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Archos DVR Station & 605 wifi PMP

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I have the Archos 605 wifi and also Gen 5 DVR station. I have set-up the DVR station correctly with my cable DVR receiver and TV. I can get the Archos to disply through a TV input, and I can get my Archos to TIVO/record a show on TV. The problem is that the IR emitter is not working, so the archos can ONLY record on the TV channel that I had on last. It will successfully record at designated time and days - but it cannot change my TVs channels. This has rendered the product nearly useless, and I really want to resolve this. Technical support had me contact my cable provider and get the channel-changing codes, which I did, but archos has not released any resolution in a firm ware update (no update since spring 2008). The technical suuport cannot resolve this. Can you help me? I'm desperate!

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Same problem with Archos 605 DVR & Charter Digital Cable (Motorola DCT700)

  • seosamh2007 Apr 01, 2009

    I can't get the remote to work at all,I wanted to use it with wi fi ,Google come up on the TV screen with keyboard, But the remote will not work , So I can.t use google on my TV

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Not sure if this will help you or not, but I have a 404 and was having issues with the scheduler changing the channels for me also. Then I realized that it is a infrared transmitter - the same frequency as a remote I realized what I was doing wrong - Your archos station must be facing the cable box that it is turning on. I had my archos on top of the cable box and it was not working - but when I turned the cable box and the archos station to face each other - so the signal can transfer - it worked just fine. Hope that helps!

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