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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?

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  2. NO

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  1. Jan 11, 2013 #81 of 356
    Scott Kocourek

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    No, they are different frequencies.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2013 #82 of 356
    TheRatPatrol

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    The info button does.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2013 #83 of 356
    lugnutathome

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    That would be the "Info" key. And the "-" key works in guide as though you pressed yellow (per the mapping at screen bottom)

    This remote form factor I hope is a Proof Of Concept for the clients which may also leverage the new RF spectrum. I sincerely hope once the dust settles and the new HR44 units hit the streets that there is a remote more commensurate of a Home Media CENTER!

    Granted once learned, it will do everything the current remote models do and a new subscriber might not even care. But those of us used to the current layouts and ease of access will have some rough times till it becomes natural.

    Still "flagship class receiver" using "hotel room" remote?

    Don "Long as my Harmony remotes will work they can do what they will" Bolton

     
  4. Jan 11, 2013 #84 of 356
    TheRatPatrol

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    So they won't work the C31's either. So much for being backwards compatible.

    Any thoughts as to why they changed it?
     
  5. Jan 11, 2013 #85 of 356
    damondlt

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    I kind of like it. But still haven't used one.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2013 #86 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    Try being in the guide and see what it does.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 #87 of 356
    Go Beavs

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    They would work with C31's, just not in RF. :)
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 #88 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    In IR mode they're compatible.
    It's the RF mode that has changed due to SHEF compatibility.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 #89 of 356
    tonyd79

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    But they gutted functionality to take away the color buttons. They used to have a brilliantly advanced dvr that could pause and trickplay the pig. Not any more.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2013 #90 of 356
    tonyd79

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    My bad. Was thinking about my universal and other remotes I've used.

    I have never actually used the directv remote except to program my universals.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2013 #91 of 356
    TheRatPatrol

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    So they're making/issuing new remotes that won't work in RF mode on the old equipment? Can you elaborate a little more how it affects SHEF?

    I'm still disappointed there is no on/off PIP toggle. I still say make the dash button a toggle.. SWiM connection info isn't needed in a toggle and can be put in the menu or info area. Am I the only one that feels this way?
     
  12. Jan 11, 2013 #92 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    There's a lot of discontent with this new remote.
    SHEF is a standard that allows for a common platform for new remotes.
    I'm not sure if there were any at CES this year, but that was the idea/hope, as other makers come into the market.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2013 #93 of 356
    Krazeyman

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    This is incorrect. Sorry about that. My bad.

    To clarify a few things. As stated previously, the pictures are of 2 separate remotes.

    First the RC70. This remote is made for the exclusive use on whole home Dvr clients. Such as the C31 or even an RVU tv. The RC70 remote is not RF capable.

    The RC70H this is for sale at solid signal is for Hotel use only. That's what the H means in the model #.

    It hasn't been announced yet to my knowledge. But based off of the RC70 remote. The new RC71 remote control will be again, made for use with client boxes only such as the C41.

    The standard remotes that we have right now such as the RC65 will continue to work just fine with the HR44 and the C41.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 #94 of 356
    juniormaj

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    My biggest issue with a combined play/pause button is that I often press play to bring up the playback bar so I can see how far I am in to a program/how much time is left. I don't want it to pause when I do that.
    I can get used to the removal of the colour buttons if I have to, but am wondering what replaces GREEN to create a bookmark? I know the bookmarks list is long gone, but I still find it useful to create them.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2013 #95 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    The RC71 was seen with the HR44 at CES, so "I'd expect" all of the new line to be RC71 for RF function, while the RC65 will still work for IR mode.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2013 #96 of 356
    spartanstew

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    Most of what you've written is incorrect.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2013 #97 of 356
    Krazeyman

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    Everything about the RC70 is correct. I am simply applying it to the RC71. Once the HR44 and C41 are further along in testing, and more information is released regarding the equipment. Then we will know all these answers for sure instead of all of us guessing on the finer details.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2013 #98 of 356
    goinsleeper

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    I think it's silly to use this as a complaint, but I feel the same way. I use the play button to check where I am in what I'm watching too. Usually to see how much is left of a show when the climax is right around the corner. It would probably help me really, when I'm watching The Walking Dead and something big is coming, it really just bothers me when i check the time and it says there's 2 minutes left. :)
     
  19. Jan 11, 2013 #99 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    While not my biggest, that is one of mine too.

    The current work-a-round is to be very quick on the pause/play button.
     
  20. spartanstew

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    Knowledge about one remote does not equal knowledge about another. Many people saw the RC71 in use at CES, so they're not guessing - only you are. Worse yet, you don't even claim you're making guesses in all of your posts, you state things as if you have inside knowledge that others don't. If you don't know, just say you don't know.
     

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