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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? 

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‎12-27-2018 1:19 PM

Re: which remote for hr44 500

Yes, an RC65R remote will work fine with your HR44. That's what I use with mine.  But you can only use it infrared mode, not RF.

 

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Re: which remote for hr44 500

Thanks, And that just means I  have to aim it at the tv, is that correct? Because that's fine with me.

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@tooexpensive99 wrote:

Thanks, And that just means I  have to aim it at the tv, is that correct? Because that's fine with me.


Right.  I assume that's what you were doing before.

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They are cheaper online, you own the remote so DTV charges to replace it unless you get the protection plan.

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