Thanks for the reply. I will try that. Sorry if I was not clear in my earlier mail.
Let me try and explain it better.
I plan to keep my Dish Network DVR VIP 612 out of sight inside a closet. I could still use the remote provided with the DVR but planned on using the Harmony 550 to control all the components. In order for this setup to work, I planned to use the product http://estore.websitepros.com/1373698/Detail.bok?no=8
. This product has IR emitter eyes that can be attached to the sensors on your components and the base unit emits an RF signal. A battery type thing is provided with this base unit that can be installed in the Harmony remote instead of a real battery. This "pseudo battery" transmits an RF signal to the base unit which in turn transmits an IR signal to the component.
So, the problem I am facing is if I do not connect the IR emitter from the base unit to the DVR and just try to directly control the DVR using the Harmony remote, it works fine. The IR Channel on the System Information screen on the DVR says it is 2 and besides the number it says "IR".
Now, if I connect the eye from the base to the DVR IR sensor and install the "pseudo battery" in the Harmony remote and try to control the DVR, it just does not respond to any buttons.
The DVR has 3 IR sensors in a row. Is it sufficient to just connect the eye on one of these IR sensors or should I try to cover all three?
I will try the suggestion of changing the IR channel to 1.
Thanks for the help.