Why is this new RC 73 remote so limited - DirecTV

Why would you guys make a new remote without being able to use it with a DVD and other devices. I'm able to do it with the old one. This Remote is the worse. When making new products they are supposed to be better not lose features. I'm very disappointed and being a member for a long time y'all really need to correct this I can't stand using multiple remotes. I have people here that can't use different remotes because of age. Is there another option I can do to use this remote with this new genie 44 model. So I control my sound bar and DVD.

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