Using the codes supplied by Archos, the DVR station will not control my DirecTV receivers (models R10 and R15). I even tried using using codes for Hughes receivers as they manufactured the receivers for DirecTV. NO LUCK!
Anyone else had success or suggestions.
Check to see if your DirecTV receiver has the autotune feature. When you have the channel guide open, navigate to a program in the future, and click on it. It should ask you if you want to autotune to that channel at the chosen time. You still have to set the scheduled recording on your Archos though. This isn't the most convenient solution, but it works.