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Roamio Remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Surrealone, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Aug 29, 2013 #41 of 157
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Here is the TiVo support page for the Romaio Remote

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2719

     
  2. Aug 29, 2013 #42 of 157
    jscozz

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    Thanks. I just read through the entire remote doc... but it still does not say anywhere that in RF mode it will send IR to TV for Input, volume, etc. Does anyone know if RF mode is ONLY for the Tivo functions, and does not affect non-tivo buttons like volume, mute, input?
     
  3. Aug 29, 2013 #43 of 157
    aaronwt

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    It should be sending IR for those buttons if it's like past remotes.

    I didn't set mine up for my receiver yet. I guess I might as well do it now.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2013 #44 of 157
    aaronwt

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    OK I just set the remote up for use with my Denon receiver. Once I set it up then the yellow circle on the TiVo flashes with every button press, whether the buttons for the Denon or the buttons used with the TiVo. But it is only flashing amber with all of these button press. Which according to the remote control support page is IR. Even if I cover the IR window of the remote it will still control the TiVo.

    So it is sending IR to the Denon and RF to the TiVo. I am going to turn this off though because the circles on the TiVo are huge and it's annoying to see the circle flash with every button press. I guess I will need to use some light dims on my Romaio Pro.

    EDIT: Hmm.. maybe I just didn't notice the amber circle flashing before?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 #45 of 157
    ufo4sale

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    Excuse my ignorance but why does it matter how the TiVo receives the signal If both are being received?
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #46 of 157
    crxssi

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    It is in RF mode by default and only sends IR for the TV/amp power/volume/source.

    The TiVo commands are never both IR and RF, it is one or the other, and the default is RF. You can switch it into all IR mode if you would (which is blech).

    And just because you claim to "no other devices" in your cave, doesn't mean there isn't potential interference....
     
  7. Aug 30, 2013 #47 of 157
    cyberbeach

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    The thing about moving the guide button:

    On the one hand, it's in a better place on the Roamio Remote (under select) - easier to get to without accidentally pressing Live TV or Info, or hitting Guide when you mean to hit Live TV or Info.

    On the other hand, I stashed my new Roamio Remote away to await the day when all the remotes have the new Guide button location. I can learn and change, but I can't deal with different locations on different remotes in different rooms. The Mini still has the Guide button at the old location, as do my Premiere backlit remotes.

    When the new slide comes out, I can get one of those.

    Also one more thing: the Roamio Remote isn't backlit. So that makes it a free throwaway remote, not a "serious" remote. It belongs in the box with the cables you didn't use so that it's safely there when it comes time to sell it.

    Thinking of the Roamio Pro, who's going to buy a $600 DVR and then use a non-backlit remote with it? :)
     
  8. Aug 30, 2013 #48 of 157
    cyberbeach

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    I have my remotes set up to control the volume on my Denon and Sony receivers (different rooms), but I've never gotten the remotes to turn the receiver on/off, have you?
     
  9. Aug 30, 2013 #49 of 157
    JWhites

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    I wish they'd give me a remote instead of throwing it away :( How could they not have the damn thing for sale yet? I agree I do wish it was backlit and honestly have no idea why they would go so backwards in this. I mean even regarding the button locations, it feels like a slap in the face at tradition.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2013 #50 of 157
    lessd

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    My Roamio Plus does not want to set up to my Plus remote using RF, after the first button press the amber light blinks for some time, and the next button push gives me the same amber blinking, but no RF, pushed the find me Roamio button and the button light up but the remote does not give any sound. What am I doing incorrectly.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2013 #51 of 157
    generaltso

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    The moved Guide Button seems to be one of the biggest complaints about the new remote. But I honestly didn't even notice it because I guess I never use the guide. Do people really use the guide that much? Does it have any purpose if you NEVER watch live TV?
     
  12. Aug 30, 2013 #52 of 157
    MScottC

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    What amazes me on this forum is the comments from people who just assume that because they don't use a feature nobody uses it. Yes, a lot of us use the guide. Yes a lot of us use "live TV." And no we are not any less TiVo wise than you are. I've been using TiVo since 1999, and I use all the features that my device is capable of. Don't chide others who do differently than you do.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 #53 of 157
    bodosom

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    1) Hard to say.
    2) Of course.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2013 #54 of 157
    crxssi

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    Exactly how is one to discover new programs without the guide? Perhaps something is captured through suggestions, but perhaps not.

    I tend to use the guide about once a month or so to look through everything offered in primetime on my favorite channels (such as NatGeo, History, Science, Epic, etc) to see what is coming. Much of what I watch are NOT series, they are "specials".... one-offs, and those can only be known about with research.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2013 #55 of 157
    innocentfreak

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    http://thefutoncritic.com/listings/2013/09/premieres/

    I go through this every weekend and schedule anything for the next week or so that looks interesting.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2013 #56 of 157
    generaltso

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    Wow. I wasn't trying to chide anyone. I was asking what I thought was a legitimate question because I was interested in the answer. I do see some answers that make sense, so I'm glad I asked because that may be a reason for me to start looking in the guide once in a while. Sorry if I offended you with my question.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2013 #57 of 157
    generaltso

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    Makes sense. I usually look on the Internet for new shows that I might like to record, but I bet I would find a lot of things that might be of interest if I scan through the guide every once in a while, which I never really thought of. At least I won't have to get used to the new button placement since I was never used to where it was before :)
     
  18. Aug 30, 2013 #58 of 157
    temitch

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    Where is the IR sensor on the Roamio Pro? I want to block it so the unit only accepts RF commands. I have a second Tivo Premier setup to use for ota broadcasts and don't want the Roamio to respond to it's ir comands.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2013 #59 of 157
    tivogurl

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    Where do I get the codes to setup my Roamio's remote to control my TV's power, etc? No manual shipped with my Basic.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2013 #60 of 157
    innocentfreak

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    You should just map each remote to a different address.

    Under settings, there is an option to program the remote which tells you how and the codes to try.
     

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