Originally Posted by steinercat
Customer support said it would work.
What are the other alternatives to the IR adapter?
See right above you a couple of comments where pmiranda said "IR repeater"?
That's a thing that takes in the infrared pulses from the remote at one end (that's out in the room where you can see it and it can see the remote), converts them into an electrical signal, sends that signal down the wire to the other end (stuck inside the cabinet where the device you want to control is and can see that other end), where it converts the signal back to IR and sends it out just like it was the front end of your remote.
No USB involved--as far as your TiVo is concerned, or can tell, that stream of IR pulses is coming straight from the end of your remote, which means it doesn't need some little program in the TiVo software (which apparently S3s don't have) sitting there watching the USB port traffic waiting for something it can translate back into signals from the remote.
And you can put other stuff inside that cabinet and relay the signal from its remote with an IR repeater as well, as long as you get the type that doesn't expect to be taped right over the IR window of a particular device but sends out a fairly strong beam that's not too narrow.