TiVo remote going into ir mode momentarily and acting weird.

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  1. nerdles1

    nerdles1 Member

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    I have tried multiple remotes,changed batteries and done global resets also checked for rf interference. No matter what I try all of my remotes seem to get crazy on me. I will be going through the guide or browsing a bit and the remote will stop sending a rf signal the light on it will turn red when I’m pushing buttons for a bit then after a few more pushes it turns yellow again and works. Happens with multiple remotes (7 so far). Just frustrating cause I have my TiVo hidden and don’t have line of sight. I’m just guessing it’s not sending an rf signal when the light is red.



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  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    When remote light is red, its sending IR.
    Likewise, when yellow its sending in RF.

    When the remote does not do its connect with RF it can momentarily switch to IR (red light) to try to control the Tivo.
    There is not much to do except try new batteries, or reset remote, pair the RF again.
    IR does not need to be paired and can work with multiple units.
     
  3. nerdles1

    nerdles1 Member

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    Pretty much tried all of the above plus some.I may just put some sort of it repeater in and just give up on the rf


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  4. nerdles1

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    Found the culprit had a small Bluetooth audio transmitter plugged in to a USB port behind the tv. It was causing all the trouble interfering with the rf signal.


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  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I had to smile at this. :)
     

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