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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

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  2. NO

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  1. Jan 11, 2013 #61 of 356
    Steve

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    Lower...
    Actually, record is orange, but hard to tell the difference in subdued lighting. Good it has the 'R' stamped on it.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2013 #62 of 356
    I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    I ordered the DIRECTV RC70H from Solid Signal. :blush:
     
  3. Jan 11, 2013 #63 of 356
    Sixto

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    Some of the buttons are in different places.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2013 #64 of 356
    RunnerFL

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    Record is orange.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2013 #65 of 356
    RunnerFL

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    The remote in the pic has "RC71" on it. Probably not the same.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2013 #66 of 356
    toobs

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    I never used their remote because I've always used a Logitech Harmony for all of my gear. When I do use the default remote, I find it to be bulky.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 #67 of 356
    toobs

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    I do like the new remote because its simpler and the DVR buttons are in the middle of the remote, instead of the awkward circle and placement on the current remote.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 #68 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    You might want to check with SS to see if it will even be compatible with your receiver(s).
    "By design" hotel remotes aren't.

     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 #69 of 356
    Drucifer

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    Yeah, that is what I hate. A change without any improvement is extremely annoying.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2013 #70 of 356
    mrro82

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    If I signed up for D* and this is what came with the receiver, I'd make a quick trip to Best Buy for sure. Hello Logitech Harmony 1! :D
     
  11. Jan 11, 2013 #71 of 356
    I WANT MORE

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    I've spent $17.00 more foolishly before. :D
     
  12. Jan 11, 2013 #72 of 356
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Looks like these two remotes are very similar in design, but different in button layouts.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2013 #73 of 356
    MysteryMan

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    Can't make up my mind which is uglier.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 #74 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    Left is the RC71, and the right is the RC70H
     
  15. Jan 11, 2013 #75 of 356
    wrj

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    I still don't see what is wrong with the color buttons. This makes more sense to me than using FF and Dash etc.

    Also, when you're watching a recording or live feed, what replaces the yellow button? It can't be Dash since that gives you SWiM Connected, etc. The yellow allows you to get to a menu for Messages, CC, PIP (HR34).
     
  16. Jan 11, 2013 #76 of 356
    RunnerFL

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    The one on the left clearly says "RC71" in the upper left.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2013 #77 of 356
    veryoldschool

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    Yes it can.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2013 #78 of 356
    Scott Kocourek

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    Like mentioned, left is RC71 right is RC70.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2013 #79 of 356
    TheRatPatrol

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    Does it work in RF mode with the older HR2x/34?
     
  20. Jan 11, 2013 #80 of 356
    wrj

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    Today on my HR34, "dash" during a recorded playback or live tv gives the SWiM info. I have to use yellow button to get to the menu I mentioned prior. So something is changing or implementation is different?
     

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