1-2 switch on peanut remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by lillevig, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa


    This info is probably buried somewhere in the forum but a couple of searches didn't turn it up. I acquired a used Series 3 HD unit that came with the larger peanut remote which has a 1-2 switch. It seems to make no difference which position the switch is in for controlling my Tivo so what is this switch for?
  2. NJ_HB


    Mar 21, 2007
    used for controlling two TiVos connected to the same TV or in close proximity of each other.
  3. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Both the Tivo(s) and the remote must be programmed, or set up for each to respond appropriately. See the User's Manual or check on tivo.com for instructions.
  4. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    If you only have one TiVo, or only one, or fewer, in any given room, and the remote works it no matter to which side you slide the switch, then you don't need to concern yourself about it.

    Moving the switch doesn't get you any additional features.

    If you get an additional TiVo, or if the remote is not controlling your new used TiVo, post back and we'll tell you the procedure to set up the TiVo(s) and the remote(s).
  5. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

    Aug 29, 2002


    TiVos respond to a one of several IR command sets (numbered 0-9), and TiVo remotes can be set to generate one (or two) of them. There is a "universal" command set zero that on a remote, controls all TiVos, and on a Tivo, will respond to any TiVo remote. The 1-2 switch on the remote allows two different command sets to be set in the remote. But note that the 1-2 on the remote is not the number of the command set generated by remote. In other words, you can put command set 5 into position "1" on the remote, and command set "1" into position "2".

    The details are here

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