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TiVo's remote 1-2 switch

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by prikindel, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. prikindel

    prikindel New Member

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    Hello folks,

    I have a sport bar like setup with 4 Seires 2 boxes, and use 2 remotes: one setup as addresses 1 and 2, and the other as addresses 3 and 4.

    Now I bought another remote and try to set it up as 1 and 2, so that I could have 2 remotes that would control the same boxes 1 and 2. And because I already have the boxes set up properly, I only tried to setup the remotes, so I drove away from home and setup remotes by pressing TiVo+Pause and so on. It doesn't seem to work. It just sporadically works on both boxes with either switch positions, solooks like a mess.

    My question is - was that my mistake that I tried to setup only the remote? Should I do the full setup like plug off other boxes, etc? Or the remote I bought is defective?
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Not to sound silly, but you put brand-new batteries in the remote, right?
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Your post is a bit difficult for me to decipher, but (properly functioning) TiVo remotes with the switch can be set to any address, 0-9, without being anywhere near a TiVo.

    Put the switch in the position you want, hold down the TiVo guy button and the pause button until the red activity indicator light on the end comes on and stays on, release both buttons, press the number button for the address you want, and then press the right arrow button to lock it in.

    Slide the switch and do it again with the other number you wanted.
     
  4. prikindel

    prikindel New Member

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    umm yes :)
     
  5. prikindel

    prikindel New Member

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    Yep, that's exactly what I did, and it works kinda funny. I switch it to 1, and seems that it works with both boxes - the one set to 1, and the one set to 2, but not always - sometimes yes, sometimes not.
     
  6. squint

    squint New Member

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    You don't even need to press the right button. Any Tivo which is in the system information screen that picks up any signal from any Tivo remote will be set to that remote's code.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    But we weren't talking about setting the TiVos, we were talking about setting the remotes.

    Specifically without involving a TiVo.
     
  8. squint

    squint New Member

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    I thought the instructions on Tivo's website said to point it at the TiVo and press the right arrow button. I've gotten away with pressing any button to send it to the Tivo. Or not pressing the right button at all if I just wanted to set the remote itself.

    I could be mistaken but I did this just a few days ago.
     
  9. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

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    That's when you also want to change the Tivo to respond to the new channel number in the remote, in this case the OP doesn't want to do that, they just want to program an additional remote to an existing channel.
     
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Was the remote in question acquired new or used? If it was used, the 1-2 switch could be worn out.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Or at least in need of a shot of tuner cleaner.
     
  12. prikindel

    prikindel New Member

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