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Is this the original remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mcf57, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. mcf57

    mcf57 Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    I was possibly interested in a TiVo for sale from someone locally on Craigslist. They claim "It is in great condition, I have the manual and original remote". From the pic, I am thinking this is not the original remote though, correct (pic below)? It looks like a Premiere remote, but maybe I am mistaken. Is that even a glo remote (sort of what i am interested more in)

  2. squint

    squint New Member

    Jun 15, 2008
  3. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    That does appear to be the glow remote in the picture.
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    See those 4 colored buttons right above the number buttons?

    That means the remote came from something newer than any of the Series 3 models

    I don't know if that one has the backlight or not.

    Ask the seller if they have a TiVo that's newer than the one they're selling and if they may have gotten the remotes switched.

    If you'll post or PM me a link to that Craigslist listing I'll take a look and see if there are any more "red flags", and whether it's worth what they're asking.

    I have entirely too much experience in perusing North Carolina Craigslist postings.
  5. mcf57

    mcf57 Member

    Oct 19, 2012

    Yea, this is about what I figured. I have some Premieres and was 99% sure these 4 colored buttons were for Premiere models and newer, but maybe I was not aware of something.

    I emailed the person and they replied with this:

    I'm not 100% certain. I have two tivos and never used either's remote.

    They said they were basically using universal remotes before. Therefore, you may be right and they have it switched in the pic with a newer unit. To be honest, I was interested in it more for parts anyway. The glo remote for our bedroom tivo and 1TB drive for a failed 160GB drive in a lifetime unit I have.
  6. teasip

    teasip Member

    Aug 24, 2002
    My original TiVoHD remote does not have those buttons. Since my remote buttons are becoming less pressure sensitive I have given consideration to upgrading to a glo since I guess I'll keep the HD as opposed to upgrading to Roamio. FiOS isn't causing me to miss any channels with MPEG-4 that I want to see anyway. Can't beat free...
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    BTW, although it's not the original, they are compatible. However, I assume the seller has another TiVo that runs the HDUI, which actually needs the A/B/C/D buttons, so it would be regrettable to swap the remotes.

    I personally had never seen a remote that combined a silver border and the A/B/C/D buttons, until now. My Premiere remotes look similar, but the outer borders are black; and my S3 remotes have the silver borders, but not the buttons. Anyway, whatever this model is, TiVo.com doesn't seem to sell it anymore.
  8. mcf57

    mcf57 Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Well, this TiVo apparently got sold (in less than 2 days) and is no longer available. I missed it so no need to worry about it at this point. :( Oh well.

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