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TiVo Roamio remote finder

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Startswithaj, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Startswithaj

    Startswithaj New Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    So, I'm trying to decide which Roamio to buy and I couldn't help but notice something on the TiVo website I hadn't noticed before. At https://tivo.com/shop/roamio it's saying that the base model Roamio includes the remote finder feature(there's a green dot in the comparison chart under DVR Features).

    I'm confused though because everything else I've read on the internet(and even some stuff on these forums) seems to say that the only the Plus and Pro models feature the remote finder. In addition, TiVo's own pictures of the devices seem to show that the Plus and Pro have a little remote icon on the front and the base model only shows a circle without a remote icon.

    Which one is right? Does the TiVo Roamio have the remote finder feature like the chart says? Or was that green circle on the chart put there in error?
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    My Roamio Basic does not have the remote finder button.
    My Roamio Pro does and the dongles I use with my TiVo Minis also have the remote finder button.
  3. NJguy

    NJguy New Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    My Roamio Plus has the remote finder. What "dongles" do you use with the Mini's to make it have a remote finder. I have 2 Mini's and I do not think they have remote finders.
  4. supasta

    supasta New Member

    May 6, 2006
    I believe that the dongle included with the TiVo Slide Pro Remote has a remote finder button. aaronwt, can you confirm this is the case?

    Source: http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2774
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Yes that is correct. I guess I should have clarified that it was with the SLide Pro remotes. I tested it when I saw this thread. Of course if you aren't using the dongle and it's plugged directly into the USB port it would be a pain to try and press the button on the USB adapter.
  6. Dec 1, 2013 #6 of 11

    xbr23 Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    how do you work the "remote finder" i don't understand how to make it work. i have the Pro.
  7. Dec 1, 2013 #7 of 11

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    Press the icon on the Pro front panel that looks like a peanut, the remote will play a tune so you can find it.

    I'm pretty sure the Basic showing the Remote Finder feature on the current web site is a glitch, as far as I know the Basic doesn't have the feature.
  8. Dec 2, 2013 #8 of 11

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    I set up a base Roamio for my father-in-law over Thanksgiving and can confirm it does not have the remote finder.
  9. Dec 8, 2013 #9 of 11

    djjuice Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    had my parents setup their plus, and the remote finder feature is not working :(
    at least they have a pro remote to unwrap for Christmas, hopefully that one works.
  10. Devx

    Devx New Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Is the remote communicating via RF? (amber light when pressing buttons)
  11. mikelvdl

    mikelvdl New Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    There is in fact a remote finder feature on the Roamio Plus and pro. To activate it, press and hold the icon or image of the remote on the front panel of the DVR. It is the image directly adjacent right of power it looks like a little peanut.

    Press and hold it for at least 5 seconds and then the remote will begin to play the introductory musical melody that the TiVo system plays immediately after it boots up. You know the music from the video where the TiVo character walks and bounces around.

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