That only works with the newer remotes, RC65RX and RC65X.
And uh yeah, Siri has nothing to do with anything DirecTV has.
Looking back I should have added my previous paragraph which states:
"DirecTV's latest two set top boxes, the HR24 and HR34, come with enhanced XMP remote controls that incorporate a receiver and transmitter into both the remote and the set top box. These special 2 way remotes come in three flavors, all having X on the end of their RC65 model number. They are X which works in IR infrared mode, RX which works in either IR or RF mode and RBX which adds a back-lit function to the IR/RF remote."
Case Management was nice enough to send me a free RC65RBX for my testing.
As far as my Siri reference is concerned, I added that in for wishful thinking and conjecture. At this point in time does anyone know what 2-way communicating remotes via set top boxes are capable of? I figured if the industry is all about talking to your remote, which they are, for specific sets of commands then D* is already in the middle of it all and added specific hardware to future proof the HR34. With DirecTV spearheading the RVU open standard with a few other top notch companies, then is it conceivable they are in the forefront in remote technology too? I hope so.....Some commands I would just rather say!