1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

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

  1. dudemac

    dudemac New Member

    12
    0
    Mar 23, 2004
    Texas
    here is my problem, the channel will not change, i have done a tent and tried many codes, i have a GI cable box that looks like its clearview made

    Clearview GI DCT1134/1151: 10021 Also, try the tips for the Motorola tips.

    Found this info in the begining of this post. However, this code did not work on my tivo, and i tried all the things for moto cable box, can someone help?

    Tivo Series 2 model 240040

    Cox Cable, college station, texas
     
  2. mjp

    mjp New Member

    10
    0
    Aug 25, 2003
    Recently switched to Cox digital cable from dish network and the Tivo IR out to Motorola serial in works like a charm. This is Motorola DCT2524. It hasn't dropped a change yet, whereas the old Echostar box with IR blaster and foil tent dropped one in 25 changes (and that after many days of testing/optimizing).

    Granted this is only after a couple hundred changes and not months or years of use, but so far I'm impressed.
     
  3. dudemac

    dudemac New Member

    12
    0
    Mar 23, 2004
    Texas
    well i am going crazy, i have redone the tent/fort to alum foil. done what another forum suggests and taken on of the IR blasters and put it behind the cable box.

    I have also tried every code for Moto, Clearview, and GI and nothing.

    No serial connection here, but i am wondering if it could be my cable box.

    any ideas?
     
  4. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

    8,634
    0
    Dec 29, 2001
    Malibu
    dudemac, are you getting absolutely no response at all? Is it possible that your IR emitter cable is not plugged in all the way or is damaged? (The emitter cable can stop working if badly bent.) There are posts earlier in this thread on how to use a digital camera to see if IR is coming out of the IR emitters.
     
  5. dudemac

    dudemac New Member

    12
    0
    Mar 23, 2004
    Texas
    well i feel like a moron and then some, the wifi usb card was pushing on the ir cable and i guess not making a connection.

    Thanks ccwf, i never saw the post about that but the info really helped.

    well now i look forward to many hours of tivo fun.
     
  6. mohanram

    mohanram TiVo CraZy

    15
    0
    Dec 31, 2001
    Redmond, WA
    I have a Samsung SIR-Ts360 HDTV reciever and my Tivo is unable to change channels on this receiver properly. It misses the first few digits of the channel on most occassions. So changing to channel 506 results in changing to channel 06 or sometimes 6

    Does anyone know of the correct IR codes for this receiver. I am using 10062. But I am having all the above problems with this code. This code worked fine on the SIR-TS160

    Raj
     
  7. gkovler

    gkovler New Member

    6
    0
    Dec 7, 2003
    i see the instructions but can't find the cable box setup....i do not get that option in my setup and so i cannot tivo any channel that is not showing on the box.....what am i doing wrong? thanks....gail
     
  8. s.u.p.e.r.d.a.d

    s.u.p.e.r.d.a.d New Member

    4
    0
    Mar 27, 2004
    Hughes 10020 (Medium) works!
     
  9. alansh

    alansh New Member

    1,177
    0
    Jan 3, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just in case someone wonders what a Motorola RG2200 is, Next Level has been bought out by Motorola. The RG2200 is now a Motorola product. However, TiVo will still list it as "Next Level" for now, and it's possible Qwest is still providing equipment with the Next Level name on it rather than Motorola.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2004 #110 of 533
    mjp

    mjp New Member

    10
    0
    Aug 25, 2003
    Correct. My bad - yes, it's the serial out to the Motorola serial in. Still haven't dropped a channel change!
     
  11. imtigger2

    imtigger2 New Member

    13
    0
    Sep 15, 2002
    Carlsbad, CA
    Hi all...

    I've been searching these forums and Tivo help for HOURS now and can't find my answer, so here goes:

    Equip: Sony SVR-2000 Motorola DCT2224

    I hooked up the serial cable correctly, double-checked that it was in. Then, changed my Tivo setup for the Digital Cable Ext. service, etc.

    All my connections are correct, but I don't have the option in my menu's to change to a serial cable connection! It only shows (or allows) an IR connection. I'm baffled by this.

    I have software ver: 3.0-01-1-010

    Per the Tivo site, I should be able to go to it from TiVo Central, select Messages & Setup; then Recorder & Phone Setup; then Cable/Satellite Box, then Control Cable Setup; then Cable Box; then Serial Cable.

