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directv universal remote suggestion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by housemr, May 10, 2010.

  1. Todd H

    Todd H Legend

    Aug 18, 2006
    Love my Harmony. :up:
  2. HDinMA

    HDinMA AllStar

    Aug 29, 2008
    Thanks for the good info on remotes!

    I have recently been considering investing in a new remote, simply because the DirecTV ones have become so awful! Does anyone know what the deal is? I have tried reprogramming, and that helps for a while, but lately all of my remotes have become severely slow and sometimes completely unresponsive and it's really frustrating. :mad:

    I will check out the Harmony and Sony models.
  3. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007

    I hate to burst your bubble, but the slowness is not due to the remote, it's the receiver. So a universal will make life easier for other reasons, but won't cure the slowness. To prove it to yourself, just watch the LED on the remote and you'll see it's sending commands as fast as you press the buttons. You can even see the IR LED flash through a digital camera viewfinder.

    FWIW, the Harmony 700 is $59 after rebate at Fry's for a few more days (usually $129). I just picked up one myself. Very nice remote for the price, but the 6 device limit is a pain.

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