Tivo Mini Vox remote will NOT pair in RF mode

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  1. Arthur Kelley

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    Yes. The VOX remote microphone button invokes a microphone icon on the screen. At the end of the restart, and when it looked as though I finally had an amber light on the remote, I pushed the microphone button. The screen showed a microphone icon and for a moment complained there was no paired remote, but that went away immediately and I was able to use voice to ask for the Guide. The guide appeared.
     
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  2. JoeKustra

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    Great. BTW, that's not RF, it's BLE. See my signature for a link to abbreviations.
     
  3. Arthur Kelley

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    Yes, I figured BLE, yet TIVO uses RF in their documentation.
     
  4. JoeKustra

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    Would you like me to list a few dozen documentation errors? :)

    OK/S
     
  5. ke3ju

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    All Bluetooth is RF, but not all RF is Bluetooth.
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2018 #126 of 173
    casino187

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    I have had an older remtoe paired with a mini vox, but now I'm having trouble doing so. Can someone verify that you can pair and older tivo mini remote with a newer vox mini? or did something change? Can't get it to work now with 2 tivos and 2 different remotes.
     
  7. Buell Hollister

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    Wish I'd found your post before I'd spent hours trying to pair it!!! Tivo should include your advice if having problems. Note: I was also patient when following your steps
     
  8. brian163

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    I too tried all the Tivo remote procedures to no avail, until I got it into the mode where it flashes amber each time you push a key. Then I rebooted the Mini and upon startup it finally paired.
     
  9. Edeanjones2

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    Was having this issue, and doing this global reset worked beautifully for me! Thank you!
     
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  10. Mar 3, 2019 #130 of 173
    dbpaddler

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    That and the universal reset did the trick for my vox remote that wasn't paired with my mini vox out of the box.

    Shouldn't my original slide remote work via bluetooth with the Mini Vox? Don't really care about voice and hydra. The keyboard would be nice though.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2019 #131 of 173
    krkaufman

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    Different Bluetooth spec. VOX uses BLE.

    Bluetooth Low Energy - Wikipedia
     
  12. Mar 4, 2019 #132 of 173
    dbpaddler

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    Bugger. Adapter it is.

    Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
     
  13. Apr 4, 2019 #133 of 173
    Tad W

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    I bought a Mini VOX and was unable to get its remote to pair until I REPLACED the batteries that came with it.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2019 #134 of 173
    JACKASTOR

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    I had a dickens of a time getting my remote to pair back to my TiVo Bolt after pairing it with the Cable companies Tivo to test the Vox remote.
     
  15. mb117

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    The above worked for me. I had a new mini vox that would not pair in RF no matter what I tried. This did the trick. Thanks!
     
  16. askewed

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    None of the advice worked when trying to get my VOX remote to poor with Mini VOX -- UNITL I changed the batteries that came with the remote

    Ditto - None of the advice worked when trying to get my VOX remote to poor with Mini VOX -- UNITL I changed the batteries that came with the remote. Remote paired now.
     
  17. JACKASTOR

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    Are you suggesting that battery strength was enough to cause pairing issues? Ie weak or inferior batteries?
     
  18. JoeKustra

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    TiVo should add something for remote diagnostics that shows battery strength. ;)
     
  19. jaj2276

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    So I'm an idiot and bought the Tivo Vox remote without the dongle. Does anyone have a dongle they'd be willing to sell me? Or is there a non-Tivo dongle that might work that I could buy through Amazon?
     
  20. JACKASTOR

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    TiVo | Buy TiVo VOX Bluetooth USB Dongle
     

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