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DirecTV RC64 - Universal remote control - infrared

alaTest has collected and analyzed 704 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the control panel and design. The durability and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the DirecTV RC64 - Universal remote control - infrared is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 698 user reviews of DirecTV RC64 - Universal remote control - infrared from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DirecTV RC65 4-Device Universal IR RemoteDirectv Rc64r Ir/rf Satellite Remote Control

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Side note...


LOL...side note, very subtle Backlit button on the side that blends in with the remote. Yes, it was done so well that I just noticed it several days later. Gotta love the genius in the design


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Not too shabby...


Overall, if you have DirecTV, it's worth the upgrade to this remote for it's RF/IR versatility & it's overall features that stand out from the basic universal remote that comes with DirecTV. If you don't have DirecTV then spend the extra money for a...

Back lit keys- a must have in any remote; especially a universal remote ; Surprisingly a great universal remote that works with most electronics old & new; a remote that does what it promises, wow ; Overall, nice handling with faux suede/plastic finish...

It's not as stream line in design as a Harmony Remote ; It only powers down the DirecTV receiver & the TV. I have to switch over into AV mode to switch off my Audio Receiver. Definitely not a deal break but an FYI


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Universal Remote...pretty basic


This remote is okay. I have trouble with it making the infared connection with my TV. And, it will often not stop the FFW of my favorite dvr'd programs...kind of a pain

very straight forward buttons

doesn't always make a clear connection

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The DIRECTV REMOTE CONTROL is one direct reason I have a big butt!


When we first had DIRECTV installed, I was excited.  The DIRECTV (RC-64) REMOTE CONTROLdidn't intimidate me, we had had COMCAST before that.  I do remember looking at the buttons on the DIRECTV (RC-64) REMOTE CONTROL and thinking about having to learn...

Easy to use; does everything but order pizza and wash the dishes

Drains batteries quickly

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price was nice

Product Specifications

Congratulations! You now have an exclusive DIRECTV Universal Remote Control that will control four components, including a DIRECTV Receiver, TV, and two stereo or video components. Moreover, its sophisticated technology allows you to consolidate the clutter of your original remote controls into one easy-to-use unit.


Manufacturer:DIRECTV Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:DirecTV

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:15ft
Supported Device Qty:4
Supported Devices:Audio/video components
Type:Universal remote control