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Old 08-06-2014, 02:40 AM   #1
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Smile Standalone Remote Finder?

This may have been discussed previously, but I couldn't find it. I just bought a new Roamio "Basic" and my understanding is that it shares the exact same remote that's included with the "Plus" and the "Pro". If so, does anyone know of a standalone transmitter that can be used to activate the "remote finder" feature that's included in the Plus & Pro base units?

In another thread, I read the following post: "I believe that the dongle included with the TiVo Slide Pro Remote has a remote finder button". Does that mean that the dongle itself has the button......and, if so, could it be purchased separately and powered by a small plug-in USB power adapter to serve as a standalone "remote finder"? TIA!

Neither I nor my wife lose the remote very often, but if I/we should have a sudden attack of senility (we're old) or a lapse in memory.....the "remote finder" would be a cool feature to have.

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Old 08-06-2014, 02:39 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
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I wish i had the answer

I know you can't buy just the usb dongle for the slider remote but I do see them on eBay every now and then. I have the slider and yes the button is on the dongle but I have never use it. I just keep a bunch of remotes around lol. If I lose one it will show up one day "Hope". I wish I could help you more them this..... Lot's of luck but I thought I would try...

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Old 08-06-2014, 03:19 PM   #4
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THANX for trying, Tim!

I was hoping that pressing the "dongle button" would initiate the TiVo "jingle" from the remote, as it apparently does when pushing the button on the Plus and Pro base units.

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Old 08-07-2014, 11:45 AM   #5
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THANX for trying, Tim!

I was hoping that pressing the "dongle button" would initiate the TiVo "jingle" from the remote, as it apparently does when pushing the button on the Plus and Pro base units.

Ray
Yes, if you use the newer dongle on the Roamio basic instead of using the built-in receiver/transmitter, pressing the button on the dongle will activate.the remote finder jingle on the newer style remote.

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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THANX, eboydog! I got a similar response from squint over HERE.

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Old 03-29-2015, 05:53 AM   #7
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I know you can't buy just the usb dongle for the slider remote but I do see them on eBay every now and then. I have the slider and yes the button is on the dongle but I have never use it. I just keep a bunch of remotes around lol. If I lose one it will show up one day "Hope". I wish I could help you more them this..... Lot's of luck but I thought I would try...
I'd check weakness.com since they do sell the dongle. https://www.weaknees.com/cart/Dongle...ro-Remote.html

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I put one of those bicycle flags on mine. I have only lost it one time since then.

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