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DIRECTV IR/RF Universal Ergonomic Genie Remote Control  (RC7X)
DIRECTV IR/RF Universal Ergonomic Genie Remote Control  (RC7X)

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DIRECTV IR/RF Universal Ergonomic Genie Remote Control (RC7X)

Brand: DIRECTV           P\N: RC71          

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Your Price: $999

List Price: $14.99


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DIRECTV's smartest and most comfortable remote has a lot of great new features at a low price. Control the Genie receiver and client's through walls, close and cabinets with its RF mode. For all other DIRECTV receives it also works in standard IR mode for line-of-site control.

Enjoy the much improved easy self-programming from a vast database of included codes for TVs and other equipment.

Key features
  • All new ergonomic design puts the most frequently used buttons in easy reach
  • In RF mode, works through walls, cabinets and floors
  • Works as a universal remote for your other devices with automatic-programming
  • Absolutely the most comfortable DIRECTV remote that actually fits in your hand
  • Displays helpful On-screen tips when needed
  • Also works with all DIRECT-ready (RVU) televisions
  • All new combined pause/play button

Quick Tips:
  • Battery strength indicator: If remote light is flashing slowly, it’s time to replace.

  • The biggest cause of remote not functioning correctly is the top slider not being on the DTV symbol (or the device your trying to control)

  • Pressing DOWN ARROW twice lets you buffer two programs at the same time

  • Press and hold INFO to run a system test on your receiver (Genie DVRs and clients only)

  • Fast RF setup: Press MUTE and ENTER while in front of your receiver to make your remote shoot through walls Get easy RF setup instructions here

Troubleshooting the Genie remote

Tips for using your remote


  • Model RC71 or RC72 (both are equivalent) Please call to request a specific model if you have specific needs.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Compatible with older DIRECTV receivers when in IR mode

  • Can be programmed to control RVU TVs Click for tutorial

  • On-screen tips help you use the buttons effectively

  • Press and hold {ENTER} to change TV input

  • Turn TV and receiver on with one button

  • All new combined pause/play button


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)
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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.



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