Tivoer since 11/2000
Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Leeds, UK
This is my previous posting which served the purpose of bumping this thread up from the depths, but which has otherwise been a bit overlooked.
I have recently received the dongle for my Telewest 1000 PACE unit. When I opened the package, the dongle was in pieces and had to be reassembled, then disassembled as there was a loose connection. Anyway, its now working, sort of.
The instructions say find the code which works (20004 in my case) and select the fastest speed which works reliably. Unfortunately none of them are exactly reliable, even on Slow. The channel change failures are usually on changing down to a 3 figure code, ie from channel 6 to channel 144. Often one or 2 of the 3 digits will be omitted, so I get maybe channel 1 or channel 44.
I'm using both IR emitters, one placed about 1 inch from the left, the other in the middle. I've tried different positions, and using only 1 emitter, but I still get about 1 failure in every 15 channel changes.
Is this the best I can hope for? If I can't rely on it I'm not sure what use it is, and at £30 its not cheap, especially considering the poor workmanship.
Sorry to nag, but does anyone have a view on these points - the dongle continues to be unreliable and I wonder if it is at fault of if I'm using it incorrectly. I'm now using 20004 Fast, but have also tried both Slow and Medium.
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