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Remote won't stay in RF mode

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by pwas, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

    Jul 4, 2007
    West Coast
    In order to solve a problem, first you have to admit it exists. TiVo has never admitted there was any issue with the Roamio remote setup.

    If you check the support pages, the implication is that the end user is an idiot and it's their fault. The advice is always the same - reset your remote, try again.

    It's kind of like the complaints about the Roamio reverting to PCM audio out overnight when Dolby Digital was selected. They repeatedly (and quite vehemently) denied the problem existed, both in email and phone support with me. Then they fixed it, months and months later, sending me an email after it was done and admitting the problem.
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    But if it was a software or hardware problem, wouldn't it affect most people? I've owned seven Bolts now(five 2015 and two 2017) and four Roamios, and none of them have ever had any issues with RF remotes. I could get a signal to the Bolt or Roamios from the other end of my Condo without any issues.

    And I also have over six dozen wireless devices, between Zwave, Smarthings, WiFi etc, sending RF around my condo.
  3. Jun 6, 2017 #143 of 144
    ford perf

    ford perf New Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    This just started happening to my Roamio remote. It was RF forever and now I noticed the remote buttons werent always registering. Then I looked at the remote light and its amber amber amber red red red red amber amber amber etc. Anyone find a solution yet?

    EDIT: i reset the remote and re-paired it
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017
  4. Jun 7, 2017 #144 of 144

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    And you checked or replaced the batteries? Other than global reset, re-pairing and batteries, I'm not aware of any solutions. In my case I have to do a global reset now and then, and almost always after the TiVo has been restarted.

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