Tivo universal remote

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

  1. phone1

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    Thanks, that occurred to me later (also pressing record/play) and I'll try it, but in normal TiVo operation I am able to go to record mode from live TV by just pressing record once, just like the TiVo remote.

    But you are unquestionably the remote guru around here. :)
     
  2. Spiff

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    Answering my own question:

    Additional advanced codes for the Toshiba SD-H400 (found through trial and error):

    093 Page Down in now playing
    097 Page Up in now playing
    035 Ent
    156 Switch to DVD

    Just curious, is it possible with this remote to power down all items except one with the 2-second push? I don't want to turn my cable box but I would love to use one touch to turn off the other components. Do I just remap the key for power for the SA cable box?
     
  3. Edmund

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    The only macro on the 6131 is the POWER macro. You can program any number of devices in the power macro, but the command has to be preset, a keymove can't be included. On all UEI remotes macros are global, to regain the use a of key with a macro program to it, all you need to do map a EFC to it. That's why you can't include the EFC in the macro, it supercedes it.
     
  4. Spiff

    Spiff Pawn in game of life

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    Thanks, Edmund. For some reason, I read the manual to say you could either have all devices come on at once or just one at a time.

    I think I understand it now. In order to program my DVD-Recorder, TiVo and TV to come on and turn off all at once, I would press:

    Hold SET until it blinks, 995, power, TV, PVR, DVD, hold SET until it blinks.

    I really like this remote. How long would I have to switch batteries so that I wouldn't have to re-enter these codes again? I have an RCA "universal" remote that the second the batteries are removed loses all settings.
     
  5. Edmund

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    Not sure, but its more the mere seconds, if this remote had a eeprom it would never lose its settings. If you were to send it in for upgrade, you would get back remote with a eeprom and JP1-able. But you wouldn't get back the same remote.
     
  6. Spiff

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    By "send it in for upgrade" do you mean purchase an upgrade from someone like Rob or call OneForAll and request it from them?
     
  7. Edmund

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    I meant send it in to UEI, it only cost you the price of shipping one-way. Or though Rob is always offering to upgrade remotes he sells at no extra cost.
     
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    Raphael

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    Will this remote work with a Panasonic E80 DVD-R?
     
  9. Edmund

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    UEI now has upgrade codes for remote addresses #1 & #2, under VCR device, the codes are address #1-0740, #2-0745. The same addresses under the SAT key are #1-1443, #2-1444. So 6131 owners can mail the remotes in for these upgrades. Others with remotes that have modems, like the URC-9910, 8910, 9960, and RS 15-2133 can have these codes added over the phone.
     
  10. VinceA

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    Where are these nuggets of remote control knowledge coming from? I know about RemoteCentral.com and a few YahooGroups but I'm just curious :)
     
  11. Edmund

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    This bit, I sought out from a UEI employee. he's always showing up on RC with new SETUP codes. He gave me the codes 0740 & 0745, while calling to have those code loaded into my 9910 & 8910, they also give me 1443 & 1444 codes. I tested them all, they work great. They accept the same advanced codes that VCR0618 use. So using EFC 152 for standby, so you can turn off each tivo independently. As for the other worthy info in this thread, I have over 6000 posts at remotecentral.
     
  12. May 4, 2004 #112 of 202
    dtu

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    Could you please elaborate? Aside from getting an eeprom, a JP1 socket, and one or more 4 digit device codes installed, how else would the remote be different? Would you still be able to program advanced codes without using the JP1 interface? Would the remote lose some memory for advanced codes and key moves programming? Would some pre-installed device codes be wiped out to make room for the new, requested device codes?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.
     
  13. May 4, 2004 #113 of 202
    srs5694

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    I'm not positive, but I suspect that by "you wouldn't get back the same remote," Edmund means that you'd get back a physically different remote than the one you sent in, although it would be the same model (with the JP1 modifications).

    As to changes made by adding a JP1 interface, AFAIK you don't lose any features. You can certainly still program advanced codes without the use of the JP1 interface. The URC-6131 remote has more memory after the upgrade than before it, so you certainly don't lose memory. I don't believe any pre-existing device codes are wiped out; new ones are stored on the EEPROM, which isn't present in the stock URC-6131.
     
  14. May 4, 2004 #114 of 202
    Edmund

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    Yes, the built-in codes are in the ROM, which isn't touched, ever. The eeprom is added, which the upgrade is added to it. In addition to more memory, with presence of the eeprom, you won't lose your programming if you take the batteries out. And you won't get back the actual remote you sent in, it helps speed up the turnaround time. If you're sending it in, in addition to whatever you're asking for, have them load the code for the alternate addresses. The codes I announced are staying, there will be new codes for addresses 3 & 4 later.
     
  15. May 5, 2004 #115 of 202
    dtu

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    Thank you very much for your speedy replies.

    Do you know if the remote UEI sends back is a new, factory fresh remote, a refurbished remote, or somebody else’s remote (recycled back to consumers) that was sent in prior to sending in your own remote? I am thinking of sending my OFA 6131 to UEI to have them install a few 4 digit device codes not currently loaded into the remote. I am curious to know what condition the returned remote would be in.

    Since the remote you get back is not your own, is all programming lost, or is the returned remote programmed the way you sent it in with advanced codes, key moves, etc. (i.e. - copied to the returned remote, assuming you shipped your own remote to UEI with the batteries installed to retain the programming of your shipped remote to UEI)?

    One more question – I have programmed my OFA 6131 remote with 36 advanced codes and 6 key moves. My understanding is you can program up to 45 advanced codes and key moves total, per hifi-remote.com’s FAQ. Would I have access to the increased memory from the installed eeprom upgrade without using the JP1 interface, specifically, to be able to add more advanced codes and key moves than the 45 allowed in a non-upgraded remote?

    Thank you again for your help.
     
  16. May 6, 2004 #116 of 202
    Edmund

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    I don't know the pedigree of the returned remotes, all I can say is the one I received back, ws just fine. You will lose all the programming you might have done, because you aren't getting the same remote back. And the eeprom will not give you any more memory for keymoves. It's strictly for upgrades, theirs or yours if you go JP1 route. What do you expect for your $20.:)
     
  17. May 6, 2004 #117 of 202
    LooseWiring

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    I personally upgraded from the 6131 to the 8910(new model) and haven't been happier since.

    At first I did call OFA and had them load the upgrades for Tivo and my Windows MCE remote. Then, I discovered JP1.

    After I figured out how to use JP1's IR.exe and RemoteMaster I was able to use the remote to control EVERY device in my house.

    The 8910 is MORE than worth the cost of the remote and JP1 cable.
     
  18. May 6, 2004 #118 of 202
    dtu

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    I completely agree - the OFA 6131 is a terrific remote for its price, and then some. Having the specifically labeled "Tivo row" of buttons, along with the navigation and transport buttons located in the prime real estate area of the remote (the middle) makes it great to use. If you don't mind not having backlighting and learn how to use its advanced codes and keymoves capabilities, I think many folks will be very pleased with this remote. From what I have read on this and other forums, the JP1 upgrade makes this remote a giant killer.

    Thanks again for answering my questions. I really appreciate it.
     
  19. May 6, 2004 #119 of 202
    jwjody

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    The 6131 is way cool. Get a modded one if you can, or mod it yourself.

    J
     
  20. May 6, 2004 #120 of 202
    Sparty99

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    Sorry if this has been hit upon already, but I've got a DVD/VCR combo unit. Does anyone know if the OFA URC-6131 will handle such a device?

    Thanks in advance.

    Edit:

    Never mind, manual indicates it does. I'm going to buy two.
     

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