Article ID : 00045795 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019

Can the TV remote be used to control the DIRECTV Genie Whole-Home HD DVR?

    While the DIRECTV® remote control supplied with the Genie™ Whole-Home DVR is recommended to control the receiver, the remote supplied with the TV can also be programmed to control many of the Genie's everyday functions.

    The chart below is a list some functions of the Genie and the button on the TV remote that can operate these commands:
     Genie Functions  TV Remote Buttons
     On/Off  Power
     Change channels  CH +/-
     Previous channel  Jump
     Manual channel numbers  0-9
     Change volume  VOL +/-
     Mute Muting
     Control pad Select (Center), Up, Down, Left and Right
     Sync Menu  Channel Up, Channel Down, Numbers 0-9 and Jump
    Blue  Enter
     DVR controls Play, Stop, Rewind, Fast Forward, Next and Prev
     Record  Photo Frame
     Green Guide
     Red  Red
     Yellow  List
     Menu  Sync Menu
     Info  Display
     Exit  Return

    The following image is an example of the remote supplied with the TV:
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