The remote is weird

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  1. May 9, 2020 #1 of 94
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There are a few weird things about the remote...

    1) Should have noticed this in the photos, but there is no play/pause or FF/RW buttons. In most apps this means you have to use the on screen controls, which is a bit disappointing.

    2) It uses IR for control of the TV and receiver but it doesn’t have any way to change the IR that I can find. I assume it must some how read the type of equipment you have via CEC, but it doesn’t actually control via CEC because if you cover the end of the remote the TV/receiver functions don’t work.

    3) It appears to use a technology called ANT+ instead of BT. The description in the ANT+ app says it's mainly used by health and fitness trackers.

    I was wrong about ANT+. It is BT. Not sure why that ANT+ service is installed by default.
     
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  2. May 9, 2020 #2 of 94
    cyterio

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    It does have have standard FF, REW, and Play/Pause, they just don’t label it. You use the directional pad left and right to FF and REW, and the Select/Enter button to pause. They should have put small graphics on the remote to denote this but they didn’t.


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  3. May 9, 2020 #3 of 94
    Dan203

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    No they don't. Those are just select and right/left. In some apps it works that way, but mainly just Netflix and Sling.

    I paired a FireTV remote to mine and the buttons on it work as expected.
     
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  4. Dan203

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    I found an app called Button Mapper that allows you to assign different actions for buttons, including different actions for double and long presses. This might help with the lack of play/pause.
     
  5. leiff

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    I wonder if that's the same app people used to re map the Netflix button on the nvidia shield remote
     
  6. Dan203

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    I tried to remap the Netflix button but it didn’t work. I also tried long press versions of select, left and right but that caused a bit of weirdness in the UI. So I just remapped Skip to Pause/Play. That button doesn’t really seem to be used much anyway.
     
  7. Rikki_Rocket

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    Yes this is one feature I haven’t seen mentioned much. Pairing the remote allows the power button to turn on/off my receiver AND my TV. Volume and mute buttons control my receiver. And it did it auto-magically, I didn’t have to go through a bunch of setup screens to pick my receiver and TV manufacturer and try a bunch of codes like I had to on my Bolt.

    Like you, I don’t see a way to change the IR - but it’s working properly right? - what exactly do you want to change?
     
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  8. cybergrimes

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    I have CEC turned off due to some issues the Vizio implementation has caused with HDMI handshaking, etc. I was expecting a traditional code based setup like traditional TiVo or even the Nvidia Shield, also running Android TV.

    It just sounds like this weird CEC to IR isn't going to allow for much troubleshooting.
     
  9. cherry ghost

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    My power button also turns both my TV and receiver on/off, but the volume button only controls the TV. I don’t use the TV for volume. Also, the input button doesn’t work on my TV or receiver.
     
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    Does it auto-magic know if you move it to a new TV? For instance, I think I want to do the setup on a TV without a receiver and then move it to a TV with a receiver. Will it auto-magic detect the change, or will I have to go through a setup process? What happens if I want to take it on the road with me when we can travel again?
     
  11. Dan203

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    I'd want the Input button to control the input of my receiver instead of my TV. That's how I have my Slide Pro setup for my Bolt.
     
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    Can the Roamio or Roamio Slide Pro or Vox remotes be paired with new Stream 4K?
     
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  13. foghorn2

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    Looks like the remote manipulation options are not yet available in the android remote setup screens. I hope they fix this, not everyone uses CEC or has it.
     
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  14. Breadfan

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    Even with CEC the volume/mute buttons don’t do anything on my TCL TV.
    The power button will turn the TV on and off, though.
     
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  15. cybergrimes

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    It's a pisser, the TiVo remote experience is the main reason I ordered.
     
  16. foghorn2

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    I paired the Tivo remote to the Airtv mini 4k, it turns the tv and receiver off/on via CEC, but no volume controls.
     
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    Hopefully they make an update for the control to have the ability to control A/V receivers and sound systems
     
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  18. Dan203

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    Mine seems to be using IR. If I cover the end it doesn’t control the TV or the receiver. I tried all the various CEC options on both devices just to see what they did, but none of it mattered.
     
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    I wonder if you can pair the TiVo Stream 4K remote to the FireTV?
     
  20. BillyClyde

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    Or to an AppleTV?
     

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