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How to control an AV receive with separate On/Off buttons using TiVo remote?

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 12:58
My setup includes a TV and a Harman Kardon receiver. I want to use the remote to:
  • Turn the TV on and off
  • Turn the receiver on and off
  • Control the volume of the receiver

Unfortunately, the receiver's remote has separate On and Off buttons. I am able to program the TiVo remote to Turn the TV On/Off and the receiver On (or Off, but not both).

I want to push the power button on the remote and have both the TV and the receiver turn on. Then push the power button again and have both the TV and the receiver turn off.

Are there any practical solutions to this? I've tried programming the Tivo power button on the remote to perform (1) TV Power, (2) Receiver On, then (3) Receiver Off in the hopes that the receiver wouldn't pick up the Off signal as it is starting up. However, the receiver is too quick and this did not work.

Any suggestions? Any way to create a macro on the TiVo remote? E.g., alternate the power button between On and Off commands for the receiver?

How can I remove my account

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:34
Any help is appreciated.

"Go Backward" input command on S3 remote?

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 09:55
Hello all - found a somewhat related topic here but not exactly the info I need.
I bought a WD TV Live PLus (http://goo.gl/sVtfI9) so I could watch HuluPlus on tv, since, as we all know, S3 doesnt support flash /hulu plus. Anyway I was wondering if there is a remote control command to go BACKWARDS thru the inputs. I have like 10 inputs that the RC goes thru and I only use 2, so it would a real timesaver to go up and down only ONE input.
Tried holding input button and down button (near SELECT) and of course that didnt work. Also searched for guide on all the commands you can do with the remote and couldnt find anything beyond the basics. Would love a link to one if it is available.


Tue, 07/23/2013 - 09:30
Season 2 starts Sunday, 07/28/2013 @2100 EDT on CBS.

Under The Dome - "Blue on Blue" - 7/22/13

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 09:07
Umm, WTF! Bomb shelter gurl gets out and when Crazy boy shows up, she comforts him? I know about the Stockholm Syndrome, but come on!

Yep, Big Jim is as crazy as expected. Even though he did release the girl. But, he did kill the Rev.

I'm no meteorologist, so how does wind blow inside the dome? Also, I didn't realize that Chet's Mill borders on the ocean.

I assume that this is set in contemporary times, so I'd love to see how Jay Carney will spin the WH okaying the release of MOAB on an American city. ;) BTW, the blast radius of that thing is HUGE! What's next, nukes?

HD in attic.. worth it to go to roof?

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 08:36
Just wondering for you using OTA .. I have it in the attic and I get pretty good reception.. just wondering how much of a difference it might make to stick it on the roof.. is it really worth the effort? thanks....

ME-TV found a new fan...Me

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 07:53
Not sure how many folks have access to it. Plus you probably wouldn't appreciate the nostalgia of it if you're under say 40 or so. It's only available via OTA antenna for now but I really dig a lot of the old classic shows they have.

They show everything from the old Batman series, Bob Newhart, Bewitched, Twilight Zone, Star Trek etc.

If you like "old school" TV from the 50's,60's,70's, I highly recommend trying to tune it in.


Siberia preempted, ep. moved to next week

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 03:18
Siberia episode "Fire in the Sky" on NBC was preempted tonight in order to air a special about the new prince. It looks like it's been moved to next week, with all other episode pushed ahead a week. So don't forget to check and make sure it is recording next week.

RIP Bunheads, it's offically cancelled

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 18:18

No more Bunheads, I can't say it's a huge surprise, but I'll miss it, it was a great little diversion.

The Killing "The Reckoning" 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 17:34
Some serious acting chops were on display in this episode.

I'll admit to my eyes watering up when Bullet's picture was on the board.

I was on the "They're gonna do it" train when Holder and Linden were on his couch. Thank the tv gods that they didn't.

Even though the prison subplot feels like it's being shoehorned into the main story, there's some fine acting going on in those scenes too.

