Switching from the included remote, to the slide, and then moving the included remote to my mini and pairing it using the receiver from the slide, I got some weirdness in both rooms, with it dropping to IR mode all the time, missing key presses, etc. Trying to re-pair it didnt help...
What did help was resetting/clearing the remote, and then re-pairing it. From then on, both remotes have been absolutely rock-solid in staying in RF mode and working 100% of the time.
This will clear everything, so if you've programmed in the IR code to power your tv on and off, you will have to re-do it.
"To perform a global reset
The Global Reset function unpairs the Roamio remote from the paired DVR, then clears any other remote settings, such as IR codes for your television or other A/V device. Use this function to unpair a remote and return it to the out-of-box settings.
IMPORTANT: You will need both the paired Roamio remote and the DVR to perform a global reset. If your paired remote has been lost or damaged, you will need to use a new remote in IR mode to put the DVR in a pairing state, then pair the new remote to the DVR. For instructions, see To Pair a different remote to your DVR.
To perform a global reset:
1.Press and hold the TiVo + TV Power buttons until the activity indicator blinks red.
2.Press Thumbs Down three times, then press Enter.
The activity indicator will flash red three times if the global reset is successful. "
-Roamio Pro/Slide Pro
-Stream (Gotta go unplug the sucker one of these days!)