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Old 08-20-2015, 11:41 AM   #1
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USB IR receiver

Has anyone know where to get the USB or receiver or a equivalent non TiVo branded version? They used to sell it at the TiVo store but no more.
This is for a TiVo mini v1 so I don't have the rf option and not going to update to v2 just for that. Thought about the slide remote but just doesn't seem worth it for $50

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Old 08-20-2015, 12:11 PM   #2
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Interested in this as well. $15 IR dongle would be much better for me than $60 slide remote + RF dongle.

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Old 08-21-2015, 08:41 PM   #3
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I think you mean the USB RF dongle, right? (so that your Mini v1 can work w/ an RF remote)

If so, the cheapest price, $15, seems to be direct from Weaknees, here. (h/t Dan203)


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Old 08-21-2015, 08:46 PM   #4
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p.s. I'm curious, why are you looking to buy the USB RF dongle? Do you already have a compatible RF-capable remote?

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Old 08-22-2015, 05:29 AM   #5
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Actually, I'm looking for an IR dongle. Tivo used to sell them as part of the Tivo Mini mounting system. This allowed you to mount a v1 Mini behind the tv and run the IR receiver to a spot that was visible to the remote.

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Old 08-26-2015, 04:03 PM   #6
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Ditto what Bryan said.

They even used to sell the USB IR adapter by itself so you didn't have to buy the mounting bracket.

Wish they would start selling it again.

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Old 08-26-2015, 05:10 PM   #7
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Here's what I did to solve this. Get a $39 slide remote with RF dongle from ebay. Plug included dongle into Mini v1 and use original Roamio remote with it. Use new slide remote with Roamio. Two birds, one $39 stone. Harder to swallow than $15, but lots more functionality in the end. Skip a few lunches or lattes to make up the difference. Otherwise, just get a $5 USB powered IR repeater from ebay.

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Old 08-26-2015, 05:27 PM   #8
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If someone has one already-
If you get the USB ID's by plugging into a PC-
we might be able to find compatible replacement.

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Old 08-26-2015, 09:55 PM   #9
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Yeah a non TiVo branded one would be great. Thought about it, but didn't want to try it myself by buying just any one off eBay and have it not work.

Anyone have any experience with using one?

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Old 08-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #10
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HP USB IR receiver


Post #17 in this thread says his HP IR receiver works.

Always the possibility the HP receiver on EBay is completely different I suppose.

$13 to find out. Less for a used one.


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Old Today, 11:15 AM   #11
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Thanks, I will bite the bullet and give it a try with that hp ir receiver.

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