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Roamio Remote?

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

  1. rainwater

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    1) The Roamio remotes can do both but it should auto pair and use RF by default. There are ways to manually set it to IR or RF.
    2) Yes, older remotes work just fine. The new remotes have a back button but that is really the only difference.
    3) Sure but if the Roamio remote is in RF mode there is no need to set the remote code (it only affects IR). You can set the remote code on the Roamio just like any other TiVo. However, you will have to use a non Roamio remote to do this easily since when it is in RF mode the remote code does not matter.
    4) RF will work through obstructions (no line of sight is needed). So if you are using the Roamio remote, you will want to leave it in RF mode.
     
  2. hybucket

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    So...from what I get, the Roamio remote is set to RF, and the older remotes run on IR.
    What I'd really like to do is use a Universal remote with the Roamio, as I do now with the other two TiVOs. My plan is to set the Roamio code to #2, which is what I currently use on my Premiere, which I will eventually retire, and use the Universal remote set to the #2 code for the Roamio. I have an older remote I would use and set with the Premiere to #3 until I retire it. Does this sound reasonable and do-able?
     
  3. rainwater

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    Sure. Using a remote code like 2 is the same on the Roamio. But like I said, you will just need to use another remote besides the Roamio remote to set the remote code (just go to System Information with the remote you currently have set to 2 and hit any button to set it).
     
  4. hybucket

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    You are a fountain of information.
    Forgive my ignorance, but, you mean, all I have to do (for code) when I get the Roamio is go to the SI screen, point the #2 remote at it, hit ANY button, and that will set it to #2 so I can use THAT remote on it???
     
  5. rainwater

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    Yes. When on the System Info screen, the TiVo will listen to any remote command no matter what remote code is used and it will set it's remote code to whatever is being used by the remote. So if you already have a remote configured with remote code 2, you do not need to make any changes to the remote but just need to set the remote code on the TiVo itself.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2013 #126 of 157
    keenanSR

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    Looking for some help with remote pairing. It seems no matter what I do both the Roamio and my Series 3 always get set to the same remote address, or the Roamio gets reset back to "0". I never had this problem when running a Series 3 and a TiVo HD. I've used the Series 3 remote to set the addresses and made sure the IR sensors were covered of the unit not being set.

    My main remote is a Harmony which may complicate matters. I've read the above and more about remote setting elsewhere and as I noted never had trouble before, until I got the Roamio.

    Any help, I'm sure I'm missing something easy, would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  7. Nov 1, 2013 #127 of 157
    c3

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    Put the Roamio remote in IR mode first (TiVo-C). The rest of the process should be the same as other TiVos. After IR pairing is done, then you can switch back to RF mode (TiVo-D).
     
  8. Nov 1, 2013 #128 of 157
    keenanSR

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    But if I'm reading the previous posts correctly I need to use a TiVo remote other than the Roamio remote when setting the address?
     
  9. Nov 1, 2013 #129 of 157
    rainwater

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    Not if you put it in IR mode. However, if you don't want to deal with pairing/re-pairing the remote it is easier to use another remote.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2013 #130 of 157
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    Once the remote is in the IR mode, you can use TiVo-Pause and then 1/2/3/etc. to set the IR code, just like other IR-only TiVo remotes.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2013 #131 of 157
    c3

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    Shouldn't the Roamio remote be paired in the IR mode anyway, even if you intend to use it in the RF mode? When the remote does not get an acknowledgement back, it starts to transmit an IR signal which may be recognized by other TiVos.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2013 #132 of 157
    keenanSR

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    When I put the Roamio remote into IR mode and then go to the System screen to set the code the remote does not operate as non-Roamio remotes do, it doesn't blink when holding Pause and TiVo buttons, nothing happens. If I follow through with the procedure even without that setup blinking it does not change the address.

    And to provide more info on my situation, I plan to use a Harmony 880 as my remote, my TiVo remotes are not used at all on a daily basis. This is what I've done in the past with a Series 3 and an HD and never had a problem.

    Thanks
     
  13. Nov 1, 2013 #133 of 157
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    1. Navigate to the system info screen.
    2. Take the remote to another room.
    3. TiVo-C for IR mode.
    4. TiVo-Pause until the LED is lit. Then press 1/2/3/etc. to set the code. LED should blink.
    5. Go back to the TiVo and press up/down to set/see the IR code, which should be the same as what you just set on the remote.
    6. Exit the system info screen.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2013 #134 of 157
    keenanSR

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    This is with the Roamio remote? No. 4 never happens, when pressing TiVo-Pause I never get a red LED, only when I release the buttons does the red light blink.

    I pulled the batteries and tried again, same result.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2013 #135 of 157
    David Knowles

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    Hello,

    Question on the Roamio remote (my new Roamio is on it's way) which I probably should have asked before I boughtÂ…

    Can I use IR and RF at the same time? I have a system that sends the signals to another room. This sends the remote signals as well and it uses a IR blaster to operate the Tivo.

    Will this still work?

    Thanks
     
  16. Nov 1, 2013 #136 of 157
    c3

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    I just tested my Roamio remote. The behavior that I described is correct.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2013 #137 of 157
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    yes
     
  18. Nov 1, 2013 #138 of 157
    David Knowles

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    Perfect!!

    Thank you.

    I am anxious to get it.

    I was going to go to Best Buy to buy it, but Tivo offered me $50 off the Plus...
     
  19. Nov 2, 2013 #139 of 157
    HarperVision

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    Best Buy probably would have price matched that. The one's near me are awesome that way. They even match Amazon!
     
  20. Nov 2, 2013 #140 of 157
    Devx

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    Not sure of your setup but if you plan to use the Tivo remote in any way it will likely still work with the Tivo in another room. I've tested the Tivo RF remote from a distance up to 30ft through multiple walls. I believe others have tried it further and it still worked.

    Best Buy started this last year around the holiday shopping season I believe to curtail the number of people using their stores as a showroom and then going home to buy on Amazon.com. They now have a standard low price guarantee that applies across all BB stores to price match most of their major online competitors in addition to their pre-existing local price matching policy.
     

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