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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

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

  1. Feb 9, 2004 #81 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Figured out why the link to Girder wasn't working and fixed it. For those with boxes or lineups not supported by TiVo, Girder is a program which, when used with the appropriate add-on or bundled hardware, can be programmed to output learned IR in response to IR sent to it. For example, I believe I have read of 4DTV+TiVo owners programming Girder to receive Scientific Atlantic/DirecTV/DISH remote codes for channel changes (from the TiVo) and in turn send out remapped 4DTV channel changes.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2004 #82 of 533
    Peterod

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    Dish 322 workaround confimed to work again.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2004 #83 of 533
    dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    This is interesting and if someone can tell me why this IS working I am curious.

    Today, I set up an upgraded Tivo (Philips HDR112 w/120 GB drive) for my brother. He has Comcast digital cable and uses the Motorola DCT-2224 tuner box.

    On the back of the cable box, it has a serial connection (15-pin?) and a microphone pin sized jack that has "IR" above it. Seeing that the Tivo also of course has two jacks this size on the back (one for Serial and one for IR), I figured no harm in connecting the IR ports of both boxes together with a simple monoural microphone cable.

    During the Tivo guided setup, this cable worked successfully in changing channels using the 0093-Fast code. The Tivo channels key in first and then the cable box a second later.

    The really interesting part is, I removed the cable from the back of the two boxes (not connected to either), didn't change anything else in the setup, and the channel changing STILL works flawlessly in the same manner as before! Why is this? Did I miss the reason in another thread? I am of course only using the Series 1 peanut remote for changing channels. I thought maybe somehow the peanut had the code for the cable box and sent it to them simultaneously, but there is still that second or two delay where the Tivo keys in first and then the cable box after.

    How is this working? IR talking through the boxes somehow in the back?
     
  4. Feb 16, 2004 #84 of 533
    scottjamez

    scottjamez New Member

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    I was having an issue getting the number 6 to be sent to my cable box, General Instruments 2200. These are the settings that made things work fine.

    Philips HDR112
    General Instruments 2200 Analog Cable Box

    Settings for Cable Box Ir:
    two digit
    "Yes" to use enter
    Code 10040-Fast

    :up: :up: :up:
     
  5. Feb 16, 2004 #85 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    The “eye” in the middle of the front panel of Philips Series 1 TiVo (and most other Series 1's) is a powerful IR emitter.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2004 #86 of 533
    Peterod

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    As a side note to the 322 workaround. The 322 has two tuners. Setting up the timer of tuner one will only reset TV1. You need to setup a timer for tuner two (TV2) if you have a Replay and a Tivo setup with the 322 like I do. Resetting one will not reset the other.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2004 #87 of 533
    emathieu

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    Okay, now this is interesting... I am having the exact same problem on my Philips Series 1 all of a sudden - the number 6 will NOT be sent to my digital cable box, and this just started happening. I have tried two different IR emitters, and am now using serial control, and nothing with a "6" in it is sent. Did something change recently that we don't know about? I thought there was no more updates for Series 1? Something is definitely funny here...

    I was researching this problem when I stumbled across your post. Anyone else have this problem?! :confused:
     
  8. Feb 22, 2004 #88 of 533
    ccwf

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    From the first post in this thread:
    See that post for detailed instructions.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2004 #89 of 533
    emathieu

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    Thanks, I guess when I was searching I somehow jumped straight to this last page. I'll check it out.

    Thanks again!
     
  10. Mar 3, 2004 #90 of 533
    Subbacultcha

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    Help!

    Just convinced the wife to ditch Adelphia for a new cable startup in our town, Oxford Networks, and now our TiVo wont change channels.

    After three calls to TiVo customer service, they basically told me I was out of luck... Anybody know the codes for this box:

    Marketed by "Myrio" (their logo is on the remote), and manufactured by i3 Micro of Sweden. Tiny little silver unit with a large opaque blue plastic swath across the front, no clock or channel indicator, just 3 really bright blue lights...

    Do I need some kind of euro code, or perhaps a different freq. ir flasher?

