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#201 OFFLINE   JimAtTheRez

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

So, I change the 71 back to RF.  But when I try to use the volume change toggle, it says that my remote is not set up for that, and that I must use the old formula with a picture of the older remote with the switch from "Dtv-AV1-AV2-TV" which is not on the 71??????


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

 

 

I really would appreciate someone taking the time to type in step by step instructions. I've searched the posts and have found several differing opinions.

 

 

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Press and hold MUTE and ENTER for a few seconds to pair the RC71 to the Genie


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

So, Dave, are they all HDMI'd to the Genie? 

 

I have a 2x8 HDMI splitter off of the Genie. Only need one program in this house and I can watch the same on all the tvs.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Once again...  If you are using an older remote, not an RC71, in RF mode with a Genie it is NOT an HR44.  The ONLY Genie that works with the older remotes in RF is the HR34.   Please take the time to search the forums and you'll see that I'm right.  The RF in the HR44 is completely different.

 

Just from the first couple of pages of the First Look alone:

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...-2#entry3069567

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...-2#entry3069568

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...-2#entry3069599

 

And please refer to page 5 of the first look document itself:

 

http://www.hr20.dbst... First Look.pdf

 

Thanks for this. I didn't know that there were two Genies. Yes, it's the HR34/700, and I'm stuck with 2 new RC71s.

 

Now, if the installer had not walked off with the remote that came with the Genie I would have had a better clue.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

What model remote control comes with the HR34/700?

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

Thanks for this. I didn't know that there were two Genies. Yes, it's the HR34/700, and I'm stuck with 2 new RC71s.

 

Now, if the installer had not walked off with the remote that came with the Genie I would have had a better clue.

 

I figured it was an HR34...  Unfortunately the RF in the RC71 won't work with the HR34, only the HR44.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

What model remote control comes with the HR34/700?

 

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Should be an RC65RX or an RC65R.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

What model remote control comes with the HR34/700?

 

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actually the Genie does not come with any remotes.  The installer provides the best remote to fit your situation.  If RF is needed but is not obvious to the installer because the Genie is not "hidden", then is best to ask the tech for one


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

The 71 is in the box when you buy the 44 at retail.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

So, can the Genie (44) have one remote in IR (65) and one in RF (71) at the same time controlling it?


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

So, can the Genie (44) have one remote in IR (65) and one in RF (71) at the same time controlling it?

Yes they can. You can also pair multiple 71s in RF to the 44


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

So, can the Genie (44) have one remote in IR (65) and one in RF (71) at the same time controlling it?


Yes. That is one advantage of the Genie over the HR2x series.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yes they can. You can also pair multiple 71s in RF to the 44

Thanks, longrider.   I was able to program both to work with my 44 and control the audio on  my Onkyo receiver (more tricky).  I like the 65 and my wife likes the 71.......now, that could lead to dueling remotes, I guess!!!  Thanks again.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

The 71 is in the box when you buy the 44 at retail.

Well I was referring to the boxes that are provided by DirecTV and installed by them


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:48 AM

After warming up to the idea for a week, I programmed the RC71 yesterday.  I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to do, and that the IR receiver function still works with the RC65 remotes.  The RC71 programmed to my Sharp tv on it's own, and to a Zvox sound bar via the on screen menu.  I am completely happy with the HR44 experience and glad I made the change.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

Since I don't have anything hidden, is there any reason why I would want RF instead of IR? Is speed a factor?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

Since I don't have anything hidden, is there any reason why I would want RF instead of IR? Is speed a factor?

There is no speed factor, but the advantage is line of sight , meaning you dint need to point at the TV 


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

There is no speed factor, but the advantage is line of sight , meaning you dint need to point at the TV 

Pointing at the TV isn't a problem, or at least shouldn't be for me. The HR24 remote, forgot model number, looks better to me than the RC71.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

Pointing at the TV isn't a problem, or at least shouldn't be for me. The HR24 remote, forgot model number, looks better to me than the RC71.

Then there is nothing to worry about

 

The RC71 claims to have longer battery live.  Not sure how much longer since the last time I replaced the batteries on my RC65RX was about a year ago, matter fact, I replace my remotes before I replaced my batteries 


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

Then there is nothing to worry about

 

The RC71 claims to have longer battery live.  Not sure how much longer since the last time I replaced the batteries on my RC65RX was about a year ago, matter fact, I replace my remotes before I replaced my batteries 

Okay, thanks! :)



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

The RC71 may well be the future of DIRECTV® remotes. In any event, I am spoiled with RF, for though my DVR is in plain view, I can operate right though my laptop screen, or point it at the kitchen, or though the dog, etc. 


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

The RC71 may well be the future of DIRECTV® remotes. 

we are heading down the wrong path then....


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

we are heading down the wrong path then....

Yes, I tend to agree with that. Buttons and functionality seem to be easier on the older remote.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

I think its the right path overall,just missed out on a couple key things that could have been done with this form factor that would have made it perfect. Most of which could still be addressed by software changes to be honest.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

I think if DirecTV had made the "improvements" keeping the same form factor as the predecessor, thing would have turn out for the better.  The mistake, IMO, was to "improve" while taking functionality away 


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