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Post 1 made on Saturday August 11, 2007 at 19:49
ghostrdr
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I just purchased a TSI6400, and I am wanting to program it for a Dish Network remote. I am aware that the Dish Network receiver uses RF instead of IR. I am not able to get the remote to learn the RF signal, any ideas or tips would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks,
Kevin
Post 2 made on Sunday August 12, 2007 at 10:48
Grimmace
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This remote only send IR signals. It can use your home network to send signals to the IR blaster which then sends IR codes, but that's it. If you bought this for RF your SOL.
OP | Post 3 made on Monday August 13, 2007 at 07:47
ghostrdr
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So even using a RFX6400 this will not allow me to send RF remote codes?
Post 4 made on Monday August 13, 2007 at 17:09
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As far as I know, the IPRonto uses your home network to access the internet and the Extender. It does not do custom RF, just wireless b. The Extender receives the IPronto signals over your home wireless network, but just sends out the IR codes it is told too. There is no "RF" in the control sense, just access to a wireless network to access information and transmit signals to another philips device. Double check the philips archives on the pronto page and pull up the documentation to double check. Unless someone else says otherwise, I do not believe there is anyway to RF with this remote. Does the dish receiver accept any IR codes? The Extender can be put anywhere in network range to send IR codes. You can extend it even further if you have the 4 plug in IR extenders.

Just to be clear, there is an Extender for the IPronto and a RF Extender for other remotes. On the web site it says both are for receiving RF signals from the remote (or wireless network) and then transmitting the IR code. Go to-
[Link: pronto.philips.com]
Post 5 made on Friday August 17, 2007 at 06:49
igor burger
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In theory, you can use the Irponto to send IR commands to a marmitek powermid transmitter (sort of like the Extender, but different and way cheaper). This transmitter translates the IR command to an RF signal which is picked up by a powermid receiver. This receiver translates the RF signal back to the original IR command and sends it to whatever device you were trying to use. This set is used to control equipment in cabinets and other rooms. Again in theory, the RF signal send by the transmitter can be used to control your RF enabled Dish Receiver. The issue though is that the RF signal is a translated IR signal. There's a small program "out there" which I used to get my X10 working. I use the IR-RF743 receiver (which receives both IR as RF X10 commands to control my x10 operated lights/appliances over the power line.
Due to some stupid electrical interference, I can't use the IR743 (only IR) anymore and have the IR-RF743 somewhere out of sight of my Ipronto. I use the transmitter (in sight of my Ipronto) to convert the Ipronto's IR command into an x10 RF command which operates the IR-RF743 which in turn controls the x10 operated lights/appliances. The software mentioned basically "translates" first the correct corresponding RF command into an IR command which is learned by the Ipronto. This IR command is different than the normal IR command (A1 on, off, bright or dim) but is translated by the transmitter in the correct RF command for the IR-RF receiver. The output RF signal is the same as the marmitek universal remote's RF command. Somewhat of a work around but it works. Don't know if there's software to correctly translate your RF commands in the correct IR commands required but probably some of the tech guys around can answer this.
Post 6 made on Tuesday August 21, 2007 at 15:21
benjh1028
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On August 11, 2007 at 19:49, ghostrdr said...
I just purchased a TSI6400, and I am wanting to program
it for a Dish Network remote. I am aware that the Dish
Network receiver uses RF instead of IR. I am not able
to get the remote to learn the RF signal, any ideas or
tips would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks,
Kevin

Kevin,

The Dish Network receiver WILL receive IR codes as well. I don't have the user guide handy, however there is a procedure to get the receiver box to emit the proper IR code that you can use for programming.

With the newer ones you can take off the antenna from the receiver and switch it to IR in the menu.

Ben


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