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D* H20 IR problems, again!!!

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Following FLIPFLOP method on inserting new ir codes (HUGE PROPS TO FLIPFLOP) I was able to add code 1000 to my 4080 replay unit, so that it would control the new D*H20 receiver. The problem is that either the guide is sooo slooow that it can't change the channel fast enough, or the ir code does not work correctly.

Just for reference the code DOES change single digit channels (ie; 2, 4, 7)however higher number channel (342, 244,401) it does not enter all the numbers and the receiver will only recognize one or two of the three digit numbers. Is anyone else having this problems, or know of a solution? Thanks for ANY help? :)
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It's working fine on my 5k machine. Maybe you need to play with the advanced IR config for timing...
I don't think that is an option on the 4000 series replay, if it is can you tell me where to find it.

I also have a 5K series unit and a H20 so how do I add the code?
Here is the link to the details in the "Adding new IR Blaster codes" thread.


Fine-tuning options are available if you press the "Zones" button when selecting the code.

Many IR blaster problems can be solved by making sure the blaster is positioned right, and by using black electrical tape to shield the IR from any outside interference. On my Dish receiver I have 3 apparent IR holes on the front, and I had to pick the correct one to get reliable operation.
I have followed the directions and have 1 problem ... I cant seem to get my computer to boot up the disk I made from the website. I have it set to boot from the CD drive and it does try but cant. Am i missing a step or am I just a rock ..

Thanks for any help .
How to tell if ROOMFR2 is a rock... :)

Do you have access to any "known to be bootable" CDROM's? For example, a Windows OS CDROM is typically bootable. If you do, try booting from it. If it boots, you might be in the mineral category (vs. animal or vegetable). If that disc won't boot either, then your PC is a candidate for the vegetable category.
The windows restore disk will boot fine... Next step :confused:
Maybe I should ask which file to use there are 3 to choose from I was using the first one listed is that correct ?
Originally Posted by ROOMFR2
Maybe I should ask which file to use there are 3 to choose from I was using the first one listed is that correct ?

Sorry, I have no idea which 3 files you are talking about (my psychic powers have been weakening lately). Would you mind listing the 3 files, and indicating the "first" one that you used?
Frm this web page

lhttp:// sourceforge.net/project/show...ackage_id=13712

inux-cd-image [Notes] (2005-11-09 19:55)

linux-cd-image-2.5.5.iso 10518528 219 i386 .iso

linux-floppy-image-2.4 [Notes] (2003-04-03 21:00)

RTVPatch_2.4.zip 15266 2612 i386 .zip

rtvpatch_image_2.4.zip 1379069 5058 i386 .zip

XRTVPatch_2.4.zip 25694 1101 i386 .zip

Beta version of 2.3 for PowerPC Linux and OS/X [Notes] (2002-10-21 21:00)

RTVPatch_LinuxPPC 33964 147 PPC Other

RTVPatch_OSX 38992 2791 PPC Other

XRTVPatch_LinuxPPC 59596 125 PPC Other

Which one do I use ?
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The file linux-cd-image-2.5.5.iso is what you use to create the bootable CDROM.

Do you have a DHCP running on your network as specified in the release notes?:


Without a DHCP server your boot CDROM would exhibit the problems you've described. It's also possible that your PC has a "special" network adapter that the boot CDROM can't negotiate with.
Is there anyway to do this if I only have MACs in my house?


Originally Posted by dagnarl
Is there anyway to do this if I only have MACs in my house?
There pieces are there to do it on a Mac, but it would take a bit of expertise to pull them all together, and probably also a fair amount of trial-and-error.

You need:

1) run DVArchive to copy files to the photo partition

2) configure and run a DNS server to give out your Mac's IP address for the appropriate replaytv.net addresses

3) there is perl script in the twiki that proxies the shellcmds script. You can use this to send the shellcmds script to your replaytv during a net connect.

A much easier way to go would be to borrow an x86 laptop for an evening, and use this procedure:

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