    When I get to the Cable Box option and click it, there's no "Control Cable Setup" option to select to go to Serial Cable. I get only these two options; "Connection to Recorder" (which brings me to my video/audio connections... which are correct and working) and "Cable Box Setup" (which brings me to the IR setup... which code to select) there's NO option for Serial Cable.

    Am I missing something??

    Thanks,

    Dan Bejma
    Carlsbad, CA
     
  12. imtigger2

    imtigger2 New Member

    13
    0
    Sep 15, 2002
    Carlsbad, CA
    Well... I confirmed that the port is enabled through my cable company. Does it take the software to detect that the port is enabled before it will show the serial option?

    As for the hack... sorry, I didn't see that small link for what I needed to do there... I found the thread I needed there (which I couldn't find before for some reason). I don't understand why a hack is needed because on the Tivo site (TiVo's article“Changing Channels on a DCT2000 Series Cable Box Using the Serial Control Cable), it shows that serial communication is immediately available through software ver. 3.0 and higher on a Series 1 Tivo, which is what I have. Doesn't make sense.

    Anyway... sucks ta be me. I was hoping for a remote-control code or something, not a Linux hack. Now I have to tear apart my Tivo if I wanna use Serial. :(

    Thanks for all your help, and the speed in which you did it! :)

    Dan B
    Carlsbad, CA
     
  13. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

    8,634
    0
    Dec 29, 2001
    Malibu
    The article you referenced indicates serial control is possible with 3.0 if your service number begins with 130 or 230. Does your service number begins with either of those numbers?
     
  14. imtigger2

    imtigger2 New Member

    13
    0
    Sep 15, 2002
    Carlsbad, CA
    I saw that (and more confusion ensued... ha!) ;)

    My number starts with 010, not even close. I figured I just couldn't find the number they were talking about.

    Silly me.

    :)
     
  15. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

    2,894
    0
    Aug 12, 2002
    Arecibo, PR
    Charles,

    You may want to add a notation to the entry for the Dish 301 regarding the unsubscribed channels compatibility issue. If the "Channels You Receive" preferences are set incorrectly, the TiVo can get stuck on the "You do not subscribe to this channel" error message, from which a "channel up" or "channel down" keypress on the Dish remote itself is required to recover.
     
  16. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

    8,634
    0
    Dec 29, 2001
    Malibu
    There was already an orange warning on this in the general notes for DISH receivers. I've now made the warning more verbose and added a sentence about using the DISH remote channel up/down to recover.

    On my TODO list is creating a web version of the main post that will, when a cable/satellite box is selected, automatically show the general notes for the manufacturer of the box in addition to the notes for the specific model. Right now, people have to look those up separately, and I worry that most people may not realize that general DISH notes exist in addition to the specific entries for individual DISH receivers. Yet, the general notes are too lengthy to duplicate in each individual entry.

    Hmmm. I should probably add a sentence to each individual DISH receiver entry saying to also look at the general DISH notes.
     
  17. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

    2,894
    0
    Aug 12, 2002
    Arecibo, PR
    Shoot. Can't believe I missed that, and I was scanning for it too. It might have been the orange highlight; it's a bit hard to read against the yellow forum background.
     
  18. stars67

    stars67 New Member

    2
    0
    Sep 7, 2002
    Crestwood, KY
    Okay - it is late, I'm tired and my Phillips DSX5500 which we just had installed today is really starting to irritate me!

    I have it set for 10038, medium. It seems to work fine if I am sitting right in front of the box, but whenever I move back to the couch, I get spotty success. This doesn't make any sense to me!

    Do I need to contact our installer and tell them the Philips just won't work with our TIVO and I need something else?

    It's bad enough we've lived without cable/satellite for the last four days - thank God we had a small selection of items to watch off of our TIVO.

    Any advice on how to make this Phillips receiver work would be appreciated!

    Becky
     
  19. Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

    1,026
    1
    Jun 8, 2001
    Gaithersburg...
    Can you please fix the links to the specific referenced posts? They currently link to the beginning of the thread instead of the specific posts.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  20. VinceA

    VinceA New Member

    1,086
    0
    May 13, 2002
    Bayonne, NJ
    Found out today that the latest firmware pushed to Scientific Atlanta 4200 boxes by Cablevision added a new option that allows the box to be turned on when a channel change is sent to the box. This means that if the box powers down (on purpose or accidentally) it will power back up when the TiVo changes the channel. In the settings look for "set:power on keys" and select "Power and Numeric". I tried it out here and it seems to work pretty well.
     

Share This Page