Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

The New DirecTV Remote Control


  • Please log in to reply
355 replies to this topic

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%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#61 OFFLINE   Steve

Steve

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 22,577 posts
Joined: Aug 22, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Which, of course is confusing since record is a red button....

Actually, record is orange, but hard to tell the difference in subdued lighting. Good it has the 'R' stamped on it.
/steve

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#62 OFFLINE   I WANT MORE

I WANT MORE

    CowboySooner

  • Registered
  • 1,125 posts
  • LocationNorthern plains
Joined: Oct 03, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Dig through the trash


I ordered the DIRECTV RC70H from Solid Signal. :blush:
Perhaps I Misremembered.

#63 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 11,975 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

I ordered the DIRECTV RC70H from Solid Signal. :blush:

Some of the buttons are in different places.
DirecTV: Genie, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/35)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#64 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

RunnerFL

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,828 posts
Joined: Jan 04, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Which, of course is confusing since record is a red button....


Record is orange.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

#65 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

RunnerFL

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,828 posts
Joined: Jan 04, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

I ordered the DIRECTV RC70H from Solid Signal. :blush:


The remote in the pic has "RC71" on it. Probably not the same.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

#66 OFFLINE   toobs

toobs

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 371 posts
Joined: Oct 10, 2012

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

I never used their remote because I've always used a Logitech Harmony for all of my gear. When I do use the default remote, I find it to be bulky.

#67 OFFLINE   toobs

toobs

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 371 posts
Joined: Oct 10, 2012

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

I do like the new remote because its simpler and the DVR buttons are in the middle of the remote, instead of the awkward circle and placement on the current remote.

#68 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,769 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

I ordered the DIRECTV RC70H from Solid Signal. :blush:

You might want to check with SS to see if it will even be compatible with your receiver(s).
"By design" hotel remotes aren't.

The DIRECTV RC70H is a new remote designed for DIRECTV Residential Experience. It includes all the features of the RC50 hotel remote in a more attractive package. It cannot be used with home DIRECTV systems and is labeled on the back, meaning less reason for theft. This is not compatible with DIRECTV RVU systems.


A.K.A VOS

#69 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 7,913 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Some of the buttons are in different places.

Yeah, that is what I hate. A change without any improvement is extremely annoying.

DREW

Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-7, Den: HR24-1, MB: HR24-5, Bsm: HR21-2, Kit: H25-5
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV  '00


#70 OFFLINE   mrro82

mrro82

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 522 posts
  • LocationThumb web of the mitten :>)
Joined: Sep 11, 2012

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

If I signed up for D* and this is what came with the receiver, I'd make a quick trip to Best Buy for sure. Hello Logitech Harmony 1! :D

#71 OFFLINE   I WANT MORE

I WANT MORE

    CowboySooner

  • Registered
  • 1,125 posts
  • LocationNorthern plains
Joined: Oct 03, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

You might want to check with SS to see if it will even be compatible with your receiver(s).
"By design" hotel remotes aren't.


I've spent $17.00 more foolishly before. :D
Perhaps I Misremembered.

#72 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 7,913 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Posted Image Posted Image


Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?

Looks like these two remotes are very similar in design, but different in button layouts.

Edited by Drucifer, 12 January 2013 - 01:06 AM.

DREW

Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-7, Den: HR24-1, MB: HR24-5, Bsm: HR21-2, Kit: H25-5
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV  '00


#73 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

MysteryMan

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 6,661 posts
  • LocationUSA
Joined: May 17, 2010

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Looks like there are two RC70H


Can't make up my mind which is uglier.

DirecTV customer since 1995.


#74 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,769 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Looks like there are two RC70H

Left is the RC71, and the right is the RC70H
A.K.A VOS

#75 OFFLINE   wrj

wrj

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 152 posts
Joined: Nov 23, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

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.


I still don't see what is wrong with the color buttons. This makes more sense to me than using FF and Dash etc.

Also, when you're watching a recording or live feed, what replaces the yellow button? It can't be Dash since that gives you SWiM Connected, etc. The yellow allows you to get to a menu for Messages, CC, PIP (HR34).

#76 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

RunnerFL

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,828 posts
Joined: Jan 04, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Looks like there are two RC70H


The one on the left clearly says "RC71" in the upper left.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

#77 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,769 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Also, when you're watching a recording or live feed, what replaces the yellow button? It can't be Dash since that gives you SWiM Connected, etc. The yellow allows you to get to a menu for Messages, CC, PIP (HR34).

Yes it can.
A.K.A VOS

#78 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

Scott Kocourek

    On the edge

  • Super Moderators
  • 9,103 posts
  • LocationWisconsin
Joined: Jun 13, 2009

Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Looks like there are two RC70H



Like mentioned, left is RC71 right is RC70.

Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, Dish Network, or any other company.
Become a DBSTalk.com member or join the CE program HERE


#79 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

TheRatPatrol

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,739 posts
  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
Joined: Oct 01, 2003

Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Does it work in RF mode with the older HR2x/34?

#80 OFFLINE   wrj

wrj

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 152 posts
Joined: Nov 23, 2006

Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Yes it can.


Today on my HR34, "dash" during a recorded playback or live tv gives the SWiM info. I have to use yellow button to get to the menu I mentioned prior. So something is changing or implementation is different?




Protected By... spam firewall...And...