06-17-2013 7:06 PM
There was a short thread on this topic about a year ago. I purchased a new ir emitter kit and have it working on all components except my VIP 2250 cable box. Have others experienced this problem? Where is the ir receiver located? Is there something unique to this box?
Thanks for your help.
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06-17-2013 7:30 PM
04-15-2014 2:00 PM
I'm confused by your post below. I just got the 2250 (replacing an older DVR). It is in a cabinet and use a RF URC MX900 with 350 receiver and IR repeater. I am finding that moving through the guides or recorded shows is sometime requiring three pushes of the arrow button and that sometimes it then overshoots. Inputting, say, 1808 might send me to channel 80. Inputting 1802 might send me to 1802 for a second and then channel 2.
When you say "tape over the sensor on the 2250" are you suggesting tape over the repeater that is stuck to the front of the box to prevent some kind of reflection? Or are you saying to put a piece of tape in between the repeater and the plastic on the front of the box to "dull" the signal?
04-15-2014 2:23 PM
04-15-2014 2:36 PM
Thanks for the fast reply. That's interesting to know about the DVR best placed on the least used TV. Never occured to me. I will have to look into moving it. Unfortunately, it is connected by coax as the home was not built with ethernet to the cable jacks, just to the phone jacks (and hence is on the other side of the rooms).
The IR generator is a little repeater glued to the front of the box right in front of the IR receiver. I believe I can adjust the IR output, but will have to experiment.
01-09-2016 3:08 AM
My experience is to place the emitter below the lights in the center. But it gets wierder.
While trying to find the best position I realized my hand was reflecting the signal.
So after sticking the emitter on the box, I just held a paper over the box and emitter and without paper no good. But with a simple white paper, it worked 80%.
I endedup putting an old dvd case that kind forms a triangle around the box and emitter in the front.
It works 100%. I remove the hard or reflective surface and I get 0%.
So I do not know what the surface is doing. I wish I could say it is blocking ambient light. But even in the dark without that surface in close proximity 4 inches or less. I get no response from the STB.
Just sharing my unusual experience.
09-18-2016 10:10 AM
09-23-2017 7:35 PM
Fix I just tried was to put the IR repeater a few inches away from the IR sensor, no tape at all over the IR sensor, but then cover/surround the whole light path with an open DVD cover, like a shroud or tent protecting it from the neighboring IR repeaters on other devices. So far, so good.
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