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The New DirecTV Remote Control

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Drucifer, Jan 9, 2013.

Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?

  1. YES

    19.9%
  2. NO

    80.1%
  1. Jan 9, 2013 #1 of 356
    Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    RC71 - - - - - - - RC70H​

    Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?
     

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  2. Jan 9, 2013 #2 of 356
    dpeters11

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    Looks ugly to me, but I don't like the old DirecTV remote either.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2013 #3 of 356
    njohn2121

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    Ditto on the ugly front.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2013 #4 of 356
    Davenlr

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    I'd never use one. Ill stick with Harmony
     
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  5. Jan 9, 2013 #5 of 356
    lugnutathome

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    Why issue a new flagship HOME MEDIA CENTER and give it a Coby bedroom TV remote?

    Don "like hunting for bears with a 22" Bolton
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 #6 of 356
    TheRatPatrol

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    With no color or PIP buttons. :rolleyes:

    I'll stick with my original NFL backlit one.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2013 #7 of 356
    Hoosier205

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    I haven't seen a DirecTV remote in ages. Don't need'em. Don't want'em.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2013 #8 of 356
    onan38

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    +1
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2013 #9 of 356
    ndole

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    I like the VOL and CH toggles.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2013 #10 of 356
    jdspencer

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    The peanut is back! :)
     
  11. Jan 10, 2013 #11 of 356
    terryfoster

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    I like the idea of the remote being smaller and having fewer buttons, but I don't particularly like this design. I also like that they've effectively eliminated the need for most of the color buttons now. However, they've given too much weight to the directional buttons and too little weight to the "Trick Play" buttons.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2013 #12 of 356
    Go Beavs

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    While I don' really care for it, this is one thing I do like on this remote!
     
  13. Jan 10, 2013 #13 of 356
    MysteryMan

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    Yuck. That one fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch coming down. It's ugliness is complemented with it's colors.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2013 #14 of 356
    TMan

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    I like that play and pause share a button. I can never find the pause button in the dark with the RC65 series.

    For play/pause/ff/rew logic, you can't beat a TiVo peanut remote.
     
  15. Jan 10, 2013 #15 of 356
    GBFAN

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  16. Jan 10, 2013 #16 of 356
    iceburg02

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    This would have made a good third option for the poll.

    3) N/A - I use a universal remote

    Digging the new Harmony Touch I picked up last week. Shelved the 880 and 900 and haven't looked back.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2013 #17 of 356
    fluffybear

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    I'm getting to old to learn a new remote layout!
     
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  18. Jan 10, 2013 #18 of 356
    AMike

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    I had the opportunity to use this remote a few weeks ago when I stayed at a Hampton Inn. I loved it. It was perfectly sized. Very easy to use for those not familiar with DirecTV.

    Granted, I have a Harmony One in my theater room, so I will not be replacing that with this remote. I would certainly prefer one of these in my other rooms where I have the standard D* remote.
     
  19. Jan 10, 2013 #19 of 356
    BubblePuppy

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    What?! You didn't put it in your suitcase along with the towels and tiny bottles of shampoo? ;-)
     
  20. Jan 10, 2013 #20 of 356
    Brubear

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    I prefer a backlit remote. This is an adaptation of the commercial unit. I think it looks like an unattractive cell phone but feedback on the commercial side has been positive so here it it.
     
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