Turn off RF on remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by WorldBandRadio, May 1, 2015.

  1. WorldBandRadio

    WorldBandRadio Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010


    It's happened one too many times... I'm watching a show "live" within the 30 minute playback buffer. I'm about 15 minutes behind real time.

    Then I drop the remote, or it falls off the chair, and serendipitously the channel button is pressed as it hits the floor.

    The channel is changed, and I miss the 15 minutes that I had not yet seen.

    Is there any way to make the Roamio remote IR-only, i.e., disable the RF capability?

  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I stole this:

    To switch modes
    Switching to IR mode

    To enter IR mode, press and hold the TiVo+Red C buttons until the activity indicator on the remote control lights. The remote remains in IR mode until you enter the key combination that puts the remote into RF mode.
    Switching to RF mode

    Entering RF mode causes a paired remote that is currently operating in IR mode to switch to RF mode. This procedure has no effect in New Pairing mode or when the remote is unpaired. To change the remote control from IR mode to RF mode, press and hold the TiVo+Green D buttons until the activity indicator on the remote control lights.
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  3. joblo

    joblo Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Once in IR mode, can it be switched to one of the numbered codes or does it still do only the universal IR code? (0,iirc)
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Yes, Hold Tivo & Pause then press a number 1-9. the default is 0, which is all the 1-9 addresses. To set an address for a specific Tivo, just go to the system Information screen and back out using the remote with the set address. It separates control if you have multiple Tivos nearby. (I have 2 on 1 TV.)
  5. joblo

    joblo Member

    Jun 5, 2002


    Thanks. I knew the procedure, but when I did the 30-day trial on a Roamio shortly after it was introduced, the remote only supported the universal code, and it had a tendency to drop out of RF and back to IR without warning, which made it unacceptably risky to use with my whole house IR repeaters.

    Glad to know they've fixed that.

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