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Tivo Incompatible with New Model Samsung Smart TV??

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by msa9769, May 21, 2013.

  1. goodlukin

    goodlukin New Member

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    Good news, but still very disappointing, especially when Samsung advertises the TV with a "universal" remote and an IR blaster that "gives you Smart control over your entire range of external devices." That simply is not true, and the fact that channel up/down work, but play/pause don't, means they made a conscious decision to not support those TiVo features.

    I guess I'm stuck in a 2 remote world for now...
     
  2. Masterchin

    Masterchin New Member

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    Yeah, I got it to work. I stayed up till 4 am playing with my new UN65F8000. I was able to get everything to work. I love the new Samsung smart remote and I am happy to say I only need one remote for everyday TV watching. The key was tricking the TV a little. You need to make sure and select your cable company on one of the other HDMI inputs. My Cox cable is hooked into my HDMI 1 slot, however I have my HDMI one listed as TIVO. This allows me to use the remote as a Tivo remote on HDMI 1. I then needed to include Cox cable and I hooked it in HDMI 1 but listed it in HDMI 3. This allows for all of your channels to show up and select them in the smart hub, I love this option. The Tv quickly learns what you watch and displays programs you like. I am so happy I got this to work.
     
  3. kherr

    kherr Member

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    I never trust a computer that "thinks" it knows what I like. Tivo tried to take over my boxes with recording all sorts of junk. KILLED that real quick. Now I have a NAS that MAKES me use their share structure. I have to live with about 8 shares that do absolutely nothing but take up screen space. Some get hidden, but others are there that do absolutely nothing. Next thing you know the police will be reading your emails and listening to your phone calls ......... oops they already do ..
     
  4. monkwipes

    monkwipes New Member

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    I have the new Samsung PN60F5500. I have no cable or satellite service. I watch everything over the air or through the internet. I'm using the Tivo HD box. Can someone talk me through this mess to somewhat get me to use some of my Tivo remote functions on the Samy remote?
     
  5. hsbmgw

    hsbmgw New Member

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    I think I figured out the solution to the compatibility issue between the Samsung Smart TV and Tivo (at least with my model TV). I just purchased a Samsung 55" Smart TV Model UN55F6300. After reading these posts and others, I was rather disappointed to see that I was going to have to use two remotes if I wanted to get the full capabilities of the Smart TV and my Tivo Premiere. But, after some messing around, I think I stumled upon the answer.

    During the set-up for the TV, I indicated that I have Comcast cable. The tv then required me to put in the IR cable and put the sensor in front of the cable box. The tv assumed that I had a Comcast box and asked me to change the channel on the Samsung remote. When it asked if it worked to change the channel, I said no. I think it may have tried one more time. It then asked me to search for my cable box model number by using the first three digits of the model number. I typed in the first 3 letter of the Tivo Premier box and what to my eyes appears but the choice of the "Tivo Premiere" as the cable box. I accept it and, to make a long story short, the Samsung remote works perfectly in controlling my Tivo box. You can access the Tivo menus by using the STB buttons. You can pause, fast forward, etc. using the arrows. I have not foudn anything that the Samsung remote cannot do to work the Tivo. I now have no need for my Tivo remote which is fantastic. Hope this helps!
     
  6. Bwatford141

    Bwatford141 Member

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    Sweet! That's awesome!
     
  7. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Does the Samsung remote have buttons that act as the colored ABCD buttons that the premieres and Roamios use?
     
  8. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

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    This is the first time I've seen this thread. I've got a Samsung Smart TV and never really considered trying to get the Samsung remote to control the Tivo. Not sure why I would. I have a Mini hooked up to my Smart TV and the only thing I ever use the Samsung remote for is Amazon Prime (I used Hulu Plus in there too before I got the Mini w/access to all my recorded shows). My Tivo Remote controls TV and AV power and volume. I've got 3 Tivos so I'd prefer to use the same remote on all 3 TV's like I am doing now.

    So, why would you even bother with the Samsung remote?
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Apparently you don't comprehend how much work is involved in having to put one remote down just so that you can pick up another remote to control the tv. Try doing that as many as 3 or 4 times a day and then come back and let us know if you still feel the same way.
     
