Registered: Sep 2003
Well, let's stop and take stock of things for a moment:
We know for a fact that TiVo and Dish 301 receivers, while not necessarily the best of friends, do play nicely together. (We know this, because they're both in my living room right now.)
We know, from ccwf's codes list that there are a couple of known-working codes for Dish 301 boxes. My personal experience is that code 100043, medium, no enter has worked flawlessly, but the list also recommends 10001, fast, no enter.
If you've tried these codes, my guess is that you don't have the IR emitters placed properly. You mention 3-4 inches, and right on the IR eye. However, the TiVo manual recommends the IR emitter be 1-1.5 inches from the eye on the box. Also, perhaps my imprecision has worked to my advantage-- I use both emitters, one above and one below the box, and while both are purportedly aimed at the center eye of what appears to be a 3-eye remote sensor, a bird's eye view reveals that each emitter is a bit off from dead center. Perhaps my sloppy installation provides broader coverage, enough to get the channels changed every time.
If tinkering with the emitter doesn't work, I don't know what to tell you-- Dish customer service will not help (they want you to use their DVR), and TiVo will likely tell you the first two points I noted. (I suppose an absolute last-ditch solution would be to cave and get Dish's PVR and hawk the TiVo for nearly full price on Ebay.)
Last edited by writdenied on 09-24-2003 at 11:43 PM
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