The good news is, thanks to the great advice and information provided by "TheWind", "jjeff" and "Rammitinski", I have now been able to set up my DMR-EH55S to control channel selection on the Insignia NS-DXA1-APT and can now set up DVR timers for it's digital channels. As suggested by "TheWind" and "Rammitinski", the IR code for the Insignia box was the same as one of the LG codes shown under the DirectTV satellite receiver manufacturer listings. That IR code is "1415". I was also able to leave the digital converter connected to DVR input "L1". I still have the same situation with the DMR-EH55S that I've had with the DMR-E85H and that is having to set up two consecutive timers in order to select the desired channel on the digital converter and a second to set up the correct input on the DVR. As mentioned before, when the DVR issues the IR blaster code for the channel selection to the digital receiver, it also simultaneously changes the DVR input to that same channel . I have found no other way around this problem other than to set up the second timer, immediately following the first, to then set the DVR input back to "L1" before recording begins. There are two differences which I've found between the DMR-E85H and the DMR-EH55S and this goes to what "jjeff" brought up in his post. In the "setup", the DMR-E85H defaults to a two digit channel selection format whereas, in the DMR-EH55S setup, you can select either a two digit or three digit format. When the two digit format is used, the selected digital channel on the digital converter will always default to the first available sub-channel of the selected "prime" channel, ie. 19-1, 31-1, etc. Should sub-channel "-1" be turned off or otherwise unavailable on the digital converter, the next available sub-channel of that "prime" channel will be selected. On the DMR-EH55S, if the three digit format is chosen in the setup, the first two digits select the "prime" channel and the third digit selects the sub-channel, regardless of whether it is turned on or not.
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2/24/09 at 7:52am