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TIVO remote turns on TV when I do't want it to...Help!

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Andrelaplume3, Mar 6, 2018.

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  1. Andrelaplume3

    Andrelaplume3 Member

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    ok, if there is new firmware, how do I load it? I think I have seen my LED LG say t was loading firmware at times...unless that was my other Tivo box..or both. But the plasma set...never. How would one load it?
     
  2. Andrelaplume3

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    tried all remote codes...no dice. I did notice its not just the up arrow that turns on the tv but left and right too! Perhaps I should email LG...shame.
     
  3. Andrelaplume3

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    LG chat was long...nice guy...no luck...suggested a universal remote....anything you guy's recommend...needs to be simple to use...I just don't understand why that would make a difference...

    As a last resort...I unplugged EVERYTHING. I then re-plugged in the tv...turned it on /off with the tv remote....then spun around 3 times, got down on my knees and said a prayer to the electronics Gods....then hit the Select button on the TiVo and...............the tv turned on...BLIMEY!

    Now I am waiting for the box to reboot!
     
  4. Edmund

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    You could get an addressable universal remote, each device is set up for rf only, it then communicates with base station, which in turn sends IR commands over IR repeater cable that is tape to front of your component in such way as the only command reaching it is over cable. Each device is assigned an output on the base station. You could two identical components that respond to the same IR commands without interference between each other.
     
  5. Andrelaplume3

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    sounds complicated...I may be better off stick a stuffed animal in from of the tv when I use the projector. BTW, why does the selct / arrows turn the tv on but not off..isn't that odd?
     
  6. ggieseke

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    Not sure. My 2011 LG pops up a message on the screen if there's an update available.

    Most LGs have discreet On and Off IR codes in addition to a Power code that just toggles back and forth.
     
  7. m.s

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    Via USB. Firmware and instructions are on LG's website.
     
  8. Andrelaplume3

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    I'm back!
    LG says firmware will not solve issue.
    Anyway, would this work? If I buy a smart plugs and it into the 6 way power strip then plug the tv into it, then left the power switch on...could I use Alexa to say "Alexa shut TV", Should work...no? I do not have a free outlet for the smart plud...I'd have to plug it into the powerstrip.
     
  9. dianebrat

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    Get a different Tivo remote, I know it's an odd one, but the point everyone has made is that this is not a Tivo problem, nor is it a Tivo remote problem, it's a problem with your TV.
    I'd also suggest a Tivo friendly universal remote.
     
  10. dianebrat

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    If there's new LG firmware available use it anyway, the instructions will be on the LG website, updating the firmware will harm nothing.
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    What sucks is that it's a Premiere. With a series 5/6 the remote would be RF and the TV could care less. But, old stuff is old stuff. I use an LG in my kitchen with a A93 Mini. No problems.
     
  12. Andrelaplume3

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    I will double check but I believe the firmware was the same version on my set. I understand this isn't a TiVo problem. I guess I can look for a generic remote. I just thought maybe that plug idea would work... FYI the the TiVo box in particular is supplied by the cable company I don't get a choice in what version it is
     
  13. dianebrat

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    but you CAN buy a replacement remote from an older generation to test.
     
  14. Andrelaplume3

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    It can't hurt to try that. What is an older generation remote though? know nothing about TiVo other than the cable company gave me one. The prior recommendations for remotes or these programmable things that cost quite a bit. What older TiVo remote should I seek. Ki
     
  15. sharkster

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    I've had the opposite problem and gave up trying to figure it out so I hope you have better luck.

    My Tivo Bolt remote stopped turning on my tv (have another Bolt and that one is fine). With that same button I can turn the tv OFF, but doesn't work for 'on'. Go figure.

    Had an extra Bolt remote that I bought last year so I figured I'd try that one and same thing - can turn tv off but have to use the tv remote to turn it on.
     
  16. mdavej

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    Nevo C2 from ebay will send any Tivo code or address in the history of Tivo and costs $15. But contrary to the advice of other posters, I don't think it will solve your problem. Your TV apparently responds to just about any signal even though Tivo codes are vastly different and should be ignored by it.
    Here's my wiki about the Nevo: Getting started with Xsight and Nevo - JP1 Remotes
    JP1 site has nearly 100 Tivo files going back over a decade that you can try without buying a single old Tivo remote.

    Sharkster, the only suggestion I have for you is to try all codes for your brand TV. It's possible some firmware update on your TV "fixed" the discrete off code that Tivo apparently uses for your TV so that it no longer acts as a power toggle. What brand is your TV?
     
  17. JoeKustra

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    Her thread -> Tivo Remote Control Issues

    It's a Sony.
     
  18. mdavej

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    As my Sony has gotten old and crotchety, it's needed more commands to power on. For years, I just sent one discrete on in my macros, but recently I've had to start using two. So it might be worth a try to just press the power button a couple of times and see if that helps. Also check and see if any power settings in the TV might have changed. Grasping at straws, but a deeper suspend might take multiple commands or more time to wake from, kind of like a projector needs multiple commands to power up.

    Sony has used the same power codes forever, and whatever code your Bolt remote is shooting hasn't changed either, and obviously still works for off, so we know it's shooting something. If it were me, I'd analyze the signal and see if it's an OFF or a TOGGLE, but I assume you don't have the tools to do that. If I had a Bolt remote I'd do it myself, especially since we have the same TV. But I only have older Slide Pros which all work fine.
     
  19. sharkster

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    Thanks so much for your info and suggestions, Dave. Unfortunately, that stuff is over my head and I would have no idea how to even start. Being several years old, my Sony isn't a 'smart tv' so there's probably nothing about updates, as was mentioned up thread. But I'm almost getting the vibe that it's the tv and not anything Tivo, or the remote itself.

    I'm very logical-minded so it has me gobsmacked that the one button (power) works for 'off' yet not for 'on'. I cannot seem to make sense of that, and especially all of a sudden. I cannot think of anything external that has changed when this happened. It was just out of the blue.

    I don't know - maybe it's time for a new (bigger!) tv! :D
     
  20. JoeKustra

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    May I ask the model? I go back pretty far with Sony televisions.
     

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