ewilen pinged me and asked me to jump in here. I did some of the beta testing for the LaHo upgrade that is currently in circulation, so I can confirm that it works but it's been a while since I did it, and just like sporked I have also retired all of my Showstoppers and replaced them with cheak R5k units purchased for under $50 in ebay. I was just having too many dial-up problems with the old units.
If pulling the drive from your units is practical, another option is to load the code yourself, which is really easy to do once you have your ReplayTV drive attached to your PC. But, this shouldn't be necessary if the LaHa option works. For technical support for the LaHa option, I would recommend that you post your questions at Planet Replay
so Henry (hdonzis) can help you.
Originally Posted by srfrdan
i did not read every reply here but i want to point out that the end of the ir blaster has to touch the end of the ir receiver wire. i stuck mine back to back on their sticky sides. the signal is so weak that it wont be received by the ir reciever of the dta even if its only an inch apart.---d
I think I should point out that using the IR receiver dongle that comes with the DTA box is optional
, the idea is that it allows you to position the DTA box out of sight and then put the IR receiver somewhere where it would see the signals coming from your remote control. There's no need to use the receiver dongle *and* the IR blaster. You should just position the IR blaster dongle so that it shines its IR signals into the front of the DTA box.
Once you do have the right code loaded and the IR blaster is working, there's an even better sollution than using the IR blaster. A fellow named Gary Gray has invented a cable that will connect your DTA box directly to your Replay, he sells them for $11 each on ebay. I bought three of them and am using them on each of my ReplayTV boxes, so I can confirm that they work.