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RC73 Compatibility

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by joecfd1, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. joecfd1

    joecfd1 New Member

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    I have several H25 receivers and I'd like to upgrade to the newer style rounded remotes. I've been told that they are compatible in IR mode but not RF mode. One of my receivers in our motorhome which is a H25 with the RF dongle antenna. Will the RC73 style remote work? Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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  2. Rich

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    This is me, keeping my mouth shut...

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  3. jimmie57

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    Don't. They do not work good with the older receivers.
    They do work good on the newer model Genies and Minis.
     
  4. joecfd1

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    Thank you... I'm here to learn...
     
  5. inkahauts

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    They will never work RF with any of the older receivers. That dongle is for the older style ref remotes. They use a totally different kind of tech and freq.
     
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    Eww, don't forget to tell him how ergonomic the new peanuts (a bad try at replicating the great TiVo Peanut remotes) are.

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  7. inkahauts

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    Sorry to tell ya Rich, but I like the new remotes and hate the old ones.
     
  8. WestDC

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    Welcome the site!

    Just saying' I use on Paired with a Sony (2012) tv & a HR-22 it works very well- I programed it to the tv ( YOU tube) ordered a pair of them off amazon for about $10

    The second one I added to my Genie - so the wife can look for her own remote when she can't find it
     
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    Of course. Got a lot of D* stock? :cool:

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    And you still have a 22?

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  11. WestDC

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    Yes- I have 2 of them since 2009 and they still work well both have been on ups since day one. I use one in my MB & one in a Guest bedroom So They aren't used like full time - have lots of stuff on the HD and leave the MB on one movie channel so when i turn it on and something looks interesting a - I hit record and it's all there!
     
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  12. inkahauts

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    Haha! None actually,I just actually prefer it. I like the buttons closer together, don’t have to wiggle the remote in my hand to input a number and then use the cursor keys. I wish the trick play buttons where slightly farther apart, it I ca easily feel them and tell which is which and I never even look at the remote. Although I never looked at the old one either, I did have to adjust it a lot more.

    Plus I love the pushers for volume and channel. And I never used the format and color buttons other than red, and never used stop. So I had no learning curve on those things.
     
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    Have you ever had a 24? That 54 must seem really fast, no?

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  14. WestDC

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    Never had a HR24 - The 54 & C61K are very fast - I din't spend much time on the HR22's just get the playlist when I'm in them and of course can access everything on the 54 as well.
     
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    Yeah, I get that. Using them as servers would work, I guess.

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