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DuoDVR HDMI/UHF issues

HDMikeC
01-08-2010, 03:14 PM
I have a VIP 722. It used to be in the bedroom and the second tuner was for my living room. At Christmas I got a new HDTV for the living room (Apex LD4088) so I moved the 722 to the living room and changed the wireing so that my bedroom is now the 2nd tuner. I have two issues that I didn't have before.

1) when the 722 is plugged in via HDMI... If I turn off my TV (with button on TV or remote) then it shuts down the 722. It doesn't matter if I am watching something on the 2nd TV or not. If I plug it up via Component cables this doesn't happen.

2) the UHF signal was week so I plugged in a RCA ANT-145 to get a better signal This does HELP the issue however my antenna is behind my Apex TV and I have noticed that if the TV is off and I am in the bedroom then the remote works perfect no problems as if it were IR but if the Apex TV in the livingroom is ON then the remote nolonger works unless you get a lot closer to the Antenna. Do LCD Tvs usually block UHF signals? Is there a fix other than moving my antenna? If it has to be moved to a visible location then my wife is not going to like that.

Thanks,
Mike

P.S. Both of these questions are driving me crazy

PSS. If anyone that has this TV is having issues with getting the Dish Universal remote to work with it then call Dish. They have working codes. I wish I wrote them down when the guy told it to me.

Viggen61
01-11-2010, 09:12 AM
I have a VIP 722. It used to be in the bedroom and the second tuner was for my living room. At Christmas I got a new HDTV for the living room (Apex LD4088) so I moved the 722 to the living room and changed the wireing so that my bedroom is now the 2nd tuner. I have two issues that I didn't have before.

1) when the 722 is plugged in via HDMI... If I turn off my TV (with button on TV or remote) then it shuts down the 722. It doesn't matter if I am watching something on the 2nd TV or not. If I plug it up via Component cables this doesn't happen.

Newer TVs and other HDMI components use a communications link on HDMI (Consumer Electronics Control (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdmi#CEC)) that will turn other boxes on and off, and select inputs. For example, you could switch on your Blu-ray player, and it would automatically turn on the TV, and set the proper input.

Check your new TV manual for such a function. It's usually a trademarked name (Sharp calls it AquosLink), but the Official HDMI name is Consumer Electronics Control, or CEC. You should be able to shut the function off on the set, or the 722.

As for question 2, it's possible that the TV is interfering with the UHF signal for the remote. You shouldn't necessarily need to put it in the open, but definitely move it away from the set.

nants07
01-26-2010, 09:40 PM
OK I have a Sony Bravia HD TV. I got Dish the beginning of the month. I have the two TV remote set up. The downstairs big screen TV is an I/R Remote. At first it worked but it seems that after a couple of hours the guide shuts off. I can still turn off the TV and the satellite box but can't do anything else on the remote. The guy from Dish said he thinks it's because it's an I/R remote and they are supposed to get me a new UHF remote. I saw somewhere else online that it could be a setting on the Sony Bravia that's blocking the I/R signals. It looks like from the comments above that could be the case. Does anyone know who to reset that on the TV? It's really frustrating !!!