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Shadow Report: Acoustic Research Remotes to support DIRECTV RF


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#221 OFFLINE   anubys

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:46 AM

Get the Harmony that is made for the Xbox 360. It has the colored keys and they are in a perfect position. I've had one for over a year now and actually prefer it over my 880 just because of the colored buttons.


which one is that? I checked the web site and couldn't figure it out...
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#222 OFFLINE   smiddy

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:46 AM

Whoa, this thread is still alive and kicking, amazing Mr. Shadow!
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:38 AM

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000CCXCYC

which one is that? I checked the web site and couldn't figure it out...



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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:30 PM

Still in a "no news" situation... to the point where the contacts I made at CES are no longer answering my e-mails. I'd stick a fork in this one, honestly. I'm disappointed, but I guess my next remote will be another Harmony.


Man, that is some real sad news. I have been purposely avoiding combining all my remotes to one in anticipation. If you had their addresses, I would hire a team of teenagers to toilet paper each and every one of their houses. It is not nice to play with our emotions like that. Get our hopes up and then poo poo all over them.:nono2:

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

Man, that is some real sad news. I have been purposely avoiding combining all my remotes to one in anticipation. If you had their addresses, I would hire a team of teenagers to toilet paper each and every one of their houses. It is not nice to play with our emotions like that. Get our hopes up and then poo poo all over them.:nono2:

Totally agree. I don't understand why Harmony or the makers of the RC remotes hasn't come out with an all in one remote that has D* RF built into it by now.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 04:00 PM

which one is that? I checked the web site and couldn't figure it out...


Interesting, I can't find it on their site or Best Buy now. Maybe it's discontinued.

Here's a link to it on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000CCXCYC

I may have to grab a second one since it looks like they quit making it.
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 04:49 PM

Totally agree. I don't understand why Harmony or the makers of the RC remotes hasn't come out with an all in one remote that has D* RF built into it by now.


I have been totally reliant on this rf remote to run both boxes. I was so exited to finally be able to combine both of my Escient and my Sunfire remote with them and clear off my end table.
Might be time to send a spirited email to AR.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:54 PM

I have been totally reliant on this rf remote to run both boxes. I was so exited to finally be able to combine both of my Escient and my Sunfire remote with them and clear off my end table.
Might be time to send a spirited email to AR.

Me too. That way I can keep my HR in RF mode and still be able to operate it in the rest of the house.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:54 PM

I found a rumor about an RF Logitech Harmony remote ... see the new thread in the Miscellaneous Equipment forum: http://www.dbstalk.c...478#post2180478

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:55 AM

I found a rumor about an RF Logitech Harmony remote ... see the new thread in the Miscellaneous Equipment forum: http://www.dbstalk.c...478#post2180478

But will it be RF compatible with the HR's? I need a remote that has RF and IR all in one, so I can continue to use RF on other TV's in house, while still using RF and IR in the living room at the same time, without having to switch remotes. This is why I was hopeful for the AR remote.

Now if they ever fix the HR's so they can do both RF and IR, then something like that would be perfect.

Edited by TheRatPatrol, 11 August 2009 - 07:15 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:15 AM

Now if they ever fix the HR's so they can do both RF and IR, then something like that would be perfect.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:25 AM

I found a rumor about an RF Logitech Harmony remote ... see the new thread in the Miscellaneous Equipment forum: http://www.dbstalk.c...478#post2180478

If this is via an RF extender then it isn't as useable a solution as using RF codes from the STBs. When I used my 890 with the RF extender it is always a pain in the butt to update since I need both the extender and the remote to do this, and the extender is in the media closet a floor or two down. If it is a basic DirecTV RF programable for each STB, then you will get my attention. :)
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:22 PM

Xsight is in the wild according to THIS post. Thanks for the heads up, Capn.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:33 PM

There is a thread on AVForums (started in June 2009) saying the schedule by Acoustic Research slipped and the xSight would be released in September, so hopefully this is the case and I can check it out in person very soon...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:02 PM

I'm a little worried about how the color and guide/menu/info/exit buttons are going feel, they look indented?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:04 PM

The do look a bit lower than the surface, don't they? However, on the xSight Color model the color keys appear to be raised, so it may just be an illusion that the Touch does not have raised keys. Either way, I definitely have to hold one in my hands and take it for a spin before being willing to commit ...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

Interesting. Whats the big difference between the touch and the color, are they both RF?


The do look a bit lower than the surface, don't they? However, on the xSight Color model the color keys appear to be raised, so it may just be an illusion that the Touch does not have raised keys. Either way, I definitely have to hold one in my hands and take it for a spin before being willing to commit ...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:23 PM

Interesting. Whats the big difference between the touch and the color, are they both RF?

Check out the AR page here, it has links to the Touch and the Color pages with more info, but the
big difference is the Touch has a touch screen, has a recharge dock, is RF capable, while the Color has hard buttons instead of a touch screen and uses standard batteries. I'm pretty sure the price will be quite different between those models as well ... :P

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:27 AM

I wonder if the delays have anything to do with XSight "Touch". Might Apple be upset at the use of "Touch" in the name. :scratchin

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:42 AM

I don't think Apple can, or has, copyrighted the word "Touch" for touchscreen devices.
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