NICE AND EASY: Change the TV input using your Genie Remote

The answer has been staring you in the face this whole time. If you need to change the input on your DIRECTV Ready TV, or if you just don’t want to drag out the TV remote, press and hold the {ENTER} button (to the right of the zero) for about two seconds to bring up the menu to change your TV’s input. It doesn’t work on 100% of TVs but it works on most, and on some you can just press the {ENTER} button again to change to the next available input.

At that point, you’ll have to switch to the remote for whatever device you want to control, but at least you’re one step closer.

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