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Why an extension cable with Slide Remote?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by gigaguy, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. gigaguy

    gigaguy Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    I did search... Why is there and extension cable with the slide remote bluetooth dongle? If it's bluetooth shouldn't the signal be wireless and omni-directional? What scenario do you need to extend the dongle (so to speak)?? I'm getting one soon and just wonder..

    well I guess it's just for if you have weak signals?
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Its more due to interference between the signal from the remote and the dongle waaay in the back of the tivo, perhaps even behind a closed door or under a stack of components.
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
    The signal can be blocked by the metal case of the DVR the extension allows the device to be moved away from the box for better reception.

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