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One TiVo Premiere and one TiVo Series 3 with one remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by RickStrobel, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2000
    Is there any way to control two different TiVos - i.e. a Premiere and a Series 3 with one remote?

    I like the newer TiVoGlo remotes with the Select button in the center. But they don't have the "1-2" switch like some of the older TiVos. Is there any way to use that one remote to control either TiVo?

    The two boxes will be in a rack. I guess without the switch there'd be no way to select which TiVo you'd be working.

    So, the next question, assuming there's no good answer for my first... If you're going to have to have a unique remote for each TiVo then you'd use the procedure Controlling two TiVo boxes with separate remotes, correct?
  2. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    It would be a pita, but you could reprogram the remote each time you have to switch to the other Tivo. Other than that, you're stuck with two remotes if you insist on using a peanut remote w/o the 1-2 switch.
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    The older Glo remote has the Select in the center of 4 separate arrow buttons AND the 1-2 switch.

    Is there a reason to prefer the newer one?

    And a question to everyone in general, is there a reason for TiVo being so stupid as to get rid of the 1-2 switch (instead of making it a 3 or 4 way switch)?

    Do they have something to gain by forcing people into a one TiVo only per room situation?
  4. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    There are 4 buttons (A-yellow, B-blue, C-red, & D-green) on the Premiere remotes, used to sort and filter the HD menus that are not on the older Series 2 & 3 remotes.

    You can still use multiple TiVos you just need a separate remote for each Premiere (unless of course you are using a good universal remote).
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Just get a Harmony remote, then it can control your TiVos as well as your other devices. I have several TiVos programmed into my main Harmony remote. Each one with a different remote code. At one time I had four TiVos in that room to control. My Harmony One remote made it very easy.
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I love the peanut too much to move to a Harmony, none are as good as the peanut for me.

    I had the same dilemma, pondered it, and stuck with the old Glo with 1-2 switch, for the rare times I need ABCD buttons I grab the Premiere peanut from the ottoman, I use the 1-2 switch way WAY more than the ABCD buttons.
  7. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    I am not at all familiar with the Glo remote, but can't you do the press 2 buttons, select 1 -7, then right arrow to change the code that the remote is controlling? I don't remember which buttons you push anymore, but it's easy to control up to 7 different Tivos that way.
  8. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    The older Glo Remotes have the 1-2 switch but not the A-B-C-D buttons. I have one of each.
  9. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    I swear there was another post on just how to do that within the last couple weeks in a thread, but I can't find it again for the life of me.
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Well, yes, but as I stated it would be a pita to have to do it every time you want to control the other Tivo. Once the Tivos are set to different code, the process is easy. You just press and hold the pause and Tivo buttons until the red light comes on and then choose which code (1-9) that you want to use and your done. Easy, but not practical.

    I have two Tivos in my living room and use an old S2 remote with the 1-2 switch. I like the Premiere remote, but I need to control two tivos and I very rarely need the colored abcd buttons. In fact, it's been so long that I have no clue how long it's been since I've needed to use those buttons.
  11. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Ah, O.K., I guess I skimmed over your post. But I've done it before and it's not really a PITA. Takes 2 seconds, once the remote code on each Tivo is set up.

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