TiVo VOX/voice remote control reviews and comments thread

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  1. Nov 3, 2017 #101 of 196
    atmuscarella

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    Yes, I have a Bolt, base Roamio, Premiere, TiVo HD, Series 3, and Humax Series 2 all in one room attached to the same TV. Setup IR to different codes for all, and I am using RF on the Bolt and base Roamio. Simple put if you switch your remotes back to RF all should be fine and you should be using RF without any issue if they drop back to IR (like when the batteries are low).

    P.S.: No I don't have them all on very often and normally only have the Bolt and Roamio plugged in, but do bring the others up every few months to check in.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2017 #102 of 196
    Mikeguy

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    That's funny. :)
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2017 #103 of 196
    ajwees41

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    has anyone found a way to program the vox remote for tv power and volume if the codes aren't built in?
     
  4. Nov 3, 2017 #104 of 196
    JoeKustra

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    Let me amend my previous post. Going to rf may not fix your double press problem. It will introduce a problem if you have rf interference causing the remotes to drop into IR mode.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2017 #105 of 196
    ClearToLand

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    I had no remote problems for the first year when the refurb Roamio OTA, using RF, was the only unit in the BR. My double key press problem began when I proactively searched TCF and found the TiVo Support LINK for "Controlling 2 TiVo DVRs with Separate Remotes" and followed those instructions BEFORE even powering up my newly purchased refurb Roamio OTA 1TB. [During my decade away from TiVo, with networked ReplayTVs, I had three Magnavox DVRs in the LR with cardboard covers over the IR receivers to prevent the wrong DVR from responding, so I was pre-programmed mentally to 'expect' a problem. :rolleyes: ]

    Switching back to RF was unbelievably easy - TiVo+Green D and done! Both Roamio OTAs were still RF-paired to the remotes that they shipped with. Thus, I (unnecessarily) created the problem. :mad:

    Were all TiVos IR before the introduction of the Roamio series? [Questioning the validity of the above referenced TiVo Support LINK as the sole solution.]

    Thanks everyone for the help! :)
     
  6. Nov 3, 2017 #106 of 196
    JoeKustra

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    Without a dongle, yes. My Roamio remote in rf mode has a lot of interference. I live with it. I have a lot of stuff very close. Glad it's working.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2017 #107 of 196
    Scott R. Scherr

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    There seem to be multiple reports of the Vox remotes not pairing with the regular Mini's. Has anyone gotten the Vox remote to work with the older Mini's?

     
  8. Nov 4, 2017 #108 of 196
    thyname

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    The remote arrived yesterday, and assigning the desired code worked like a charm. Thanks for your help
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2017 #109 of 196
    JayMan747

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    and the "Exit" button.
     
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  10. Nov 4, 2017 #110 of 196
    TonyD79

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    The exit button is/was the zoom button. At least it works the same exact way.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2017 #111 of 196
    ajwees41

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    How is it labeled in the guide? if it's like ABCHD and you say ABCHD it should turn to that channel
     
  12. Nov 4, 2017 #112 of 196
    ajwees41

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    there should be a way to add at least the tv volume and power commands to the remote or maybe an upgraded version There is no code for my Hannspree tv, but it worked with my slide pro, but then I'd lose voice
     
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  13. Nov 4, 2017 #113 of 196
    TonyD79

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    But it doesn’t.

    I say ABC HD and it says I can’t find anything.

    I say abc and it picks my Baltimore abc affiliate in hd.

    I asked it for hbo west and it took me to hbo 2.

    I haven’t figured out the magic yet.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2017 #114 of 196
    tim_m

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    So i ordered the remote today from tivo but got a spinning circle when i placed the order. I didn't get email confirmation and there's no order history but i know it went through cause there's a hold on my bank account. Anyone else have this happen?
     
  15. Nov 5, 2017 #115 of 196
    drew224

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    This doesn't work with voice. The voice control still chooses the lowest numbered HD channel even if it's not in the channels or favorites lists unfortunately.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2017 #116 of 196
    TonyD79

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    Sort of for me. It picks the higher of my two networks like abc or cbs.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2017 #117 of 196
    missdona

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    Any idea how I can program the Vox remote control power on the TV and receiver? I just realized that when I tried to get the Bolt remote to do that I gave up, and just kept using the Roamio remote in this room. I have it controlling the TV, but I need for it to throw the signal for both. TIA!
     
  18. Nov 6, 2017 #118 of 196
    Scott R. Scherr

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    Did you try holding the Tivo and TV Power buttons at the same time and then entering the code for your receiver? This works for the standard Roamio remotes.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2017 #119 of 196
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    I tried "Play MacGyver" and it defaults to create one pass for original series, not the 3 episodes I have in Now Showing. I can scroll down to "May Also like" and that finds current series. :(
     
  20. Nov 6, 2017 #120 of 196
    Diana Collins

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    Works the same as previous remotes. See the user guide for the Vox remote here: https://explore.tivo.com/content/dam/tivo/explore/how-to/VoxRemote_Setup.pdf

    From the guide:
     

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