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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 716 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    R U Playing FOOTBALL with these Remotes???

    Posted
    KTerry

    My enitre family (Mom & Dad, and their 4 children) became immediate members of DIRECTV the very day that it became available to us in the summer of 1991 at all of our Vacation Homes and all of our Residences. We loved DIRECTV instantly and within 12 months we all had removed all of those 15 ft diameter satellite Receivers and dishes and to the trash they went. Thank the LORD! We had our beautiful yards back!! In these past 19 going on 20 years, NONE OF US have ever had a Remote Control from DIRECTV to BREAK Mid-stream! We have had some issues with the receivers themsleves, but NOT a single one was due to the remote controllers. I am an a Mathematical Science Major and Telecommunications Engineer from UNC-CH! One thing I have always considered to be a PLUS in the technological age is the fact that DIRECTV has kept a version of their original Directv Remote Control that came with it's first model by RCA which was then a BLACK remote with Blue, Red, and Black buttons with white writing with the only MAJOR changes being much LARGER NUMBERS with White Keys with Black, Red, and Blue writing and a white face! Thus this makes it much easier for the technologically challenged generations that are now much older than their 50's!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A Poorly Designed and Inferior Remote

    Posted
    4veritas

    The remote is not ergonomically designed, with the buttons being unlit, very stiff and difficult to use for anyone with a joint disorder such as arthritis. Unless you hold the remote number keys down just the right amount of time, either the number will not register or it will be repeated (e.g., pressing channel 2 may result in channel 22). However, and unlike all other remotes I've used, holding the up and down arrow key buttons does not result in cycling through a menu; instead you must press the up or down buttons repeatedly to arrive at your selection. Unlike other remotes, this one is not at all forgiving if you do not point it directly at the receiver and TV. It is white and dirties easily. Finally, changing channels is not instantaneous, in fact, not even close, taking 4-11 seconds, although this is probably a function of the receiver.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect replacement

    Posted
    CharmC1tyChamp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Had a smaller Directv remote that came with the package when first signed up but from what I understand this is the upgraded remote it’s twice the size and made for DirectTv subscribers took out of the box and it immediately worked the receiver without programming ! BUT I did have to follow the directions to program it to turn off my tv as well when the “off” button is pressed which was super easy with the directions and on screen prompts provided the whole process took 5 min if that so if you need a replacement and don’t want to wait to have one shipped from DirectTv just buy this one it’s perfect

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy Remotes

    Posted
    Shuppie

    Not a terrible remote, it does what it's supposed to do. BUT the switch on the top that swaps the devices you are switching between is FLIMSY!!! I've had DirecTV for 2 years, and have broken 3 of these things all the same way. The switch on the top breaks, ALWAYS taking the remote out of DTV mode and rendering it useless. I don't even use this switch! It's not that it wears out, it breaks on the first time you move it. I can't imagine how fast it will break if you actually use the switch on a regular basis to control another device(s). If you have kids, do yourself a favor and put some tape over the switch so it doesn't move. As I said, my kids have broken 3 remotes in 2 years just moving the switch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    does what it is supposed to do

    Posted
    EDW2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this because my last remote died after 6 years and because every other remote in the house is of this type. I really don't want to have to teach everyone else how to use a new remote. if you are looking for something to control your DirecTV box and some type of high-end surround sound system, you'd probably be better of using a learning remote geared to your system that can be programmed for the DTV box. You simply can't get "into the weeds" of the settings on the other systems using this device. If you want to watch TV and change channels and volume and press a single button to turn the DTV box and the TV on and off, then get this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Directv Remote

    Posted
    PkMich
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Excellent! Bought one for main room and bedroom, because the one's given by Directv are of course "JUNK"! They gave me 2 remotes when I started service, 1 week later their remote stopped working, I returned it and they sent me a replacement which lasted for 3 days. I decided my own equipment would be better so I purchased This remote plus another model ( same thing) from Best Buy. It is very durable easy to use and handles all features for Directv main counsel and Genie. It is worth the price paid, because if the Directv remote given goes out you are stuck for no less than 6 business days for a replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well, it's a bit pricey.

    Posted
    CrKeehn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For its job, this remote works very well. It controls the DirecTV box and television, just as designed. The button sensitivity is excellent, although as the remote it was replacing was old, that could have just been worn out. The one issue that I had with the remote, was the price. It was at least twice as expensive as the same remote elsewhere. Unfortunately, my old remote had a failure of the IR emitter and I needed to replace the remote immediately. Best Buy had it, the other place was out of stock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not control LG Smart TV

    Posted
    DaveM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Direct TV Remote worked as expected with the satellite box but I could not find a TV code for our LG Smart TV. The procedure provided to find a useable code was impossible to implement. I had bought the same remote 2 yrs ago. The select button quit working causing me to buy the new unit. Neither unit had any codes for LG TVs. And, neither unit would allow me to search for useable codes (even though both provided a procedure for doing so. I got a new controller directly from Direct TV and it works perfectly with the satellite box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Standard Directv Remote

