Tivo universal remote

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

  1. Feb 14, 2004 #41 of 202
    J35u5

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    I just bought one of these remotes (URC6131), as my the Tivo remote didn't work with my TV. In order to get the URC6131 to be able to change my input source for my APEX TV, I had to use an advanced code: 372. Everything works now on one remote:

    Xbox
    VCR
    Tivo
    TV

    Using four remotes was really annoying, but now all I need is one!!! I highly recommend this remote!
     
  2. Feb 15, 2004 #42 of 202
    abobrow

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    I love the MX-500. I especially like that it has a thumb pad like the peanut remote. The only problem is that you have to get creative mapping buttons to some of the Tivo's buttons (like the Tivo button or the Guide button, for example). I am curious about the Harmony SST-659, but haven't heard any rave reviews yet.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2004 #43 of 202
    RegBarc

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    I just picked up the URC 6131 today, and it is a GREAT alternative considering it covers my receiver/DVD/VCR/TV/TiVo perfectly, and got the info button to work thanks to you.

    But the list button is still missing. Any secret decoder ring stuff you can tell me to get it up?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2004 #44 of 202
    Edmund

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    Other codes can be found here, just follow the same steps used for the INFO command.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2004 #45 of 202
    wareynolds

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    There are no comments on the terk remote. Anyone using that?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2004 #46 of 202
    Edmund

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    There's alot said about it in this thread.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2004 #47 of 202
    mitchb2

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    I just got my 6131. Easy to set up, and seems like it will do everything we need.

    Just one problem: I have a Yamaha receiver and Yamaha CD player, two separate components. The manual says to use the AUD button to program a receiver *OR* CD player. If I use the code that works for the CD player, I can't control the volume of the receiver. If I use the code that works the receiver, I can't control the CD player.

    Is this true, or am I doing something wrong?

    I emailed tech support, but their auotomated reply said they are overwhelmed due to holiday sales. So I was hoping maybe someone here could help.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2004 #48 of 202
    beagledave

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    You might have to assign another device button to the CD player. We have a seperate CD player that we assigned the CBL/SAT button to control.

    You can set up the remote so that the volume button ALWAYS controls the receiver volume (or you can specify that the receiver volume is always controlled except for one or more other components).
     
  9. Feb 18, 2004 #49 of 202
    Edmund

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    You can reassign devices, to make the SAT device another AUD:

    1. press and hold SET, for two blinks
    2. enter 9-9-2
    3. press AUD
    4. press SAT

    Now program the SAT with the right AUD code.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2004 #50 of 202
    ripleyj

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    Just an FYI for anyone researching, the URC6131 DOES work with PS2's DVD functionality (assuming you have the IR receiver that came with the original remote). You just need to program it with the Sony DVD player code.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2004 #51 of 202
    mitchb2

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    One more thing: no "clear" button. Is that right, or am I missing something?

    I use Clear extensively for killing my wife's shows. :)
     
  12. Feb 20, 2004 #52 of 202
    VinceA

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    I think the Exit button has the Clear functionality (or I just added it there myself). I use it to delete stuff rapidly
     
  13. Feb 20, 2004 #53 of 202
    classicsat

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    I second building or buying a JP1 interface and using the IR software (I have done that for an older 6800 remote). I believe the 6131 needs an EEPROM chip and JP1 connector installed, to take advantage of some advanced programmability.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2004 #54 of 202
    mitchb2

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    Thanks...the Exit key does it.

    Very nice remote for the money. My wife is resisting it because it isn't exactly like the peanut, but I like it just fine.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2004 #55 of 202
    MikeekiM

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    I bought two of the 6131s months ago (maybe last summer?)...

    I am thrilled with them... I was skeptical... I was thinking about the JP1 version... But in the end, I got two of them, had to do a bit of manual tweaking here and there...required a bit of surfing...

    But in the end, the result is a no-compromise TiVo friendly universal remote that I would have paid 3x for... I don't think it's just great for the price... It's just simply great...
     
  16. Feb 22, 2004 #56 of 202
    Kapeman

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    Does anyone have the 6131 code for a Samsung Directv DVR? I can get most functions working with the existing codes, but not all.

    It works all the other devices just fine. Almost there...
     
  17. Feb 22, 2004 #57 of 202
    Edmund

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    The SETUP codes PVR0618 or SAT1142, if any commands are missing, use these advanced codes, the steps to map them to a key, are in this thread a couple of times.
     
  18. Feb 23, 2004 #58 of 202
    Kapeman

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    Many thanks for the reply, Edmund. I noticed that you are on many forums that I have searched concerning this issue and your info is greatly appreciated.

    BTW, OFA wants me to mail in the remote so they can upgrade it.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2004 #59 of 202
    Edmund

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    Yes I have thing for remotes, I guess its safer than drugs.:D

    If you do send it in, it will comeback a jp1 capable remote. With UEI messing with the setup codes to where they no longer accept advanced codes, these are usually codes starting with 1***. You may use some codes like this, list the setup codes you use or the unsurported components, I may be able to come up with some codes to ask for if you do send it in.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2004 #60 of 202
    cassava

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    I just bought one of those URC 6131s and I have a quick question. I have one of these cheapo Toshiba VCRs and I have my DVD player connected to the input thing (you need to press "input select" on the VCR remote in order to use the DVD player). Is there an "input select" button on this?? Thats basically the only thing I used the VCR remote for and I'm sick of looking for it everytime I want to watch a DVD...
     

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