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Tivo Mini Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by midson, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Jan 6, 2014 #1 of 15
    midson

    midson New Member

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    I'm a week into my new Roamio / Mini setup. Everything works great and I'm really happy. However, I just noticed the remotes are different. The mini one is much bigger and the buttons are configured slightly different, with the "back" button missing altogether. Why is this?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2014 #2 of 15
    tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    The Mini was released about 10 months ago to initially supplement the Tivo Premiere line of DVRs. The remote is identical to what Tivo was using at the time for the Premiere.

    Presumably, Tivo will "refresh" the Mini hardware at some point in the future to match the new Roamio DVRs and new RF remote.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2014 #3 of 15
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I picked up SLide Pro remotes to use with both of my Minis. I also got SLide Pro Remotes to use with my two Roamios so all the remotes are the same that I use.
     
  4. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    I just got my Mini and was annoyed to find the remote is different. You'd think be the same as the Roamio's by now.
     
  5. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The Roamio remote has RF and find me, without changing the hardware in the Mini (a Mini 2 ?) the remotes can't be exactly the same.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Sure they could be the same if they wanted them to. The remote just wouldn't use RF mode with the Mini.
     
  7. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Exactly, if there is any future updates with the Mini remote all they have to do is change it to the newer style that Roamios have. Thank would make better business and support sense. They could even include the RF adapter if they wanted to but that would increase costs.
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I am sure the Roamio Remote cost more also, so if your going to put in a more expensive remote with built in RF and find me you also should change the Mini hardware to work with this remote, otherwise why spend the extra money on the Mini.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2014 #9 of 15
    Mumzy

    Mumzy New Member

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    As others stated you can use a Roamio remote with the Mini in IR mode. Or you can do like I did and pick up a Tivo Slide Pro with bluetooth dongle. Works great.
     
  10. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It does...there is a button on the dongle that you use to pair it with the remote. Once paired, pressing that button will cause the paired remote to play the "find me" jingle on the Roamio or Slide pro remotes.

    Not sure why you would want it to play through HDMI...that would come from the speakers, not the remote.
     
  11. meoge

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    I've looked through the Tivo website, but I don't see an RF dongle for the mini that allows the Roamio slide pro remote to work with it?

    Edit:
    After looking though the support documentation for the Slide Pro, it looks like the RF dongle is included when you by the remote separately. Is there any reason to buy the Slide Pro for the Premier/Mini if the dongle is included with the one for the Roamio?
     
  12. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    The Slide Pro comes in 2 flavors, one for the Roamio and one for the Premiere/Mini. They're the same thing, except by selecting the Premiere/Mini version, they include the dongle.

    The dongle isn't sold separately from the Slide Pro, but some people have apparently called Tivo and they sent them one.
     
  13. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I think you have that backwards. The dongle is included with the Premiere/Mini version as mentioned above, not the Roamio.
     
  14. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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  15. advocate2

    advocate2 New Member

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    I called Tivo customer service and they sent me a dongle for free.
     

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