My wife is in a small town nursing home and until the last few days they got their cable from the local tv provider which was affiliated with Cox Cable. They switched to DirecTV and I have no idea how this is all set up. Just as I was leaving the day they were switching over... the maintenance guy came in with either an iPad or some other electronic device to program the Samsung tv. The remote that was used for local cable continues to work with DirecTV. That remote is a bare bones (has some sort of coating to easily wipe off and clean) with no button for bringing up the Guide which is desperately needed. The jury's still out whether the maintenance guy knows anything so thought I'd ask you guys. If I take over one of my extra DirecTV remotes will it work with that system? Could it be programmed to do that?