Originally Posted by M1chael
I have np at all picking up one more Directv RF remote (I already have one that is not being used that the installer guy gave me since I already use a URC remote for my living room (DVR sat box). I did not know the HR23 box was even capable of RF...since they are just reg sat boxes (non DVR)?
Yes, most, if not all of the HD boxes were RF-capable (some required the purchase of an external antenna). Its probably an H23 (HR's are the DVRs, and will work.
[The only thing that concerns me a bit about using RF as a solution (if its even possible), is any "RF" conflict that I may have with my main living room / DVR / URC setup? I always heard multiple RF's in the same general area were never a good idea....but maybe I am mistaken. [/quote]
You won't have any problem.
And in reference to your last statement...I think you are referring to what I had mentioned in my first post about assigning specific emitter numbers to specific devices?
No, I'm referring to settings within the set-top box to change the IR codes (address) that each box will respond to. The DirecTV boxes can be set to several unique addresses, so that remote #1 is set to control box #1, #2 to #2, etc. It's there to support multiple boxes in one location. RF avoids this issue, too, by the way, as the RF setup "pairs" the remote to a specific receiver.