Incredibly dumb remote question

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Puppy76, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    How to I set it so one of my Tivos responds to "1" and the other to "2" on the remote? Hooking up my S3 as I write...
     
  2. ah30k

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  3. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, new TOY NEW TOY! Too excited to look things up for myself :D

    Thank you!
     
  4. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind, you have to do BOTH before it works right. I had a heck of a time blocking the remote window.

    Sorry! Thanks again!

    (Original message follows so I can look dumb)

    ARGH! It's not working. I set it to 1, press and hold Tivo and Pause, aim it at the Tivo, and hit button "1". I then press "right" on the remote, and after a while the system info screen changes to display the remote address as "1". I hit the Tivo button, and it goes back to the home screen...

    but if I change my remote to "2", it still controls the Tivo! If I go back to system info, it usually displays the remote id as "0" again, but sometimes "1" still.

    Any ideas? I'm going to keep playing with it...
     
  5. pl1

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    You need to go into SYSTEM INFORMATION, THEN. TIVO&PAUSE, 1-9. The minute you move the screen in SYSTEM INFORMATION, your TiVo is mated to the number you selected on your remote 0-9. If the remote or the TiVo is set to "0", all remote codes will work.
     
  6. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    Hey Puppy - I had to do this myself.

    In the instructions - if my memory serves me correctly - it says something about covering the front of one TiVo while you are setting the remote number on the other...

    That never worked for me.

    The only way I could get it to work was to actually unplug one of them - set the primary TiVo to 1 on the remote - unplug THAT one - restart the other one and set it to 2 and then plug back in the primary one.

    It seemed to me that was the only way to absolutely make sure that the other one wasn't receiving the command for the remote.
     
  7. pl1

    pl1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I assumed that was a given. If not, my bad. You know what works great? An unfolded newspaper section.
     
  8. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    I FINALLY got it working. Had to use a towel and a magazine :D

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. pl1

    pl1 Well-Known Member

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    N.P. The most I've had at once was 4 units. I labeled a couple of remotes 1-2 and 3-4.
     
  10. Roderigo

    Roderigo New Member

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    This is one place where the front panel buttons help out. You can navigate the S3 to System Information without commanding any other boxes in the room.
     
  11. pl1

    pl1 Well-Known Member

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    Good point! I had 2 at&t TiVo units with those front panel buttons. And the thought never occurred to me.
     
  12. Puppy76

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    I didn't think of that either.

    And it turns out four layers of towels by themselves will NOT block the signal :D
     
  13. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

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    I had a lot of trouble blocking the signal as well. I went the route of turning off the one I was not programming.
     
  14. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    A couple of things that have worked for me in the past are heavy-duty aluminum foil, and a heavy leather jacket.
     
  15. pl1

    pl1 Well-Known Member

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    Was the aluminum foil for the hat on your head? :)
     
  16. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    Darn, aluminum foil is a great idea too. See, it really DOES block the control rays! :D
     
  17. Awalt

    Awalt New Member

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    Some great suggestions for items to block the IR signal! I was not very creative. I used the first thing I could find which was my hand. Thanks to ah30k for the link to the instructions. And thanks to pl1 for the tip on programming more than 2 tivo's!
     

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