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Shadow Report: Acoustic Research Remotes to support DIRECTV RF


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#251 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:16 AM

Take this with a huge grain of salt since it comes from AR support (via email), but they tell me the xsight can't do native DirecTV RF. I don't know if they really understood the question or not, but that's what they said. The email was signed "Audiovox Customer Care", which owns the One-For-All and RCA remote brands. UEI is the OEM for them. So AR just slaps their name on them and sells them (ok, if they actually existed, they'd sell them). In any case I wouldn't expect AR to know any technical details about the xsight.

The new nevo does sound promising. Their other models are serious remotes (wifi, web, ip device control, etc). The xsight isn't even in the same league as the nevo.

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#252 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

Any links to information on the new UEI Nevo? I searched but couldn't find anything about a new remote.

#253 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

HERE we go again... :lol:

The new nevos apparently ARE the xsight. I guess the AR deal didn't work out, so they're trying to distribute it under a better known brand. (The xsight is a one-for-all in Europe).

It's promising that they still claim D* RF capability.

#254 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:09 PM

HERE we go again... :lol:

The new nevos apparently ARE the xsight. I guess the AR deal didn't work out, so they're trying to distribute it under a better known brand. (The xsight is a one-for-all in Europe).

It's promising that they still claim D* RF capability.

Awesome, as I kind of fell in love with the promise of the xSight in terms of features (not interested in RF) such as multiple profiles and an abundance of favorite channels per activity and macros that hopefully aren't restricted to 5 steps.

Now I will really look forward to the Nevo... :)

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:09 PM

Thinking about it, it may be time to lock this thread or rename it to Nevo! :P

#256 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:56 PM

I was thinking the same thing, but I'd like to see a few more confirmed sources first ;)

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:08 PM

I see you've asked about it at AVS ... I hope you get some info from that dormant thread!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

HERE we go again... :lol:

The new nevos apparently ARE the xsight. I guess the AR deal didn't work out, so they're trying to distribute it under a better known brand. (The xsight is a one-for-all in Europe).

It's promising that they still claim D* RF capability.

Very interesting. I wonder when they'll come out then?

#259 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:05 AM

I guess it is time to bid farewell to this thread. If someone gets some information on the Nevo remotes, feel free to start a new one.
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#260 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:43 PM

"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated".

I saw a post that hh gregg has them. I called my local store to confirm. They really do! They're HERE on their website too. HERE are the specs, in case anyone forgot.

Hope it wipes the floor with the harmony 900.

Who's gonna be the first to test it with DirecTV RF...

#261 OFFLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:56 PM

The ARRX18G is on Amazon.com through Electronics Expo as well.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:58 PM

OK, well, let's see who gets one and whether it actually does what it says.
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#263 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

Hmmm, there is an HHgregg close to me. I will have to go check them out tomorrow.

#264 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

The ARRX18 manual, page 22 makes it clear you can control the DVRs without the RF extender. It even describes getting the 6 digit code (the last 6 of the RED) and entering them. Woohoo!!!

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#265 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:27 PM

I guess it is time to bid farewell to this thread. If someone gets some information on the Nevo remotes, feel free to start a new one.


I wish you had closed this thread about 6 months ago... :D

(So we could get the remotes that much earlier...)

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#266 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:29 PM

Ok, now I bleepin' want one....again :D

I guess that puts the speculation about native RF support. Thanks Tom :)

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#267 OFFLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:31 PM

The ARRX18 manual, page 22 makes it clear you can control the DVRs without the RF extender. It even describes getting the 6 digit code (the last 6 of the RED) and entering them. Woohoo!!!


I was just about to post this .... Does the manual indicate if it will control more than one DIRECTV Receiver via RF?

#268 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

I was just about to post this .... Does the manual indicate if it will control more than one DIRECTV Receiver via RF?

I presume you can set any of it's 18 devices to DIRECTV RF, so hows about 18 DIRECTV receivers. (And no, I do not have that many...) :D

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:38 PM

Can we get some to "Field Test"?
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#270 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:49 PM

I presume you can set any of it's 18 devices to DIRECTV RF, so hows about 18 DIRECTV receivers. (And no, I do not have that many...) :D

Almost though. :eek2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

Not very amused with the price on Amazon through Electronic Expo right now...lets hope it comes down when it goes to more mainstream stores (Its at $229).
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:32 PM

Ok so besides that website, can we get one anywhere else, or do we have to wait a little bit longer?

Oh boy, I feel like a kid on Christmas!! :D

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:34 PM

The ARRX18 manual, page 22 makes it clear you can control the DVRs without the RF extender. It even describes getting the 6 digit code (the last 6 of the RED) and entering them. Woohoo!!!


I am definitely getting one now, if no extender is needed.

#274 OFFLINE   gully_foyle

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:54 PM

Don't forget the AR web site as well, which now has a lot of info. Such as the product brochure
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#275 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

Let's continue discussion here, since this is now a real product, and only "sorta" supports DIRECTV RF:

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