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Question about the Mini's remote control

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by eboydog, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    But what about folk's Premiere/Mini evaluation?

    The Mini came out quite a while before the Roamio did, and it needed to have a consistent with Premiere remote then. I agree they will need to changeover, but it will probably wait until the Mini gets updated hardware and can handle the remote without the dongle.
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    ANd they give you that option. You can purchase a newer remote if you want that matches what the Roamios use. The TiVo Mini came out in early 2013, well before the Roamio was released. If/when they refresh the TiVo Mini then they will most likely update the remote then. But at least they have an option to purchase a remote. Personally I purchased the Slide Pro remotes for all my Minis and Roamios. Although one of the Remote Pros was free.
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    They haven't even updated the UI to be consistent yet, how can we expect a hardware change. TiVo is slow, we'll probably get an update with a Roamio remote eventually just not anytime soon. :)
  4. DaviddesJ

    DaviddesJ New Member

    Jul 7, 2014
    The Mini remote seems to have identical functionality to the Premiere remote, but the keys are inferior (mushy rather than clicky). Can I freely swap one for the other?

    I tried using my Slide remote with the USB dongle in the Mini, but the response is too laggy to be usable. Maybe the Slide Pro is better? I would have thought the lag comes from the device and not from the remote and so it would be the same with all RF remotes. Maybe the Mini just doesn't have a fast enough processor to keep up with the USB interface? But why aren't other people having this problem?
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I used the original slide and now the SLide Pro with my Minis. I have not seen any issues with lag. They have both been responsive.

    You can use any TiVo remote with the Mini. Even my old S2 remotes will work with the Mini.
  6. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    Are you sure the slide pro remote is in RF mode ? As I agree, the mini remote in IR mode doesn't seem to respond well but I believe it's the IR emitter in the mini, not the remote it's self.

    I use the newer Roamio remote with my minis since I have upgraded to the slide pro with my Roamio. As I bought the slide pro 's with the dongle, I use the new remote RF dongle and the response from the remote is 10 times better than IR mode.

    From my experience, it's the mini IR response that's lacking, not the remote or processor in the mini.
  7. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Aug 21, 2002
    New York...
    Across our 5 Minis we have:

    2 Roamio remotes, using RF
    1 Slide Pro, using RF
    1 Glo remote (in IR, of course)
    1 Mini remote (although mostly this Mini is driven by IR emitters from a Slingbox)

    We weren't smart enough to order the Slide Pros for the Roamios with dongles, so we bought them from Weaknees for $15 (despite my begging, TiVo said they couldn't send me just the dongles).

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