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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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#26 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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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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#30 OFFLINE   funnyfarm299

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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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#32 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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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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#41 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

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

Yup.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

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

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

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


No.

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

 
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I like this remote. All I have is a tv, satellite receiver, and a Bose audio system so I don't necessarily have a need for a harmony remote. I like this new remote and it'll suit my needs just fine as the current directv remote does. Sign me up for one.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

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.


I use a universal but I still voted "don't like" because the removal of the yellow, blue and green buttons has made the GUI less useful, so it affects the old remotes (and universal remotes) usefulness as well.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

I doubt I go to the guide once per week.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

I use a universal but I still voted "don't like" because the removal of the yellow, blue and green buttons has made the GUI less useful, so it affects the old remotes (and universal remotes) usefulness as well.


While the buttons are removed from the new remote the color buttons on the old remotes still work like they did before so unless they remove the code in the boxes to ignore those buttons it doesn't effect the old remotes.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Also, the GREEN-YELLOW-BLUE functionality is still there with the new remote. The functions have just been assigned to other buttons. Now << and >> to move 12 hours in the GUIDE, e.g.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

I have no issues with the current remotes which I've used for so long there is no need to ever look at it. The new one looks no better than the old and I don't see that it does anything new or better so I'll stick with the old. Having 5 DVR's in the house would make it not only inconvenient to have a different remote but also expensive to replace all. I see no benefit in the change and there is nothing about any remote, even the harmonys that I would say looks good. Function is all I care about and unless there is vast improvement, stick with what you know. I do not believe in change for the sake of change.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I use a universal but I still voted "don't like" because the removal of the yellow, blue and green buttons has made the GUI less useful, so it affects the old remotes (and universal remotes) usefulness as well.


While the buttons are removed from the new remote the color buttons on the old remotes still work like they did before so unless they remove the code in the boxes to ignore those buttons it doesn't effect the old remotes.

Those aren't the buttons removed that "seem" as important as:

  • input,
  • format,
  • stop,
  • a dedicated play,
  • slider for more than one device,
  • power for just the device the slider is set to
Some of these are available through the GUI [requiring multi-steps] and some just plain aren't there.
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