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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Surrealone, Aug 25, 2013.
Up to ten.
Some speculation and hoping on my part. If the new slide remote uses Bluetooth or RF, maybe it will come with an optional dongle to bring Bluetooth or RF support to the Premiere and older devices. Maybe the dongle will have a button for Remote Finder functionality, though probably not.
Surrealone, When the new remote is used on a non Roamio, what does the back button do and what does the left arrow button do. In contrast, when the Premium Glo learning remote is used on a Roamio, what does the left arrow button do. Is there any battery level indication on the remote? Soft rubber buttons or hard plastic buttons?
The old Slide was also IR and RF.
THAT is the big question. For all we know, the new Roamio remote is Blutooth...
Isn't Bluetooth considered a Radio Frequency technology?
Wikipedia: Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength radio transmissions in the ISM band from 2400–2480 MHz)
So yeah crxssi may be on to something here.
This has got me thinking if the Roamio has built in WiFi why not BT. Maybe a hidden trick on the new Roamio remote might unlock BT like Tivo + B
C and D are used to turn RF on and off. Gonna give it a go when I home
I have not had a chance to test this but I will tonight when I get home.
soft rubber and the the back button does nothing. Also weird is the new guide button the button that is used the most not being in the same place is odd. But overall I like it
Hmm. Something I'll have to try out if I ever find a way of purchasing the remote separately. I usually buy one of something, see if I like it, then buy a truck load more if I do.
What about any battery level indication, or even a light on the remote for a button press?
no battery level on the remote itself but yes it has the red light that blinks to indecate a button push
Battery level a least with the slide is under the system info screen.
innocentfreak, I remember that and am wondering if that is the case with the Roamio's new remote as well?
I like the new slide remote..slide is working well ?
My new Roamio remote doesn't always work properly. At times I can press any of the buttons multiple times (including channel up & down), and nothing happens. Then, suddenly, it will work. My Premiere XL remote always seems to work on the Roamio. Could it be something to do with IR vs. RF? My unit is about 15 feet away, and there's nothing blocking the signal.
You could have interference.
I don't think we know what frequency is being used, but it is probably 2.4 Ghz, which is the same as WiFi B/G, Microwave ovens, cordless phones, bluetooth, etc...
I'm in my basement (man cave). Nothing else down here which could interfere. Interestingly, when this happens, I try the Premiere XL remote, and it works perfectly. The Roamio remote acts as if the batteries are dead, but they're not. The red light on the remote flashes, as well as the yellow indicator light on the Roamio, so the signal is reaching the unit. It just doesn't do anything! Very frustrating....
Maybe the IR is bad in the remote assuming you mean you tried the Premiere XL remote on the Roamio.
Have you tried the Roamio remote on the Premiere XL?
So I am not clear on this... does the Roamio send both IR and RF at the same time or do you have to switch it between the two? If you have to switch it, how do I control TV volume and input with a single button press? If I have to switch to IR just to use those buttons, that is a pain in the butt! Am I misunderstanding something here?
I would like to think that because the Roamio can use wifi that the remote and stuff would specifically be made immune to 2.4GHz interference.