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Controlling Xbox 360 With The DirecTV Remote

Instructable has instructions for how you can set up a DirecTV remote to control your Xbox 360. This way, you can turn on your console and control a whole bunch of things with the same remote you use for your satellite TV, leaving you to only pull out the controller for stuff that actually needs a thumbstick and shoulder buttons.

The four steps, as transcribed by Gaming Bits:

  • 1) Switch the DirecTV remote to AV-1. Point the remote away from your receiver. Press and hold the select and mute buttons until the light above the AV-1 switch blinks twice.
  • 2) Press 991, then press 2. Now press Power.
  • 3) Press Ch. Up 35-40 times, pausing between each press. The light above AV-1 should go on every time you press it.
  • 4) When your Xbox 360 turns on, immediately press Select.

(via Digg)


For fun, here’s a Gears of War video featuring remote detonating your enemies. It’s a weird bug, but the visual is hilarious:

January 25th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General, Xbox, Xbox 360 | 3 comments

3 Comments »

  1. Nice money saving feature, will try this and report back if it works ok.
    I’m sure it will :-)

    Dave.

    Comment by Skoobe | 1/26/2007

  2. Nice money saving feature, will try this and report back if it works ok.
    I’m sure it will, :-)

    Dave.

    Comment by Skoobe | 1/26/2007

  3. I tried this out. It works.

    Comment by Wenatcc | 2/3/2007

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