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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. JimAtTheRez

    JimAtTheRez Legend

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    So, I change the 71 back to RF. But when I try to use the volume change toggle, it says that my remote is not set up for that, and that I must use the old formula with a picture of the older remote with the switch from "Dtv-AV1-AV2-TV" which is not on the 71??????
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Press and hold MUTE and ENTER for a few seconds to pair the RC71 to the Genie
     
  3. DaveO

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    I have a 2x8 HDMI splitter off of the Genie. Only need one program in this house and I can watch the same on all the tvs.
     
  4. DaveO

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    Thanks for this. I didn't know that there were two Genies. Yes, it's the HR34/700, and I'm stuck with 2 new RC71s.

    Now, if the installer had not walked off with the remote that came with the Genie I would have had a better clue.
     
  5. DaveO

    DaveO Cool Member

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    What model remote control comes with the HR34/700?

    Dave
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    I figured it was an HR34... Unfortunately the RF in the RC71 won't work with the HR34, only the HR44.
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Should be an RC65RX or an RC65R.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    actually the Genie does not come with any remotes. The installer provides the best remote to fit your situation. If RF is needed but is not obvious to the installer because the Genie is not "hidden", then is best to ask the tech for one
     
  9. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

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    The 71 is in the box when you buy the 44 at retail.
     
  10. JimAtTheRez

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    So, can the Genie (44) have one remote in IR (65) and one in RF (71) at the same time controlling it?
     
  11. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Yes they can. You can also pair multiple 71s in RF to the 44
     
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  12. The Merg

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    So, can the Genie (44) have one remote in IR (65) and one in RF (71) at the same time controlling it?


    Yes. That is one advantage of the Genie over the HR2x series.


    - Merg

    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  13. JimAtTheRez

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    Thanks, longrider. I was able to program both to work with my 44 and control the audio on my Onkyo receiver (more tricky). I like the 65 and my wife likes the 71.......now, that could lead to dueling remotes, I guess!!! Thanks again.
     
  14. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Well I was referring to the boxes that are provided by DirecTV and installed by them
     
  15. sweep49

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    After warming up to the idea for a week, I programmed the RC71 yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to do, and that the IR receiver function still works with the RC65 remotes. The RC71 programmed to my Sharp tv on it's own, and to a Zvox sound bar via the on screen menu. I am completely happy with the HR44 experience and glad I made the change.
     
  16. Cavicchi

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    Since I don't have anything hidden, is there any reason why I would want RF instead of IR? Is speed a factor?
     
  17. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    There is no speed factor, but the advantage is line of sight , meaning you dint need to point at the TV
     
  18. Cavicchi

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    Pointing at the TV isn't a problem, or at least shouldn't be for me. The HR24 remote, forgot model number, looks better to me than the RC71.
     
  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Then there is nothing to worry about

    The RC71 claims to have longer battery live. Not sure how much longer since the last time I replaced the batteries on my RC65RX was about a year ago, matter fact, I replace my remotes before I replaced my batteries
     
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  20. Cavicchi

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    Okay, thanks! :)
     

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