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Remote mishaps

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by MBlaustein, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. nhow

    nhow New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, Edmund. Yes, I do have a peanut remote. I tried using the DirectTV button as the Tivo button but was not able to reprogram to any other number.
     
  2. nhow

    nhow New Member

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    Hi Edmund,

    I reread your instructions and realised I had omitted the final step (clicking the right arrow button). I have now been able to reprogram the remote from 0 to 2. So far nothing untoward has happened...hopefully, this was the solution.

    Again many thanks for your suggestions.

    Nancy
     
  3. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Glad to help, if address #2 doesn't work, remember there are 8 other addresses to choose from.
     
  4. ALbino

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    This problem was driving me nuts. I have two TiVos already and I just bought a 3rd and everytime I pressed '9' my Zenith TV would either switch video sources or changes channels. I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. Imagine my surprise to find this thread in the FAQ. That's why I love this site :) Thanks!
     
  5. ic3scrap3r

    ic3scrap3r New Member

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    Well, I was seriously considering returning my TIVO Christmas present. This post resolved the one BIG problem I was having with the TIVO. I could not have lived with the chaotic channel changing on my TV.

    Thanks!!!
     
  6. Hodaka

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    would this also fix a problem where I'll be happily punching buttons and at odd times it will change my Philips stereo over to AM radio instead of AUX? I'm never sure what button does it, and it doesn't happen all of the time.. can be very annoying..

    also, I just got 2 URC 6131 remotes and put the peanut away.. how will this affect them?
     
  7. ALbino

    ALbino Lurker Series 2

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    You should definitely try just changing the remote control code first.

    AL.
     
  8. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    If it is address "0" that is causing the conflict, then you're out of luck when it comes to 6131, because thats the only address preset. You can send the 6131's off for an upgrade to have setup codes for alternate remote addresses loaded.
     
  9. Hodaka

    Hodaka New Member

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    Truthfully, I've not tried the stereo since I got the 6131. The problem happened with the peanut remote and used to happen with my really old RCA receiver's remote as well. I've not monkeyed with the original remotes, so I assume they defaulted to 0.

    Since the 6131 mimics the peanut, I figure the same problem will be there if I try the stereo. However, if I can't adjust the remote address on those, then it's really not worth pursuing any further unless for some strange reason I can adjust my stereo's remote (which I doubt).

    edit: called the wife.. the stereo is a philips fwc798

    Thanks..
     
  10. mrbrown2195

    mrbrown2195 New Member

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    Baton...
    Hey all,
    I've tried every remote address (0-9) with my Zenith TV, and it has not completely solved the problem. Some addresses are better than others, but it'll still randomly switch inputs, and now, it'll even sometimes set the sleep timer.

    Any ideas?
     
  11. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Are you using another remote other then the peanut, say universal after you switch addresses? See its address "0" that is conflicting with the zenith. Universals & oem remotes only have a codes for address "0".
     
  12. jlb

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    Can you use a universal/Pronto in this manner:

    Use the peanuts and set them to their new addresses.

    Then, can you manually teach the Pronto the specific codes?

    This would be great if you could do this.....however, how would you handle jump codes like [TC]+[#] to jump to a specific menu............er....I get it....assuming it does work like I hope, I guess I would just have to reassign any macros once all of the individual buttons were taught.....then I would just recreate the macros and assign the codes after the individuals have been taught....

    Does this work?
     
  13. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Well, it works on my MX-700. I've taught it codes from 6 different Tivos. I haven't tried jump codes, though- sounds like a good idea. Should be able to just do a macro and assign it to a button.
     
  14. jlb

    jlb NCC-1701-D

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    I have "solved" my "problem" with the Pronto. It is actually no problem. I copied the Device in Pronto Edit, and renamed the copy to TiVO2. The CCF I use for TiVO has all codes on a hidden page, with each other button just aliasing accordingly. This will work great as I will only have to have one page open in ProntoEdit to learn the codes for each TiVO.

    The jumps will work fine.

    Now I just need to wait for my Dockers TiVO to arrive in the mail......
     
  15. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden New Member

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    I am having problems with the remote for my Pioneer DVR-220 controlling my Tivo Series 2 standalone. Someone pointed me in the direction of reprogramming the remote and the dvd recorder's address. But I caould not get the red light to come on at all using those instructions. Can someone point me to another instructional?

    Thank you.
     
  16. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    This thread is for changing the remote address on the tivo, which will have no effect on your problem, since the pioneer dvdr default code acts like tivo remote "0", meaning it will control your tivo no matter what address your tivo is set to. The remedy for you is to change the remote address of the DVDR, see this post.
     
  17. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden New Member

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  18. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Thank you, you posts helped this thread from being archived.:)
     
  19. linkgirl

    linkgirl New Member

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    Thanks Edmund - I just donated my series 2 to my little brother who has a Zenith TV and this was driving me crazy!!
     
  20. gsparlier

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    I'm having the same problem as well. I found out about the remote address changing several months ago here, and it definitely improved the problem, but it never went away and now seems to be getting worse. I've tried all the addresses multiple times, and still around every 25 or so button presses I get a sleep timer, input change, menu screen, channel change, etc. - I guess each of these functions is tied to a specific button, but I haven't noticed the pattern yet. Anyway, are there any other ideas out there? If not, would buying a universal remote alleviate the problem?
     

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