DIRECTV: Will multiple RF remotes cause a problem?

Every DIRECTV HD receiver and DVR since 2006 has allowed you to use an RF remote to shoot through walls and doors. Most have the feature built-in, but in some cases like the H25 you need one of our H25RFANT external antennas. It’s easy to install and works with all of the RC60-series remotes. Now, most folks know that unless you use special programming (like you’ll find in our White Paper) your remotes will interfere with each other in IR mode. You’ll point at one receiver and control more than one. What about when using RF mode?

Luckily, it’s not a problem. When you program the remote for RF mode, you link it to a specific receiver. This is true whether you are using a Genie Remote or one of the older remotes. Either way, when you program a remote for RF mode, you are sending a code to the remote that allows it to control only one TV at a time. There’s no need to worry that you will accidentally control all the TVs in the room.

It’s worth pointing out that Genie DVRs and clients can use both RF and IR mode at the same time, meaning that it’s very easy to have a remote in the same room as the TV and also have one in another room in case you’re trying to control two TVs from the same DIRECTV box.