Damn lying kid.

How do I use cable TiVo video inputs?

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 17:28
I have an old [cable] TiVo that I bought around 2002, but that I haven't used in many years.
Manufacturer: Philips
Software: 3.0-01-1-000
TiVo Account Status: 5: Product Lifetime Service
Copyright notice: (C) 1999-2002 by TiVo Inc.
I finally got the phone call working and it's ready to use... once I have an input to it.

I would like to connect to a new digital TV adapter that has composite video out and channel 3 RF out. I would rather use the composite video out rather than the channel 3 RF out.

On the back of the TiVo, I see composite video inputs, but I have no clue on how to select them. Is it just a special channel number? Is it some configuration somewhere?

Walking Dead S04 Trailer

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:59

Matthew Perry guest hosting on Piers Morgan

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:56
Matthew Perry was scheduled to guest host (with "special appearance" by Lisa Kudrow) on Piers Morgan's show on Monday 7/22, but the episode has been postponed indefinitely so they can cover the royal birth in that time slot instead.

Presendential Speech 8-24-13

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:20
There's a Presendential Speech on 8-24-13, you may want to pad your shows set for this Wednesday. I have no idea when the President will be on.

Big Brother 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:55
All I can say about this episode is that GinaMarie sure can slurp down some froyo...

Dexter - S08E04 - "Scar Tissue" - OAD 7/21/2013 *spoilers*

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:45
Surprised there is no thread yet. You guys have been pretty talkative about this show for the first few episodes of this season.

Anyway, did they finally acknowledge in this episode that Batista still owns the restaurant? I had found it odd up until now that he retired last year and opened a restaurant, and then this season he's been promoted to lieutenant without any mention of his retirement or his restaurant.

So Harry probably killed himself because he couldn't live with what he turned Dexter into, and now Deb wants to kill both herself and Dexter. Obviously she didn't succeed. It will be interesting to see if this changes how Dexter feels about her.

Still waiting to see how Deb's boss fits into this whole thing. I refuse to believe he's nothing more than an ex-cop who is now a PI and Deb's boss.

Interesting that the Brain Surgeon guy would clear out of his house and take all the shoes, but leave his computer and everything else in the basement lair.

Big Brother: Are we getting a fair representation of the house guests? (spoilers?)

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:38
NOTE: The news media has reported on some of the goings on in the house. While CBS hasn't shown any other houseguest saying racist comments, I believe it's been reported in many news outlets. This may contain spoilers!!

Just read this article:


We know Aaryn has been painted as a racist by the producers on the the CBS broadcast of the show, but as of yet have ignored comments by others in the house that would be considered bigoted. Should CBS at least mention these comments? Considering that the viewers have a stake in the game this year, should CBS paint a fairer picture of the house guests than they are now? Should Aaryn's comments be the only ones broadcast and mentioned?

RIP Dennis Farina

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:11
Crime Story was one of my favorite shows and I liked him in other roles as well.

Bates Motel: Producers tease Season 2 and Freddie Highmore visits the Writers Room

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:01
According to this article in the Hollywood Reporter, Bates Motel had a panel at this years Comic Con and talked about the general direction of Season 2 for Bates Motel.

(There are some minor spoilers in the article but they're pretty general, IMO. Those very anti spoiler may want to avoid reading the article.)

They also showed a rather humorous video of Freddie Highmore visiting the Writers on the Universal lot to explain why he wasn't sitting on the panel.

Freddie Highmore at Universal



Falling Skies "Strange Brew" OAD 7/21/13

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:08
Ummm.... :confused:

I get that this was mostly an episode where the evil chick was trying to get information from Tom, but dang. That was... weird. Some good subtle background info, though.

Who else expected something like this to come at the end of his daydream with him and his wife: "...there's nothing left for you here, but before you go, please tell me one thing... will you be going to Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville or New York?" :D