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Tivo Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Ken_, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Ken_

    Ken_ New Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    My remote is aggravating and it is ready to go out the window. When I push one number it comes up twice on the TV and tries to go to that a channel with that two digit channel. I am not pushing it twice real fast. It also happens when my son uses it. Now it is happening when I push the button to bring up the channel list. It comes up and immediately goes away. Or if the list it on and I try to close it I push the button and it goes away but pops back up while my finger is not on the button.

    Now my last channel won't work half the time.

    Would this be the remote or the box?
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Try new batteries?
  3. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2002
    Could be IR interference from another remote, tv, lightbulbs, or ir repeater?
  4. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    If new batteries don't fix it, it's most likely the remote itself. How old it is it? At 3+ years age, my remote was acting like that. I bought a new (TiVo brand) remote from Amazon for $21 and all is well now. Here's the link to it:
    I see the price is up to $30 now. Also this remote works fine for my TiVo HD but may not be compatible with all models. Weaknees.com sells remotes also.
  5. Ken_

    Ken_ New Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    I kind of figure it is the remote but when I push the last channel switch the yellow light on the Tivo lights so the remote is outputting a signal.
  6. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

    Jan 18, 2008
    I think new batteries will fix it. In the last couple of weeks, I had noticed that my TiVo remote wasn't responding as fast as before. Then about a week ago, I started getting random "double presses". Replaced the batteries and everything is back to normal!
  7. nmiller855

    nmiller855 Active Member

    Sep 26, 2000
    East of...
    A possible fix from the old days if new batteries don't fix it, put the batteries in backwards & push every button once. Turn the batteries around the right way & see if that helps.
  8. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    I tried new batteries in mine and it still double clicks. It's kind of disappointing to know that a remote, that is not at all abused and only handled gently by me, is screwed up in well under a year. But I guess that's the reality.

    I just got a new one on ebay as it was the only place to not have to pay $35 or more for it, and I'm noticing that it's not doing it so I guess these remotes go out pretty quickly. :(

    BTW, the ebay seller from whom I got mine sells them for $17.99 with free shipping. BUT, it is just slightly different. It says 'Charter HD' on the bottom area of the remote, and it has an additional button called 'On Demand'. Since I do have Charter cable I'm encouraged that maybe that button will come in handy one day if they ever get On Demand through Tivo.

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