Originally Posted by jparry
I finally started to hook up my HDR44 last weekend. I started with one zone in the breakfast room, got the audio and video working but couldn't seem to get the IR to change sources. Checked my CAT wires and all 8 pins looked good with a tester. Decided to swap the wall plate and now it works with the Aton remote. Anyone see that before?
Have not seen anything like that. Any time I have an issue with IR not working, it has always been user error... The few times I've used the Aton remote I also made the mistake of hitting the zone buttons instead of the source buttons, which obviously doesn't produce useful results.
And as a reminder, there's no IR receiver on the front of the Aton unit itself, you have to be in one of the zones to control the unit.
I ran out of time to play around (will pick up again this weekend), but I seemed to also be having problems controlling the sources (HR24 and BD player) with their remotes. Is there any other things I need to be aware of to get IR working correctly?
On my DirecTV HR20-700, the IR receiver is much more sensitive than my other DirecTV receiver. Placing the emitter directly on top of the IR window is too much for it. I moved it an inch or so away and it works much better.
Also, be aware that the IR receivers that come with the Aton are not LCD/Plasma-proof - if the talkback light is constantly lit, you're getting interference from a CFL/backlight which will blind the IR receiver (at least for a few minutes, in my experience).