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Old 10-17-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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I have a Channel Plus, 4 channel modulator. I have all of my A/V components in a closet. I have two indentical DVR's from Time Warner Cable. So both DVR's have the same IR signal. The Channel Modulator emits the same IR signal to both DVR's. How do I operate one DVR, with my remote without effecting the other. Any ideas? Am I making any sense?
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:27 PM   #2
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Your best alternative is something like the Universal Remote Controls MX850 or MX900 paired with a MRF300 or MX350. MX900/MRF350 combo retails at $650.00 US

Unfortunately these are professional level products requiring PC programing (and the software to do such) which are not available to the general public as they are not DIY items.

What you need is IR routing, and there is no cheap way to accomplish that.

Possibly there are some other not quite as good, lessor known brands that have the capability....

Google RF/IR routing remotes...
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:28 AM   #3
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Can you just cover the "eye" of one unit?
Or, maybe a shield on the "eye" one unit, or both, to focus the remote signal only where you point it. Also, it might help to have some distance between the 2 units. If they both operate on the same remote, your choices are limited.

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Old 11-11-2007, 08:09 PM   #4
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Tivos have a "unit" code that you can set (1-4) so you can use multiple units in the same closet. I assume that your DVRs will have the same function. What are you using for IR distribution?
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Channel Modulator might be a better place for this
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