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Vizio Co-Star with DirecTV Genie

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  1. Phenom

    Phenom New Member

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    Has anyone with the Vizio Co-Star had success integrating it with the new DirecTV Genie DVR? I had DirecTV set up yesterday and when I went to hook up the Co-Star, initially the HR34 didn't show up in the list. It later came up in the cable/sat search box but my remote didn't change the tuner channels after the setup completed.

    Anybody else had this issue? The Genie is fairly new, so is it just a matter of waiting for an update or do I need to go code searching?
     
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    Assuming HDMI CEC doesn't work, you will probably have to go in to the HR34 and switch it to using IR rather than RF for the remote control.
     
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    My DirecTV box is already set for IR instead of RF. Odd that the built in codes don't work. I also tried the codes listed for the universal Vizio remotes too. No dice. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
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    Are you using the primary IR code set? You can always try some of the settings for other Directv models and see if they work any better, aka: H20, HR20, HR22, HR24, etc.
     
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    HR24 works...
     
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    I tried the HR24 and the HR34 settings and neither worked. Also tried to manually input codes w/ no luck. That was a few weeks ago though. I'll give it another go this weekend. Might have to reset the CoStar. Thx for the suggestions.
     
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    I use hr24 through dvr on the vizo co star. I also set it up on one of the mini genes not the main unit. Works great.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I finally called Vizio support after doing a factory reset and still having no luck. They suggested everything I had already done and then said there was nothing else to try except calling DirecTV to see if they had any other codes. Before I hung up, I asked if there was anything else she could think of that I could try and she mentioned the only thing she could think of is to reset the remote, but doubted that would work b/c it controlled my TV just fine.

    I went ahead and deleted and re-paired the bluetooth while I was still on the phone with her and had no luck. Just for giggles, I tried it again before calling DirecTV. I noticed the remote was listed as being in "sleep mode" for some reason. I deleted it and re-paired it again and it finally worked. Not only was I able to get the remote to control the HR34, I was able to get the remote to work with my Blu Ray player, which also would not connect previously. So now the remote works fine, except if I try to use the "TV and Movies" app, it always turns the DVR to the wrong channel, which is strange, but I think I've read that's a known problem. Oh well...
     

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