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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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    IR control for TiVo DVRs is only meant for use with set top boxes (digital antenna, cable, satellite) for the purpose of channel changing. It will not control a DVD recorder.
     
  2. mrchristensen

    mrchristensen New Member

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    I only want to control the channel changing. I could buy a converter box, but I already have a DVDR with a built-in tuner. Can I use my my Series 2 to change the channel on my Philips DVDR 3506?
     
  3. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Since you used the word "converter", I'm assuming you're talking about digital antenna as your source. We only captured IR codes for common converter boxes (those that were Coupon Eligible Converter Boxes). It is not worth the effort and cost for us to add control for corner case situations like this. Sorry.
     
  4. mrchristensen

    mrchristensen New Member

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    When I saw about 1000 IR codes, I had hoped that someone would know which ones **might** work on a Philips DVDR 3506, that's all.

    And yes, when I said "converter box", I meant a digital antenna. My Series 2 doesn't have a digital tuner, so I need something to pull in the channels.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
  5. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    The IR protocol for digital converters includes the delimiter (dash or dot) between the major and minor of the channel number (28-1, 11-2, etc). None of the previously existing codes on file have a delimiter, so only those recently added would even have a chance at working.

    Here's the entire list.
    10086
    10087
    10090
    10090
    10091
    10091
    10092
    10093
    10094
    10095
    10096
    10097
    10098
    10099
    10100
    10101
    10102
    10103

    Series1 customers have tried other workarounds with other codes but they are of limited benefit.
     
  6. Jay_in_CA

    Jay_in_CA New Member

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    Hi Jerry,
    I sure hope you or someone else here can help.
    I need the 5-digit Tivo IR code for my Magnavox (Funai) ZV450MW8 combo DVD-R/VCR unit. Reading through this (thank you!) and many other user forums, I discovered that I can use the ATSC tuner within the Magnavox to ''push'' the digital channels through so that I can view through Tivo (Series 2, single tuner). Coax splits: directly in Tivo, and into Magnavox, then AV cables from Magnavox into Tivo. Yes, it's hooked up properly. Yes, I've lined up the IR cables properly. (No, not going to use a DTA or other STB.) Yes, I've gone through Guided Setup, basically ''tricking'' Tivo into thinking it has both Cable and Satellite inputs, where the digital channels from the Magnavox acts as the ''Satellite'' feed. Yes, I've tried dozens of codes through the Advanced Channel Changing menu already. If I could just put in the correct IR code into Tivo, then Tivo can change the channels on the Magnavox and solve my woes. No, I don't want to do any controlling of the Magnavox unit other than having the Tivo be able to change its channels through the IR.
    Unfortunately, none of the 10086 through 10103 codes seem to work.
    Thanks! Jay
     
  7. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    There is no code. The Tivo isn't designed to control VCRs. You could try the Magnavox converter code, or get a proper converter.
     
  8. pegasus

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    Is there any chance that these 'digital converter codes' could be added as its own converter (or even added to the "Universal" one already in place) for those of us with Series 1 machines who have supported TIVO for a decade?

    It must be possible as I see that the Comcast Digital Converter is now on the list of cable boxes for my Series 1.
     
  9. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    We are able to add new cable and satellite codes because they still use the same channel changing protocols as when the S1 was released. Digital antenna converters utilize a delimiter to separate the major and minor channel numbers (11-1, 27-2, etc).
    *Sometimes you'll see this as 11.1 or 27.2 (dot vs dash, same thing)

    To have the S1 units utilize a delimiter would require a software update. They simply do not have the software to deal with it, and the other infrastructure changes needed to support it. It's not as simple as just pushing the IR codes over, otherwise we'd have already done that.

    The reality is that it is not practical for us to even attempt a software update for the S1 platform. Instead, we sent messaging out and provided upgrade offers before the transition to give customers the opportunity to get new equipment at a reduced price.
     
  10. pegasus

    pegasus New Member

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    I realize it wouldn't give users the subchannels, but with my digital converter (that should work with IR code 10090) will automatically go to the dot-1 channel with just the 2 digit channel input.

    I searched every single code in every single cable box listed on my Series 1, but unfortunately none of them uses 10090.

    I would be happy to just be able to get to the dot-1 channels via IR if the 10090 code would ever mysteriously appear in the "Universal" box listing. ;)

    That message (if it was sent to the email address on file with TIVO) must have fallen victim to the inbound spam filter of NetZero, much like some recent account messages from TivoCommunity.com ;)
     
  11. Aug 9, 2009 #471 of 533
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    pikapp307 New Member

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    I have a Dish network/echostar VIP222k and I am having trouble getting the tivo to change channels usiing the IR emitters... Any help would be appreciated greatly, thanks!
     
  12. ScottFloyd

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    The Wegener SMD 515 set top box is an IPTV set top. It is not listed as a cable set top box in the Tivo menu of cable set tops. I have an Amino 110 that works OK but I would like to try the Wegener. Has anyone found a compatible manufacturer to make the Wegener SMD 515 work?
     
  13. atobin

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    The IR blasters are not working when I try to set them up. I choose Samsung as my cable box model and nothing happens. I have Model SMT-H3050 with Time Warner Cable in NY. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
     
  14. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    This thread is just about whether or not there are available codes. Your model is supported and uses IR code 00018. You'll need to focus on basic troubleshooting as per our online article (How do I set up and verify my IR cable connections?)

    If that doesn't help, please start a new discussion thread.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2009 #475 of 533
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    13Blu New Member

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    I have a Tivo Humax 2500 and just received the Dish HD222, it is NOT in HD, is NOT a DVR and is set up for 1 TV only.

    I have checked out this post 3 times and can't find the IR code(s) for the 222, can anyone help me out?

    Thanks
     
  16. Nov 4, 2009 #476 of 533
    classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Use standard Echostar codes, and make sure the receiver is set to address 1.
     
  17. bicker

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    This might be more of a forum issue, but... I searched the Thread for both QIP and FIOS and came up empty -- nothing about serial compatibility, nothing about IR codes -- not even an "it doesn't work". What's the deal?
     
  18. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    They are standard Motorola cable boxes as far as IR codes and serial goes.
     
  19. bicker

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    So just refer to the corresponding DCT/DCH codes, then, eh?
     
  20. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Yup. 10006 and 10046 work well according to some customers.
     

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