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TiVo Slide Pro Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by chef616, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Sixto

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    Slightly to left under the TiVo logo, though I've not opened the unit to check, but others have. I needed to move my Sling IR transmitter there.
     
  2. morac

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    That's the IR receiver. I was talking about the RF receiver. Unless they are in the same spot.

    All I know is that from 8 feet away, the remote frequently reverts to IR mode temporarily. The original remote did so for a button press or two. The Slide Pro takes 3 or 4 presses to switch back to RF.

    I do have something on top of my Roamio and two things next to if, which could possibly BR interfering with the RF.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If I were you I would temporarily move the Roamio to a different room and try the remote in there. If it works then you know it's interference from something in your living room. If not then you know it's the TiVo itself. If it's the TiVo maybe you should see about getting one of those dongles and see if it works better.
     
  4. morac

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    I know it's not the TiVo because it used to work fine with the remote before I made room to move it into my entertainment center. The problem is Roamio's can't use an extender as the RF receiver is built in.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Have you tried the dongle on a Roamio? Or has someone? Or are you just assuming it wont work? Just curious

    I wonder if there is some backdoor code to turn the internal RF antenna off and use the dongle instead?
     
  6. skid71

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    I got the Slide Pro this morning.
    I've paired the remote with the Roamio Pro.
    Successfully programmed the TV Power button.
    Successfully programmed the A/V vol up/down/mute.

    What I would like to do is to assign the Input button on the Slide Pro to control our A/V receiver's power.

    The problem is that the remote for our Onkyo TX-SR705 doesn't have a power button. It has "On" & "Standby". I would like it to toggle.

    The end result I'm trying to gain here is to use the Slide Pro to power on the TV & receiver so we can dismiss the Harmony. We both love the feel and use of the Roamio remote.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, and Merry Christmas.

    Are the four colored buttons able to be programmed via learning commands?

    Skid

    Edit: Went back into TV Power and added code 1177. Pressed TV Power and both Pioneer plasma and Onkyo TX-SR705 powered off. All is well.
     
  7. generaltso

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    You can actually add the Onkyo power on and standby commands to the power button on the remote so the TV and receiver will turn on and off together. Then you won't have to use the input button to turn the receiver on.
     
  8. Dan203

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    I have an older Onkyo that had separate power on/off commands. What I did was teach the power button both commands. With this it will turn on when it's off and off when it's on. I learned that trick from someone else here on the forum a long time ago.
     
  9. TripFoeYa

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    I am still interested in anyone that has a dongle that they do not need. (I need two) If so please DM and I will gladly pay for them. I am using two Mini's with the Pro remote and would like to have them use RF. Thanks.
     
  10. djk1940

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    Does any know if you can pair more than one Slide Pro remote to the same Tivo?

    I've determined that my Slide Pro can transmit an RF signal across the house and downstairs to the Tivo Mini...a distance of 50 ft horizontal and 10 ft vertically, through 4 walls and the floor! I've run 2 sets of cat 5 cable to most of the rooms in our house so that I can not only have wired internet in those rooms, but a video signals from my 2 Tivos using video baluns. It has worked perfectly, except for the problems associated with remote extenders. Having 3 Slide Pros paired to one Tivo could solve most of those problems.
     
  11. Sixto

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    Yep, I have two RF to my Roamio Pro. His/Hers.
     
  12. djk1940

    djk1940 New Member

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    Thank you Sixto! As always, these forums give more accurate information than Tivo Support; Tivo Support said as of now a Tivo could only be paired with one Slide Pro, but perhaps later with an update it would pair with more. I'm pretty sure that update didn't occur within the last day.
     
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    jwbelcher

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    Interesting - tonight I discovered the d-pad on the top changes orientation when the slider is open. I wasn't too crazy about the reach on the d-pad in the middle of the keyboard, so I tried the remote d-pad and I was amazed, it compensates for the horizontal orientation when using it with the qwerty open. :up:
     
  14. Jan 5, 2014 #374 of 549
    Dan203

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    Interesting.

    Does anyone else have trouble with it double typing a letter when searching. Seems like every time I search using the keyboard one of the letters will double type. (i.e. i push the button once and it enters the letter twice)
     
  15. Jan 5, 2014 #375 of 549
    Woodburner

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    Can the Premier and Mini slide remote be used with the Roamio - I think the the Premiere?Mini is shipped with a dongle. If that's the case wouldn't it make more sense to purchase that remote so you can use it on any player?
     
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    jwbelcher

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    Yes, they're fully interoperable. I bought two with the dongle; one for a Roamio and one for a mini. Right now I even have the original Roamio remote paired with the mini + dongle. Since the Slider "could" be put on a mini down the road, I figured its better to have the dongle than not.
     
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    mjcxp

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    I have a Onkyo receiver too and was wondering if the regular Roamio remote can handle both commands too, or if this is only a feature of the Slide Pro? Currently I can turn the receiver on but I am unable to turn it off without using the Onkyo remote.
     
  18. leiff

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    put it in your cart. when you try to check out if shipping still shows $9 on final checkout screen remove from cart then sign out. Be sure to remove from cart before signing out. Then browse for accessories, re put it in your cart. NOw when you checkout free Standard Shipping option will be available.

    I just ordered for $55 after ca tax
     
  19. mjcxp

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    I can't get this to work. Did Tivo already fix this backdoor trick? Thanks.
     
  20. dbattaglia001

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    Yes. I thought I had it and submitted an order to tivo.com with free shipping...but when i got my email confirmation, they were shady and charged me 8.99 for shipping. They wouldn't honor the price displayed when I made my purchase. So I canceled the order.

    I guess I'm stubborn about the principle...8.99 for shipping is a complete gouge.
     

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