Sorry, if this post seems to be redundant.
I have a ReplayTV4508.
I was using it with just the cable coaxial and no box.
Due to the recent "Upgrade" at Comcast, I am forced (like everyone else) to use a DTA (Thomson DCI1011COM) in order to get any stations that I subscribe to that aren't "Basic" channels.
I placed the DTA within my equipment configuration:
1. Unplug coaxial from input on Replay
2. Take that cable and plug it into the DTA input
3. Take new cable and plug one end into output of DTA and other into input of Replay
4. Take IR Blaster from Replay (yes, I had one connected to the Replay but wasn't doing anything) and stuck it on front of DTA
5. Enter settings of Replay
My Replay shows code 1237 for all Thomson and does have 0237 for Pace (which everyone is mentioning). (I've tried both to no avail.)
Are you telling me that this Pace code won't work unless I do some elaborate setup "push" to the Replay using DVArchive???? (Yes, I do use DVArchive but for removing shows from my Replay that I would like to save... nothing else)
So, here I am, not sure if the ir blaster is in the wrong place, because I've read that it can't be directly over the "Circle" on the fromt of the DTA (wish someone would post a pic... a pic is worth a THOUSAND words)
if I'm using a wrong code
if the codes I am using just simply won't do the trick as is.
I've read that there is a way to check and make sure that the IR blaster is working by looking at the "eye" of the IR Blaster through a digital camera and then change the channels on your Replay (You should see a tiny burst of light in the camera coming from the IR Blaster when you change the channel). Doing this shows that the IR Blaster that is connected to the Replay is working fine.
I've tried taking DTA IR Blater and plugging it into the DTA and then taking the Replay IR Blaster and connect it (tape it) to the DTA Blaster (eyes directly touching and/or further apart). This didn't work either.
(I did try the above troubleshooting to test the DTA Blaster and get no light burst from it using the IR Blaster that came with it, but not sure if I should. Tried plugging the Replay IR blaster into the DTA and get a constant light showing from it on the dig camera screen, so again not sure if the blaster and/or blaster port on the DTA are working... but the remote for the DTA is changing it's channels so I think the "Eye" on the front of the DTA is working fine.)
I do feel that I can call myself technical but I'm just not getting it.
Is my equipment placement not correct?
Does it sound as if the equipment may not be working correctly?
Are the existing codes in the Replay just for show and I need to do something else to make them work or should they in fact work if they exist?
**The reason it has taken my so long to even attempt to get this working is because this Replay has been recording only local/basic stations up until now. I have another Replay that is connected to a Motorla Digital cable box that was recording everything that wasn't basic, but with the new summer tv lineup the programs I want to record are all over the place. So it's time. Actually, was time about a week ago but have been putting it off.
Thanks in advance for any help that anyone can give,