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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

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

  1. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Not to worry. That information is specific only to three models, so it is not listed in any of our external articles.
     
  2. websurfers

    websurfers New Member

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    I am thinking of switching from cable to satelite using DISH network. The DVR they are going to send is a DISH player - DVR 625. I did not see this model listed as I browsed this thread. Has anyone heard whether this DVR is compatible with TIVO series 2.
     
  3. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Why do you want Dish's DVR receiver if you have a Tivo? :confused:
     
  4. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Having a DVR control a DVR can be problematic. Even if the IR codes are compatible, you have to make sure all automated functionality of the Dish DVR is disabled. Otherwise, the Dish DVR could change the channel in the middle of a TiVo recording.

    Plus, if the Dish DVR is a dual tuner, our DVR will not be able to utilize both tuners. I do not know the Dish UI, but I envision a scenario where LiveTV is set to the foreground tuner and a channel change request coming in from the TiVo. Due to a recording in progress, or some other reason, you get a recording of the Dish UI asking if you really want to change channels and stop recording.....or something similar to that. Again, I do not have personal experience with the Dish DVR's operation.

    To avoid confusion and lost recordings, your best best is to stick to using a standalone satellite receiver with your TiVo DVR.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2006 #325 of 533
    grbii

    grbii New Member

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    This really works and it worked the very first time I tried it. It is baffling as MRELK2 said. Thanks to him for the post. I wish I had seen it sooner. I am using the DTV - H20 manufactured by Philips, with the Directv codes in the IR setup; specifically the
    code 10074-B, which can be selected in the Tivo advanced setup, under Channel Changing. There are a lot of people out there stumbling upon this problem, so I hope they see this. I tried several things suggested by others, but this is by far the cleanest and simplest solution.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2006 #326 of 533
    dj maniac

    dj maniac New Member

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    I had the Dish Network DVR and as long as you don't have any programs set to record on the dvr and just use it as a video source it'll be fine. I had the dual tuner, tivo set up in the living room and the other dvr was for my kids in their room. There is one draw back and a pretty big one I think, the dvr does this diagnostic check at like 2am and it goes into standby mode where all you see is a bouncing DishNetwork logo. If you have Tivo Suggestions on that's all you're going to see.
     
  7. Fraser+Dief

    Fraser+Dief New Member

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    Anybody using a tivo with an SA 1840? Any issues with the blaster?

    There's a possibility Rogers Cable in Canada might give me one, and I haven't found anyone anywhere talking about it.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2006 #328 of 533
    jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    I just got a new HD TV and am using the Comcast HD DVR but I want to continue to use my series 2 140 hour tivo.

    I don't have a good universal remote so my question is:
    Is it possible for the comcast remote (8300) to control my tivo?

    I apologize if this has been answered already or if this is the wrong forum to ask.

    Thank you for any assistance.
    jctivo
     
  9. Sep 3, 2006 #329 of 533
    Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    if this a UEI made oem remote, give vcr code 0618 a try. All keys, the power key wouldn't have a command.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2006 #330 of 533
    jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    THANKS, Edmund!!!

    This works great. I really appreciate it and my wife definitely does as we can use one Remote Control for EVERYTHING!

    Have a great day.
    jctivo
     
  11. Matt50001

    Matt50001 New Member

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    Hello -

    I've got a dish 301 and in the past, used this forum to (succesfully) get an IR blast cable and get my TIVO working. But now, it's not. My Dish was on the fritz (lots of dropped signals) so I had a repairman come out and he replaced physical pieces of the dish (but no settings as far as I'm aware), and since then, NO IR BLASTER. I've replaced the IR cable, and my dish works perfectly, but my Tivo is all but useless. I've read some theories that it may not work if the timing of the Tivo and the Reciever arent' in sequence, but not sure which needs to be early, nor how to reset them anyway. Unclear if restarting the enitre setup sequence, or deleting all my information, would help. Again, reciever (and the remote) work fine, cable has been replaced, but when I tell Tivo to change the chanel, I no longer see the blue channel changing element (but Tivo internally changes what channel it thinks it's on). It's important to note that I did have it working, so I know how it's supposed to be setup. I've also seen some theories that some software versions of the Dish may not support IR blasting - but not sure which versions. Can anyone assist?

    Matt
     
  12. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Make sure the Unit ID of dish receiver and its remote are set #1. The only address the tivo knows.
     
  13. Matt50001

    Matt50001 New Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean; The Dish remote works fine, it's set up for channel 3, as is the Tivo. It is the #1 remote. How do I check the Unit ID of the reciever - I don't see it under system information.
     
  14. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    sorry can't help you there, been with directv for 11 years. In fact i'm a Techknow Guide on directv's own forum. Anyways dish receiver have 16 remote addresses, so you can have more then one receiver in a given room. But the only address the tivo receiver knows is #1, get out your manul, read up.
     
  15. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    On my Dish receiver it is in the System Information screen. It is called Remote Address. It can be set from 1 - 15.
     
  16. kilr-t

    kilr-t New Member

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    I've heard Tivo IS compatable with this model satelite receiver, but I can't make mine work. It won't change channels using the Tivo remote. Does anyone know the IR remote code?
     
  17. Matt50001

    Matt50001 New Member

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    Thanks; it took me a couple of days to figure it out and look it up, (had to go to the paper manual). Needless to say it was rather un-intuitive (especially since I had no idea it had been changed). But it worked PERFECTLY. For future people who are looking: On the Dish Receiver 322 (not 311 as I originally posted):
    A) Validate your DISH reciever / DISH remote co-ordinated setting by looking it up under system information. If it is NOT "1" then
    B) Turn the reciever (all units) OFF (sounds strange, but it works) (The TIVO "lost signal screen should be in place)
    C) On the reciever (not the remote), change the channel. The system information screen will show up.
    D) Press the SAT button for 3+ seconds untill everything blinks. Then press "1" (note: be aware of reasons why you can not or should not do this, but it is the default setting).
    E) Press #. If you have done it correctly, the SAT button blinks at you.
    F) PRESS RECORD. This important step will officially change it. You should see the number change in the System Info screen. IF YOU DON'T, your DISH remote won't work, let alone TIVOs.
    G) From now on, don't let any DISH technicians, who don't have Tivo, change the remote address!!!!
     
  18. pan2

    pan2 New Member

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    Pardon the dumb question but the front page refers to codes as #-fast or medium or slow, but on my Series2 I see #-A or B or C. Is there an obvious translation between the two?
     
  19. chicharsgdl

    chicharsgdl New Member

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    does anybody have a code for a satellite box dishnetwork 322 for my ir
    i can't change channels
     
  20. Dec 8, 2006 #340 of 533
    Breckrider

    Breckrider New Member

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    I have the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 1100 and the Sony SVR-2000 stand alone dvr. When setting up my tivo, I don't have the 0018 option. My numbers run from 4200 up to 60 something I believe. Is there a way to get additional codes?

    UPDATE

    Nevermind, I found the code. My mother was able to make the tivo talk to the cable box withOUT the IR emitter attached. I would assume it had to do with placement. She had both units in a cabinet with the cable box over the tivo. I can't recreate this. Has anybody else had this happen?
     

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