Apple remote is the only remote that works on AppleTV

I’ve been using my Directv remote with my Appletv for many months now until XBMC got script errors. I uninstalled XBMC then reinstalled it but now my ATV only responds to SELECT and arrow keys, it ignores PLAY,PAUSE, STOP, etc… during movies. In hopes of fixing it I resetup all the buttons in the main menu but still no-go. I even got another remote and ATV doesn’t respond to that either. I can still use my silver ATV remote for all that but miss my rewind and fast forward. How to fix this?

p.s. I tried changing skins but that didn’t help.

Press menu and rewind together on the atv remote for 6 second should reset everything so any compatable remote works.