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The New DirecTV Remote Control


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Poll: Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons? (396 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?

  1. YES (139 votes [35.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.10%

  2. NO (257 votes [64.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.90%

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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Posted Image Posted Image

RC71 - - - - - - - RC70H


Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Looks ugly to me, but I don't like the old DirecTV remote either.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Ditto on the ugly front.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I'd never use one. Ill stick with Harmony
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#5 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

Why issue a new flagship HOME MEDIA CENTER and give it a Coby bedroom TV remote?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Why issue a new flagship HOME MEDIA CENTER and give it a Coby bedroom TV remote?

Don "like hunting for bears with a 22" Bolton

With no color or PIP buttons. :rolleyes:

I'll stick with my original NFL backlit one.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

I haven't seen a DirecTV remote in ages. Don't need'em. Don't want'em.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

I'd never use one. Ill stick with Harmony


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

I like the VOL and CH toggles.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

The peanut is back! :)
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

I like the idea of the remote being smaller and having fewer buttons, but I don't particularly like this design. I also like that they've effectively eliminated the need for most of the color buttons now. However, they've given too much weight to the directional buttons and too little weight to the "Trick Play" buttons.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

I like the VOL and CH toggles.


While I don' really care for it, this is one thing I do like on this remote!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Yuck. That one fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch coming down. It's ugliness is complemented with it's colors.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

I like that play and pause share a button. I can never find the pause button in the dark with the RC65 series.

For play/pause/ff/rew logic, you can't beat a TiVo peanut remote.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

I'd never use one. Ill stick with Harmony


This would have made a good third option for the poll.

3) N/A - I use a universal remote

Digging the new Harmony Touch I picked up last week. Shelved the 880 and 900 and haven't looked back.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

I'm getting to old to learn a new remote layout!
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

I had the opportunity to use this remote a few weeks ago when I stayed at a Hampton Inn. I loved it. It was perfectly sized. Very easy to use for those not familiar with DirecTV.

Granted, I have a Harmony One in my theater room, so I will not be replacing that with this remote. I would certainly prefer one of these in my other rooms where I have the standard D* remote.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

I had the opportunity to use this remote a few weeks ago when I stayed at a Hampton Inn. I loved it. It was perfectly sized. Very easy to use for those not familiar with DirecTV.


What?! You didn't put it in your suitcase along with the towels and tiny bottles of shampoo? ;-)
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

I prefer a backlit remote. This is an adaptation of the commercial unit. I think it looks like an unattractive cell phone but feedback on the commercial side has been positive so here it it.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

Don't like it.

Ugly, but, like others, doesn't much matter to me as I use a Harmony

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

The missing buttons are a PITA for anyone used to the features/functions of the RC6x with a DVR.

This seems best used with a HMC client where there isn't a need to change the TV inputs.
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#23 OFFLINE   wrj

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

I do use the DTV remote. Fewer buttons would be okay. But like others, the design is ugly. All black would be better.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Ugly, and why on earth would you not make the large button above the up arrow be the guide button? how often do you press the menu button vs the guide button?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

How do I get one?
Perhaps I Misremembered.




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