Here’s how to use IP Control on your DIRECTV receiver

DIRECTV’s HD receivers use a technology called SHEF that lets you control them from your home network. It’s what makes DIRECTV’s apps work, but did you know that you can use the same functions yourself?

If you have a home automation system, a lot of these controls are already baked in. But, if you want to do your own programming, you’ll find that it’s very easy to send commands to your receiver or DVR using simple web pages.

Here’s the key: This DIRECTV document lets you in on all the custom codes you’ll need. It’s written for programmers who are comfortable with writing HTML and XML code, so it’s not for everyone. However, if you’re getting into serious programming you’ll want to have this document handy.

Previous versions of this document were only available on passworded servers but we’re making this one available to all our Solid Signal fans… download it now!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.