New Uverse Remote

New Uverse Remote

AT&T U-verse TV Point Anywhere RF Remote Control

 

The advanced AT&T U-verse TV Point Anywhere RF Remote Control provides more range, convenience and placement flexibility than traditional infrared remotes. Product FeaturesThe Point Anywhere RF remote combines advanced features and convenience that you have come to expect from AT&T U-verse TV:

  • RF remotes do not require line of sight. It can control your U-verse receiver in a media closet or behind the closed doors of your entertainment center.

  • Simple plug-n-play USB adaptor, requires no power cords or bulky antennas.

  • Preprogrammed codes are compatible with most major brands.The learning feature allows you to update your remote, to enjoy your home theater components without all the hassle of multiple remotes.The unique learning feature provides audio and visual feedback to guide you through the programming process.
 
 
 
Seems like they should have just combined this with that other Easy Find remote.  Looks interesting though, plus there is finally a use for the USB port on the set top boxes :smileywink:

 

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ACE - Expert

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Nope, it's still the old A-10 remote, even though it says in the specs it has an RF channel, doesn't come

w/the USB adaptor as posted by a user on uverseusers.com and he has to go thru the hassle of

returning it.

Looks like they have the RF one there today. :smileywink:

 

Chris


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1-800-983-2811 to avoid Mr. Voice Recognition
YRMV IMHO Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

 

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Has anyone found a link to the user guide? 
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Scholar

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ohh i do like the black color on that device.

 

too bad the Logitech Harmony 880 is my weapon of choice! :smileytongue:

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Call me Mr.Impulse :smileysurprised:. Just ordered the new RF Reemmo. Happy birthday to me :smileyvery-happy:. Well this month anyway. This was a feature I had with Dish for 10 years. The RF remote. Really missed it. You mean you have to point the remote at the box? Come on? I can't do it all. I know. I know. The peak of lazy. But...  I'm excited for the upgrade. My phase 3 early.

 

Simple things for simple minds.


 

mkoegle wrote:

ohh i do like the black color on that device.

 

too bad the Logitech Harmony 880 is my weapon of choice! :smileytongue:


http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Advanced-Universal-Control/dp/B00093IIRA/ref=sr_1_1/191-78662...

 

Now there is a remote you can do some serious damage with!! Maybe when I grow up I can get a remote like that!

Mkoegle.. Does that baby work as slick as it looks?? The world of advanced remotes has past me by.:smileysad:. Add it to the list of things past me by.

 

I have my new RF shipping soon.. See earlier phrase.. simple things for ......  :smileyvery-happy:

 


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This is a huge step !!!

 

I agree totally with Milkman - I miss this feature terribly from Dish

 

Ordered mine today also

 

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ACE - Master

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We don't really have any need for it.  The IR one works just fine for us.  BUT.....more significant to me is that AT&T has apparently activated the USB port on the DVR and STB's for at least this purpose.  Can there be more uses coming?
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Guru

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Hmmm? Could this USB / RF remote been part of the nationwide Phase 2 rollout? Complete software installation. Now roll out the hardware?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACE - Expert

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There were rumors for months this RF remote was coming out, but they never were linked directly to

the phase 2 download.  Probably came recently as they started to offer the RF remote since we get

2 downloads/day now. :smileywink:

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
1-800-983-2811 to avoid Mr. Voice Recognition
YRMV IMHO Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

 

 

 

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hpmsrm wrote:
.....more significant to me is that AT&T has apparently activated the USB port on the DVR and STB's for at least this purpose.  Can there be more uses coming?

 

As I understand it, the USB port only provides power for the dongle.  The dongle receives RF and then retransmits IR to actually control the STB.  So, essentially, there is no driver or logic in the STB that is supporting the USB dongle, and there's no communication between the dongle and the STB over USB.

 

The remote also has an IR emitter, so that it can be used to control other IR devices.

 

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That is exactly how it works. I was able to plug the rf adapter into my laptop and control the stb from the remote.
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Two unfortunates with this:

 

1. Harmony One remote only transmits in IR (obviously no fault to Uverse)

 

2. It simply accepts an RF signal and then produces an IR signal (rather than accepting RF signal and controlling the box through USB). So, if you have bad IR interference like I do with my TV it might not solve all your problems. Although, with the IR being transmitted that close to the box it probably won't be a problem.

 

Also, aesthetically, that's a mighty big USB drive sticking out the front of the STB  :smileytongue:

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ClemTiger0408 wrote:

Two unfortunates with this:

 

1. Harmony One remote only transmits in IR (obviously no fault to Uverse)

 

2. It simply accepts an RF signal and then produces an IR signal (rather than accepting RF signal and controlling the box through USB). So, if you have bad IR interference like I do with my TV it might not solve all your problems. Although, with the IR being transmitted that close to the box it probably won't be a problem.

 

Also, aesthetically, that's a mighty big USB drive sticking out the front of the STB  :P


You could try the STB rear USB port.   Or get a USB extention cable. :smileyhappy:

 

 

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Just got mine yesterday, VERY NICE!  Now I can control the ofc. TV's shared STB!

 

USB dongle has a tiny blue light that stays on while plugged in and not nearly as bright as the HD light on the STBs.

 

Differences in buttons: (from randy's photo)

 

  • REW adds Backward Scan
  • FF adds Forward Scan
  • VoD button is ORANGE and is called On Demand
  • EXIT is called (Exit To) TV
  • ENTER button is labeled Zoom underneath instead of Aspect (know some already have that on their remotes)
  • LEARN button with Ready to Learn (green LED) and Select Key to Learn (red LED), flashing lights and sound!
  • AT&T logo is nicer at bottom

 

Mine will not work here plugged into the back of the STB, maybe wrong angle because coax prohibits movement.  

 

It DOES have a HOME ID feature that allows you to create a new number from 0000-9999 (using pairing button on front of dongle), if you are getting interference from another RF device. :smileywink:

 

Can't randomly point from ofc., just a certain spot, maybe too much distance...but it does work great!

 

  • Black color is nice as all the buttons really show up well
  • Can deactivate RF to change to IR

 

Only complaint is back is made of a different surface and kind of slippery, compared to regular remotes that have a slight rubbery feel.

 

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