Originally posted by rayliner
...We bought a Hughes receiver that works fine with no problems with the Replay, and it only cost $50...
Which model Hughes, and from whom?
Are you using the Serial Data Port or the IR Blaster?
Just to follow up, I did resolve my install problem last night, by virtue of having my call taken by a DirecTV supervisor last night. That's some random luck for ya. An installer was here today and he replaced my round dish with an 18" elliptical, and ran the third line for me. So it's a pretty happy ending to a long ordeal of hold times and "pass the buck" customer service.
Maybe you could get back some of the extra $100 you had to shell out.
Maybe... But at this point I'm using one of the receivers they gave me for my third line (not for ReplayTV use, just as a standalone tuner) so it'd just be the one receiver I'd get credit for.. And then I'd have to ship it back to them... At this point I think I'll just keep it around in case one of them goes haywire or something rather than try to beg for ~$30 net gain.
FWIW, the two ReplayTV-incompatible D10-300s are both Philips manufactured, DirecTV badged.
Originally posted by stern_keefer
Thanks for the update gatoman. Odd that they wouldn't already be aware of the issue since I've spent a few calls on them recently myself.
No issues at all with the D10-100, so I've finally activated the unit after a week of screwing around with it.
I have a D10-100 and a Series2 Tivo. I need the low speed data cable that connects the Tivo to the D10 (trying to avoid IR Blaster). It looks like I'm lucky to have the D10-100 - BUT - where do I buy the dang cable???? I'm in Chicago if there is a place locally. I found it on Tivo's website, but I don't have the patience and the shipping cost for a $6 cable is $5.
Originally posted by mb230s
I found it on Tivo's website, but I don't have the patience and the shipping cost for a $6 cable is $5.
So you figured the answer would be found at the ReplayTV & Showstopper forum? Maybe if Dr. Strange is up he'll help you.
Scenario: communication between a Replay 5040 and a Direct TV D-10 100. I have the RPG serial to low speed data port connected.
Problem: DirectTV says the low speed data port is not active. My replay sees the programming and my direct tv sees the programming however, replay does not acknowldge the channels so therefore can not record programs.
I see from previous threads that a Hughes reciver may fix my problem. Direct TV refused to cooperate with me and even though they misinformed me that these units were compatible they are unwilling to help.
Can anyone direct me to a fix or suggest a solution? I would greatly appreciate some help in resolving this as I miss my replay big time.
Thank you !
Have you read this
yet? I think it will help you.
This thread was a big help. Their still doesn't appear to be a solution to make the d10-200 work. I was able to convince DirectTV to credit me $100 toward new receivers. The d10-100's that I purchased at Best Buy ($49 each) worked perfectly right out of the box.
I just switch to Directtv and got a D10(-100), I'm going to order the serial adaptor but for now I'd like to know what is the code I should use to control d10 with the IR blaster. I have a 55** but still use release soft. 190.
I have the exact same setup in two different rooms of the house:
a ReplayTV 50xx hooked up to a DirecTV D10-100 receiver via Serial (APG) connection... both have worked flawlessly for 6 months or so.
All the sudden tonight both of them stopped changing to channels under 100. Every three digit channel works just fine.
I did some poking around, and it appears that the satellite receivers got an automatic software upgrade last night.
Is anyone else having this same problem all the sudden?
I have the same problem -- Can't access local channels. All others OK.
Serial port/AGP -- direct connection
Serial port/normal -- Patterson Technology Module
IR port -- (None of the codes under DirecTV worked)
Will try dtvcon172 application on laptop later tonight to learn more.
all three are made by dirctv the software is the same as others. d10 is the the same as d10-100 (no difference at all except internal nomenclature. the d10-200 has the saame software as the samsung sirs300w and the d10-200 has the same software as the phillips dsx5500r. as far as the low speed data and the serial ports. they were disabled both by software and by hardware (unsolder joints) to prevent copyright infringement (mpaa) as well as all subsequent models after the fact. the directv r10 model dvr has a hdd hack as well as a software hack that allows use of the usb 2.0 ports in the rear panel. any one want any other knowledge
This is new to me please forgive an old man. I need info on how to re-align my direct tv d10 receiver when I go camping. Manual is vague on this. I have two dishes (one for locals). Which menu button/s do I press to get to the section where you move the dish and watching sig. strenth? I know this is not rocket science but do not want to blow away anything unnecessarily. Any help will be appreciated.
Excuse my late entry into this conversation. This looks like the most thorough thread on this topic, and I'm considering ordering DirecTV after a recent price hike from Comcast and continued declining picture quality.
Does anyone know what receiver DirecTV is shipping when you order via their web site? BellSouth gives a discount if you order and have direct billing, but I don't want to end up with a D10-200 or -300 I can't use. (I have two 5504s).
Or, has there been any resolution on the -200 and -300 receivers? Do they work now?
Thanks for your help.
I have a DRT800 Humax DVR Recorder and am unable to change channels on my D10-300 DirecTV receiver. I am using the IR cable and the manufacure of the receiver is DirecTV (I called them and they said they make their own boxes) and all I need is an IR code that I can try. My TiVo controlled my Dish Network box great but I switched to DirecTV recently. I have tried about a few other codes but no luck. Any Help is appreiciated. Thanks
Dump DTV and get Dish Network.
On a more serious note:
Has anyone tried a Null Modem Cable
instead of a straight thru on these errant D10 boxes??
Yes this is some severe bumpage, but I have a couple of D10-300s and want to hook to my HTPC, and wondering if it's even gonna be worth the effort to try it out w/serial port.
D10-300 does not have the serial port active.
If you've got a 5xxx series ReplayTV, just download FlipFlop's Linux boot CD
and update your IR codes to support the D10, H20, and HR20.
For more info, check out this link