Tivo universal remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jeepcj236, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    377 is the same as 121, 377-256=121. Map 150 to the Guide key, map 058 to MENU key. Go to the INFO screen, let the tivo see EFc 121. The Live Tv key will never control the guide again.
     
  2. bkdvr

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    Thanks!!! That did the trick. I forgot that one must 'train' the box to use the LiveTV button.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2005 #183 of 202
    bkdvr

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    In addition, I set the "PVR Menu" key to 166. This brings up the Now Playing List directly (just like List on the Tivo remote). Before doing this - if I hit the PVR Menu key, the LiveTV mapped button started acting like Guide.

    - Benjamin
     
  4. Jan 2, 2006 #184 of 202
    timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    I really thought about getting that one, but it can't handle operating two TiVos in the same room without simultaneously operating both.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2006 #185 of 202
    rkcarter

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    Though I don't know about a TiVo "A" and "B" setting for it (since I only have one TiVo in the room), I finally found the solution to my annoying Universal Remote problems -- but it cost me! A bit of background: I have a Humax TiVo/DVD recorder, a Comcast-branded Motorola DVR, a high-def TV, a receiver, a Laserdisc player, and two VCRs (now virtually obsolete, but anyway).... I was having minor issues with never quite getting any one remote to do it all.

    The Logitech Harmony 880 (http://www.logitech.com), which I found for $200 or so on sale online, works wonders with its "Task-Oriented" interface. After I set it up, I just press the "Activity" button, and up pops my choices, such as "Watch TV" (which i have set for the Comcast DVR), "Watch TiVo," "Watch Laserdisc," "Listen to Radio," etc. And each sets up the remote just perfectly. It even has an LCD area with I think 8 buttons. Unlike some earlier Logitechs, this has all real buttons NEXT to the LCD captions (a while back someone had some sort of "all-soft" touch-sensitive remote, but reviewers found that it was really hard to deal with not being able to set things like the volume by feel).

    Anyway, it took me about 45 minutes to set up almost right and then a few occasional jiggers adding up maybe to another 45 minutes to get it purt-near perfect for me. And the info is all stored on their website so if I ever have to replace it I don't need to deal with re-learning everything.

    It mostly works with a library of known systems that's large enough to have most of mine. In a few cases I have gone in and customized which buttons do what, and in rare cases I had to use it as a learning remote to learn some buttons off an existing remote.

    So right now, if I want to watch the TiVo, I press "Activity" and "Watch TiVo" and it turns the receiver on and to DVD (where my TiVo's set), makes the remote mostly TiVo though with an Aspect button for my high-def TV and volume and mute buttons for the receiver; I have a few LCD buttons set for the DVD-type buttons on my Humax remote. I can do everything I need to do in one mode without EVER having to go to another mode.

    Also you can set the remote to work by device if there's some rare thing you want to jigger (I imagine, say, if I wanted to make some adjustments to the echo delay of my Dolby Digital speakers on the receiver, for instance). But then again for that sort of fine detail where I'd be grabbing the receiver's manual I'd probably just pull the original remote out of my drawerful.

    Finally, I must say that there are some things the remote cannot tell about the state of something (many devices have only On/Off toggle available to a remote; a lucky few also have the ability to send an On or an Off); if something was On that the remote thought was off and it turned it off rather than on, you just hit Help and it asks some questions and sends some commands (i.e. "Is the TV on?" answering No sends the power toggle again, and then a "Did that Fix the Problem?" question).

    $200 is a LOT to spend but I have been annoyed for YEARS about my A/V system. For me it was worth it.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2006 #186 of 202
    Narkul

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    My vote is for the mx500. Not perfect, but close. You can get it to do most of what a harmony does through learning and macros. Activity based or device based. You choose.
    Discrete functions can be learned from a one for all 6131n. (about $12.00 Wally World)

    The LCD screen can be fully customized with 10 devices and these device buttons can also be a macro. I hold down the TiVo labled button and my TV turns on and switches to the correct input. Thanks to the discrete power on and input codes learned from my 6131 the TV won't shut off if already on and the input is always correct. All commonly used TiVo functions are then displayed on the LCD screen along with some other tv functions such as input and sleep. No need to press another device button to access these. A second page of functions is also available for less frequently used buttons. A good bit more work to program than the harmony but the end result is worth it and all programming is done and tested in front of the TV. Always find myself tweaking this remote when I'm bored.

    To me the biggest problem with the harmony line is button placement and size. The Play button NEEDS to be somewhere between the fast forward and rewind button to be a true PVR friendly remote. I was truely disappointed with my harmony remote and regretted having to return it. Great idea, but the button size and placement is a deal breaker for me. Kinda like that sleek and fancy cellphone thats impossible to dial a number on without looking directly at it.

