TiVo remote use with APPLE TV

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  1. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Active Member

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    I've seen this mentioned elsewhere for TiVo remote use with ATV. I've an acquaintance that can likely provide the SALT. remote for me also. I DO NOT SPEAK so any Siri/VOX is of no interest.

    How to control your Apple TV with a TiVo remote

    Has anyone here in the 'Community' done similar. Maybe the author is actually a 'user'!

    My question is - I have one of each, the original Slide and also a SlidePro. These are both NIB, I need either sell both OR would you think maybe the Pro might be able to be used for the ATV and also the keyboard?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    No, you can't use the keyboard with an ATV. It can learn menu/arrows/ok/play/pause/ffwd/rew/prev/next from any IR remote. But that's all it can learn. There is no way to use any other commands. Even if it could learn more commands, the Slide only sends the keyboard commands over RF, which makes them unlearnable.

    I don't understand the rest of your post (SALT?).
     
  3. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Active Member

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    The original Slide I thought was 'BlueTooth'?

    SALT. is a Swiss ATV remote.

    Remote control
     
  4. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    In this case my use of the term RF simply means NOT IR, which would encompass Bluetooth frequencies as well, also unlearnable by an IR device. I was simply trying to save keystrokes.

    Interesting remote. Looks like my Fire stick remote.
     
  5. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    The way people whine about the AppleTV remote, that seems like a nice alternative.
     
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    WVZR1 Active Member

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    I'm not actually 'whining' but it seems like a nuisance that could maybe be avoided. With the exception of one friend everyone else I know when asked their opinion of ATV4(k) mentions it's their only issue. The 'one friend' is somewhat of a contrarian - he likely has another that he prefers/uses but wouldn't admit!
     
  7. PSU_Sudzi

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    I tried doing it and was kinda cool but it also was operating the TiVo while in IR mode, so as I was arrowing around the Apple TV menu on screen, the TiVo was going bonkers from all the button pushes as well. Realized this after I switched the inputs back. Not sure how to get around this aside from getting a second TiVo remote which sort of defeats the use of it. Maybe someone here knows a workaround but I didn't want to use it bad enough to investigate further.
     
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    WVZR1 Active Member

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    I had a loose TiVo remote and did it also. If either of my (NIB) Slide Remote 'keyboards' would have been thought to function I might have looked further into their use, but like you it seemed a bit 'clutsy' so I just left it at that. I'll likely just sell the (NIB) Slides and do either the SALT. or a different "Streaming ALL-IN-ONE'.
     
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    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think you can get the SALT remote outside of Sweden can you?
     
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    WVZR1 Active Member

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    It's Switzerland but I've an acquaintance there that I've sourced many items for here in the US of A. I wish it were Sweden, I've an acquaintance there that actually owes me $$$$. The fellow in Switzerland has always paid the bill!!!
     
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