Replacement Remote??

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  1. djhushd

    djhushd New Member

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    I lost my tivo remote. I have a 540, series II.

    Will the thompson remotes that are sold for the UK model work with my tivo? They are dirt cheap on ebay ($9) compared to the official series2 replacement remotes?

    What other remotes will work also?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    $35 for a replacement is kind of high in many respects.

    Many folks will tell you about the various different programable remotes they have to control all their gear. This may be a good way to go. If you are going to spend $35 on this:

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    ...you might want to spend more for a programmable remote (or maybe even less).

    Check out www.remotecentral.com for research....
     
  3. djhushd

    djhushd New Member

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  4. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Yes the thomson remote will work.
     
  5. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    I only mentioned what I did in case you have any desire to remove multiple remotes from your coffee table and use just one (assuming you have multiple pieces of gear).
     
  6. gfxguy

    gfxguy New Member

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    That's what I got and it worked. My only problem was that the JVC codes for my TV did not work, I had to do the brute force approach to finding the codes, and probably went through 100 or so before I found it. What would be nice is if the remote could send the code to the Tivo so I could write it down and not have to search next time I put new batteries in.

    But it's all working great and I'm happy with it... it is missing one little thing that my series 2 remote has, and that's the guide button (separate from the "live TV" button). But it's not biggie.
     
  7. jamiebodie

    jamiebodie New Member

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    How do you program the Thomson remote and where can I find the codes for it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jamie
     
  8. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    Instructions for programming a UK remote are here (3mb PDF) :)
     

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