Tivo universal remote

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  1. Feb 24, 2004 #61 of 202
    Edmund

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    Try this:

    1. press VCR
    2. press and hold SET for two blinks
    3. enter 9-9-4
    4. press SET for one blink
    5. enter 2-3-4
    6. pick a unused key
     
  2. Feb 24, 2004 #62 of 202
    cassava

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  3. Feb 24, 2004 #63 of 202
    mitchb2

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    Perhaps try the TV/VID button...
     
  4. Feb 24, 2004 #64 of 202
    Kapeman

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    The 6131 is pretty good, but the info button doesn't work and there is no "clear" button.

    That makes it more difficult to delete multiple items from the now playing list.

    Any ideas? I guess I will have to remap some keys maybe?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2004 #65 of 202
    mitchb2

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    See above...the Exit button performs the Clear function.
    Not sure what Info is supposed to do. The Guide button functions as Live TV (thus 2 presses brings up the guide). The Enter button brings up detailed show info.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2004 #66 of 202
    VinceA

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    The info button brings up the guide info/banner for a show while you're watching it. Edmund posted the steps for programming the Info button earlier in this thread:

    GET the INFO command

    1. press PVR
    2. press and SET for two blinks
    3. enter 9-9-4
    4. press SET for one blink
    5. enter 1-2-3
    6. press INFO
     
  7. Feb 24, 2004 #67 of 202
    GBaz

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    I have never seen a basic looking universal that needs so much TLC to make it work. Than again it seems to be very robust.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2004 #68 of 202
    drew2k

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    I would bet that the 6131 works out of the box for most devices. TiVo is not "most devices". It really doesn't need any extra TLC - as you said it's very robust in that it can be expanded to do more than what came "out of the box". The steps to do that are sometimes many, but for the price, I don't think you can get more bang for the buck.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2004 #69 of 202
    Kapeman

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    Not really sure how I missed that.


    Thanks for the reply!
     
  10. Feb 24, 2004 #70 of 202
    VinceA

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    It did need a little 'TLC' to get it 'just right' but once that hour or so of my life was invested I've gotten a lot of good use out of my 6131's. The Info button did strike me as odd with it not having any intrinsic programming for the TiVo directly out of the 'box' since the button is labelled 'Info' one would expect it to duplicate the function of the identically named button from the TiVo remote.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2004 #71 of 202
    Edmund

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    The PVR button is really just a VCR device, programmed with VCR codes. And VCR's aren't truly in need of a INFO command. If you were to use code 1142 on the SAT key, you'll find the INFO command mapped. You could also keymove it to the PVR device.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2004 #72 of 202
    TiVoChick

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    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but does anyone know where you can get extra Sony TiVo remotes (I don't see anything on the Sony site and the ones on the TiVo sites are for the Phillips boxes). I like being able to control my other Sony components with the Sony TiVo, but I want an extra one to keep on my side of the bed. :D
     
  13. Feb 24, 2004 #73 of 202
    Edmund

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    Ebay, if you have SA tivo, do a search for RMT-V303, they go for about $25.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2004 #74 of 202
    Inundated

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    Another "thumbs up" (pardon the pun) for the OFA 6131. Just bought it tonight, and it controls not only my TiVo, but my Toshiba TV, Samsung DVD, Scientific Atlanta cable box (though I don't really NEED that) and my Panasonic boombox CD/receiver.

    The Panasonic is about 90% there. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to get it to *tune* the radio, though I can switch AM/FM bands and switch the AUX (with number keys, oddly enough). Since I generally have one station I listen to a lot on AM, and one on FM, it works in a pinch...the power/volume control/etc. work, as do the CD functions I tried.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2004 #75 of 202
    jheydt

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    With help from Edmund and others here I think that my 6131 remote does at least 95% of the things I want a remote to do. I have a vcr, dvd player, audio receiver, directtv receiver, tv, and tivo receiver. The only things that I have found that it doesn't do is eject either a dvd or a vcr tape (no big deal), nor does it allow me to change my audio receiver to go from some of the functions like directtv. I have to press the audio button to cycle to the correct function on my receiver. However, most of the time I'm not watching anything other than tivo and directtv so that is also relatively unimportant.

    I would definately give this remote a couple of thumbs up, especially considering the price.

    John
     
  16. Feb 27, 2004 #76 of 202
    JimSpence

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    I found a bunch of button codes for various devices I have and spent a lot of time programming them into my 6131. The only problem I had was that the little "N" cell in the BlueDo RF extender died an early death because of all the button pressing. :) The 6131 now controls two DTivos, DVD recorder, Hughes HD receiver, Mits RP HDTV, and Sony AV receiver.
     
  17. Feb 29, 2004 #77 of 202
    The Robman

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    Edmund clued me into this thread and I just got done skimming through the messages. I'm glad to see you're all getting on so well with the URC-6131 remote.

    Just FYI, as good as this remote is "as is", it really rocks when use use JP1 to program it. For starters, it becomes an 8 device remote, PLUS you can program macros.

    I buy the URC-6131 in bulk from OFA and solder in the EEPROM chip and 6-pin connector, so if any of you would like a modified URC-6131 just let me know. My price is $25 plus $2 shipping (or $4 for Priority). I also have JP1 cables too.

    Rob
    http://www.hifi-remote.com
     
  18. Feb 29, 2004 #78 of 202
    just4fn

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    I have purchase a radio shack 15-2117 universal remote for $30.00. I was able to program it to control both of my tivo's, tv. dvd, vcr and cable. I thought it was pretty good too. It is also not only IR but UHF also. I then found a web sight for jp1 remotes
    http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/index.php

    JP1 remotes have a 6 pin adapter in the battery compartment to allow upgrades and changes via a pc.
    My 2116 is now a perfect remote.

    For those people that don't know about jp1 remotes check out the web sight. I have a perfect remote that does everything I want including double press macros, long press macros, I change the display to say dads tivo instead of vcr. I have over 50 key moves and 25 macros.
    Is a bit complicated to program but not bad. Think of it as a video game and at the end you will have a perfect remote.
    the possibilities are almost endless how the remote can be programmed with extenders.

    I know some people have seen these pins and said what are these for? Check out the web sight and learn the software- its all free. You wont be sorry and you will end up with a remote that does EVERYTHING you want.

    Hope this helps someone, Doug
     
  19. Mar 13, 2004 #79 of 202
    The Robman

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  20. Mar 13, 2004 #80 of 202
    JimSpence

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    Gee, The Robman, I would have thought you'd post here a lot more often. Haven't I seen you over on the jp1 forum? As robman94?
     

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