot, one on my TiVo) has a 50-50% of being succesful, depending on which one starts first :)

    Oh, and HD shows are MASSIVE space hogs!

    Did I mention the Cable HD quality was better than Dish? :eek: And it's cheaper. SEspcially considering the combo discount with internet. And NO contract! Hurry up Verizon FIOS!

    More feedback and updates in a few days, but this isn't the appropriate thread for it. Suffice to say, I'm cancelling Dish completely. Pay them 50 more for another box and install, and sign up for an 18 month contract to get the 211, when I paid 50 extra to AVOID any contract barely 4 months ago? Thanks, but no thanks.
     
  19. Raven2490

    Raven2490 De-rek Je-ter

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    I use that same box(VIP 211) with tivo standalone box and no problems here .... I've ran the guided set up a few times with dishnet boxes .. after the guided set up is done I usually get a blue screen saying tivo cannot receive video .. All I do is flip the channel up or down once with the dishnet remote and the picture comes back.

    Hope this helps some 1 :)
     
  20. SureTech

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    I have the Sony DHG-M55CV. does anyone know how i can get this box to work with the tivo? im new to the community and i tryed to do a search for my cable box but the only one i found whas the DHG-M55CB.

    Thanks for your Help!!

    :)
     

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