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Hoping To Improve Search Text Entry

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by grpaine5520, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. grpaine5520

    grpaine5520 New Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    I just bought a Roamio (4 tuner) and plan on cutting my DirecTV cord later today. Everything seems to be working fine including using my Harmony 1 remote in place of the TiVo remote. One item I’d like to improve is entering text in the search field. It is a pain moving around to each character, one at a time.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to program the Harmony 1 remote to cycle thru the alpha characters assigned to each number? i.e. pressing 2 once sends an A, twice a B, 3 times a C and the fourth time the 2? Like typing a text message on a cell phone.

    I assume the TiVo Slide Pro remote can send alpha characters to the search field using the QWERTY keyboard but I do not want to invest $50 in another remote.
  2. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    Use a Apple or Android device with the TiVo app? That will give you the easier method to enter text, I don't believe there is a way to remap the standard remote numeric keypad.
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    You can always plug in a USB keyboard. Or, download a program called KMTTG to the computer, which has a remote function, as well as ability to download shows.

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