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"Go Backward" input command on S3 remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by atotten, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. atotten

    atotten Miss Red

    Dec 17, 2008
    Hello all - found a somewhat related topic here but not exactly the info I need.
    I bought a WD TV Live PLus (http://goo.gl/sVtfI9) so I could watch HuluPlus on tv, since, as we all know, S3 doesnt support flash /hulu plus. Anyway I was wondering if there is a remote control command to go BACKWARDS thru the inputs. I have like 10 inputs that the RC goes thru and I only use 2, so it would a real timesaver to go up and down only ONE input.
    Tried holding input button and down button (near SELECT) and of course that didnt work. Also searched for guide on all the commands you can do with the remote and couldnt find anything beyond the basics. Would love a link to one if it is available.
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Are you saying your television has 10 separate source inputs?
  3. atotten

    atotten Miss Red

    Dec 17, 2008
    Well, I have to go thru about 10 inputs, so I guess so. So I want to go back from the tivo (6) to the WD (5), not all the way back around.
  4. ferrumpneuma

    ferrumpneuma fading fast

    Jun 1, 2006
    Some TVs can skip unused inputs.
  5. atotten

    atotten Miss Red

    Dec 17, 2008
    Anyone know where I can find an online resource for some of the more arcane RC commands like the 5 second skip etc? Maybe it would be in there?
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    The answer is no -- no such code exists. Or rather, if there were such a code, it would be specific to that model of TV; but it wouldn't be in the TiVo's code database, because the TiVo remote has no standard way to send such a code. If it exists for your particular TV (I doubt it), and if you have one of the learning-capable TiVo remotes, then you could assign it yourself.

    What actually happens with most modern TVs is that the "Input" code pulls up a menu, which you can navigate -- with the TV's own remote, but not with the TiVo remote -- with arrow and select keys. On some TVs, a second press of Input with the menu already on-screen will then advance to the next input, allowing compatibility with the single-code system. But I doubt that anyone ever implemented a reverse code -- it's either the old, advance-only system, or they go directly to the menu system. There doesn't seem to be a logical space for a reverse code to occupy.

    The 30-second skip (there's no 5-second skip) isn't a separate remote code; rather, that key always sends the same code (which TiVo calls "Advance"), but when you enter the backdoor sequence, the TiVo changes the way it interprets that code. There are no special tricks you can do with the remote, AFAIK, besides programming it. There are a few other backdoor sequences, which IMHO are largely uninteresting (on-screen clock, hide the play bar faster, show a test pattern), and there are a few discrete codes that the TiVo recognizes (Standby, List, Stop) that aren't on the standard TiVo remotes, but can be programmed into a universal remote. That's about it.
  7. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    VERY slight nitpick, those other buttons are on old versions of Tivos.. e.g. the Hughes (I think that's the one in the thread I just read), and/or the old DirecTV Tivos.
  8. atotten

    atotten Miss Red

    Dec 17, 2008
    thanks mcbrine! free bradley manning! ;)
  9. poppagene

    poppagene User

    Dec 29, 2001
    hulu and hulu plus can be viewed on the S3 tivo using playon software on your windows computer in conjunction with pytivo to deliver playon to your tivo.

  10. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

    Dec 20, 2000
    Using the Tivo remote, I don't think there's anything you can do, but if you have a universal remote that can work with discrete codes, you could do a search for your model TV and "discrete codes". You may well find a separate code for each input. JP1 remotes can handle this, but be prepared to do a LOT of reading and work.

    Alternately, the Logitech Harmony remotes often have the discrete codes already for many TVs.

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