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What Remote for HR44?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DolphinGirl, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. DolphinGirl

    DolphinGirl AllStar

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    I have had an HR44 for three months and I have issues with the RC71 remote. What remote or set-up would solve all the following issues:

    1) Lighted Remote - so I can see functions in the dark.

    2) Ability to turn A/V receiver On/Off.

    3) Ability to adjust volume when not in direct line of sight. I can only change volume when in front of A/V receiver. My Denon A/V receiver only has Infrared

    Any ideas?
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    If you're having to be very careful about pointing it at the AVR, try fresh batteries.

    The RC71 is the only remote available that will control the HR44 in RF mode.

    If you're willing to use IR mode with the HR44, the RC65 (or any third party universal remote) may (or may not) have a hotter IR emitter that will reach out to your Denon.
     
  3. khark

    khark Mentor

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    The RC64R operates my HR44 in RF mode just fine.
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    No it doesn't. The RF is completely different in the HR44/RC71. You're running in IR but think you're in RF.
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    To the OP... If you want a good solid remote that is backlit and doesn't need line of sight go with a Harmony 900. It's a bit more expensive than your "standard" remote but it's well worth the price. It is RF between the remote and it's "extender". Then from the extender it sends out IR via "blasters". It will work with any device that accepts IR.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The HR44 (as well as the C41 and C41W) uses a new low-power 2.4GHz RF technology, Zigbee RF4CE - Remote Control 1.0, that the RC6x series (or any other consumer remote control for that matter) is incapable of.

    Use the remote out of sight of the HR44 and see what happens.
     
  7. DolphinGirl

    DolphinGirl AllStar

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    I thought the Harmony 900 was discontinued? Any of the new Harmony remotes meet my criteria?
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    You can still find the 900 out there. Of the new ones the one below has the same RF deal as the 900. I've never used this remote however.

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-915-000201-Harmony-Ultimate-Customizable/dp/B00BQ5RY1G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381599089&sr=8-2&keywords=Harmony+900

    Some good deals on a refurb 900:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002IC0YL8/ref=dp_olp_refurbished?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Solid Signal has a sale on now for DIRECTV® remotes.

    As for both 2 and 3, depending on your model and age of your Denon, you may be able to control the Volume, and turn the receiver, STB and TV off with one push. There are a number of different ways to set up the Denon, and I am not expert in any of them, but I did have it set that way a while ago.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I love these posts....
     
  11. BAF

    BAF New Member

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    I don't know anything about it being discontinued, but the Harmony 900 is spectacular and will deal well with the required parameters. Does not, however, have the dash key in the native configuration; it can, however, be added with minimal effort. Cost is an issue, but I think it is worth it.
     
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I made the + key on my 900 the dash. I've seen them as low as $150ish recently.
     
  13. Beerstalker

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    If he doesn't want to spend that much money he could also consider the Harmony 650. It doesn't have RF, but the IR signal from Harmony remotes is pretty strong and will probably still work. Unless of course the issue is his TV emitting too much IR noise that is causing the problem.
     

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