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Selecting Input on TV with TiVo Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by MattP333, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Jan 5, 2014 #1 of 15
    MattP333

    MattP333 New Member

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    In order to change inputs on my Westinghouse TV I choose "input," scroll to the desired source, then select "enter."

    My problem is that my standard TiVo remote does not seem to have an "enter" button for the TV. I can choose "input" and scroll to the different sources, but cannot select any of those inputs.

    Any thoughts/advice?

    Matt
     
  2. Jan 5, 2014 #2 of 15
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Find the "restart the TiVo" setting in the menu, select it, hit thumbs down 3 times and then right after you hit enter, pull the TiVo's power cord.

    Then try every button on the TiVo remote on the TV until you find one that does what you want or you confirm that none of them do.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2014 #3 of 15
    jntc

    jntc Member

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    None of them are going to work, the 'input', 'power' and 'volume' are the only ones that are 'settable' if you will...

    The Tivo remote will not work for what he needs to do, which is select 'input' then scroll to the desired input, then enter. 'scroll (direction pad)' and 'enter' are only set to control the Tivo.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2014 #4 of 15
    poppagene

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    When you get to the input you want try volume up (or down) that works on my samsung tv. I don't have a westinghouse tv to try it out on so it may work differentyly on your tv.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2014 #5 of 15
    MattP333

    MattP333 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses. Poppagene - the up/down volume didn't work. I think jntc is right, which is very disappointing. I thought TiVo would help me simplify my life, but in reality its just a glorified DVR.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2014 #6 of 15
    Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    See if you can Directv/Tivo remote, instead of having pvr1/pvr2, it has sat/tv switch.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2014 #7 of 15
    Tivogre

    Tivogre Active Member

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    This is also what works for me.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2014 #8 of 15
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    My Samsung TV, upon highlighting an input, will automatically switch to that input if left alone. Does the Westinghouse TV not do this? Strange.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2014 #9 of 15
    MattP333

    MattP333 New Member

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    No, my TV doesn't work like that.
     
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I don't think Tivo has claimed their boxes to be anything else, so I don't get how you can complain that something is only what it's supposed to be.
    And it's funny that you blame the Tivo when it's your tv that doesn't operate the same way that the vast majority of other tv's operate.
     
  11. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Oh, if you're switching inputs, you must be changing to a different device, so you'd need to put down the tivo remote and use another remote. use the remote you'll be using anyway to change the input.
     
  12. MattP333

    MattP333 New Member

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    I'm switching devices because TiVo doesn't support Amazon Prime... But I'm not really blaming TiVo. You're right that my TV is primitive. Its just frustrating, that is all.
     
  13. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I believe my Onkyo receiver had 2 methods for moving between inputs. One similar to what you describe on your TV and a second that would just cycle through them with each press of the input button on the TiVo remote. I just had to find the right button on the receiver remote that cycled and have the Glo remote learn that one for the input.

    You might see if your TV has something similar.

    Scott
     
  14. poppagene

    poppagene User

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    In order to "scroll" to the next input on my samsung tv, I need to repeatedly press the input button until it gets to the desireed input. Once it is "on" the desired input, the volume button "selects" that source for me.
     
  15. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    :rolleyes:
    He said that didn't work, telling him a second time isn't going to magically change anything.
     

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