  10. saltiel

    saltiel New Member

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    I got a brand new UN55F6300 and Tivo Roamio PRO. I set it up as a TIVO premier and it will control the channels up/down on the samsung remote. BUT the pause/play/rew/ff etc are very intermittent and usually don't work. I have the samsung IR blaster about 1 1/2 inches in front of the Roamio. Is placement that sensitive? where should it be? I got the TIVO menu to come up once and that is it. But channel up/down works fine ... Any ideas?

    >>>Update. I noticed that it responded better very close to the TV, so I put in new batteries, reprogrammed as a TIVO premier and it is better but not perfect. Channel up/down works fine. pause & play works most of the time. But the BIG problem is when you use STB Menu it takes you TIVO central and you can navigate it OK but you cannot leave!! pressing STB menu again takes you to My Shows and again it goes back to TIVO central. You can never get out unless your press STB Guide to go to the Guide and then press it again to get out of the Guide and go back to the TV mode. Exit, Return, back arrow, STB power - none of them work to get out.
     
  11. drbwell

    drbwell New Member

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    msa9769, I have the same TV that you have and was wondering if you ever got the Smart remote to work correctly with your TiVo Premier? If yes please pm me on how to set mine up. Thanks DrBwell
     
  12. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 TV Buff!

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    The thread title is a bit misleading
    Tivo isn't incompatible with your TV, your TV's remote doesn't work with Tivo

    Realistically, all you need to do to get this to work is pick up a real AIO remote. Something like a Harmony remote (though I recommend the One series, not the Ultimate line). Do away with everything else
     
  13. drbwell

    drbwell New Member

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    I wrote an email to the CEO of Samsung about this issue last night. Maybe if enough people complain they will add TiVo devices to there search list. Anyway, I already setup my Harmony One to work with my system. It's just a pain to use the smart remote for some things and the Harmony to work basic options.
     
  14. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 TV Buff!

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    Hmm, what can't the One handle? I don't think I've run across anything (except the PS3) that the One can't do. Then again, I haven't played with the 'smart tv' yet ;)
     
  15. drbwell

    drbwell New Member

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    I figure I spent $2200 on a tv with a fancy remote I can't use. I should've bought the $800 tv without all the fluff!
     
  16. bd5400

    bd5400 New Member

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    Has anyone else gotten this to work? I've tried searching for the tivo using "tcd" as the model number and the television doesn't give me the option for a tivo.
     
  17. jmeray

    jmeray New Member

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    So i have the UN55F6400AF LED TV by samsung, when i do the setup, set top box, i type TCD, or TIVO, or TiVo or Roamio, it lists absolutely NOTHING, which to me means that the model-listing of my TV and maybe others, does not have the TIVO models in it. Maybe by accident, whatever, bottom line, you cannot choose a TIVO as your set top box.
     
  18. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    That might be because a Tivo is not a "set top box"

    This thread went off the rails with the title, a Tivo is perfectly compatible with the TV, it's just not compatible with the applications since there isn't one for it. For me? I prefer the Tivo remote anyway.
     
  19. jmeray

    jmeray New Member

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    Dianebrat,
    I appreciate your response, however, samsung has documentation showing that you should be able to type TIVO as your set top box, and it should list all of the tivo models to choose from. Other people have done this, per other forums, and it has worked on other samsung model tv's, however, on mine, I get no list of tivo models. To me, it appears the firmware or software for my device doesn't include tivo, maybe by accidental omission.
    Tivo is way more than a set top box, agreed, however, a set top box by definition is simply a tuner. Tivo, with its cable card and tuning adapter, is a tuner "too". Samsung should be able to control the IR on the tivo, to change channels, just like it does a Cisco cable DVR.
    I am hoping some smart person here might be able to figure a way to do it, or tell me my model samsung tv cannot do it currently due to firmware or samsung IR blaster limitations.
     
  20. cleverusername2

    cleverusername2 New Member

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    You say you typed in the first 3 letters of the tivo premiere .. what do you mean? "TCD" (the model number)? "TIV"? I've tried everything I can think of and I can't get it to suggest Tivo Premiere. Frustrating!
     

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