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Shadow Report: Acoustic Research Remotes to support DIRECTV RF

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. Jan 26, 2009 #81 of 275
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Just a little more info and a few small video demos.....http://66.77.167.108/araccessories/ARAccessoriesInfo.do?ACTION_TYPE_ID=ACTION_MARKETING1


    I really can't wait for this to come out. I have been wanting a universal remote that works completely with the HR2x's for a while.

    I have a Pronto and it is to hard to use to watch TV. It works well for all other HT equipment.

    I started to get a different universal remote with hard buttons so changing channels would be easier but they all were missing buttons (list, record, color buttons, etc.) so they wanted work well for me.

    This remote looks like it will be perfect for my setup.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2009 #82 of 275
    dave29

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    i really like this remote, and will probably buy one. although, i think the DVR layout could have been better.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2009 #83 of 275
    Michael D'Angelo

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    I do agree the layout of the button could have been better but I am just glad to see it have all the buttons that the DIRECTV remote has.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 #84 of 275
    dave29

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    totally agree mike!!
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 #85 of 275
    TheRatPatrol

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    Me too.

    So this has RF built in for the HR's, correct, or do you have to use the RF adapter?

    Any idea when this will be out?

    Thanks
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 #86 of 275
    Michael D'Angelo

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    That is what I thought but I do know there is a separate RF unit for the remote. I am not sure if the separate RF unit is just for other RF devices or the DIRECTV receivers too.

    Stuart reported within the next 3 months.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2009 #87 of 275
    dave29

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    from what i understand, it is built in.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 #88 of 275
    dave29

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    from stuarts first post:


    Let me be clear: These will be RF remotes that will work like the Logitech 890 and use a repeater to control IR devices, but will control DIRECTV MPEG4 DVRs directly in RF mode.

    i think i am reading it right:lol:
     
  9. Jan 26, 2009 #89 of 275
    TheRatPatrol

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    I think you're right (I hope so). If its true, I am so getting one, this is exactly what I've been looking for. :D
     
  10. Jan 31, 2009 #90 of 275
    armophob

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    Any concrete release dates or retailers yet?
     
  11. Jan 31, 2009 #91 of 275
    Steve

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    For Acoustic Research fans, the model ARRU449 (not an XSight) is being sold on "Woot Sellout" for $85 including shipping. Today only (1/31/09). Looks to be about $50 cheaper than the lowest average price shown in a Google shopping search. /steve
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 #92 of 275
    Michael D'Angelo

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    I have not seen one yet but I have been checking their site almost daily so as soon as I seen one I will post it. I really want one or two of these bad.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2009 #93 of 275
    Mike Bertelson

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    I BLEEPIN' WANT ONE! :D

    My 2¢.

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  14. Jan 31, 2009 #94 of 275
    dave29

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    ha ha, yeah i do too:lol:
     
  15. Jan 31, 2009 #95 of 275
    TheRatPatrol

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    Me three. :D
     
  16. Feb 2, 2009 #96 of 275
    DarkSkies

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    [strike]RemoteCentral.com has an in-depth review of hte XSight remote, and when I say in-depth, I mean it ... Lots of pictures, discussion on the programming, usage, even the tactile responses.

    http://www.remotecentral.com/reviews/urc_r50/index.html[/strike]Never mind ... wrong remote!
     
  17. Feb 18, 2009 #97 of 275
    Mike Bertelson

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    Anybody heard anything yet?
     
  18. Feb 18, 2009 #98 of 275
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Nope. I have still be checking their site every day and nothing yet.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2009 #99 of 275
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm hoping that my contacts at CES will be ready to talk in the next month.
     
  20. Michael D'Angelo

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    Keep us updated if you can :)
     
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