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  #1876246 2-Oct-2017 16:53
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Not the answer I was hoping for.





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  #1876248 2-Oct-2017 16:55
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Regarding remotes, I got our Dish TV box (T2200) today and I set it up on my Harmony Remote and it seems to be fine.





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robfish:

 

Regarding remotes, I got our Dish TV box (T2200) today and I set it up on my Harmony Remote and it seems to be fine.

 

 

What is the harmony remote like with the Dish TV box ?

 

Any problems with it not being pointed directly at it like the standard Dish TV remotes have and can it turn off you tv at the same time ?


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What is the harmony remote like with the Dish TV box ?

 

Any problems with it not being pointed directly at it like the standard Dish TV remotes have and can it turn off you tv at the same time ?

 

I just checked and was amazed by the directional range. It works in my living room at about 5m distance and 90 degrees left or right.

 

And yes, I have mine set to only switch devices off when I press the OFF button.

 

"Devices" turn on when their "activity" is selected but do not turn off when another "activity" is selected - that is the way I set it up. There are other choices.





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  #1876300 2-Oct-2017 18:54
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cafeg:

 

 It says on their webpage the special goes till 10/10/17. Did they say if they could order one for you at that price ?

 

 

 

 

Tracked one down on the way home :)


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  #1876310 2-Oct-2017 19:37
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Jase2985:

robfish:

 

It may have been covered in the last 82 pages but I cannot find it.....

 

Can Dish TV be set to record  a series but only keep a certain number (for example MythTV and TiVo can record the news every night but only save {and replace} the last 3 episodes)?

 

 

no

 

 

I had asked if this feature could be added, but didn't get a reply. Now we've lost Josh I guess it’s something that will go way down the list.

 

 

It’s such an obvious feature. I record the 6o'cclock news each night so I can time-shift view it. When I start to run out of disk I have to delete 60 or so 1hour episodes. Being able to decide to keep sy 3 or so would be sensible. SageTV provided the function and it saved stacks of disk space

 

 

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robfish:

 

What is the harmony remote like with the Dish TV box ?

 

Any problems with it not being pointed directly at it like the standard Dish TV remotes have and can it turn off you tv at the same time ?

 

I just checked and was amazed by the directional range. It works in my living room at about 5m distance and 90 degrees left or right.

 

And yes, I have mine set to only switch devices off when I press the OFF button.

 

"Devices" turn on when their "activity" is selected but do not turn off when another "activity" is selected - that is the way I set it up. There are other choices.

 

 

Hi rob,

 

Just looking at the harmony remotes online, there are a few. A harmony model 650 is $65.

 

which one do you have or recommend ?


 
 
 
 


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  #1876336 2-Oct-2017 20:46
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I have a Harmony 650.

 

has functions for "scenes" so you press the TV button and it will turn on the tv, dish tv box and the home theatre, and select the input on the tv that the dish tv is on. change scene and it will turn on and off devices as needed.

 

took a little bit to setup, but means we only need one remote now.

 

i wouldnt be without it.


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 ahh, buggar and I just bought the dish tv gen 3 remote last week as well :(


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  #1876344 2-Oct-2017 21:17
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If you can stretch to it the harmony hub based remotes are just awesome. They have IR blasters on the hub but the remote is RF so they don't rely on you pointing at the devices while it runs the activity.

 

 


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We have 2 x 650s and an older model with rechargeable batteries. The problem with the rechargeble one is that the micro USB socket, which gets used for both setup and rechargeing got damaged/worn so now we cannot recharge it or change the setup.




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robfish:

 

Regarding remotes, I got our Dish TV box (T2200) today and I set it up on my Harmony Remote and it seems to be fine.

 

 

In other TiVo themed threads you have been one of the biggest supporters of MythTV and given some great advice in the area.  I'm curious as to why you've also bought a T2200?


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doubletop:

 

I had asked if this feature could be added, but didn't get a reply. Now we've lost Josh I guess it’s something that will go way down the list. It’s such an obvious feature. I record the 6o'cclock news each night so I can time-shift view it. When I start to run out of disk I have to delete 60 or so 1hour episodes. Being able to decide to keep sy 3 or so would be sensible. SageTV provided the function and it saved stacks of disk space Pete

 

 

How does the T2200 prevent itself from recording duplicates of the same episode?  A guy at Panasonic told me their unit is based on what is already saved on disk, if the episode isn't already on the disk it'll get recorded.


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Jase2985:

 

I have a Harmony 650.

 

has functions for "scenes" so you press the TV button and it will turn on the tv, dish tv box and the home theatre, and select the input on the tv that the dish tv is on. change scene and it will turn on and off devices as needed.

 

took a little bit to setup, but means we only need one remote now.

 

i wouldnt be without it.

 

 

I read somewhere that you need Windows to set the Harmony 650 up. Is this so? And has anyone managed to get it to work using Linux?


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Groucho:

doubletop:

 

I had asked if this feature could be added, but didn't get a reply. Now we've lost Josh I guess it’s something that will go way down the list. It’s such an obvious feature. I record the 6o'cclock news each night so I can time-shift view it. When I start to run out of disk I have to delete 60 or so 1hour episodes. Being able to decide to keep sy 3 or so would be sensible. SageTV provided the function and it saved stacks of disk space Pete

 

 

How does the T2200 prevent itself from recording duplicates of the same episode?  A guy at Panasonic told me their unit is based on what is already saved on disk, if the episode isn't already on the disk it'll get recorded.

 

 

I believe the only way a system can determine what it has already recorded and not to duplicate is through the content of the EPG, if it contains series and episode details (S/N) then easy, otherwise it can (say) determine by comparing the synopsis. It therefor depends on the level of meta data that the system logs for the episode it records. Usually the same on the plus 1 channels but could be different if it’s a repeat some months later.

 

 

However, I'm talking about days and days of say different news reports from the same daily news show, or numerous episodes of a soap. If it isn't in the current time frame who cares, old news is old news and what happened even last week on a soap soon stales. So let’s say retain the last 3 days of news or the last 10 episodes of your favourite soap. If you want to keep every episode of Top Gear just set it to 'ALL'

 

 

We need the feature and disks will take longer to fill.

 

 

Pete

 


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