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Remote Control Problem

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by PFerries, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. PFerries

    PFerries New Member

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    I am looking for some help with a new remote control. The remote control for our Hughes Tivo had some buttons that were getting hard to function so I bought a replacement remote(same model number) on Ebay. It works great for the Tivo but I cannot get it programmed for the TV. I know the TV is supported since the old remote works. One thing I noticed is when I type in the codes sometimes the red light blinks three times and sometimes it does nothing. I also tried the automatic one where you type in the 0999 code. The instructions say to press the channel up button every 2-3 seconds and if it reaches the end the solid red light will go out. In my case the red light goes out after pressing the channel button once. Is there a way to get the code that the old remote is using? Anything else I should be trying? Am I missing something simple? I've tried researching this in the forums but have not found anything that helps.
     
  2. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    No, you can't blink back a code from tivo remote. What is the brand and model of tv?
     
  3. PFerries

    PFerries New Member

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    It is a Toshiba Cinema Series CN27G95.
     
  4. Arcady

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    Older remotes may not have as many codes, even if they are the same model number. I've had a number of older DirecTV remotes that refuse to do codes for newer sets.
     
  5. PFerries

    PFerries New Member

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    Is it possible the opposite is true. I have had the Tivo unit and remote for 10+ years now. Could the newer remote have removed support for some tv's? Could this be why the red light does not blink after I enter in the codes for the toshiba tv listed in the Tivo setup? I think it strange that the remote does not work the same for all codes entered. One other item I forgot to mention is the new remote has purple buttons as opposed to the original which were gray. The color probably doesn't mean anything but I thought maybe it might indicate how old/new the new remote is.
     
  6. wmcbrine

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    I had this happen to me, sort of. With a code that worked with an older, Series 2 remote, the Premiere remote wouldn't control the TV. But later I found a different code (not in the list displayed by the TiVo for that TV brand) that worked with the Premiere remote.
     
  7. Edmund

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    try resetting the remote:

    1. press and hold Tivo & TV POWER, until light remains on
    2. press Thumbs Down 3 times
    3. press Enter, on the bottom row of the remote

    now retry the toshiba code:

    1. press and hold Tivo & TV POWER, until light remains on
    2. enter 0 0 2 1
     
  8. PFerries

    PFerries New Member

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    After I press the thumbs down 3 times and hit enter the solid red light does not go out. Even though the light was on I typed the code, skipping the tivo and power button step,but still no luck with the tv. Should the red light go out after step 3?
     
  9. Edmund

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    It goes off, then comes on and blinks three times, then goes out for good. I would get a new remote, sounds like yours is bad?
     
  10. PFerries

    PFerries New Member

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    Thanks for all the help? I guess it's time to buy another remote.
     
  11. nmiller855

    nmiller855 Active Member

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    Does that reset sequence work on SATT60 remotes, too? I lost my guide button function a while back & would like to restore it.
     
  12. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    No, not one listed here, to reset the T60 remote:

    1. press and hold Tivo & tv power, until the light remains on
    2. enter 0 9 8 1
     

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