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Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List

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

  1. Oct 4, 2004 #161 of 533
    11ball

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    After some extensive noodling around I found that the Orbit - OO17 code will control the Vortex View box.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2004 #162 of 533
    11ball

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    Yes, you're right - for the Vortex View box the code is 10017. I must have omitted the first digit in my posting. Code can be found under "Orbit" in the set up list. I'm using "fast", "two digits", and "NO" on sending the Enter Key. It's a little slow, especially on channels 1-9, but it works and has been reliable.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2004 #163 of 533
    chezchas

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    ccwf -

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate the thorough job you did organizing this material about channel changing which is so critical to Tivo users.

    I have a Motorola DCT2244 cable box (although it's branded as a General Instruments box) and I have a Series 1 Tivo box. I recently experienced the "unable-to-change-to-channels-with-6-in-them" problem.

    As you recommended, I switched to IR code 10006-Medium, and voila, the problem was solved! Without your help, this "phantom" problem might have driven me nuts!
     
  4. Oct 9, 2004 #164 of 533
    rrife

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    Where you (or others) able to figure out a working IR code or Serial/RF solution for the Samsung TS360? I've tried the 10069, which works really fast (regardless of speed setting) but it frequently fails to input the first number. I've also tried the 10068 but it fails to press the enter button after the numeric input so it takes about 7 seconds to change the channel. I also called Tivo where I was pretty much told there was nothing they could do for me.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2004 #165 of 533
    ccwf

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    That's basically the situation. As noted in the main post, one of 10068/10069 is slow and the other is unreliable. Serial should work if you run it through a computer and write a program to translate the codes to the Crestron protocol.

    I don't know if any has tried the fast, unreliable code in combination with an IR tent/fort. It's possible the first digit is being dropped for the same reason as Motorola cable boxes, which get confused by the IR coming from the TiVo remote.

    Is the first digit often dropped even when TiVo is changing channels itself for a recording? Or is the first digit only dropped when using the remote to change channels? If the latter, definitely try the IR tent/fort.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2004 #166 of 533
    rrife

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    Well the digits getting dropped is completely random and sometimes it's one digit, sometimes two and sometimes it works just fine (rarely though). Wonder if somebody could make something like the APG converter located at patersontech.com or contact that developer have and him/her build the device (or flash the existing one) to work with the samsung serial port??
     
  7. Oct 9, 2004 #167 of 533
    ccwf

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    That would be Tim Paterson, the original author of DOS. He and I have exchanged a few posts over in the Replay forum, and his site has a link to this list.

    Not knowing any details of the Crestron protocol and not being a real hardware guy, I don't know how difficult this would be.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2004 #168 of 533
    rickt

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    I am seriously struggling with a Motorola DCT1800. I am not able to get it accept anything at all. Erratic behavior would be a step in the right direction.

    I have tried every code, setting up fort, etc. I have the cable plugged into IR, not serial. I'm pretty sure I can see the IR sensor. I have tried various configurations of the IR emitters, left/right, up/down, closer/further... nothing.

    I am beginning to wonder if the tivo is even sending a signal at all. Is there a way to confirm this either way?
     
  9. Nov 5, 2004 #169 of 533
    ccwf

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    You can use most digital cameras to see whether or not IR is coming from the tips of TiVo's IR emitter cable. There are some posts with details about halfway through this thread.

    Motorola boxes seem to work best with the emitter taped to the front of the cable box directly over the IR sensor. The Xantech stick-on IR emitters seem to work particularly well (better than TiVo's IR emitters) for DCT2000 series cable box owners and might be worth a try.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2004 #170 of 533
    rickt

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    I gave up and had Comcast swap it with a better box. I asked for a box with digital sound output and they gave me a DCT2524 which has the serial interface. It works like a charm. Thanks for your help!
     
  11. Nov 5, 2004 #171 of 533
    himomer

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    rickt--how easy was it for you to get comcast to switch your box. I have a serial port, but still have to use the IR connection as i couldnt get the serial to work. The IR is AWFUL takes no less than 10-15 seconds to change channels. Any tips would be well appreciated.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2004 #172 of 533
    ccwf

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    10–15 seconds is an awfully long time. If it takes many, many seconds before TiVo even starts sending the digits for the new channel, that can indicate stray IR. TiVo waits until there is no stray IR before sending the channel change, probably because stray IR causes popular Motorola cable boxes to change channels incorrectly.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2004 #173 of 533
    himomer

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    Yeah, its way too long! I was looking forward to my TiVo but thanks to comcast, I can't enjoy it. And, of course the CSR said "The serial port does not work because it is not compatible with TiVo, it only works with our DVR that is just like TiVo". I'm going to become a nuisance and see if that can help the situation. BTW, what exactly is a serial port, is it only for remotes or is it used for other equipment? Any ideas as to how I could get it activated would be greatly appreciated.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2004 #174 of 533
    ccwf

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    The serial port is another way of changing channels. You get it activated by complaining to the cable company to get it activated. If the cable company doesn't know how to activate it, there are instructions for cable company personnel in the main post on what they need to do to activate it. If they lie and say it doesn't work with TiVo, I don't know—maybe ask if you can record their answer so you can file a complaint with the government for purposely giving out erroneous information to damage another company???
     
  15. Nov 6, 2004 #175 of 533
    rickt

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    They were very helpful, surprisingly. I basically told them that I needed a box that supported digital sound. They told me to take my box to the local service center and they MAY have a different box. I took it down, they did have some different boxes so we did a little swap. Completely painless.
     
  16. Nov 6, 2004 #176 of 533
    ccwf

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  17. Nov 6, 2004 #177 of 533
    himomer

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    guess i'll try a tent until i get the serial issue resolved
     
  18. CRogers

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    I have a Dish 522 that I would like to work with my TiVo. (I know, the 522 has its own DVR, but I prefer TiVo.) I have tried all of the channel codes, including the EchoStar 10001-Fast code recommended for the Dish 322/522 in the Cable/Satellite Box Compatibility & Codes List in this forum. Nothing works. Does anybody have a suggestion?
     
  19. Dec 9, 2004 #179 of 533
    rsmirlock

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    This was posted back in March, but I never saw a solution posted, so thought I'd post the solution I found to the Myrio box:

    Choose "I3 Micro" as your cable box, then Code 10073 from the code choice list. Worked fine for me.

    Good luck

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  20. Dec 9, 2004 #180 of 533
    ccwf

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    Thanks for the new info. I guess TiVo added new IR codes for this box since the original problem report.
     

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