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Anybody decide not to use the new remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by monkeydust, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Goldwing2001

    Goldwing2001 Goldwing2001

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    I will probably continue to use the slide remote. Since the new remote will not allow me to program/learn two codes at once. The power button on my slide remote powers down/up both my TV and receiver.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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  3. aasun

    aasun New Member

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    You can program the Roamio remote for TV and A/V power from the one power button. It works just like previous TiVo remotes. Program the TV power first (using a 0xxx TV code), then repeat the program step, but using a 1xxx A/V receiver code.

    I have this set up with my 2 Roamios and it works. However, you can not program a non-TV code with the input button. So, I can't use my Roamio remote to change the receiver input (since my inputs are controlled by the receiver, not the TV).

    But, that's not a *huge* deal, since I'd be using a remote other than the TiVo remote if I switch the receiver input, anyway.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I wish these remotes still had the 1-2 switch like the old days. We still have 2 TiVos* in the same room so there is no way I could ever use a single TiVo remote for my setup, even if I could learn the Input button from my receiver.

    * Even with 6 tuners me and my wife can't share a TiVo because she just records too much crap. We also still have a bunch of analog only stations and she still watches a bunch of them. Maybe someday if they transition to all digital and TiVo adds a profile feature we'll be able to share. Until then we'll have to stick with the Harmony.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The 1-2 switch would also allow people to use two Basic units, one configured for cable and the other for OTA, in the same room without needing a separate remote for each one. Not sure how likely that scenario is, but I could see it happening.
     
  6. jfh3

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    Not true. The default mode is RF, but can be switched to IR mode.
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    I really miss the hardware switch. I still ave a number of those remotes, but now that I've started to use the ABCD buttons, I don't really use them except for changing settings and features.
     
  8. Goldwing2001

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    I can't get it to work on the new remote. I press the tivo & select buttons but never receive the solid light indicating it's ready to program.
     
  9. aasun

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    I believe it's tivo and power button.
     
  10. JWhites

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    I'd love to get my hands on one of the new Roamio remotes but I don't know of anyone who is selling it separately. With the buttons moved around, I need to retrain the family before any Roamios are purchased, secondly need to find out if it's backwards compatible with the Premiere.
     
  11. JWhites

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    Where does the Roamio remote stack up compared to the Glo remote that was shipped with the higher end Premieres with learning and backlit buttons?
     
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    For RF mode, a Roamio device will not do you any good on a non-Roamio DVR because only the Roamio has the wirelesss connection built into it. The IR mode should work OK, though (but it is slower).

    What you probably want is a Slide remote (perhaps the new one coming out), which works on the Premiere and has a dongle (and a keyboard, and IR learning, and more).
     
  13. davezatz

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    The Roamio remote can be used over IR (in addition to RF). Looks like a slightly improved form factor and better finish (in regards to fingerprints). Wonder how much the upcoming Slide 2 will run? $90? More? Hm.
     
  14. crxssi

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    Damnit, I keep forgetting about the IR mode because I would never want to use it that way (too slow). I am spoiled by the much faster RF on the Slide. Will edit the other posts. Thanks
     
  15. gothaggis

    gothaggis New Member

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    so is it not possible to program the new remote to control the tv as well (on/off/volume, etc)
     
  16. davezatz

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    Basic AV/TV controls are baked in, so you should be able to control your TV. What's not available is a learning mode to cover more complex configurations.
     
  17. brianric

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    Question on new remote. Once it is paired with the Roamio, does the IR turn off as to not to interfere with another Tivo in the same room?
     
  18. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    If it works like the Slide, then yes.
     
  19. ss-stingray

    ss-stingray Sony DHG refugee

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    We may be seeing the last Tivo OTA model so a 1-2 switch probably won't happen. The Roamio Basic seems to be an after thought. At this point I'm disappointed that the Basic has a small plastic box ( doesn't line up with the rest of the equipment), smallest HD, dinky fan, no dual coax imput.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Can you change the new remote to IR only mode? Just wondering if there is a way to learn the new back button into a universal remote. If the remote can be put into IR only mode then it would work fine. If not then we'll have to figure out the hex code and enter it manually.
     

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