    What I don't like about the mx500

    A little too big.
    Not peanut shaped.
    A little top heavy. ( feels unbalanced when using lower buttons)
    pressing the 4-way toggle for select function

    Put the Tivo remote layout in a harmony shell and then I'd be sold.
     
  7. hdlouie

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    Master Edmund, I have a Hitachi tv which does not have a single input button on the remote to toggle through the video inputs. It has individual bottons Input 1, input 2.....
    Is there a code I can get just to get Input 1. The tv is 51SWX20B.
    If I press input on the 6131 it toggles ant A or ant B on the tv. That does me no good. And I have to get my tv remote and hit input 1 to get my dvr back.

    Thanks for any help.

    Louie
     
  8. gfb107

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    Here's all the advanced codes I could find for the Hitachi UltraVision TVs:
    0.............052
    1.............056
    2.............054
    3.............058
    4.............244
    5.............248
    6.............246
    7.............250
    8.............180
    9.............184
    VOL +.........119
    VOL -.........120
    MUTE..........059
    CH +..........249
    CH -..........245
    POWER.........122
    TV ON.........022
    TV OFF........026
    ANT A/B.......057
    LAST..........055
    menu..........107
    Cursor Up.....133
    Cursor Down...137
    Cursor Left...139
    Cursor Right..135
    SELECT........086
    SLEEP.........121
    PIP...........229
    PIP Change....186
    PIP Freeze....201
    PIP Mode......231
    pip swap......233
    Picture.......230
    INFO..........117
    Video 1.......217
    Video 2.......215
    Video 3.......219
    Video 4.......212
    Video 5.......024
    exit..........196
     
  9. hdlouie

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    Alright! I'll try it tonight and let you know.

    Thanks Greg.

    Louie
     
  10. hdlouie

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    It worked, Fantanstic!

    Thanks guy's for you great input.

    I also have the problem with These codes all model the "Guide" key not the "Live TV" key:
    121
    150
    377

    But I just read the post up top so I will try this to see if I can get it to work.

    Lou
     
  11. hdlouie

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    Yup it worked and everything is good.

    If it wasn't for this forum this remote wouldn't be worth much to me.

    Thanks all.

    Lou
     
  12. RobinT

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    Does anyone no where I can get a tivo remote, I have an older svr2000 that I have lifetime sub with, so dont want to buy a new tivo until this one is dead, but my remote tonight died...any suggestions?
    Robin
     
  13. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Change the battery? :D
     
  14. RobinT

    RobinT New Member

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    Its a brand new battery, the remote itself is fried. Iam not an idiot
     
  15. RobinT

    RobinT New Member

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    will a sony rmv 202 universal remote work with my tivo svr 2000 recorder

    Robin
     
  16. tlc

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    The quoted problem was solved above. I have a variation.
    I too have a Hitachi television with no known code to cycle through video inputs. Is there anyway I can use two TiVos (on Input 1 and Input 2) and the TiVo remote???

    Are the TV Power and TV Input the only programmable buttons on the TiVo remote? Any macros capability? If so, I could put { Power Toggle, Input 1 } on one button and { Power Toggle, Input 2 } on the other.

    tlc
     
  17. classicsat

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    Power, Input, Volume, and Mute are the only programmable ones, and the programming is "global", in that there is no separate settings for DVR1 and DVR2.

    You cannot Macro with built in codes, but may be able to learn a sequence on the Glo.
     
  18. Feb 9, 2008 #198 of 202
    rainbow

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    figured I would try my question here. I have a sony svr2000. I also have a universal all for one urc 6012 which did work to get the machine started up.

    Are there any keys on this remote that would simulate the thumbs up/down? I need to do a repeat guided setup. It is asking for the 3 thumbs down to start that process and I can't find any keys on this remote that will perform that task.

    I have so many misc remotes floating around, and really don't want to go out and buy another if I can help it!
     
  19. Feb 9, 2008 #199 of 202
    classicsat

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    There aren't any stock, but you can program them on with keymoves.
    I am sue Edmund the remote guru will chime in.

    I used a model similar to that one back in my Series 1 days, but added the eeprom and other pieces so I could program it with JP1.
     
  20. Feb 9, 2008 #200 of 202
    Edmund

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    As I write in the PM, with VCR code 0636 programmed in, the advanced code fior thumbs down is 062, thumbs up-066. To map to keys on the 6012:

    1. vcr
    2. press and hold SET for two blinks
    3. enter 9 9 4
    4. tap SET for one blink
    5. enter 0 6 2
    6. pick a key

    repeat for thumbs up-066
     

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