This Universal DIRECTV remote replaces lost or broken remotes and controls up to 4 AV components. Designed to operate all features of the DIRECTV receiver and works with any DIRECTV receiver. Built in RF feature allows the remote to control the receiver without having to point it at the receiver, even from another room or through AV cabinet doors. RF antenna is included. Extensive universal code library ensures compatibility with most audio and video devices. Four-position MODE slide switch for easy component selection and code search to help program control of older or discontinued components. Keys are backlit and functions include Guide, list, channel and mute. Uses 2 AA batteries not included and has memory retention during battery changes. Limited lifetime warranty.