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What were they thinking?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by k2ue, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I just checked the IR reception with my replacement Roamio Pro. It is the same as the other one. Which works perfectly fine when sitting anywhere on my couch or even twenty feet away(within it's angle of reception), when pointing it in the general direction of the Romaio Pro. But it certainly does not have the coverage of all my other TiVos. Where I could point the remote in any direction, even at the ground, from behind the couch, and the TiVo would receive the IR commands.
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    If you sent it back to TiVo with the tape still inside, maybe.
     
  3. sneagle

    sneagle Addicted Member TCF Club

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    I have no issues with the new remote.

    I am also unhappy no replacement remotes. I am hopeful that I can get a Roamio remote to work with my mini. I don't like having two different remote layouts.
     
  4. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    +1
     
  5. Big Boy Laroux

    Big Boy Laroux New Member

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    If you put the roamio remote into IR mode, it should work with the mini, I assume.

    I haven't tried it, but that was going to be my plan when the new Slide remote comes out. I'll use my current roamio remote with my mini.
     
  6. SugarBowl

    SugarBowl Member

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    replacement remotes are $199. There will be an $80 version soon.
     
  7. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    Who is quoting those prices?
     
  8. DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    I think that was a joke--the cheapest way to buy a replacement remote right now is to buy the cheapest Roamio. ;)
     
  9. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    Yeah, I figured the idea was to steal one from a new Basic.
     
  10. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    How do I put my remote in rf mode? I noticed last night it's not because when I pointed it away or covered the front the Roamio wouldn't respond. The unit is only about 6' from me with no obstructions. I perused the menu and couldn't find anything, now I'm busy doing "real life thingies" and can't play.
     
  11. Big Boy Laroux

    Big Boy Laroux New Member

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    Apparently you can tell what mode it is in by the color of the light - If it's red = IR, amber = RF

    To change the mode:

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2719

    Under "Using the Roamio remote"


    To switch modes
    Switching to IR mode

    To enter IR mode, press and hold the TiVo+Red C buttons until the activity indicator on the remote control lights. The remote remains in IR mode until you enter the key combination that puts the remote into RF mode.

    Switching to RF mode

    Entering RF mode causes a paired remote that is currently operating in IR mode to switch to RF mode. This procedure has no effect in New Pairing mode or when the remote is unpaired. To change the remote control from IR mode to RF mode, press and hold the TiVo+Green D buttons until the activity indicator on the remote control lights.
     
  12. sneagle

    sneagle Addicted Member TCF Club

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    Yes $199 plus $12.95 per month.
     
  13. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Wow thanks Big Boy! I had to reset the DVR and remote into pairing mode, but after that the two paired together in RF mode successfully!
     
  14. consumedsoul

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  15. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    They're $30 on the online store... And the Slide Pro is $50.

    I don't find the different layouts that disruptive on my Premiere and Mini's. The Premiere XL4 has it's Glo remote plus a Slide, and the Mini's have their stock remotes.

    It won't work, as there's no hardwired IR input on a Roamio. They use IP for Crestron/Control4, IR for a universal remote, and RF with their own remotes.
     

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