Remote sluggish

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by hairyblue, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    My remote for my Bolt seems very sluggish. I'll have to hit the button a few times to get it to work. I changed out the batteries. But it's always been this way.

    In comparison, my Roamio is very responsive. Anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Bad buttons?

    Does pressing harder make any difference?

    -KP
     
  3. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    No, buttons are ok. I also get "not connected to internet" even though it is. And can run tivo test and it passes but still get the error. Restarting fixes this. I have not tried to re-set to factory by wiping everything. But my try soon.

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  4. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have a standard issue, original white, Bolt and soon after that recent update (I'm on the older IU) i had some weird remote things going on. It seems to have stopped, though, so I hope it was a minor glitch. My remote is at 90%, so I know it's not a power issue.
     
  5. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried I/R Mode?

    Or the 'other' remote?

    Is it definitely the TiVo?

    -KP
     
  6. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a simple restart if your box will help.
     
  7. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    I have restarted lots with the "no internet error". When I get some time I will trouble shoot more. Work is crazy overtime right now.

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  8. pgoelz

    pgoelz Active Member

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    That sounds a lot like RF interference from a nearby WiFi access point. How far is the Bolt from your router or other active WiFi device? If I set my Bolt next to my router, the remote gets intermittent and has very short range (like less than 10 feet) and flips back and forth between RF (yellow LED) and I/R (red LED). If I move the Bolt a couple feet away from my router, the remote is perfect with as much as 30 feet range into another room.

    And it is not just the Bolt..... my Roamio does the same thing.

    Paul
     
  9. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    I had the same experience on my Bolt+ a few days ago. It's back to normal now. It fixed itself over time.
     
  10. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    I have my router in a closet about 25 ft away. The colors you are talking about for RF and I/R, is this on the Tivo itself? I don't think the WiFi is the problem.
     

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