    Posted
    boatergrl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is the same remote that came with both of my Directv receivers 3 years ago. Both remotes are pretty much worn out. You have to smack them in your palm a lot to get them to work. We are average tv watchers, not couch potatoes and not constant channel surfers. I bought this one because we forgot to bring it with the receiver to our summer home and intend to use it as a replacement at home when one of the originals die for good. So far so good on this one but they definitely have a short lifespan. I bought it because I knew it was compatible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stupendous back up remote for Directv DVR

    Posted
    Raymomb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a replacement remote for an original which finally broke down after approximately five years of use. Programing the remote is fairly easy to do. Unlike other remotes, this remote also has a nice range for use; there is no need to sit a ft. away from the receiver. The only thing to be warned about is they will serve their purpose for a few good years. However, they will eventually breakdown from constant use, and then they will need to be replaced again. Other than that, the product is stupendous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    RELIABLE REMOTE

    Posted
    PrettyGoodPhotographer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This remote is more reliable and less prone to failure than many other more expensive remotes I've used. And, it works out of the box with DirecTV, no programming required. The only drawback is that it is not backlit. DirecTV does offer a backlit unit, and I have one, but I could find one at the Best Buy store when I shopped for this one. (I supposed I could have ordered it online, but was impatient.) Otherwise, it's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to

    Posted
    unemployedtechie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A Directv replacement remote. After purchase I attempted to set this up at the house. This is not the first Directv remote I have setup. I had to call Directv customer support due to some confusing screen messages that appeared during setup. Directv customer support said "just ignore those messages and program like usual. If I am supposed to ignore them, why are the messages even there? That said, setup worked as usual - as long as I ignored the messages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke w/ in 6 months

    Posted
    Griswald

    My remote broke w/ in 6 months of having it. No I don't play football with it, however I like to watch football with it as I have sunday ticket. Now I'll be rushing to BB before the games start to get a new one. Also, I always noticed a lag when looking through my guide, now that my remote is broken I'm using the buttons on the receiver and no more lag - so I have to assume the lag was between the controller and the receiver. Seems like these are just poorly built.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Works!

    Posted
    a7467

    I purchased a Viore TV and it was a floor model and it didnt come with a remote. I currently have Directv and I had the RC32 remote. Called Viore and the remote was backordered and cost 65 dollars! Yikes, not about to pay that for a remote. So I looked up this new remote on Directv website, typed in my TV brand and it said this one well do the trick! And......well Im writing this review because its works! TV off and on, volume and menu!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    didn't have to wait for Direct TV to send a remote

    Posted
    littlelegs1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As much time as I spend at Best Buy, it was good to know that I can buy some Direct TV equipment, without waiting for it to arrive. I saw another Direct TV remote that I want to purchase in the future - where you can use it from another room! But I am happy with the one to replace my old beat-up remote. It was very easy to program - had that done within a few minutes of opening the package. Plus I was able to get rewards points for my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, almost-universal remote.

    Posted
    DocZeuhl

    This remote came with and is mostly used for our DirecTV receivers. It recognized our TVs: a 2005 Toshiba rear-projection TV, and two ~10-year old TVs. However it did not recognize some of our DVD players, home theater systems. Not a big deal. My main gripe is its slow response between remote and receiver, such as when scrolling through channel listings or searching for shows. Otherwise, this a good remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easier than purchasing from Directv

    Posted
    AmesD

    I purchased to remotes to replace remotes my son had damaged at my in-laws. I attempted to order the remotes directly from Directv, however this turned out to be a time consuming project. I found the exact remotes online and my son gave them as Christmas present with an apology note. The remotes are exact replacements and since they are the same remotes there was not learning curve.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Replacement Remote

    Posted
    Minnie108
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Thank god I can just go to my local Best Buy and get a new remote for an affordable price. My 16 year old son leaves his laying around and our 80 pound Labrador thinks it's her chew toy. Then my son has to borrow ours from another room constantly so he can change channels. Then I found out they were sold at Best Buy and have had to go purchase a new remote on more than one occasion. I am very happy with the convenience of Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Apple computer works well

    Posted
    Ted2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The apple computer works well, but takes getting used to. We have had several difficulties and had to purchase microsoft office to be compatible with school and work functions. Also the antivirus software was required. The biggest issue is all of the online advertisements for support that seem like we have to have. It is really annoying being constantly told we need mackeeper and other software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This new remote made a world of difference.

    Posted
    Grandpa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The old remote was gradually losing its ability to function correctly. little did we know that they remotes lose the functionality the older they get. so purchasing a new one was quite a shock to us and how this one operated plus of some added features that we were not aware of that DIRECTV had made to them over the years since we had the others.

    I would recommend this to a friend