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RC71

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by firemantom26, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. firemantom26

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    How do you program this remote to work with a HR24?


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  2. peds48

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    it should work "out of the box" on IR. It will not work on RF as it uses a different frequency. However, programing to your TV or AVR might prove very challenging


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  3. HoTat2

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    A totally different frequency and signaling protocol to be exact.

    RF4CE ("Zigbee")
     
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  5. peds48

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    it should work "out of the box" on IR. It will not work on RF as it uses a different frequency. However, programing to your TV or AVR might prove very challenging


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    It works for the HR24 box,but I want to program the TV............
    What is the model of your TV. FYI, the RC71 does not pack many codes on board. it relies heavily on the HR44/C41 for the bulk of the codes


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  6. jimmie57

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    I bought one to play with since my friend now has an HR44. I have 3 brands of TVs in my house.
    I found one code to work the volume and turn the Vizio on and off.
    I did not find any codes to work my Samsung or Mitsubishi TVs.
    I do NOT recommend them in place of the RC-65RX remotes.
     
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  8. firemantom26

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    So how do you add the code to it to program a TV?
     
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    I don't have an RC71 here, but when in IR mode, does it step you through using the regular two-way programming feature as with the RC**X, RC**RX, and RC**RBX, type older remotes do for TV setup on an HR24?
     
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    You go to the DTV website, choose the remote model number, type in the brand of the tv, and get codes.
    Press and hold the mute and select button and wait for the light to blink 2 times, enter a code and press the power button to see if it turns the TV off.
    Or you can press the volume up button to see if the volume changes.
    If it does not work, repeat above with the next code.

    The instructions tell you to put the mode switch on TV but the RC71 does not have one. Program it anyway and if there is a code that works you TV it will take it. Note: The RF will not work on the older receivers since it is a different technology than the older receivers.

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    What is the model of your TV. FYI, the RC71 does not pack many codes on board. it relies heavily on the HR44/C41 for the bulk of the codes


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    It is a extra tv from Bestbuy. "Insignia"
    There is no Insignia code on board. you need an RC6x remote or an HR44/C41 to program the RC71


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    You go to the DTV website, choose the remote model number, type in the brand of the tv, and get codes.
    Press and hold the mute and select button and wait for the light to blink 2 times, enter a code and press the power button to see if it turns the TV off.
    Or you can press the volume up button to see if the volume changes.
    If it does not work, repeat above with the next code.

    The instructions tell you to put the mode switch on TV but the RC71 does not have one. Program it anyway and if there is a code that works you TV it will take it. Note: The RF will not work on the older receivers since it is a different technology than the older receivers.

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/remote_codes
    unfortunately the bulk of those codes only works with RC6x remotes and not the RC71

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    I was surprised that they have added the RC71 from the list of choices.
    I chose it and looked at the Samsung codes. There were only 2. I tried both and neither worked for my Samsung.

    If you choose the RC65 there are a lot of them. I am sticking with my RC65X remote. I am used to the look and feel of it after many years of using it.
     
  14. firemantom26

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    Add the code and got the HR24 to work with RC71. Thanks for all the help.................
     
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    For Samsung try 54000
     
  16. firemantom26

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    I am always up for a challenge. I do like the look and the feel of the new RC71 remote..............
     
  17. cwtech

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    peds were does the 54000 come in at, for samsung with the rc71 i always 12051

    for the op
    vizio 11758
    samsung 12051 ( is what I always use but as peds says 54000 ( I have found he usually knows his $hit so I would say it will work)
    Mitsubishi try 11250 or 10150

    unlike the rc 6X remotes there is no slider but programs the same, once u hit the first number ( 1 ) dont be in a hurry as the light is going to flash twice before u can enter any more numbers, so press 1 then pause let the light flash and then proceed with the rest of your numbers.
     
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    54000 is for Samsung RVU TVs. but it will work regardless
     
  19. firemantom26

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    The range on the RC71 is awesome. My installer told me it uses Bluetooth technology.


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  20. NR4P

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    Installer is not correct. The remote in RF mode uses RF4CE, a form of Zigbee 802.15.4 wireless technology. Then it gets more confusing. There are 9 other zigbee profiles for meter reading, lighting, home security and it doesn't work with any of those. So for now it appears to be a good standalone wireless range unique RF remote, assuming you like the controls as is on the remote.
     

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