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TiVo Slide Pro Remote

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

  1. mjcxp

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    Yep $64 for a remote is a bit extreme. The quality of both of my Tivo Remotes leave a lot to be desired. They have a nice layout but feel a bit cheap in the hand.
     
  2. leiff

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    I'll post my results when my slide gets here. I'm hoping for improved range. I currently use my Romeo basic remote in two different rooms and in my far room button presses often do nothing
     
  3. aaronwt

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    The Slide Pro uses the same communication protocol as the included remote.

    IN my use though I get more range from the SLide Pro and the included remotes than I did with the original slide. I can go to the other end of my condo and it will still communicate through a brick firewall and several layers of drywall. I could not do that with the original Slide.
     
  4. thewebgal

    thewebgal MacAphile AV geek

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    Got the Slider Remote to use with my Roamio (base) Monday. Its slightly smaller (but thicker) than the original Roamio remote. Its a bit heavier - and seems to have a better "heft" than the original remote.

    Configured easily to set Mute/volume and power up and down our AVR and TV.
    Works nice filling out searches and youtube ...

    Now, how do I get a browser onscreen?
     
  5. Bigg

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    Why are they all out of stock? I'm hoping they get more in. My finished basement doesn't have any heat, because it was added after the house was built, so no oil baseboard, and we only have 100 amps, so not enough for electric baseboard. It would be great to be able to keep my arms under the quilts to stay warm and mash my way through the commercials with the Slide Pro, as opposed to having to take them out from under the quilts to use the IR remote...
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You realize the default Roamio remote is RF too right? Or is this a Mini?

    Dan
     
  7. leiff

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    I was hoping to map my slide Pro input button to perform a dynamic volume function by teaching it from my Denon AVR remote. I followed the directions for teach/ learning, and even though I got the 4 blanks showing success it does not work. It seems the input button can only be re-mapped to perform certain functions?
     
  8. Bigg

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    Per my sig, Premiere XL4, so I don't have the fancy new RF remotes...
     
  9. Feb 1, 2014 #389 of 549
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It should be able to learn anything. Try a short press of the button rather then holding it down like the instructions say.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2014 #390 of 549
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Missed that. I assumed you had a Roamio because of the forum.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2014 #391 of 549
    humbb

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    Hi, I just posted this on the Insignia help forum, and I'm wondering if anyone here as a suggestion to solve my problem:

    I'm not even sure if I can directly enter a code into the 1-TV Power slot. Any ideas on how I can prevent the A/V Standby from overwriting the TV power toggle code when it's learning into the other two slots? So right now the TV Power button will turn on the TV and A/V, but only shut off the TV on the second push while leaving the A/V on. Thx.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2014 #392 of 549
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You have to learn it. To learn 3 items you have to use the numbers to select a slot. According to the docs the first code you learn normally, the second one you press 0 before learning and the 3rd one you press 1 before learning. I don't know if you can use a combination of both learned and entered codes, so you may need to learn your TV power command too.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2014 #393 of 549
    humbb

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    Ok, thanks. I think I tried this before (I've tried everything!), but I will attempt to learn the three actions individually. My recollection is that the TV toggle and Standby commands cannot coexist even if learned, but I will try doing it in different orders - maybe do the TV last.

    BTW, do you know offhand how to clear the 3 TV Power codes without doing a complete reset?
     
  14. Feb 1, 2014 #394 of 549
    leiff

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    Thanks for prompting me to try again. after bunch of failed attempts, I tried teaching the function from my dennon remote to my Harmony remote, and then to my TiVo slide remote from my harmony and finally got it to work.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2014 #395 of 549
    poppagene

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    When you learn multiple actions to a single button, all are executed with a button push.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2014 #396 of 549
    poppagene

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    You can use a combination of learned and code entered commands, just like with the glo and the original slide.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2014 #397 of 549
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Which slot do the entered commands go into?
     
  18. Feb 1, 2014 #398 of 549
    humbb

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    Ok here is exactly what I'm doing:

    Tivo-TvPwr: enter Panny code 0076 which transfers control of TV to Tv Power toggle, volume up/down and mute buttons on the Slide

    Tivo-Mute: enter Insignia code 1045 which overlays A/V controls to volume up/down and mute on the Slide

    Tivo-Select, 0-TvPwr, aim Insignia remote to Tivo remote, push Power On on Insignia A/V remote; 4 flashing lights (accepted)

    So now I have TV Power toggle in slot -1, and A/V Power On in slot 0. And it works as I described above (the TV Power button will turn on the TV and A/V, but only shut off the TV on the second push while leaving the A/V on). This is ok for me as the only inconvenience is having to turn the A/V off manually when I'm done (or use the A/V remote).

    If I then try Tivo-Select, 1-TvPwr, aim Insignia remote to Tivo remote, push Standby on Insignia A/V remote; 4 flashing lights (accepted), the TV toggle no longer works - as though the Standby that was supposed to be in slot 1 actually overwrote the TV power toggle in slot -1. I should also say that lately I'm having a difficult time getting the remote to accept learning the Standby code, although I still get the disabling of the TV power toggle function. I've also tried short button presses with mixed success.
     
  19. Bigg

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    It is BACK IN STOCK! I ordered mine, so now I'm posting and you guys can run them out of stock again! Mine with the dongle for my XL4 is in the UPS system somewhere. Maybe I'll get it mid-week. Wish I had it this weekend, but oh well. I'll survive.
     
  20. SOCATivo

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    Bumping this as it's time for me to integrate my XBMC and Mini to the same TV...

    Do you know if I could use this remote on a Windows system at all, as a generic remote?

    Thanks :)
     

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