Best replacement remote for a Premiere?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by pdx8080, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. pdx8080

    pdx8080 Member

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    The remote that came with my Premiere is starting to become a real pain: duplicate button presses registering, not always moving in the expected direction with regard to the four-way controller, etc.

    We also have a Roamio (base model), and I really like the clicky buttons on its remote. What remote can I buy with that style of buttons that will also work with my Premiere?

    Thanks!
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    A Roamio-style RF remote... in IR mode.


    And you can get some cheap-o replacements by opting for a cable provider's TiVo remote. e.g.

    TiVo Roamio Mini Bolt Remote Control RF & IR RCN Cable TV | eBay

    (The "On Demand" button actually worked for our setup, too, back when Comcast still supported an On Demand app for TiVos.)
     
  3. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Watching telly, drinking wine - Lily Allen TCF Club

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    If you're willing to spend a bit more (15-20 on top of the remote cost) RF dongles are still fairly easy to find so you can get the point-anywhere functionality.

    Just make sure you get an RF dongle (rounded edges, Remote Finder button) and not a BT one (black square, may have TiVo logo or Bluetooth symbol on it)
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Like this: https://www.amazon.com/USB-RF-Dongle-TiVo-Slide-Pro/dp/B00NPC1JVY/
     
  5. pdx8080

    pdx8080 Member

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    Thanks for all responses!

    Excellent! How do I put it into IR mode, assuming I decide not to get an RF dongle?

    Oh...there was an app? I was always mad that On Demand didn't work, when I was told it should. I assumed all I had to do was tune to channel 1... LOL Oh well...
     
  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Toggle remote modes via TiVo-C/TiVo-D ;)

    IR mode: Hold the 'TiVo' and 'C'/Red buttons until the LED flashes red
    RF mode: Hold the 'TiVo' and 'D'/Green buttons until the LED flashes amber


    There *was*, for Xfinity. We lost it mid-2019. (death notice)

    The "channel 1" approach is the traditional Comcast STB method far access on-demand, but never worked on TiVos. There was a separate app, like Netflix, etc., for accessing Xfinity On Demand content.

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