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#1 OFFLINE   BeauElliot

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:02 PM

I have a Vizio TV and it supports RF remotes.   I'd love to get my DirecTV remote to connect to my TV via RF instead of IR (thus, not having to point the remote directly at the corner of the TV to handle the volume). I've tried numerous codes and it seems only IR works...any ideas?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

The RF in the RC71 is only for DirecTV units and will not work on your TV.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

If only manufacturers adopted the open RF4CE standard this could be possible 


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

If only manufacturers adopted the open RF4CE standard this could be possible

I get the feeling that this is going to be an ongoing let-down. The company making the chips announces new chips all the time but nobody seems to be buying.

The RC71 is arguably one of the poorest STB remotes out there in terms of controlling third party devices. I think DIRECTV needs to put a JATO on an RC71 replacement with device support comparable to the RC65.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:59 PM


The RC71 is arguably one of the poorest STB remotes out there in terms of controlling third party devices. I think DIRECTV needs to put a JATO on an RC71 replacement with device support comparable to the RC65.

folks must realize that this is a free basic universal remote.  DirecTV can be giving out "harmony" remotes to all the customers.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

The RC71 is arguably one of the poorest STB remotes out there in terms of controlling third party devices. I think DIRECTV needs to put a JATO on an RC71 replacement with device support comparable to the RC65.


It does what it was designed to do. Very well, IMHO, TV off/on, volume, and control the Genie System. It's amazing.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

Won't affect too many folks out in 'TV land' but I have noticed when using my kitchen TV mirrored off the HR44 in the living room when I use my second RC71 to turn the kitchen TV off it also shuts off the HR44 back in the living room. I've annoyed family members watching in the living room accidentally a few times, or if I go to another mirrored set, channel 60 is blank and I have to think about what's going on.

 

Not a major fault, and with the better RF range, I still like the remote.  I just think DirecTV might have went a tad too far in deleting features. 



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:31 PM


To bad you don't have one, so you can form a real opinion!

EXACTLY!!!!

 

how folks can form an opinion about something without ACTUALLY having the "product" is beyond me.  Perhaps he can comment how good the DN remotes are!

 

Right on!


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:23 AM

EXACTLY!!!!

 

how folks can form an opinion about something without ACTUALLY having the "product" is beyond me.  Perhaps he can comment how good the DN remotes are!

 

Right on!

Given the amount of time he spends on DirecTV threads he's probably forgotten how to use a DN remote.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:50 AM

It does what it was designed to do. Very well, IMHO, TV off/on, volume, and control the Genie System. It's amazing.

To bad you don't have one, so you can form a real opinion!

I liked the 71 enough that when I saw them on Amazon for $5.00, I ordered a 2nd one (as a backup and also put it in the basement if I ever run a 2nd HDMI cable down there from a splitter). I like how it fits my hands and very much like the sping loaded channel and volume control tabs. The only thing I don't like is no stop button. It is inconvenient, to say the least. I still like the remote enough that I use it all the time.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

folks must realize that this is a free basic universal remote.  DirecTV can be giving out "harmony" remotes to all the customers.

Apologists must recognize that the RC71 isn't nearly as flexible as the DIRECTV "free basic universal remote" of the last many years (RC6x series). Most of the standard STB remotes of today are significantly more capable, not less so the RC71 is neither up to DIRECTV's standard nor that of its competitors that DIRECTV fancies they provide a superior experience over.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

Apologists must recognize that the RC71 isn't nearly as flexible as the DIRECTV "free basic universal remote" of the last many years (RC6x series). Most of the standard STB remotes of today are significantly more capable, not less so the RC71 is neither up to DIRECTV's standard nor that of its competitors that DIRECTV fancies they provide a superior experience over.

but how can you tell if you don't have one. Going by someone else's experience does not count as personal experience

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:48 AM

but how can you tell if you don't have one. Going by someone else's experience does not count as personal experience

Do you use an RC71 as part of your daily home viewing experience?

I submit that you don't need to "experience" something to gain insight into what it can or cannot do.

Experience goes to the next step of determining how well something does what it does and that may only apply to the one who experienced it.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:08 AM

Do you use an RC71 as part of your daily home viewing experience?

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absolutely! two of them matter fact. and as such I can speak from personal experience


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

I submit that you don't need to "experience" something to gain insight into what it can or cannot do.
 

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

Submission refused....

 

You commenting on how well or not an RC71 works would be like me commenting on how well a Ferrari drives.

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'nough said!


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:37 AM

Submission refused....
 
You commenting on how well or not an RC71 works would be like me commenting on how well a Ferrari drives.

I'm not commenting on how well it works. I'm commenting uniquely on what it cannot do.

I wouldn't besmirch you for suggesting that a Ferrari would make for a poor towing vehicle or soccer mom transport. You don't have to own, lease or even to have driven one one to figure that out.

A remote that drives a device that features PIP should have at least one PIP button; not a sequence of eight button presses to turn it on and nine to turn it off. A DVR remote should have a stop button. A modern television viewing device should have a previous channel button and not force you into a menu to jump about. The RC71 features none of these and goes so far as requiring you to navigate a menu that you access with a nondescript button that isn't always a menu button. Most importantly, it should be no less of a universal remote than its predecessors.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

. A modern television viewing device should have a previous channel button

see, this is where you should quit if you don't know what you are talking about. The RC71 DOES have a previous button.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:55 AM

I'm not commenting on how well it works. I'm commenting uniquely on what it cannot do.

I wouldn't besmirch you for suggesting that a Ferrari would make for a poor towing vehicle or soccer mom transport. You don't have to own, lease or even to have driven one one to figure that out.

A remote that drives a device that features PIP should have at least one PIP button; not a sequence of eight button presses to turn it on and nine to turn it off. A DVR remote should have a stop button. A modern television viewing device should have a previous channel button and not force you into a menu to jump about. The RC71 features none of these and goes so far as requiring you to navigate a menu that you access with a nondescript button that isn't always a menu button. Most importantly, it should be no less of a universal remote than its predecessors.

 

You are commenting on how well it works and really far off from being accurate as to what it cannot do.  As pointed out previously it DOES have a previous channel button and the "Menu" button is ALWAYS the menu button.  Just go back to the Dish forums...


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