I figured the problem out. The Sat remote only controls the record function and not the on/off.
Now my problem is the IR Blast from the Sat Receiver is not strong enough for my recorder to pick up unless they are directly in front of each other or I have a mirro to bounce the signal back. It still seems to work for the vcr but not the Pioneer DVR-220. I'm assuming this may be more of an issue for the 220 and not the sat receiver.
Any ideas how to fix this other than man ualy setting the timers on both receiver and DVR.
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