Yes, flashing Yellow/Amber means the remote considers itself to be in RF mode.
Also, what I didn't explicitly say above is that because you will only be able to use the Roamio remote in IR mode with your v1 Mini, absent the RF dongle, there isn't any "pairing" to be done, exactly, nor will you have access to the "Battery Level" data which must be communicated via RF. (Oh, one other feature not available sans the USB RF Dongle is the "Remote Finder" feature accessible via a button on the dongle.)
That said, as for getting your Roamio remote working with your Mini, so you at least have the same button layout between TiVo devices...
Your first step
should be to reset the remote to defaults,
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Global reset of TiVo remote (link
To reset all programmable buttons:
- Press and hold the TV PWR and TiVo buttons simultaneously until the activity light on the remote turns on and remains lit when you release the buttons.
- Press THUMBS DOWN three times, then press ENTER.
, put the remote into IR mode: Just as Joe said... simultaneously press and hold the 'TiVo
' and red 'C
' buttons on your Roamio remote until the top LED flashes red. The remote is now in IR mode.
That's all you should need to do to get the remote working with your TiVo Mini v1. Only if the Mini is in the same room as another TiVo device, *then* you might need to look at changing its IR remote address from the default of '0.' (If/when that times comes, see here
Once you've verified that the remote is working with your Mini, you can then go about customizing the remote for controlling your TV. (You'll need to re-do this setup owing to the above "global reset.")