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#141 OFFLINE   Surveyor40

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:50 PM

Looks like I'm somewhat late to the remote party. :D

At the moment, we exclusively use the Directv NFL football remotes and iPad ap. My gf and other family members prefer the Directv phaser over a more universal remote solution. In the past, we have used the TSU1000 & TSU2000 prontos with rf kits (retired), a Monster AVL300 (happily " disappeared " during spring cleaning), RTI T2, and a Sony RM2000.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

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I don't know... I really liked my RM-AV2000. I even wrote it an obituary when it died: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=107239


I have one of those in a drawer. Used it for awhile about 10 years ago but never really got attached to it. At the time I didn't have much to control and it was a little unwieldy. If somebody wanted it I could be talked out of it.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

I had something similar to the Sony shown above, forget which model but the key to a good remote is being able to FEEL the buttons in the dark, and you can't do that with any of those touch screen programmable units despite how cool and customizable they are.

I really like the standard DTV remote, once programmed with volume lock (used to be called punch-thru) it runs my AVR and DVD/BluRay player as well. Only draw back is it can't power cycle everything at once.

My brother uses a Harmony and I tried to get the wife to use one, but she rejected it due to small buttons with poor placement.

I use the iPad app as well, but since it can't control the volume of my AVR its only used for checking the guide and setting up a recording quickly without the need to turn on my whole theater system. Someone needs to make an AVRs that auto-detect an HDMI signal, turns on (if off) and switches over to that signal. I know that was theory behind HDMI control but I've never seen it work in a mixed brand system.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'm using iRule on my iPad...continuously fine tuning the look/feel (most recently to include 2-way feedback with my 70X5FD, SC-57 and my DirecTV receivers). Here's some pics:

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:04 PM

I'm using iRule on my iPad...continuously fine tuning the look/feel (most recently to include 2-way feedback with my 70X5FD, SC-57 and my DirecTV receivers). Here's some pics:


The remote for DIRECTV® shown is exactly the same as the DIRECTV® app- so does it just incorporate the app, just the remote skin, switch to it, or what?
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

I am new to the iPad world. What exactly do I need to get in order to control my AV system with my iPad?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

I doubt many Audio receivers have IP control, but for the DIRECTV® app, your receiver(s) need to be connected to a home LAN, with external devices turned on in Settings. The app should find those receivers so configured. (IIRC!)
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

The remote for DIRECTV® shown is exactly the same as the DIRECTV® app- so does it just incorporate the app, just the remote skin, switch to it, or what?


Its just the skin. I use it as a background, put invisible buttons over the background buttons and then assign the ip device codes for the DTV receiver to the buttons. Works great.

Edited by jclam, 01 January 2012 - 04:51 PM.





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