All For One Universal Remote $5.99

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  1. bud8man

    bud8man Tivo Evangelist

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    Buy.com One For All URC-6131 6 Device Universal Remote for $5.99 + Free Shipping
    Operates TV, VCR, DVD, Cable/Satellite, Personal Video Recorder and AUX Full DVD and PVR (TiVo, Replay TV, Sony, etc.) functionality Dedicated menu keys for DSS or digital cable

    Free shipping

    http://www.buy.com/retail/coupon.asp?prid=84500602&adid=17662

    Remote Control

    http://www.buy.com/retail/Product.a...=CJ&Keyword=10376334&Category=Comp&adid=17662
     
  2. JustAllie

    JustAllie Number crunchin'

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    I don't suppose you can control two different TiVos with this remote?
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Yes, you can, but you have to send it in for upgrades, or if you are so inclined, add the appropriate hardware and upgrade it yourself.
     
  4. Edmund

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    No, but the newer oFA remotes can, they're the urc-8820 and 10820. They have setup codes for alternate remote addresses 1-4. These remotes are under $20 on-line.
     
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I control two DVRs with the an unmodicifed 6131. The trick is that the two dont use the same remote code set, one is a T60 and the other is a DSR6000. The T60 uses the CBL/SAT button and the DSR used the PVR button. I know this doesn't help anyone anymore, but thought I'd mention it anyway. :)
     
  6. JustAllie

    JustAllie Number crunchin'

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    Excellent. I may have to get one of those. :up:
     
  7. Edmund

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    The question is what are you going to do when the R15's come out? :)
     
  8. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Get a new remote of course. :D
     
  9. Aug 1, 2005 #9 of 24
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    classicsat Astute User

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    I'd build and upgrade and add it to my JP1 remote. But since I don't have DirecTV, it is of no consequence to me.
     
  10. gfb107

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    They seem to be out of the URC-6131, but they have the URC-6131N, which is functionally identically but has a different shape and different layout.
     
  11. Edmund

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    Do not get the 6131N/NW, if they're out of the original 6131, move on to the urc-8820.
     
  12. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.

    Any chance you could go into detail why? (Especially where the first part is concerned?
     
  13. Edmund

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    The middle remote is the 6131N, on the right is 8820. Thats where the similarity stops. The 8820's code library, learning, and macros on device keys sets it apart from the 6131N. The only tivo code in ther 6131N is for address "0", the 8820 has codes addresses 1-4.

    The 6131N has codes for 60 dvd brands, the 8820 has codes for 141!!
     
  14. gfb107

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    As a stock remote, the 8820 is clearly superior to either version of the 6131. However, the 8820 is not JP1 compatible and cannot be made JP1 compatible. The 6131s can be made to be JP1 compatible, and that is their appeal, in addition to having TiVo labelled buttons.
     
  15. microbrain

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    Does anybody know where I can still get a "real" URC-6131 remote, (not a URC-6131n), preferably online, at a reasonable price?

    The other sources mentioned in this thread for the 6131 seem to be out of date or only have the 6131n.

    Also, I am considering the URC-8910, which does not explicitly have PVR-oriented functionality/layouts, and the URC-8820 mentioned in this thread. Does anyone have any opinions?

    The 8820 is about $14 online, The 8910 is about $21 (at amazon).

    I am not looking to do any complicated programming, just to control my theater system set up which includes a TIVO series 2, Dish Networks 8111 satellite receiver, Onkyo home theater system, Toshiba VCR and Panasonic DVD player (and maybe even my Sony CD changer). (why use the same brand twice?)


    Thanks in advance.
     
  16. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Yes, indeed. Edmund helped educate me on this remote, and I got it for $17.96 (which includes shipping) from buy.com.
     
  17. kc1ih

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    I bought a Universal remote that they said needed an upgrade to work with my TIVO. I said OK, how do I send it in, etc. They kept stonewalling and never answered the question, after several e-mails. Finally, I gave up, and returned the remote to the store.
     
  18. Bai Shen

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    Does the 8820 have the correct codes for the Pioneer DVD-R Tivos?
     
  19. Edmund

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    The code is DVD 0631, I know this is the code because it has the same effect on all my tivos as a tivo remote set to addreess "0" does. :(
     
  20. Bai Shen

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    So in essence, it's the same code as the 6131. Which works for the tivo stuff, but doesn't do anything for the dvd functionality.
     

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