4 Pack - DIRECTV RC73 IR/RF Remote Control

4 Pack - DIRECTV RC73 IR/RF Remote Control

Price: $15.49 Details

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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 49 reviews)

Product Details

  • Brand: DIRECTV
  • Model: RC73
  • Dimensions: 8.45" h x 6.40" w x 2.70" l, 2.00 pounds


  • Save when you purchase a 4 pack
  • Compatible with older DIRECTV receivers in IR mode only
  • Replaces the RC71 and RC72 with better support for new TVs

Save when you purchase a 4 pack. The newest remote from DIRECTV, the RC73 has an all-new design re-engineered to give you faster access to the functions you need. This remote fits your hand well and simplifies operation. The RC73 will also control your TV and/or receiver for the volume and power functions, once you've told the remote what model components you have. When used in RF mode, this remote is faster and more accurate due to the RF4CE protocol. This two-way protocol confirms each button press, so no missed digits in three-digit channels! In IR mode, this remote is compatible with all legacy and current DIRECTV receivers. In RF mode, this remote will only work with the DIRECTV HR44 Genie and the Genie clients C41 and C41W. (When in RF mode, it will still use IR for TV/AV functions.) Compatible with older DIRECTV receivers when in IR mode On-screen tips help you use the buttons effectively Can be programmed to control RVU TVs 2014 or newer Toshiba DIRECTV-ready TVs require this remote Works with all DIRECT-ready (RVU) televisions All new combined pause/play button All new design puts the most frequently used buttons in easy reach Volume and channel rockers move easily with a push of the thumb Easy battery life indicator - Solid green=OK, fast green=replace soon, slow green=replace now Self-programming when used with a DIRECTV Genie DVR or client RF4CE 2-way technology for better RF signal reception with less key bounce Turn TV and receiver on with one button Press and hold {ENTER} to change TV input

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5You'll thank yourself for replacing the old DirecTV remotes with these
By BocaDavie
Fantastic value! Replaced ALL of my old-style DirecTV remotes (the long grey ones with the slide switch at the top - that broke in the first two weeks of use). These remotes are FAR superior. The toggle switches for changing channels and volume are a HUGE improvement over the old buttons. Note: could not find the codes for my TV's in the guide - had to look them up online.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Not bad, but a couple fatal flaws
By Matt Fox
Decent enough remotes, but a couple fatal flaws compared to the old style remotes. 1) Several of the buttons make a loud clicking noise. Not good if someone is trying to sleep next to you. 2) If you will be using in IR mode, you have to point the remote directly at the receiver (horizontally) since the IR transmitter shoots out the top of the device. The old style remotes worked when holding it vertically since the IR transmitter shoots out the back. What this means is it can be difficult to see the buttons while you are pushing them when you're laying down.

I do like the size and feel of these compared to the old style remotes, but I think I will stick with the old style.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Don't Hesitate to Buy These Remotes!
By k
Ordered these after our puppy destroyed 2 of our three original remotes. Looked into getting them replaced through Directv and couldn't even get one for this price much less in the time period we received them from Amazon. I went with the package of 4 just in case we lost another 1 or 2 of them to pups...or for any other reason! They arrived in a well protected package; all four were sealed separately and then sealed again in another package that was wrapped in padding. The remotes worked perfectly right away! Batteries, labels and instructions were included with each remote. Put the batteries in the first one and it worked on the first try without even needing to sync anything. Set up the tv even easier than I remember with the original remote...in fact one of the originals never was able to pair with our tv so it worked only with the box. Obviously newer as the logo has the newest AT&T/DIRECTV logo on it instead of the old one like our originals. I highly recommend these remotes and this seller!

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