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RF Control standards?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tomhorsley, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    So, the new TiVo has an RF remote? Are there any RF standards? Any universal remotes that know how to talk the RF protocols? Or is this all completely proprietary?
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    My assumption is that the new remote is basically a Slide without the keyboard. (Supposedly the case is a little longer, but still much shorter than than older peanut.) So, a Bluetooth HID, plus whatever is needed to report the battery level and implement the remote finder?
     
  3. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure one of the reviews I saw definitely said is wasn't bluetooth.
     
  4. Philmatic

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    It's RF, there are no universal standards like IR.

    The new Roamio's still support IR though.
     
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Eh - there are no universal standards for IR - frequencies and codes are manufacturer-specific. There is a lot of overlap, though.

    There IS a standard for RF remotes called RF4CE. The DirecTV Genie DVRs and RC71 remote use it.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Maybe TiVo uses RF4CE too? I don't think we actually know yet. Are there any universal remotes that have RF4CE capabilities?
     
  7. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I can't find any universal remotes using RF4CE on the market.
     

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