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Does the mini use the same type of RF remote that the roamio uses?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by BlackBetty, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. BlackBetty

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    Would be nice to have that functionality in the mini so you can hide the box behind the TV or in a closet.
     
  2. generaltso

    generaltso Member

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    TiVo now sells a USB IR receiver that can be used if you want to hide the box.
     
  3. BlackBetty

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    Would be nice if they went with RF in the mini remotes instead.
     
  4. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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  5. generaltso

    generaltso Member

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    They did. It was the TiVo Slide. Too bad they discontinued it. We may see something new as a replacement.
     
  6. jessehere

    jessehere New Member

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    i wonder if the slide with work with the roamio
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    it better. That is what I plan to use when I get my Roamio.
     
  8. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    I have a blu-ray player that I've been having IR issues with. It's in a cabinet with a glass door but the remote doesn't seem to work with it unless you're standing right next to it. Do you think Mini USB IR receiver would work with it? It's a Panasonic DMP-BD85.

    The other option is to get something like this from Smarthome which only uses the USB for power: http://www.smarthome.com/59507/Smar...Repeater-Kit-with-Surface-Mount-Sensor/p.aspx
     
  9. zubinh

    zubinh Member

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    Does anyone know if the new RF remote will be able to perform Macros so that I can power everything on/off with one button?
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    From the reviews it's pretty basic. I don't think it even has learning for the power/input/mute buttons like past remotes had. Although someone mentioned that they talked to a CSR at TiVo who said a replacement for the Slide was coming soon. So maybe their plan is to give a basic remote with the TiVo and sell a premium one as an accessory. I know when I took a survey a few months back they asked about all sorts of features that might make it better for a real HT setup. We'll have to wait and see where they landed on this.
     
  11. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Exactly. And the new remote HAS NO KEYBOARD. ***STUPID MOVE TIVO***

    Let's hope they come to their senses and offer a new Slide model soon... For now, I will use my Slide on it and hope it doesn't break (it is confirmed to work fine).
     
  12. aaronwt

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    But the new remote does have a remote finder :rolleyes:

    At least the Plus and Pro models do anyway.

    I still don't get it. I was surprised that so many people drop their remotes. Do alot of people lose their remotes too?
     

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