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Control Vizio soundbar with Tivo remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Dan44, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Dan44

    Dan44 New Member

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    I'd like to control my Vizio soundbar model VSB210WS with my Tivo peanut remote. Have read several related threads in this forum without finding solution. Any suggestions?

    One thread said to try the code 0128, but I can't figure out how to enter that code...?

    thanks, Dan
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    Well, the instructions for setting a code to control an amp are in Settings - Remote,CableCARD, & Devices - Remote Control Setup - Part2: A/V volume and mute. Select any brand and follow the directions except enter 0128 instead of one of the listed choices.

    Edit: I have no idea if 0128 will actually work.
     
  3. Dan44

    Dan44 New Member

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    Thanks. I tried the code 1028, but no luck.

    If anyone figures out how to get Tivo peanut remote to control Vizio soundbar, please let me know here!
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Somebody posted somewhere else about run the HDMI from the TiVo to the soundbar and then from the soundbar to the television.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=475914
     
  5. kfpauli

    kfpauli New Member

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    curious if that worked - HDMI to soundbar, soundbar to TV. I just bought the Vizio soundbar and I'm running into the same situation.
     
  6. ajayabb

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    If all else fails, might be able to pick up the Glo remote for cheap which can learn the vizio sound bar remote signal
     
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    Doh

    Doh Active Member

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    Or the slide remote, which has bluetooth.
     
  8. mlucas2@my.westg

    mlucas2@my.westg New Member

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    After two years of this problem I played with my tv and under the audio menu you can change to variable from fixed. After you close out the screen the audio should come through your sound bar. You may have adjust your sound bar volume to the max and then use your remote to play with your personal preferences for sound. I hope I have explained this well enough. I have a vizio tv and a vizio sound bar.
     
  9. robman8023

    robman8023 New Member

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    Code "0315" worked for me on my Vizio 2.1 s3821w
     
  10. fergusond

    fergusond New Member

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    0315 worked for me, too! Thanks!
     
  11. BCLunacy

    BCLunacy New Member

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    0315 worked for me also!!
     
  12. jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

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    Others have reported 1180 and 1199 to work. I just ordered a Vizio soundbar (the cheapest 29 inch w/Bluetooth). I'll try all these suggestions when it arrives.
     
  13. bbb3o

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    Wondering if any other suggestions? (jazmaan: any luck?)
    0315 worked for me for awhile. But then it stopped, and will not be re-set (?) (can't figure that one out)
    Even when it did work, the volume control was so heavily stepped, I found it necessary to still use the the Vizio remote. (i.e., when using the TiVo remote, clicking once to raise the volume made it too loud, and clicking once to lower the volume made it too soft) :(
     
  14. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Volume control on the TiVo remote is not a step control.
     
  15. bbb3o

    bbb3o New Member

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    Yes, I know. I wasn't clear.
    What I mean is, that using the 0315 "kludge" for the Vizio sound bars (when it works), results in a situation where if you just try to turn up the volume by a single press of the Tivo volume button, it raises the volume extremely loud. two presses is exponentially louder.
    Press the volume button "down" makes the volume too soft. And two presses is exponentially softer.
    Using the standard Vizio remote, volume makes a slow graduation louder or softer.

    Clear?
     
  16. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    My point is that the number of presses is irrelevant. How long you hold it down is what matters. I assume that there is no visual indicator of what the volume is doing.
     
  17. bbb3o

    bbb3o New Member

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    I was trying to express the shortest possible time length for a button "hold-down" as being a "click" (which would obviously adjust the volume by it's smallest amount, just like performing the same action on the channel change button will forward the channel number by the smallest amount) I find there is usually little call to actually "hold-down" any button on the remote (any remote, actually). Incremental changes are most useful.

    The incremental change in volume on the Vizio sound bars (I have one 29" and two 39") is vey extreme when using the Tivo remote. (like going from 10db to 15db to 20db with each push of the button). Volume change is "normal" when using the accompanying Vizio remote (like going from 10db to 11db to 12db with each push of its button).

    Anyway,
    All of this comment was simply in hopes that someone knows of any working remote code that may function better than the "0315" for these sound bars.
     
  18. arw01

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    Any solution yet, and to the poster saying the tivo has no steps. The Tivo sends the IR signal multiple times, in this case the OP is saying it moves the volume too much on the Vizio. If the Tivo would repeat the IR signal fewer times PER BUTTON PUSH OR HOLD DOWN INTERVAL, he would not have needed to ask for assistance.

    Picked up a vizio for the wifey, got it installed, but the old HD 3 remote won't take the 1180 code, will try the 0315 tonight to see if that helps.
     
  19. tpat

    tpat New Member

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    bbb3o, have you come up with any solution? I tried a new Vizio soundbar (S3820W-C0) and set up the TiVo remote to control its volume. Definitely, one key press of either volume up or down will move the volume up/down 1.5 increments. The Vizio remote only does .5 increments. What TiVo do you have? I have a TiVo HD and am using the remote that came with it. I wonder if the Roamio remote does the same thing?
     
  20. jagunot

    jagunot New Member

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    Thanks Rodman8023! So glad to get it working...I got code 0315 to work for me as an AV device (pressed Mute & Tivo) for a Vizio 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers (S4251w-B4). Using the peanut remote that comes with the Tivo Mini. Appreciate the post.
     

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