Originally posted by gatomon
If we could somehow figure out how to enable the "low speed data" port
on these models, everyone would be happy. I spent some time on the phone
with DirecTV. A level 2 technical support supervisor told me they were
unaware of the problem, but would "send it in" and I might hear back
from them. Several times they offered to send me a new unit, but they
could not control with model I would get. I explained that sending
me another D10-200 would do me no good.
I have also been in email contact with techsupport at replaytv.com; they
didn't seem to be aware of the problem. I've now informed them.
I just had a 2 room DirecTV system installed today, and of course, it came with D10-300s, which, as mentioned in this thread, are useless for ReplayTV owners. Before finding this thread I spent about an hour hopelessly clicking through IR blaster code sets hoping I could find one that worked. As soon as I saw the thread, I realized I was doomed, so I bit the bullet and hit Best Buy for a couple of authentic D10s. Problem solved, but I'm $100 lighter in the wallet, and D10 receivers (even authentic ones) aren't fetching much on EBay.
I'm now *thinking* of activating one of the D10-300s to use for standalone non-Replay use, but that'll be another $4.99/mo for "programming" to a third receiver... blah. The other painful realization is that the D10 uses a new IR code set that of course isn't supported on my One-For-All 8811 remote, so I need to upgrade to the 8910 for another $35. Blah again.
All this makes me start to wonder if I shoulda gone the DirecTivo route, but I just can't give up commercial advance, IVS/Poopli, or DVArchive. So, who else besides me thinks this was a creative way for DirecTV to try to shift people towards their DirecTivo units? Let the conspiracy theories begin!
Of course, I know that as soon as my return window expires at Best Buy, someone will have found a way to enable the serial control on the D10-300s... :|