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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

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

  1. Sep 10, 2003 #21 of 533
    leighnjo

    leighnjo New Member

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    I have a Sony SAT-50 being run by my Sony Series 2 SA TIVO using a serial control cable which was originally supplied with my Sony series 1 SA TIVO. It works great. The problem is that newer Sony receivers and, from what I can see, all the other newer receivers don't have a serial connector. Most, but not all, have a low speed data port which, in theory, can be controlled by TIVO using a Home Control Cable which can be purchased from TIVO for a nominal amount. The Home Control Cable is a stero plug which fits into the TIVO with an RJ14 plug which fits the low speed data port. I purchased a Hughes GAEBOA specifically because it had a low speed data port and was very reasonably priced (under $100). I couldn't get it to work using the Home Control Cable and found on this bulletinboard a post saying the low speed data port wasn't programmed to do anything! I then e-mailed Sony and was told that none of its receivers could be controlled by a TIVO other than using IR. I hope this clarification helps. If anyone knows how to connect so that TIVO controls the receiver other than by IR, I sure would like to know.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2003 #22 of 533
    leighnjo

    leighnjo New Member

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    Hate to post twice in a row but more research on this thread seems to indicate that some receivers can be controlled by TIVO using the Home Control Cable and the low speed data port. Apparently, the setting on the TIVO for APG is critical. I have a Hughes GCEBOA which is in warranty and doesn't work but apparently can be controlled by TIVO. If I can get some confirmation of that, I will be motivated to return it under warranty.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2003 #23 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    That's why this list exists. Hopefully, it will help you out. :)

    If you haven't done so already, you might want to read phone1's post (a link is provided in the Hughes GCEB0A entry) and send a PM to phone1 to confirm the details. Also, if you find that the GCEB0A requires APG, let me know, and I'll add that info to the list.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2003 #24 of 533
    rforman

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    I have a Zenith HD receiver which is fairly new and cannot find any code that will permit an IR blaster to change the channels on the receiver. I realize that I cannot record in HD but need the ability to record other satellite programs not in HD. To do that I need to be able to have the TIVO communicate with the receiver to change the channels on the receiver. Does anyone know of a possible serial connection or other solution which might work?
     
  5. Sep 15, 2003 #25 of 533
    rforman

    rforman New Member

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    Sorry, I just looked again. It is a Zenith HD SAT 520 receiver. I have a telephone jack in it and a serial port which is "reserved" for the manufacturer. Will any code work with an IR Blaster to change channels?
     
  6. Sep 15, 2003 #26 of 533
    Glennjr_2001

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    :confused: what does "10020-Medium" mean? I have this same receiver and am looking at getting a svr 2000 (sony)
     
  7. Sep 15, 2003 #27 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Since this basically the same box as the Sony box under a different name, have you tried Sony codes. Have you tried sending a PM to the poster who got the Sony box to work with IR?
     
  8. Sep 15, 2003 #28 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    It means the recommended IR code to use is 10020 at Medium speed. When setting up TiVo to control a cable/satellite box, it prompts you for an IR code number and a speed at which the IR signals should be sent.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2003 #29 of 533
    ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    I use code Echostar-10001-Fast with my Dish 301 receiver. Works perfectly.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2003 #30 of 533
    robgold

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    Does anyone have any information/educated guesses as to whether the soon to be released Sony HD300 STB's serial port will work with a TiVo Series2 serial port to change channels? I see in the above list that the serial port in the HD200 does not work with TiVo. However, I noticed that the specs for the HD200 refer to the serial port as an Authorized Service Port, while the specs for the HD300 refer to it as a Data Port...maybe I'm reading too much into that. Also, the HD300 can simultaneously transmit analog and HD signals like the Samsung 160. Any thoughts/info as to whether the HD300's serial port will work for changing channels? Thanks!
     
  11. Sep 25, 2003 #31 of 533
    Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

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    ccwf, would you please fix the formatting? There are some formatting tags missing causing it to display oddly.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  12. Sep 25, 2003 #32 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    OK, I've added some nonsense to the vBulletin URL tags for links on this site (which tend to be rather long) to workaround the wordwrap bug.

    Thanks for pointing out the problem.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2003 #33 of 533
    littlelinda

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    Thanks for putting this together. I see the Pace cable box is listed. Have you considered sending this list to TIVO or to the box manufacturers?
     
  14. Oct 8, 2003 #34 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Since TiVo employees monitor this forum, there's a reasonable chance they are aware of this thread.

    Just added an entry for the EchoStar Model 6000U courtesy of Sparkman87.
     
  15. Oct 13, 2003 #35 of 533
    markrichards

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    Confirmed.

    The codes presented when choosing Pioneer as the make all don't work. SA 00018-Fast does the trick.

    -Mark
     
  16. Oct 18, 2003 #36 of 533
    higgins

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    0093 fast works for my General instrument CFT-2200 analog cable converter.
     
  17. Oct 30, 2003 #37 of 533
    rscaramelo

    rscaramelo SA! No DirecTivo!

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    Anybody had success with the ViewMaster 4000?

    RC
     
  18. Oct 30, 2003 #38 of 533
    ccwf

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    Try the Radio Shack cable box IR codes. If this works, please post the working code, speed, and any special notes, so I can add an entry for the ViewMaster 4000. If it doesn't work, let me know that, too, and I will add an entry to indicate probable incompatibility.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2003 #39 of 533
    ccwf

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    Added interesting tip that setting DCT2000s to show the channel number instead of the time may improve reliability. Currently, this is just an isolated report. If others find this tip really helps, please let me know.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2003 #40 of 533
    Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

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    I tried this one this morning. Changing channels results in a black screen for a few seconds. A friend suggested that I try 10042 - Slow. I did see one benefit of using enter - the cable banner disappears quickly.
     

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