which remote for hr44 500
The remote I have been using for quite a while for my HR44 500 receiver is a RC65R. It is starting to wear out. When I called, besides wanting to charge me for a new one as if paying $174 a month is not enough, they want to send me the RC73 model. I have this for my mini genie and I hate it. You can't easily delete a show after watching, you can't check the time left on a program without pausing it, it's too small, etc. The person on the phone told me that they can not program the RC65R to the HR44 500 anymore. Which I don't understand because that is what I have now. If it is only because of the IR/RF factor, I couldn't care less if I have to point the remote at the tv to use it. Can someone please explain this to me? If i buy a RC65R remote on eBay, will I be able to get it to work?