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#601 OFFLINE   dirtyblueshirt

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

Yup, Samsung makes them. They also made the 24-200, a very good HR that seems to be quite rare.

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I've got two. I guess I should feel special. :grin:

(HR24-200s, that is.)
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#602 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

Yup, Samsung makes them. They also made the 24-200, a very good HR that seems to be quite rare.

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I have one.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

I have HR24-200 and I always felt it to run slightly faster / smoother than a buddies HR24-500.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

I have one.


I had one, nice machine, had mechanical difficulties. Haven't seen one since.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

Anyone know if the new remote will control an A/V receiver, in addition to TV, in the on/off sequence?
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

Anyone know if the new remote will control an A/V receiver, in addition to TV, in the on/off sequence?


The RC71 will only control the power for the DIRECTV receiver and the TV, nothing else.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Anyone know if the new remote will control an A/V receiver, in addition to TV, in the on/off sequence?


I got mine installed today.

It will not power off/on all three devices at the same time, just like previous generations.

I was going to try the new remote, but that's a deal-breaker for me.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

I got mine installed today.


Since we've been floating around here with clients n different dvr models.

Are we talking about the HR44?
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

Is the new remote only shipping with HR44's or will they be the default remote for ALL equipment shipped (SD or HD)?

I never held one but I can't say I like it from looks so far. Would of been nice if it slid out to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for ease of entering text in search boxes or opening up a new world of TV apps.

There's a video showing a QWERTY remote and updated software on the Hopper DVR and it looks real slick. Check YouTube, its posted from the rival satellite site. Dish also has a remote locator feature that beeps the remote. I use a similar feature for my iPhone all the time to find where it is. Wish DirecTV remotes had this.

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My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Ovation, Reelz , Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Is the new remote only shipping with HR44's or will they be the default remote for ALL equipment shipped (SD or HD)?


My understanding is that the RC71 will go with only the HR44 Genie and C41 MiniGenie clients. Remember you can still use the old controls but only in IR mode.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

Assuming the regional trials are going as expected, and based on previous similar product releases, can anyone make a good estimate on when we might see Solid Signal selling HR44s for national release?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

The RC71 will only control the power for the DIRECTV receiver and the TV, nothing else.

This is one aspect I never thought to look at. This seems like a horrible oversight on "D"s part. Not being able to control the sound level through my AV receiver will be more than a little awkward.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

This is one aspect I never thought to look at. This seems like a horrible oversight on "D"s part. Not being able to control the sound level through my AV receiver will be more than a little awkward.


You can control the volume of your AVR, just not power.
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

You took RAD's statement out of context.
T think that he was referring to the RC71's ability to control power, which is DTV receiver and TV-only, it won't turn an A/V receiver ON and OFF.
The RC71 will however adjust volume on supported A/V receivers.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

This is one aspect I never thought to look at. This seems like a horrible oversight on "D"s part. Not being able to control the sound level through my AV receiver will be more than a little awkward.


When setting up the AVR you can tell it to lock the volume control to the AVR but once you do that you can't control the TV's volume.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

You can control the volume of your AVR, just not power.

That still seems like a very short sighted omission on "D"s part. I mean how much would it have taken, or cost, in the design of the company's flagship HD DVR, the HR44, to allow for turning on and off the AVR power? My AVR remote and any TV remote, and all of "E"s remotes and any universal remote can operate multiple devices. The Genie is marketed as a Whole Home DVR and really is an ultra high tech piece of home entertainment equipment. Restricting it this way seems very counter productive, especially considering the quick replacement of the HR34 with the HR44 and still neglecting this feature.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

That still seems like a very short sighted omission on "D"s part.


Agreed
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

You took RAD's statement out of context.
T think that he was referring to the RC71's ability to control power, which is DTV receiver and TV-only, it won't turn an A/V receiver ON and OFF.
The RC71 will however adjust volume on supported A/V receivers.


My RC71 will turn off my Denon, TV and DVR with one button push, as well as the obvious, controlling the volume.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

My RC71 turns on/off my TV and HR44-700, but not my audio receiver. That's OK, because my Panasonic TV turns the Pioneer receiver on/off, via an "HDMI control link".

What I don't have is something that automatically selects the correct input on the Pioneer. If it was last left in DVD mode, e.g., I have to use another remote to reset it to the HR44 input.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

My RC71 turns on/off my TV and HR44-700, but not my audio receiver. That's OK, because my Panasonic TV turns the Pioneer receiver on/off, via an "HDMI control link".

What I don't have is something that automatically selects the correct input on the Pioneer. If it was last left in DVD mode, e.g., I have to use another remote to reset it to the HR44 input.


That is a bummer, on my Onkyo and using the old remote I could move the slider and choose my input using the numbers on the remote.

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