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post #1 of 6 Old 11-02-2018, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
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Any creative ideas for using old ReplayTVs??

I'd love to be able to get some more use out of all the Replays I have, I just can't figure how.


Someone must have some good ideas... right?
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With the proliferation of side-car channels mine are DVRing a lot of content still. Samsung DTB-H260F hooked up to the Replay and the Replay loaded with a custom IRDA blaster file I made that makes the Replay think it is tuning to channel 581 when it is really tuning "5-1". 582 is "5-2". 1081 is "10-1", etc.
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With the proliferation of side-car channels mine are DVRing a lot of content still. Samsung DTB-H260F hooked up to the Replay and the Replay loaded with a custom IRDA blaster file I made that makes the Replay think it is tuning to channel 581 when it is really tuning "5-1". 582 is "5-2". 1081 is "10-1", etc.
I'm not following the sidecar comment. The rest of the IRBlasting makes sense.
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With the proliferation of side-car channels mine are DVRing a lot of content still. Samsung DTB-H260F hooked up to the Replay and the Replay loaded with a custom IRDA blaster file I made that makes the Replay think it is tuning to channel 581 when it is really tuning "5-1". 582 is "5-2". 1081 is "10-1", etc.

I'm using 5 Replays now. 4 on cable (It used to me more, until about 2 years ago when they started encrypting everything) and 1 on an antenna (which includes some channels not on cable) using a RCA DTA800B1L. This converter does not require the dash, so the channels I get are 191,192,193,511,512,513,514,561,562,563. Most of what I've been recording is from 193 (19-3, MeTV). No custom IR file needed, I use code 7911.
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One of the last things I used mine for was to digitize some VHS tapes, but now that is done there is little use for mine anymore.

Deciding whether it's worth trying to get rid of it on craigslist or just send it to electronic recycle...tough to part with it though as it was a great piece of hardware, but now just sitting in the basement gathering dust.
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I still use my 2 replays with direct tv and a translator cable that they no longer make feeding from a dt-500 box. works fine.
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