3 Cheers for TiVo! They Got The New Remote Right!

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  1. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you just got a defective one.
     
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  2. Noelmel

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    Mine should be delivered from Amazon tomorrow. Hope it works!


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  3. Diana Collins

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    According to the TiVo website, the Lux remote will not work with the Vox dongle. The Vox dongle is Bluetooth. On the page for the Lux remote its says:

    Works with TiVo EDGE series, TiVo BOLT series, TiVo Roamio Plus or Pro

    This indicates it is an RF remote, not a Bluetooth remote. It should work without any dongle on the DVRs above, and 2nd gen Minis. 1st gen Minis should work with the same RF dongle used for Roamio RF remotes. Not sure about the Mini Vox - it definitely has a Bluetooth interface, but not sure if it also has a RF receiver.
     
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  4. cpgny9

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    On my Vox that I have been using, I’ve had a Vox (with microphone button) paired for quite a while. I would guess if that one can pair, the lux should be able to pair as well.
     
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  5. ajwees41

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    vox and luck are the remote
    lux is for edge haardware
     
  6. Diana Collins

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    From a post on remotes I made two years ago:

    Add to this, the Lux Remote which, according to the Tivo website, is an RF remote, not Bluetooth. Until someone successfully pairs the remote with each type of DVR since the Roamio and each type of Mini, we can’t be sure who is correct. But according the page I linked above, it appears to be an RF remote compatible with Slide Pro/Roamio/Bolt (non-Vox) remotes. TiVo Experience 4 (aka Hydra) is needed for Vox functionality.
     
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  7. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but Bluetooth is an RF standard, so that confuses the issue. What a mess TiVo has created using different RF standards for remotes.
     
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  8. dianebrat

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    No different than Logitech and their "almost BT" RF implementations
     
  9. Noelmel

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    So my LUX remote arrived from Amazon today. It worked with my Roamio Pro out of the box (I do still have the dongle attached that came with my Vox remote) In the settings it says “Bluetooth S6 Backlit Retail”

    I have a brand new TCL Roku TV R617 and I have tried several remote codes listed (0083, 0368, 0091, 0404, 0366) They all control the volume and mute but I cannot for the life of me get one to turn the tv off or switch imputs. The Vox remote did do this so I know it’s possible but I never wrote down the code that ending up worked. Anyone have an idea ?


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  10. cpgny9

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    When you say out of the box - is it working out of the box in IR or RF? Mine worked in IR but I could not pair it for RF
     
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  11. JoeKustra

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    RF pairing isn't needed to control the TV.
     
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  12. Noelmel

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    I’m not sure I put the batteries in and it worked for the TiVo controls like to bring up the guide or settings. I assume RF because I can point in the other direction away from the box and it doesn’t need line of site to work

    This is the diagnostics screen if it helps?

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  13. cpgny9

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    Thanks for that. Maybe not working for me because I am on TE3 and not Hydra
     
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  14. Noelmel

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    And somehow it magically just started working even tho I didn’t change the code or try anymore. Only thing I did was take the batteries out of old remote so maybe somehow it was interfering but it’s odd the volume and mute was working just not the power. But either way it is now.



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  15. JoeKustra

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    To test IR vs RF, cover the front of the remote with the palm of your hand. IR can bounce off walls & ceilings, not to mention other furniture. Also, when in RF mode the LED on the remote is amber. In IR mode it is red.
     
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  16. Diana Collins

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    Not when talking about remotes. “RF” normally refers to remotes that use radio (usually ~300MHz) but not a protocol standard like Bluetooth or WiFi Direct (which Roku uses for some remotes).

    TiVo has switched back and forth between Bluetooth and RF several times. It would appear from Noelmel’s screenshot that the Lux IS a Bluetooth remote. Unless it ships with the dongle, I don’t see how it could work on Roamio’s which do not have Bluetooth built in.
     
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  17. tarheelblue32

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    I'm sure it will probably still work in IR mode.
     
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  18. Edmund

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    In IR mode you're not getting full function of the remote, which includes voice search which only works when in BT/RF mode. They would only advertise that it works fully with certain models listed. Could the Roamio Pro & Plus have built-in BT where Roamio basic and ota don't? In one hand they say it works, the retailer says it doesn't?
     
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  19. Noelmel

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    Ok I covered it and it worked and it’s Amber so it is RF.




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  20. Noelmel

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    It does not ship with the dongle. They do sell it separately as an add on. It does say it’s required for Roamios. I asked them on Amazon I still had the dongle from my VOX remote and they said it’s the same one and it works.



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