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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. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Yea, it's a bug in the remote that you can't change inputs using the enter key when it's set to Samsung RVU mode.
     
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  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    The 2 biggest reasons I don't like it are 1. No stop button and 2. Pause and Play are the same button.
     
  3. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    I voted no, mostly because I am used to my RC65RX and resist change.

    However, I did program it to work my Panny and took the HR34 out of RF mode. It's useless though because I use an AV receiver. I would need an HR44 to program this function. I don't know where the buttons are located so I am forced to look at the remote, the lights have to be on. So IMHO, it's a POS. Maybe if I had an HR44 I could learn to like it.
     
  4. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    I like it other than I have not figured out how to control my Pioneer AVR with it.
     
  5. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    Do you have an HR44?
     
  6. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    Sure do.
     
  7. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

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    Unfortunately, it won't do anything but control the volume of an AVR. Does it do that?
     
  8. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    I'm not sure. I don't know what button to press to put it in "AVR Mode". The volume button controls the TV at present.
     
  9. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, when you go through the setup, in RF mode, for the AVR you're given the option then to say lock the volumn to either the TV or the AVR.
     
  10. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    My AVR is not in the data base. Pioneer SC63.
     
  11. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    Select "I don't know the model number", and let it try the other codes.
     
  12. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    Still doesn't find it.
     
  13. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    DirecTv designed the RC71 to be a learning remote, all the codes are stored in the HR44. They can update the code lists from time to time and at some point the code for your AVR might be there. Check it every so often.
     
  14. Stevies3

    Stevies3 Legend

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    Can this bug be fixed when the HR44 code list gets updated?
     
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, ti could be fixed.

    You can also fix a post prematurely sent using the Edit button.
     
  16. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    Right on. ;)
     
  17. Stevies3

    Stevies3 Legend

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    So far this is what I've discovered. Using the RC71 with the HR44 the input key does indeed work as it should for both as an enter key if briefly depressed & as an input key if held down. When using the RC71 with a RVU client the input key brings up the mini guide & also functions as an enter key when needed.
     
  18. am7crew

    am7crew Legend

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    love the new remote.
     
  19. djrobx

    djrobx Godfather

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    Yeah, i use the "universal" aspect of the old remotes a lot. I can control a local Media Center PC, switch inputs to a game system, and operate a remote DirecTV box in RF mode. The TV "Input" button was great to have. I hate it when they fix stuff that isn't broken. They could have just made the old remote a bit nicer with backlighting, instead of oversimplifying it.
     
  20. Volatility

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    I myself have a Samsung & doesn't work with either.
     

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