08-04-2011 11:34 AM
I am thinking of getting U-verse. I have direct TV now and use one RF remote for 4 tv's and 4 receivers. Will one U-verse RF remote work 4 different TV's or do I need a different RF remote for each TV and/or receiver? My receivers are not near the TV's, but all are located in a separate room. If I am watching a TV in one room and someone else wants to watch a different TV in a different room, will the same remote change my channel to the other room's request?
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08-04-2011 1:38 PM
08-04-2011 1:52 PM
Thanks for your reply. Since I don't have the service or the remotes yet, I'm not completely clear about everything. I have 4 TV's in different rooms throughout the house. At this time I have all the direct tv receivers and dvr's in one room away from the TV's. I use a Pronto remote via rf that turns on the TV and controls the receiver. The Pronto has separate code for each TV and receiver. Am I understanding you correctly that I would need 4 separate remotes to obtain 4 "dongles?" What exactly is a "dongle?" What do you mean by STB? Thanks again for your time.
08-04-2011 4:03 PM
08-04-2011 5:48 PM
Thanks, you have been very helpful. My only question now is will one u-verse rf remote work four stb's. Each direct tv receiver has an individual ir output that is controlled by the Pronto. It would be easier, I think, to use the u-verse remote than reprogram the Pronto for each receiver (and cheaper). If I need four different u-verse rf remotes, then it would probably be easier to reprogram the Pronto. Thanks again!
08-04-2011 6:02 PM
08-04-2011 6:12 PM
FYI, the RF remote does not come with the system. It is a $60 upgraded remote. If I were you, I wouldn't switch to Uverse, stick to Direct TV. I have had Uverse for one month and the remotes are horrible and the upgraded RF remote still doesn't work and I'm only 15 feet from the reciever. I wish I would have stayed with Dish.
08-05-2011 2:08 AM
They put the RF Point-Anywhere on sale occasionally; I got mine for $29.
If any of the regular UVerse remotes stop working, they will replace them for free; just call in.
08-05-2011 11:38 AM
Thanks for the info. My darling wife does not want the receiver near the TV for esthetics! All the TV's have been wired to the central control area. The Pronto can be reprogramed, I was just looking for an easier solution. From what I have read, the rf remote is not the answer.
08-05-2011 11:53 AM
spd2denum: I sent you a private message, but I don't know how to get into my inbox, so your answer may not reach me.
08-05-2011 12:25 PM
08-05-2011 12:31 PM
08-05-2011 12:35 PM - edited 08-05-2011 12:36 PM
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