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Old 09-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Remote problems

I put a new hard drive in a Premiere XL last night and everything went great with the setup. Today it is very sluggish responding to the remote. It has to be right on it to work. Any ideas on this?
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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clean the IR lens on remote, clean IR eye on Tivo and fresh batteries.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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Everything is clean. It's even a brand new remote with straight from the box batteries.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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Change the batteries anyway. While they might be "straight from the box" you have no idea how long the batteries were sitting in the box.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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I put a new hard drive in a Premiere XL last night and everything went great with the setup. Today it is very sluggish responding to the remote. It has to be right on it to work. Any ideas on this?
New HD -> Repeat Guided Setup-> Load much program data. Possible DVR is still working in background to index and digest the data. Dr's Rx "Take two new batteries, get a couple of days rest and check back in the morning."

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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I've experienced great things when using Lithium batteries in my remote.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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I've experienced great things when using Lithium batteries in my remote.
Aren't those only necessary to keep the remote's bipolar disorder under control?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #8
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But seriously folks, never assume that fresh batteries really are, always test before putting into service.

A few years back I found a Duracell AA that was completely dead, even though the expiration date indicated recent manufacture, and the other 11 or 15 batteries in the pack were all just fine.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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You might also pop the cover again and check the alignment of the clear plastic rod that carries the IR signal from the front panel to the IR sensor on the motherboard. It's just to the right of the TiVo logo when looking at the box from the front.

If it got knocked out of whack that would account for the poor sensitivity.
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