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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?

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#21 OFFLINE   majikmarker

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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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#22 ONLINE   veryoldschool

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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?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

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?


Should have been list. I doubt I go into Guide once a day.

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#27 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Harmony for me... my setup has 6 devices and my Harmony controls everything.
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#28 OFFLINE   grecorj

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

it's like the Tivo peanut remote's ugly sister.
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#29 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

My mom had used this one for years . . . .

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With the four color buttons now gone on the new remote, I can un-retire it and use it for my bedroom as my eyes also see less in the dark.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Nobody uses crestron/control4/savant?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

How do I get one?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Should have been list. I doubt I go into Guide once a day.


I doubt I go to the guide once per week.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

How do I get one?


It's the new RC71 remote. It isn't available for sale yet. It will be coming with the new HR44 that is seen in the first looks.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

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Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?


My son might like that for his HD receiver ( not DVR ).

Why do they show it and it is not an option to buy it at DTV or Solid Signal ?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

Why do they show it and it is not an option to buy it at DTV or Solid Signal ?


You're not familiar with CES?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

I know it is a show for new products , but I thought this remote came as an option with the HR34 also.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

...they've effectively eliminated the need for most of the color buttons now.


Can somebody expand on this? I use several of the color buttons quite often (yellow while in the guide, for instance). If the only way to do some of these direct-access functions is by a series of steps via the menus, that is NOT progress.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Can somebody expand on this? I use several of the color buttons quite often (yellow while in the guide, for instance). If the only way to do some of these direct-access functions is by a series of steps via the menus, that is NOT progress.

Most (if not all) of the color button functions have been changed to a different button, such as DASH now replacing YELLOW in most cases.

Within Quicktune, GREEN replaced by ENTER to add a channel; Within Live TV, BLUE replaced by ENTER for Mini-Guide; Within Guide, RED replaced by REW (<<) for -12 hours, GREEN replaced by FFWD (>>) for +12 hours, YELLOW replaced by DASH for options; Within Playlist, YELLOW replaced by DASH for options, BLUE replaced by ENTER for Keep; Within Series Manager, GREEN replaced by "1" to move a series to the top.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

I actually quite like the old remote but perhaps that is simply because it is all we have. The new remote simply has no punch if that makes any sense but I guess who cares if it simply streamlines the functions of the old one. I've never bought a harmony remote but perhaps it's time for me to start looking.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

Can it control a TV and AV receiver? I don't see a slide switch.

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