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I have a Direct TV box and just bought a Direct TV remote with RF antenna. I have attempted to program the remote to work in RF mode, but for some reason it's not accepting the programming. The remote works to change the channel when you point it at the Direct TV reciever box, but not if you are around the corner in the bedroom. Please help

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  • mylilmanandi Jun 22, 2009

    Thanks, that was one of the steps I tried. It still doesn't seem to be working. Like I said, it works if you point it directly at the TV, but still doesn't work around the corner... that is how what it is designed to do correct?

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Connect the supplied anttena on the reciever. Once you have done that, then:

1. dtv symbol device
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
3. enter 9 6 1
4. press CH UP
5. enter the last 6 digits of the Receiver ID #, found on a sticker in the access card compartment
6. press SELECT

Now the receiver will accept both IR and RF, but the directv device on the RC32RF remote will only emit RF signals. The av1, av2, and tv are all still IR only.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jun 22, 2009

    Exactly. They are not made to work around corners. The infared sensor on remote has to be in view of the sensor on tv or cable box,

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