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post #1 of 10
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Need lots of Hd recording time so I added a Maxtor expander to my first 8300 and it worked perfectly. Am now adding a second 8300 and expander for even more HD recording time on the same HDTV. However, the remote works both at the same time. Can the code be changed? Other than covering up one while working with the other is there a workaround?
Thanks,
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by sdsilver
Need lots of Hd recording time so I added a Maxtor expander to my first 8300 and it worked perfectly. Am now adding a second 8300 and expander for even more HD recording time on the same HDTV. However, the remote works both at the same time. Can the code be changed? Other than covering up one while working with the other is there a workaround?
You cannot change the remote codes to make this work.

However i have two DVRs connected to the same TV (SA8000 & SA8000HD) and i simply leave one turned off while the other is turned on. When i want to switch from one to the other, i hit the Power key on the remote which "turns the on one off and the off one on" then i switch the TV to the other input. It works pretty well this way.

When you turn the DVR off, it really only disables the video outputs and remote sensor so it still does all it's recording and such even while turned off. Usually turning it off will preserve the buffer in the currently viewed tuner but the other tuner will often lose it's buffer but it's no big deal.

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post #3 of 10
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That's a good solution. Will try it as my current plan was to add the IR extender and run it so the eye is far right. Then I would turn the remote to it when I want to control that particular box. Your solution is much better but I thought you couldn't shut off the box and still record. Thanks for the help.
post #4 of 10
ummm hire a proffesional to install a Home Theater Master MX series remote with MRF base station with IR routing
It will probably be less than $1000
The secret to getting it to work right is.........
HIRE AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO BUY THE EQUIPMENT FROM AND HAVE THEM PROGRAM IT
post #5 of 10
ummm hire a proffesional to install a Home Theater Master MX series remote with MRF base station with IR routing
It will probably be less than $1000
The secret to getting it to work right is.........
HIRE AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO BUY THE EQUIPMENT FROM AND HAVE THEM PROGRAM IT
This is the best way to do it
post #6 of 10
Scientific Atlanta has an accessory called an "IR Extender Blue". The "IR Extender Blue" enables the STB to use an alternate set of IR codes. This would allow you to control each STB independently. You will find information on the SA Web site under 8300 user guides.
post #7 of 10
Do you know where one can get the Scientific Atlanta "Ir Extender" or "Ir Extender Blue"? My cable company(cablevision) said that they do not have them
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by tjtv
Do you know where one can get the Scientific Atlanta "Ir Extender" or "Ir Extender Blue"? My cable company(cablevision) said that they do not have them
Suggest going to http://www.scientificatlanta.com and sign up for the Explorer Club.

You should then be able to access the following link for IR Extender Blue,
http://www.scientificatlanta.com/Exp...ted/736121.pdf

Then call SA and ask how you can buy one. Click the following link for phone numbers.
http://www.scientificatlanta.com/contactus/index.htm
post #9 of 10
Thanks, I was able to place an order on the website.
post #10 of 10
Where did you get the "IR Extender Blue", the only order link I could find on the website is for the "IR Extender"....?

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