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programming rc71 to control tv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by rayxxxle, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Jun 6, 2014 #1 of 24
    rayxxxle

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    Is this possible? I have a Vizeo hooked to my genie 34. Remote works fine in IR mode with the genie, but I cannot figure out how to try to program it to work with the TV. Cannot find a manual on the remote anywhere I've looked.
    Thanks,
    E.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2014 #2 of 24
    jimmie57

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    Menu, Settings & Help, Settings, Remote, Program Remote.
    Follow instructions onscreen from there.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2014 #3 of 24
    rayxxxle

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    It says to move switch to tv and go from there. No switch on the rc71 to tell it tv. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. Jun 6, 2014 #4 of 24
    jimmie57

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    litzdog911

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    You should be using an RC6X remote with your HR34. It's not designed to program with the RC71 remote, which is used with the newer HR44 Genie DVR.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2014 #6 of 24
    harsh

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    Programming the RC6X isn't materially different than programming the RC71 where the HR34 is concerned.

    Here's a YouTube video of how to manually program the RC71:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUAFRD_qA6g
     
  7. Jun 6, 2014 #7 of 24
    peds48

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    well is different in regards that the RC71 does not have that many codes on board like its predecessors. The RC71 is really meant to be programmed with an HR44 or C41


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  8. Jun 6, 2014 #8 of 24
    peds48

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    try the following

    Press and hold MUTE and SELECT (led flashes twice)

    Enter 1 1758 wait a second between the first and second 1s


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  9. Jun 6, 2014 #9 of 24
    litzdog911

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    Ummm, yes it is.
     
  10. rayxxxle

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    Thanks Peds, worked like a charm. Really not that much different except you don't have the switch to move back and forth.

    Errol
     
  11. harsh

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    Apparently not.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Oh, please. It's more than tiresome.
     
  13. peds48

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    try programing an RC71 to an audio device without an HR44/C41. good luck!
     
  14. peds48

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    Awesome. Thanks for the update.
     
  15. thomasr1950

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    I have a R66 remote i can't get it to program to my Sony HT-CT260H soundbar. The first codes won't work, the second set of codes won't come up i get the message my remote is not programmed do i want to program it? I have my Sony tv programmed with the remote, no issues. I called DTV, they tell me if the codes won't work then they can't do anything. I have talked with 4 reps, 1 helped me with my LG soundbar, they gave me different steps than the reps did today.
     
  16. jimmie57

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    This is from the DTV Remote Code search.

    We could not find an exact match, we think this code will work.

    32610

    Setup Instructions

    1. Set the "Mode Switch" to Device 3.
    2. Press and hold the "Mute" button and the "Select" button until the visible LED blinks twice.
    3. Enter the 5 digit Code above.
    4. Try your new code and tell us how it worked!

    More codes:

    The following codes may also work with your model.

    32172 31758 33158 31058 31822
     
  17. harsh

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    When I entered the information I got 31758.

    Is this an RC65 or did DIRECTV change they way they number remotes?
     
  18. jimmie57

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    There is an RC66X and RC66RX remote. I have 2 of them.
     
  19. jimmie57

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    Did you choose the remote model number, then choose Audio and then type in the brand ?
     
  20. dennisj00

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    I'll just say the RC71 leaves a LOT to be desired when programming the TV or Audio Device.
     

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