1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anybody decide not to use the new remote?

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

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,526
    184
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    I think the basic was TiVo's attempt at a price saver. They need an inexpensive entry model or most people wont even consider them. If the cheapest box they had was the Pro then they would be in serious trouble.
     
  2. andyf

    andyf Active Member

    1,177
    2
    Feb 23, 2000
    Houston,...
    Yes, I think it's TiVo + 'C' puts it into IR only mode.
     
  3. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    Is there a backlight? I'm sorry if this was answered and I missed it.
     
  4. macfactor

    macfactor New Member

    12
    0
    Aug 22, 2013
    No the new remotes are not backlit. Which is why I am sticking with my Harmony One.
     
  5. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    Oh my. So aside from the RF feature, it's not really all that good compared to the Glo learning remote huh? I wonder if the remote finder feature works if the remote is in IR mode, or even how it works.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,526
    184
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    There is apparently a better remote coming, with a keyboard like the old Slide. It'll probably be back lit and have learning.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    8,081
    2
    May 6, 2002
    John's...
    That's for programming the TV power function. To set the TiVo remote code, it is "TiVo & Pause".

    Edit: My bad. I guess that's what you were saying but you failed to quote the post to which you were replying.
     
  8. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    I'm surprised TiVo didn't just go with what they've done in the past and had a basic remote on the lower priced model and a more featured remote on the higher priced model.
     
  9. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

    223
    0
    Dec 1, 2008
    Andover Ma
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    8,081
    2
    May 6, 2002
    John's...
    Does anyone have a specific example of the difference in function of the "Back" button and the Left Arrow?
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    27
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...

    Those work very well especially since it can be adjusted to turn on for a different amount of current(I tried a Belkin one first which didn't work because I could not adjust it). I use one with one of my unRAID setups. I've been meaning to pick up another strip for another unRAID setup.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,526
    184
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    The back button doesn't really do anything in the TiVo UI. It was added because a lot of the app developers use it in their UIs. With the Premiere TiVo tried to get developers to create apps that melded with the TiVo experience. That didn't work out so great for them so this time around they're creating a platform that the developers will actually want to use. With the back button and the ability to support HTML5 based apps they've created a platform more services should be able to support without having to create and maintain a special TiVo version of their app.
     
  13. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    Does the left arrow behave the same on the Roamio with the Roamio or Glo remote as it does on the Premiere when in apps?
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,526
    184
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    Don't quite understand. In the TiVo UI the back button is no different then hitting left. The apps can each choose to use the back button however they want, so it'll vary from app to app.
     
  15. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    Oh ok good. I was afraid that if the Glo remote which doesn't have a dedicated back button was used on the Roamio and an app was used, there wouldn't be a way of exiting the app.
     
  16. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    11,133
    17
    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    If I get the S5 (I refuse to use that new dumb name), I'll probably go with my glow remote.

    I prefer the "feel" of the glow remote (from my Premier XL) over the other TiVo remotes I have used.
     
  17. miller890

    miller890 Member

    351
    0
    Feb 15, 2002
    I went back to the slide remote after a couple days. The new button locations, no back light, and non-learning for TV + Receiver power were hard to live without.
     
  18. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

    199
    0
    Apr 29, 2008
    Which model TiVo did you tell your Harmony you had to work well with the Roamio? Or are the Roamios already in the Harmony db?
     
  19. vurbano

    vurbano New Member

    449
    0
    Apr 20, 2004
    I havent used anything but a Directv Tivo HR10-250 remote on all of my equipment since leaving Directv. Ive used it on all TivoHD and Premiere units. I intent to use it on roamio and minis if it will work. It is superior for the simple fact of having a "List" and an "exit" button.
     
  20. Kolenka

    Kolenka New Member

    44
    0
    Jan 2, 2013
    The Roamios aren't in the DB, but the IR codes are identical to the earlier models. Enter it in as a Premiere and you will only be missing the "Back" button which you can learn from the new remote easily enough.
     

Share This Page