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The New DirecTV Remote Control

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Drucifer, Jan 9, 2013.

Do you like it smaller with fewer buttons?

  1. YES

    19.9%
  2. NO

    80.1%
  1. Phil17108

    Phil17108 Mentor

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    I have a week of use on the new remote with the 44 and it works great in RF. The old one with the hr23 we had in the living room HT were slow or not at all, and the RF did not have the range the 44 and RC71 have.
     
  2. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

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    Have both a 65 and a 71 set up for my new 44.
    Will give the 71 a trial before I vote.

    I share the complaints about not being able to see the progress bar without stopping.
    Also--when the recording is paused, is there a way to place a bookmark on the progress bar, as the green button does?
     
  3. Stevies3

    Stevies3 Legend

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    What is the code for the Samsung on the RC65RX remote?
     
  4. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    OK got my Rc71, now how do I program it to my TV?
     
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  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Never mind , it was simple. I was looking for a TV switch , but I see just entering the tv codes works.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    The RC65RX can't be used as an RVU remote.
     
  7. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Icon DBSTalk Club

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    I don't have one! Man I have some old equipment! :down:
     
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I love the new remote, I think it works great!
     
  9. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    All is well in Mudville. The RC71 now controls my Pioneer AVR.
     
  10. DesertWind53

    DesertWind53 Mentor

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    Dang, the button layout at the top of the RC70H is FAR better than the crappy layout of the RC71! I've had mine for weeks now, and am as used to it as I'm gonna get, and I still HATE the placement of the guide/menu/list buttons. The RC70H gets it right IMHO. But it's IR only, and I don't feel like paying for more remotes. I wish they'd do the same layout on the RC71 at some point.
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Actually there was a consumer version of the RC70H but it was never available for retail. Note that the RC70H is specifically designed NOT to work with residential DIRECTV boxes.
     
  12. DaveO

    DaveO Cool Member

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    Kind of ripped that the installer installed my new Genie HR-44, and as with the previous installer, took off without giving me the remote control, in this case the RC71 that should have come with it. If you look on Ebay you will understand as there are plenty being sold there. I'm not stupid (although considered an elder at 74).

    Anyway, I purchased a couple on Ebay and now:

    For the aged and mentally infirm, would someone be so kind as to post directions on how to get this sucker into RF mode? I follow the directions using the HR-44 menu setup but no luck. I currently have the Genie working in RF mode with my old RC32RF, but I have two new ones I'd like to program.

    It works great in IR mode.

    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.

    I have reset my RC71. Held down mute and select for two blinks, type in 961, channel up, type in 405048 and then enter (as one suggested). Also tried the same with the last step being select, but no go.

    Anyone?

    Dave
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I'm not in front of my HR44 but from memory the menu options should be:

    Menu > Settings > Remote Control > IR/RF > Follow on screen instructions.



    The RC71 no longer uses the method of going with 961 and then the last 6 of the RID. And the old RC remotes will not control the HR44 via RF, it's a new RF.
     
  14. DaveO

    DaveO Cool Member

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    All of my old remotes work in RF just fine with the hR44. RC65rx and RC32RF are two that I know of. I have 5 of them, all set to RF. (Except for the RC71 and following on screen instructions do not work) Tried it many time.
     
  15. JimAtTheRez

    JimAtTheRez Legend

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    I like the 65, but my wife likes the 71. Can both be used on the 44 (yes) and control the volume on my Onkyo receiver? I have not been able to set up BOTH remotes to control volume yet.
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    If you're using an old remote you are either not using RF or do not have an HR44. The RF in the HR44 is NOT compatible with the old remotes at all.
     
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    You can use both but the 65 will be IR only. You can set the 71 to use RF and the 65 will still work via IR.
     
  18. DaveO

    DaveO Cool Member

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    I have 5 older RF remotes. As I replied previously, all work RF with my Genie. How do I know? One tv is in the bedroom, one is in the rec room in the basement, one is on the sun porch, one is in the kitchen, and one is in the living room. They all talk very well with the HR44. I record 5 programs at a time. Can't do that with the HR24 the Genie replaced.


    Been here since 2008 and have been through several receivers. I'm not a total novice but I'm not an installer either.

    Dave
     
  19. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    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.com/topic/201262-dbstalk-exclusive-first-look-hr44-700-genie/page-2#entry3069567

    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/201262-dbstalk-exclusive-first-look-hr44-700-genie/page-2#entry3069568

    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/201262-dbstalk-exclusive-first-look-hr44-700-genie/page-2#entry3069599

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

    http://www.hr20.dbstalk.com/HR44-700%20First%20Look.pdf
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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

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