Originally Posted by musiclover408
Does the newer Premiere boxes use the same remote "codes" as the TiVo HD boxes? I have multiple TiVos in the same room and hate that they all use the same remote codes. Please tell me that the Premiere's default setting is different than the older TiVo models?
While the parts that talk about a 1/2 switch don't apply to the Premiere's stock remote (they don't have the switch), all the rest is fully applicable.
Your TiVo User Manual describes how to change the remote ID code, so that it will only control the TiVo you want it to. You will need to do this with each remote, for each corresponding TiVo. On remotes with 1/2 switches, you can also program each position to it's own unique ID code.
You are not limited to 0, 1 or 2, but can actually set the remote ID to 0, or 1 through 9.
Example: I have my remote with 1/2 switch programmed as 3/4. Using the switch, I can control either my 3rd TiVo or my 4th TiVo.
Once your TiVo has been programmed to use a Remote ID other than 0 (0 accepts commands from all remotes, regardless of their Remote ID), and none of your remotes are set to ID 0 (again, controls any TiVo), you won't have any cross-remote-TiVo operation.
If you don't follow the instructions EXACTLY as written, you will not have any luck in doing so. The initial trick is understanding that all the programming is done through the remote, while in the System Information screen of each TiVo, and NEVER having the SI screen up on more that one TiVo at the same time, or you will mess up your Remote IDs.
It is also fairly easy to make a remote without a 1/2 switch work with multiple TiVos. Once each TiVo has been set to only receive unique IDs, you can reprogram the remote by covering the front of it with your hand and reprogram what Remote ID the remote is set to.
Best of luck