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DIRECTV Backlit Universal Genie Remote Control (RC71B)
DIRECTV Backlit Universal Genie Remote Control (RC71B)
DIRECTV Backlit Universal Genie Remote Control (RC71B)
DIRECTV Backlit Universal Genie Remote Control (RC71B)

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DIRECTV Backlit Universal Genie Remote Control (RC71B)

Brand: DIRECTV           P\N: RC71B          

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Availability: Discontinued

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The RC71B for DIRECTV is a state-of-the-art backlit remote control that combines ease of use with power RF features at a price that cannot be beat. Fitting comfortably in the hand, it includes several advanced features previously unseen in older remotes. Take advantage of easy self-programming from a vast database of included codes for TVs and other equipment.


  • Compatible with older DIRECTV receivers when in IR mode

  • On-screen tips help you use the buttons effectively

  • Can be programmed to control RVU TVs Click for tutorial

  • Backlit remote

  • All new combined pause/play button

  • All new design puts the most frequently used buttons in easy reach

  • Volume and channel rockers move easily with a push of the thumb

  • Easy battery life indicator - Solid green=OK, fast green=replace soon, slow green=replace now

  • Self-programming when used with a DIRECTV Genie DVR or client

  • RF4CE 2-way technology for better RF signal reception with less keybounce

  • Turn TV and receiver on with one button

  • Press and hold {ENTER} to change TV input


Get the power and convenience of the RC71 Genie Remote with any DIRECTV Receiver!

The RC71 Universal Genie Remote for DIRECTV receivers is packed with features for a low price. The remote can be used to control any current DIRECTV receiver in IR mode. Give your current receivers an upgrade with an easy-to-use remote that fits comfortably in any hand.

When used with a Genie DVR or Genie Mini Client, the RC71 Genie Remote is self-programming through menu prompts on the receiver and can also be set into RF mode so that the DIRECTV equipment can be hidden in a cabinet or behind the TV for a super-clean installation.

New RF4CE technology gives this remote 2-way communication between itself and the DIRECTV Genie DVR or Client. This means practically no keybounce even though the RF transmitter is much more powerful.

The RC71 Genie Remote has been designed from the ground up for ease of use and comfort.

DIRECTV Receiver Compatibility (IR mode only)
HR24THR22 (TiVo)HR34 C31 
DIRECTV Receiver/Client Compatibility (IR/RF mode)


The RC71 Genie Remote can also be used to control RVU-capable TVs from Samsung and Sony. Click here for a tutorial on programming the RC71 Genie Remote for RVU-capable TVs.



Product Reviews for DIRECTV Backlit Universal Genie Remote Control (RC71B)

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Average Review (5 reviews):4 Star Reviews!

Five Stars:
 3 (60%)
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Three Stars:
 1 (20%)
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One Star:
 1 (20%)
Recent Review:
Tom - Maineville, OH - 1/20/2015

Customer Reviews:
- Maineville, OH -
Needed a few backlit remotes, they arrived quickly. 1 unit had a broken battery door, but solidsignal shipped out a replacement door no questions asked.
Great Remote!!
- Apopka, FL -
Works perfectly with my DirecTVGenie! To sync the remote I turned on my Genie held down the mute & select buttons, waited for the green light to flash, put in 961, pushed channel up button, pressed enter & the RF was in sync for the TV ?& the Genie. So easy! I want another one!
Proper Info
- Tulsa, OK -
This is in response to the previous two reviews. RF: The RC71 uses a new technology called RF4CE for its RF operation. It is only compatible with the HR44 and C41 for RF operation at this time. It is capable of being programmed to an audio device. The remote must first be in RF mode and paired to one of the above mentioned receivers. After programming the remote to operate a TV the option will then be in the menu to program an audio device and you can lock the audio control to whichever device you choose. On top of this, the battery life on RC71 far exceeds the battery life on the previous DirecTV remotes.
Not an upgrade
- Park Ridge, NJ -
I ordered this thinking it was an improvement over the older DirecTV remote. But this remote was a bit of a disappointment and is going back. Compared to the standard DirecTV remote that';s been around for a few years, the RC71B is actually a downgrade. It cannot be programmed to control the volume on an AV receiver as the older DirecTV remote can. So, if you listen to the audio through an AV receiver, you must juggle two remotes, one for the DirecTV receiver and a second for volume on your AV receiver. In my book, a real P.I.A.
Also, most of the buttons have an audible "click"...again, not an improvement.

On the plus side, it is more compact and less cluttered with fewer buttons. The backlit feature is nice.
Not backward compatable
- Lancaster pa, AL -
Would not work in rf mode for genie 31 clients. Only 41 and above. Makes no sense since 31 is rf

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