Originally Posted by voranis
....An unrelated question: how did you get the DTA to work alongside the DVR? I have a two-tuner DVR and ordered a DTA when they took away the unscrambled channels so I could watch a third channel live. I was told the DTA would have a separate remote that did not clash with the DVR, but that turned out to be incorrect. When I used the DTA remote to change a channel, it changed the channel on the DVR as well...
It would be helpful if folks would give the brands and model numbers of their DTAs, DVRs, Cable Boxes, and the Remotes, it would greatly help figure out what's going on, and how to work around things if possible.
When the DTA boxes in my area (Cisco DTA 170HD) were first released two years ago they were controlled via IR and mine use the same IR codes as my Cisco and Arris DVRs. The remote that came with it is HDA-IR2.2 and transmits IR to the box. Mine came with a little IR Receiver module so i can hide the box and leave the little mouse thingy under the TV to receive the IR signal.
But some newer DTA boxes are controlled by RF only (not IR) to enable you to hide the box and not have an IR receiver mouse dangling about, and the little remote they supply with these transmits RF to control the DTA box, but transmits IR to control the TV's Volume and Power. This RF box is the Cisco DTA 271HD, and the remote is HDA-RF2.2
If you have Cisco equipment, i presume you have the IR DTA with the HDA-IR2.2 remote (notice IR in the model number, where its RF on the newer setup). And if this is what you have, i'd take it back to the TWC office and see if they can replace it with a Cisco DTA 271HD and the HDA-RF2.2 RF remote. This way you can control the RF DTA and your DVR will ignore the signal.
But since Charter/Spectrum doesn't use DTA boxes, they may not give you one now since the switch over to Spectrum.