TiVO Slide Remote on Roamio Plus ?

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  1. Jun 6, 2019 #1 of 18
    symbiat

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    Is it possible to use the TiVO Slide remote on a Roamio Plus? I tried setting it up and it works but the keyboard does not work. Also everytime I press a button, the activity light flashes amber for about a minute like its stuck in some mode.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2019 #2 of 18
    ThAbtO

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    What color does the remote lights when you press a button, like Select or Play? When its yellow, its using RF, and Red means its IR. RF needs to be paired to the Tivo through the Settings / remote / Remote pairing menu.

    There are a couple slide remotes, some with a dongle. Some are specifically made for the Roamio. The keyboard only works on RF and not IR.

    The remote seems to not have been properly paired as the prolonged light shows.


    I have the slide pro for Roamio paired to my Roamio along with the original.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2019 #3 of 18
    krkaufman

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    Slide or Slide Pro?

    Roamios, v2 Minis and BOLTs have built-in RF4CE needed to communicate with a Slide Pro.

    A Slide (non-Pro) would require the associated Bluetooth dongle ... for any chance to work.
     
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    symbiat

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    It flashes yellow when I click a button - I just assumed a "Slide Pro for Roamio" would work with my Roamio. Or have a paired it improperly ?
     
  6. Jun 7, 2019 #6 of 18
    krkaufman

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    That model remote (Slide Pro) should work with any Roamio, without the need for a USB dongle. Just to confirm, you didn’t install a dongle for the remote, right?

    That would be a good starting assumption; no harm in resetting the remote and starting over.

    See:
     
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    ThAbtO

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    mdavej

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    The flashing amber for a minute part means something is wrong. I would reset, then re-pair.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2019 #9 of 18
    ThAbtO

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    The remote would switch over to IR if it has tried RF and there was no response. It would switch back after a few moments. Its like its waiting for some response from Tivo like an acknowledgement.
     
  10. krkaufman

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    HS!!
     
  11. ThAbtO

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    $60 tax included, 2 yrs ago.
     
  12. symbiat

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    Shame TiVO don't sell it anymore...
     
  13. symbiat

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    Ive never used any dongle on this TiVO.
     
  14. mdavej

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    I’ve had a couple of slide pros for sale for years, cheap. But no takers. Guess I need to try Amazon and make some real money.
     
  15. krkaufman

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    Then the global reset in the above pairing instructions would be a good place to start.
     
  16. megz1623

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    Pm me with some details please!
     
  17. symbiat

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    I reset and repaired - everything, including the keyboard is working now :)
     
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    Good whenever things work the way they’re supposed to.
     

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