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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

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    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

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    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

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    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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