TiVo remote - TV input button

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by dunnel, May 15, 2011.

  1. dunnel

    dunnel New Member

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    I really like the TiVo remote and have used one since the early days of the S1. I don't really want to use a multi remote but would like the function to control the TV input. The US remotes have an Input button but are these compatible to the Virgin TiVo. The model I was looking at was the TiVo Glo.

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  2. Ernie_C

    Ernie_C New Member

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    I saw an answer to this on another forum so I tried it out on my Samsung TV.

    Holding down the Text button on the TiVo remote brings up the Source List on my Samsung TV.

    From there, changing sources is a bit more difficult. You have to hold down the Text button again and it moves to the next source. You have to repeat this until you reach the source that you want.

    I could not find a way of getting rid of the Source List, other than waiting for it to disappear of its own accord.
     
  3. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I don't see a 'source' list on my (admittedly old) Panasonic.
     
  4. Ernie_C

    Ernie_C New Member

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    How would you normally swap from watching your TiVo on the TV to, say, a DVD which is also connected to the TV, or a games console?
     
  5. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Buttons on the remote. (It's a 12-ish-year-old CRT!)
     
  6. Ernie_C

    Ernie_C New Member

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    ..then that probably means you are not HDMI connected but SCART. Probably not suppoorted in your case then.
     
  7. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well it does work; but just goes to the next input rather than bringing up a list :)
     
  8. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Do you see a source list when you use the TV remote to change inputs. My old Sony CRT just went through the inputs sequentially at each push.
     
  9. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No. My Panny just does the same as your old Sony :)
     
  10. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    Depends on how the TV implements the "change source" functionality.

    We have one Samsung where pressing the change source button just cycled through the various sources but we now have a newer Samsung where the button first brings up a menu then successive presses will cycle through the choices (though IIRC it needs 2 presses per move) or you can use the ^ and v buttons to also move through the sources.

    As some else mentioned above, problem is that with Samsung remote you dismiss the menu by pressing the exit button but this function isn't available via the TiVO remote ... didn't realize that the menu eventually "times-out" ... never waited that long!
     

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