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Anonymous
June 15, 2005 4:30:07 PM

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Since DirecTV's last update (6/7/05) I have been unable to switch to
local channels through my ReplayTV. They come up on the program guide
and I can switch to them via satellite receiver/controller, but not
through ReplayTV. I contacted DirecTV and the "advanced support" told
me the the new update disabled the low speed data port which I use.
They hoped to have it taken care of soon, but offered no immediate
solution. (I have a DirecTV D10 receiver that does not use an IR
blaster, but a serial port from the ReplayTv and an adaptor that allows
it to plug into the low speed data port on the DirecTV receiver. It's
called a RJ11-9 adaptor or something like that.) Has anyone else
experienced this? Any suggestions. The IR blaster does not work with
the D10 so that is not an option.
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 9:39:14 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On 15 Jun 2005 12:30:07 -0700, "Buz" <tylerbuz@direcway.com> wrote:

>Since DirecTV's last update (6/7/05) I have been unable to switch to
>local channels
> through my ReplayTV. They come up on the program guide
>and I can switch to them via satellite receiver/controller, but not
>through ReplayTV. I contacted DirecTV and the "advanced support" told
>me the the new update disabled the low speed data port which I use.
>They hoped to have it taken care of soon, but offered no immediate
>solution. (I have a DirecTV D10 receiver that does not use an IR
>blaster, but a serial port from the ReplayTv and an adaptor that allows
>it to plug into the low speed data port on the DirecTV receiver. It's
>called a RJ11-9 adaptor or something like that.)

The serial connector on the Replay is a DE9 (often incorrectly called
DB9) male. The connector on newer DTV receivers is usually a RJ22
(often incorectly called RJ11, but that's dfferent). The Replay
provides the appropriate adapter (as well as a DE9-DA15 adapter for
older DSS receivers). Note that only 2 wires are actually needed (TxD
and ground).

> Has anyone else
>experienced this? Any suggestions. The IR blaster does not work with
>the D10 so that is not an option.

My setup is a RCA DRD420RE DSS receiver connected by serial port. This
one uses a RJ22 like yours. It still selects channels with the serial
port. Apparently, your receiver got a firmware update. It is possible
to reverse a firmware update, but that requires some hardware work
and isn't easy.

I noticed that you said LOCAL channels (numbers < 100?), not the
others. I might suspect a problem with the number of digits, but the
serial port sends the channel number as a 16-bit binary value, so that
wouldn't be the problem.

When you set up the receiver, you get to choose "serial control" or
"serial control (APG)". Have you tried both?

What is the problem with the IR blaster? Does this receiver use RF
instead of IR for remote control? If you can't use it with the Replay,
you might consider exchanging it for a model that does.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 11:36:18 PM

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It's weird, it is just the local channels that I cannot get the
ReplayTV to change to. Everything else is fine.

As far as the IR blaster, customer service told me that there are
several D10 receivers, the D10 100 (often called just D10), the D10 200
and D10 300. I have the D10 (100) and they said the serial adaptor is
necessary. And that worked fine and still does, except for the local
channels due to the update. I used the serial control (APG) per
customer service instructions.
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Anonymous
June 15, 2005 11:40:04 PM

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I got on the website, but was unable to really get to the ReplayTV
forum. Any pointers?
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 12:21:31 AM

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what do you mean the IR blaster does not work? If you wanted to , you can
hook the D10 to the IR Blaster(which is connected to the ReplayTV) and it
>should< work. I assume you have a newer model ReplayTV (not a Showstopper
or 2000 model) otherwise the D10 doesn't work at all with the serial port.



"Buz" <tylerbuz@direcway.com> wrote in message
news:1118863807.562865.141040@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Since DirecTV's last update (6/7/05) I have been unable to switch to
> local channels through my ReplayTV. They come up on the program guide
> and I can switch to them via satellite receiver/controller, but not
> through ReplayTV. I contacted DirecTV and the "advanced support" told
> me the the new update disabled the low speed data port which I use.
> They hoped to have it taken care of soon, but offered no immediate
> solution. (I have a DirecTV D10 receiver that does not use an IR
> blaster, but a serial port from the ReplayTv and an adaptor that allows
> it to plug into the low speed data port on the DirecTV receiver. It's
> called a RJ11-9 adaptor or something like that.) Has anyone else
> experienced this? Any suggestions. The IR blaster does not work with
> the D10 so that is not an option.
>
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 1:32:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

