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Remote mishaps

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

  1. 1 for the gip

    1 for the gip New Member

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    OK, so there are at least a few of us with the same problem. My Dad's Zenith does very odd things when using the Tivo remote ... sleep timer, changing to video input, changing tv channels, muting, turning on closed captioning, etc,etc.

    These things are completely random, too. You can press the fast forward button 35 times in a row and the 36th time will produce craziness. This is a fairly significant problem as I have preached on how great Tivo is and now he is pretty unhappy.

    I have changed the remote codes to all possibilities and the problems never go away completely. Anyone know another trick? What is Tivo doing to fix this problem?

    Thanks
     
  2. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    This is all on zenith here, zenith tv codes has caused conflicts with all kinds of gear for over 20 YEARS.
     
  3. Rugged

    Rugged TIVO Maniac

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    Another quick question---will this work if I want to switch peanut remotes between two D*TIVOs?

    I have decomissioned one of my tivos but that remote is in far better condition and I would like to use it with the box that is still in use.
     
  4. Edmund

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    Yes, set a peanut remote to address"0", it will work with any peanut controlled tivos no matter what address it is set to.
     
  5. pinot2me

    pinot2me New Member

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    Hello -

    We too have/had this problem with our Zenith TV. Fixed it over a year ago using this method. Recently it has gradually worsened to the point of switiching to video with almost every button push. However, our original remote died (a very sad situation, as the white universal replacement is not nearly is easy to use) and there is no red light or DirectTV button on the new one. Are we SOL?
     
  6. Edmund

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    As far as the white remote is concerned, yes. You need a remote with alternate tivo remote addreses, like the one-for-all urc-6820, 8820, 10820, or 6690. Each has preset codes for tivo addresses 1-4.
     
  7. Crunchslayr

    Crunchslayr New Member

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    Ok, this is only my second post in these forums. I'm mostly a reader...However, after hacking my first DTivo with the Zipper and seeing how cool it was, and then buying a second DTivo and doing the same with it, I just have to say THANK YOU all for everything you've done for the Tivo community. The reason I'm posting this here is because I just went home at lunch and did the remote thing so that I can have both Tivo's in the same room...And of course IT WORKED!!! You all are AWESOME!!! :D
     
  8. rrwcm

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    I'm looking for the Power code for my Sylvania TV. I've tried all that were listed and have searched the web but cannot find the proper code. If I can get this code then I can use only one remote - the Tivo Peanut.

    Suggestions?
     
  9. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Have you tried the code search function of the remote for the power code?

    Otherwise, I see a universal remote in your future. :)
     
  10. Edmund

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    Sorry but you are out of luck, no preprogramed remote universal or oem remote has a code for the model sylvania.

    Harmony are not preprogrammed remotes, if I hear it gives access to the commands, so what it has nothing to do with remotes that are stuck with codes in its ROM, like the standard peanut.
     
  11. vfrjim

    vfrjim New Member

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    I am having a problem, I am planning on moving both of my TivoHD units to one room and tried all remote codes and on the info screen it shows the correct remote code but my original remote with DVR 1 still operates it no matter what code I change the Tivo to. Any idea what is wrong? I called Tivo and they basically hung up on me. HELP.
     
  12. bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    One thing that the directions don't really mention is that when the TiVo is on the System Information screen, it will take on the remote address of any TiVo remote signal it sees. This can cause trouble when a person leaves the TiVo on the System Information screen when they're done, and switches to the other remote to go change the other TiVo.

    Also if the remote is on remote address 0 (zero), it will control any TiVo regardless of what address it is set to be. Your original remote may still be set to have a remote address of 0 (zero)
     
  13. vfrjim

    vfrjim New Member

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    Thanks, did not know that a Zero remote had to be changed but also had to change to 5 due to 1 and 2 would not work for me, now 1 and 5 work fine.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. jazacher

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    I am brand new to the tivo stuff so this is very frustrating. I have the standard Directv rc 16 white remote.
    I was given a RCA DVR39. I called and have been searching the net for the code to get the remote to work with the tivo box but no such luck. I have all the codes Directv gave me, 00639,00855,01392,00566,00143 and the one I found online, 01442 none seem to work. I've programmed this remote with other equipment so I don't think its me. Codes, thoughts? If this is a no win, what remote CAN I buy that will work with this tivo box under $20? The peanut I found was $45. I will also be putting in a Olevia tv... any forseeable issues? Thanks
     
  15. Edmund

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    As for the rc16 controlling the tivo, it will only control it partially using code 20618 on either AV1 or AV2 device. The only sat code the rc16 will accept on the directv device is 00001-00004. Which only work on D10 and subsequent Directv branded receivers.

    It will only control it partially because certain keys like Guide are locked to directv device on the rc16 remote.

    No tivo remote has preset code for the current line of olevia models. Do you want a remote with preset code for olevia tv's and controls the tivo for under $20? Go to radio shack get the 15-133 or 15-135 universal remotes, $20 each. The olevia code is TV 11610, the tivo are 01442 & 01142. They also have the 15-134, $32 same codes.
     
  16. jazacher

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    Thanks so much for the help Edmond! 20618 worked in av2. I will head to the store as the power button isn't working and I would really like to have the guide feature. I'm assuming it's a remote issue but the DVR keeps saying I need to active my DVR service. I talked with Directv and they reset and said it should be working. I guess we'll find out once I get the remote eh? Thanks again! and thanks to the forum for just having this very helpful site!
     
  17. techmonkey

    techmonkey New Member

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    Yep used to happen ALL THE TIME when I had my Zenith TV's.
     
  18. jazacher

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    monkey~are you referencing me?
    I have an Orion but the tv works fine. Still can't get the tivo's record to work or the power buttons but the guide and channels work. Any other solutions out there?
     
  19. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    This thread is mainly about zeniths tv that have IR conflicts with tivo commands.
     
  20. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    The tivo codes in the white directv remotes ALL lack power commands on the power keys, reason is that tivo peanut remote itself doesn;'t have these commands, so why do you expect a non-tivo remote to have them?

    As I told you certain keys are locked to the directv device on the rc16 remote and so are not availabe in the AV1 or Av2 devices. Nothing short of replacing that remote with white directv remote with Format key will give you those missing commands. Any other White directv remote like the rc23, rc32, or rc64 will allow you to use Tivo codes 01142 & 01442 on the directv device, and so the missing commands will work. Actually there is one tivo code in the rc64 remote that has the standby command mapped to the middle PWR key, that 20739. Which is useless info for someone with RC16 remote like you. :(
     

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