Harmony 650 - problems

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  1. mikeabt

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    All:I have had my current set up in-place for several months using the Harmony 650 as my remote of choice. Within the last couple of weeks I have noticed that the remote is having trouble communicating with the Direct TV receiver. No other devices or functions have encountered difficulties and communication to them // through them is still fine. Example: when watching TV I desire to change a channel and nothing happens. I send the same command again and the change in channel occurs. This was not a problem three weeks ago, with the receiver acting on each command flawlessly. Any ideas? I have been thinking of battery pull and reprogram of the remote but thought I would see what you folks might have to offer.Thanks to all.
     
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    One other thing I would like to clarify: when I use the Direct TV remote I get flawless activity, so that tells me that the remote itself is the culprit. Not the systems ability to receive, transfer and transmit the commands to the individual device.
     
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    My first thought is battery change.
     
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    Tried the battery change with no difference in results. I can see that the IR is received because there is an indicator light that glows on the connecting block. I know that the signal transfer is true when the direct TV remote is used. I think the 650 remote must be sending corrupt signal. If this is the case, what could have caused the change? I assume I could factory reset then reprogram the remote. Has anyone had similar experience to regain proper function?
     

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