Buz wrote:
> Since DirecTV's last update (6/7/05) I have been unable to switch to
> local channels through my ReplayTV. They come up on the program guide
> and I can switch to them via satellite receiver/controller, but not
> through ReplayTV. I contacted DirecTV and the "advanced support" told
> me the the new update disabled the low speed data port which I use.
> They hoped to have it taken care of soon, but offered no immediate
> solution. (I have a DirecTV D10 receiver that does not use an IR
> blaster, but a serial port from the ReplayTv and an adaptor that allows
> it to plug into the low speed data port on the DirecTV receiver. It's
> called a RJ11-9 adaptor or something like that.) Has anyone else
> experienced this? Any suggestions. The IR blaster does not work with
> the D10 so that is not an option.
>
All the people with Replays and Tivos are bitching up a storm so Direct
is working on it. It should be fixed, but don't hold your breath. A lot
of people are being given credits to get different receivers. Somebody
posted on the Replay forum at avsforums.com with a hack he worked out to
get it fixed.
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 9:52:38 PM

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I read more about this in another forum, and it seems that the update
basically screwed up the serial connection when changing channels to locals
only.

I assume this firmware has been added to support the new sats coming out
and also the Galaxy 95 sat which uses a Linear LNB. I've also read of some
new screensaver feature that can't be turned off, but I highly doubt that
could slip through the cracks.

If you can't use IR blaster, then looks like the D10 is now incompatible
with the ReplayTV .
ReplayTV should step up and provide some sort of update to fix this.


"Buz" <tylerbuz@direcway.com> wrote in message
news:1118889378.048798.30230@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> It's weird, it is just the local channels that I cannot get the
> ReplayTV to change to. Everything else is fine.
>
> As far as the IR blaster, customer service told me that there are
> several D10 receivers, the D10 100 (often called just D10), the D10 200
> and D10 300. I have the D10 (100) and they said the serial adaptor is
> necessary. And that worked fine and still does, except for the local
> channels due to the update. I used the serial control (APG) per
> customer service instructions.
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 1:48:34 AM

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Al Swearengen wrote:
> I read more about this in another forum, and it seems that the update
> basically screwed up the serial connection when changing channels to locals
> only.
>
> I assume this firmware has been added to support the new sats coming out
> and also the Galaxy 95 sat which uses a Linear LNB. I've also read of some
> new screensaver feature that can't be turned off, but I highly doubt that
> could slip through the cracks.
>
> If you can't use IR blaster, then looks like the D10 is now incompatible
> with the ReplayTV .
> ReplayTV should step up and provide some sort of update to fix this.
>

Sorry, not a Replay issue.
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 7:12:37 AM

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DirecTV has never claimed compatibility with ReplayTV, only ReplayTV has.

ReplayTV should be able to add the IR codes for a D10 receiver, if its
technically impossible then fine...otherwise, they should at least provide
IR support.


"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:o JydnVbt_dRsti_fRVn-gw@comcast.com...
> Al Swearengen wrote:
>> I read more about this in another forum, and it seems that the update
>> basically screwed up the serial connection when changing channels to
>> locals
>> only.
>>
>> I assume this firmware has been added to support the new sats coming out
>> and also the Galaxy 95 sat which uses a Linear LNB. I've also read of
>> some
>> new screensaver feature that can't be turned off, but I highly doubt that
>> could slip through the cracks.
>>
>> If you can't use IR blaster, then looks like the D10 is now incompatible
>> with the ReplayTV .
>> ReplayTV should step up and provide some sort of update to fix this.
>>
>
> Sorry, not a Replay issue.
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 10:04:13 AM

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Al Swearengen wrote:
> DirecTV has never claimed compatibility with ReplayTV, only ReplayTV has.
>
> ReplayTV should be able to add the IR codes for a D10 receiver, if its
> technically impossible then fine...otherwise, they should at least provide
> IR support.

You don't seem to "get it". Direct did not "change" their serial codes,
they screwed them up. If you think Replay or Tivo are going to do a work
around for somebody else's engineering mistakes, you're crazy.

In any case it doesn't matter since Dosman on the AVSforum added a
routine to the translator he sells (www.patersontech.com)
!