Tivo Mini Vox remote will NOT pair in RF mode

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  1. clintavila

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    I was not aware of RC11. Is it being pushed out now? Is it bug fixes?

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  2. Diana Collins

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  3. Intheswamp

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    Ok, my ignorant comments. (Ignorant in the sense that I really don't know the terminology or what I'm doing. :) ).

    My VOX remote was working with my Mini VOX but I suppose it was in IR mode due to the red light on the remote. The VOX control would not work...the Mini VOX would simply give me a note that I needed to go into the menu to the remote setup screen...a C501(?). Well, when I'd go there it would say something about pressing any button on the remote and it would pair...that produced "nada, zilch, zero, etc.,".

    I followed what Nak(?) mentioned about covering the end of the remote with the LED on it, pressing both the Tivo button and TV button at the same time until the LED stayed on. I then pressed the <Thumbs Down> button three times in a row and then the <Enter> button. All this time and until the end of this procedure I had the remote within 1-1/2 feet of the Mini VOX box. Sorry, but after doing the previous button presses I can't remember if the remote's LED did anything at that time or not. But, VOX control would not work and I *think* nothing else would work...but I could be wrong. I'd read where a reboot was used by some people so....I pulled the Mini VOX's power plug and let it sit a moment (or two). Then plugged the power back up. I waited. The Mini VOX gave me the regular Tivo icon and the "Almost there." message that it usually does when booting up. I waited some more. The regular Tivo screen came up as usual. I patiently stood there holding the remote close to the Mini VOX box. I waited a little more. Then I noted that the remote's red LED flashed...it flashed some more...it flashed yellow, it repeatedly flashed yellow, it did the hokey-pokey. And then....the remote quit flashing. Then I stood there scared to move....should I put my left foot it or shoot I shake it all about...???? I tentatively pressed the microphone button and a little icon (of a microphone(?)...I really can't remember what it was) came on at the bottom of the screen and I timidly said "David Jeremiah".... SHAZAMMMM!!!!!!!!!!! IT WORKED!!!!!!!! YIPPPPPIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've still got to figure out how the search function pulls stuff up...it seems it's searching for streaming stuff but not sure if it's searching for my recordings from OTA. A little more research on that. But, the VOX command is definitely working!!!!

    So, that's my experience with it. Not sure if this will help anybody at all, but maybe someone can glean something from it...or at least in reading it they can kill some time so they don't have to rake those leaves, or take the garbage out. :D

    Best wishes to all and to all a good night!!!!!!!!
    Ed
     
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  4. Jcalab8482

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    I am having the same problem after spending $1200 on Tivo's for my house. This is ridiculous. Help me please.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2018 #105 of 173
    BeerPimp

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    I ordered my mini with my Bolt right before Christmas directly from Tivo but waited to set it up until now because of vacation and weather (had to move cables out side from one splitter to another). I tried setting it up by going into the menu then pressing both the tivo button and the back button until the activity lit up red then releasing them. It would just slow blink until it timed out. Finally I rebooted my tivo mini and it paired within second. I also had issues getting the tuning adapter to connect. Finally it did after rebooting both the tuning adapter and my Tivo Bolt Vox.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2018 #106 of 173
    Dean Johnson

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    I just received (4/4/18) a brand new mini fox direct from Tivo and the remote will not pair in Bluetooth mode. Please help.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2018 #107 of 173
    terpfan1980

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    I'm having issues getting the pairing to complete with a newly installed Mini Vox as well, and honestly had a bit of difficulty in getting a remote that I ordered separately to pair with my older Bolt (though that finally worked).

    Nothing seems to be getting the mini Vox to behave though. Hitting the Voice button just gives me the D400 message :(
     
  8. Apr 6, 2018 #108 of 173
    terpfan1980

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    .... and darned if I wasn't finally able to get the thing to pair last night. One last try, pulling the plug on the Mini Vox, plugging it back in, and repeatedly hitting the "Live TV" button while the box was booting up (after putting the Remote into pairing mode one more time) seemed to have finally gotten the darned thing to pair.
    Definitely not as smooth as would be hoped for, but glad to have gotten it paired finally.
     
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  9. thompsr2

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    I had tried everything else in this thread without success. Then I tried your reboot + live tv button method and finally got my remote to pair. Thank you.
     
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  10. Philmatic

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    BOOM, you are the man! Had a fresh out of the box Mini Vox with the Gen 3 (Old interface) and nothing was working.

    Thanks!
     
  11. May 4, 2018 #111 of 173
    ke3ju

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    This was the only thing that worked for me as well...Why don't the instructions that TiVo gives you work?
     
  12. johnm4

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    THANK YOU!

    I just spent an hour+ trying to get my remote to pair after having followed the procedure to control two TiVos by setting different remote IDs. For the life of me I couldn't get the remote to re-pair in RF mode. This fixed it!
     
  13. MMorrow

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    Is RC9/RC11 still available for use with A92 mini/BT dongle and Bolt combo? My Bolt is brand new and the mini was upgraded to “Experience” once the two were linked, but still only IR mode works from the VOX remote. I’ve PM’d TiVo_Ted twice with TSN’s but never got a response or upgraded version. Calls to TiVo support resorting in going thru their “clearing remote and repairing” scripts (sometimes multiple times) until they get frustraited and send out a replacement remote to no avail. If the upgraded version of software is the solution, then how do I get it, for support seems to know nothing about this solution?
     
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  14. MMorrow

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    Were you working with an A92 mini? If so, what version of software is on it?
     
  15. johnm4

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    Oh sorry this was actually a Bolt+ Vox.

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  16. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    We have an A92 mini paired with a Vox remote, but we paired it months ago. That version is no longer current, but the latest build of Hydra is still working with the Vox remote.
     
  17. MMorrow

    MMorrow New Member

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    Thanks for the insight Diana. Perhaps that version was required to establish the BT pairing, and the latest can only maintain it. It is also possible I got a bad BT dongle, for I only have the one to try with.
     
  18. Arthur Kelley

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    After initial install and startup new Mini Vox 4k remote did not and would not pair as RF. The remote setup menu reported [unknown] but at the same time claimed a remote was paired. Executed all of the TIVO published instructions/remedies multiple times. Spent some quality time with TIVO phone support doing the same procedures. TIVO ordered a new remote. I was skeptical. Looked at Intheswamp post #103 on this thread. Said, hmmm..., why did I not try the old reboot trick. Followed instructions in post #103. Now the remote is in RF (amber light) mode and remote settings menu reports [paired]. YEAH!.
     
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  19. JoeKustra

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    Does that big blue button show you a microphone on the screen?
     
  20. brimorga

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    I had a similar problem pairing my vox remote in RF mode to the new vox mini. What finally worked is I swapped remotes between Voxs. For some reason, it paired right up when I swapped the vox remotes between vox minis. Good thing I bought 2 vox minis!
     

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