    TiVo suggested codes from Scientific Atlanta, General instruments, and Next Level Communications, none worked...

    Thanks for looking,
    Subbacultcha
     
  11. Mar 4, 2004 #91 of 533
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    I think you are the first TiVo owner here with that box, unfortunately. I would try asking your cable company if your box works with any universal remotes (other than their own), and, if so, what type of box should you tell the universal remote you have.

    I know for the UK TiVo owners, if you have a Pronto remote (preferably) or a Palm PDA (or friends or neighbors with such), you can capture the IR codes from your cable box's remote and send the captured codes to TiVo, who will then send out the new codes for the box to everyone. I would imagine they do this for U.S. TiVos, too, although I don't know this for sure.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2004 #92 of 533
    Subbacultcha

    Subbacultcha New Member

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    Thanks, Charles.

    I'll give TiVo a call and see what they say about capturing codes. I have a Handspring Visor running Palm OS, will that work?

    Also, there is no serial port on the box, but there is a rj45 pass thru marked "PC", another rj45 marked "SMP", and a pair of usb ports... Any chance of controlling the box trough those?

    -Subbacultcha
     
  13. Mar 4, 2004 #93 of 533
    ccwf

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    Yes, the Handspring Visor should work. The easiest way to capture codes is with the OmniRemote program from Pacific Neo-Tek. (You can capture codes with the trial version.) Based on the experience of this Brits and Aussies, OmniRemote might not result in quite as a clean a capture as with a Pronto, but it should be good enough, possibly with a little manual hand-holding.

    Here is moderator Gary Sargent's page on how to get codes added to UK TiVos with a link on how to do the captures. If TiVo is unable to handle the resultant captured data in CCF format directly, then we'd also need to get Gary or someone else's assistance with converting the CCF data into TiVo format.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2004 #94 of 533
    Subbacultcha

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    Thanks again.

    Still trying to get my cable co to do some legwork and call the manufacturer, but if all else fails...

    I'll keep you posted.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2004 #95 of 533
    ccwf

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    Note: You can often use a floodlight or bright flashlight to locate the IR sensor in your cable or satellite box.

    If the main post does not indicate otherwise, place the emitters according to the following diagram from TiVo's article How Do I Verify Cable and Satellite Box IR Cable Connections?:
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    However, some boxes work better with other placements for the IR emitters. For example, the DCT2000 series works best with the emitter attached directly to the face of the box over the IR sensor inside an IR fort/tent. Special instructions for boxes that need them are included in the main post.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2004 #96 of 533
    Subbacultcha

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    I can see the sensor, and i tested it with the cable remote. it's not that it is misfiring and switching to the wrong channel, it's not responding at all...

    Hehe, called the regional sales dude for Myrio corp, and he actually called back... Said he'd ask the tech guys if they'd had any feedback about this box and TiVo.

    Myrio main office and i3 Micro's US office, both in WA, let the machine pick up...
     
  17. Mar 5, 2004 #97 of 533
    Peterod

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    In re: to the Dishnetwork 322. Setting up the timer is a one time deal. Make sure that once you setup the timer you leave the timer on when you exit the screen. Leaving the screen without turning on the timer will not reset the 322. By default the timer is not turned on when you set it up.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2004 #98 of 533
    Subbacultcha

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    My bad, Charles. Surfing impaired...
     
  19. Mar 8, 2004 #99 of 533
    blabes

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    Time Warner Cable of Dayton, Ohio, uses this Pioneer Voyager 3510HD set-top-box:

    www dot pioneerbroadband dot com/products/voyager3510hd.asp

    The unit has an "IR CONTROL jack" and a "Serial Port connector" on the rear. I don't suppose that either of these are inputs to which I could connect the TiVo's IR output, eh? Sure would be nice to get rid of those IR emitters that hang over the set-top-box...
     
  20. icanhangout

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    My cable box is a Vision 20/20 box made by Alpha Products inc. It also goes by vx4000 (at least thats what it says on the bottom). The only code that I could find that worked was 10017 which can be found under the Orbit Brand name in the manufacture list. Hope I saved someone else the trouble of going through the list manually.
     

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