What is best programable remote for Tivo peanut lover

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  1. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    Those remotes are on my bed. :) Yes the original 6131 has been discontinued. I'm sure you can find them on ebay.
     
  2. memnoch

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    That's a shame. The layout seems much nicer for a DVR. Thanks again for the info.
     
  3. memnoch

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    Just picked one up on Ebay for $4.24 plus shipping. Can't wait. Thanks, Edmund!
     
  4. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    well I thought I was a geek but you win!

    I'm a graphics novice. Is Paint a graphics program lol? I figured out how to draw a box in Paint and add text. That's about it for me. I may have other programs that came on install disks with my printer or some other device I guess. I also found this thing in my drawer with numbers and markings that helps me draw straight lines with my pencil so maybe that can help in some way.

    google images can be used for more than porn! Had no idea. Thanks ;)
     
  5. newsposter

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    In case he's not an ebayer i found a few prices quickly using epinions

    http://www.epinions.com/pr-One_for_All_URC-6131_Remote_Control/display_~latest_prices

    I guess CC may have it online for 15 bucks
     
  6. memnoch

    memnoch Billy Gardner

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    Wow, me neither. Thanks! ;)
     
  7. memnoch

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  8. Edmund

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    Online stores may have an image of the old the 6131, but thery are shipping the 6131n. :(

    The 6131n has one less key then you know, the keys CC and AUD are linked to one another, you can't separate them from one another, map an advanced code to one, it shows up on the other too. Terrible remote, if you can't find the original 6131, get the urc-8820 instead.
     
  9. Spiky

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    The best chargers are from Maha. They can be acquired at thomas-distributing.com, great customer service at this company. Once you have the right charger, the batteries brand hardly matters. Only if there are known lemons or something. Even NiCads last longer with these chargers, from what I've heard. But NiMh is certainly preferred.

    I have 2 MX-500s and 2 sets of batteries. Haven't bothered with another set since charging only takes a couple hours. Usually do it overnight every couple months before they run out of juice.
     
  10. newsposter

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    Sounds like fraud if you ask me :) Pictures of one remote and selling you another so different surely has to be bad. though since it's 1 of 10000 products, no one will care.
     
  11. memnoch

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    CircuitCity is doing this. I saw the picture on the web and went there last night. They had the N. I told the rep to call it up on the web. It listed the right model number but had the picture of the old model.
     
  12. Aaron Campagnon

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    memnoch,
    I second (or third) any call for the 6131 (not N) remote. It does not have the codes built in, but I got mine off of EBAY for $9 then shipped it off to allforone to be upgraded. Took 5 days to get back, and after an hour of setting up and playing with adv codes, I have it set up just right.
    The TV (proscan), VCR (sony), PVR(d-tivo on ch2), DVD(panasonic), CBL/SAT(d-tivo ch3), and AUD(yamaha reciever) buttons all control 90% of all the operations I need. I am able to put up all of the individual remotes for the components above. As an added bonus, I have used the advanced codes to move functions from one device to another device. AN example of this is that on both of my TIVO devices, I have a button set up to change the yamaha receiver to the correct video input.
    With the adv codes, you can basicly program any button under any device to perform any function of any device that is stored in the built in memory. I am even able to control bedroom TV. It is basicly a dumb monitor, that is hooked up to a tivo in the living room. The only thing I need to control on it other than the Tivo functions is vol and power. I was able to find the adv code for the vol and power, then map those functions to 3 unused buttons under my 2 d-tivo devices, and I am good to go.
    All this with just under 90 minutes of work.
    Another bonus, is that when you get your remote back from allforone, you get the jp1 hardware connection on the remote installed. This means a few short minutes with a soldering iron and some old printer cables and I can program it to my hearts content via my PC. In all, the best sub-$10 remote on the earth!!!
     
  13. memnoch

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    Aaron, thanks for taking the time to give me all that info. I got one off Ebay too and it arrived today. I'll post back with how I like it after I play with it a little. As a side note, I emailed the company to tell them I was disappointed to see they had changed the design and how well received it was with TiVo fans, and they replied that the new model has all the same buttons - that's it. I replied saying that it isn't the buttons that count but the layout and the design. They replied back that I should find a used one then. :)
     
  14. virent

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    I just got the
    One for All URC-6131 6 Device PVR Universal Remote w/EEPROM and JP1 Modification.
    Does this have the advanced code modification or do i have to send it for upgrade?
    If yes, then how do I use the 3 digit advanced code for individual function?
    I am using code set 0618 for PVR function, but certain keys do not work, eg the info key does nothing. Also there is no key for Live TV, Todo list etc and I have to use the menu key to access all the functions.
    I have the JP1 cable and am looking into using my PC to upgrade the remote.
    I got the DirecTV_hr10-250_urc-6131ext.txt file from yahoo JP1 groups, can i use this file to upgrade my remote?

    First post.

    Thanks
     
  15. Edmund

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    You don't need to go the JP1 route if you simply need to add a few advanced codes. Use 150-Guide, 058-Menu, 166-List, and 121-LiveTv. To map them follow these steps;

    1. press PVR
    2. press and hold SET for two blinks
    3. enter 9-9-4
    4. tap SET for one blink
    5. enter 3 digit code
    6. pick a key
     
  16. virent

    virent New Member

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    Thanks,

    Will try it out. I got all the 3 digit codes from the DirecTV_hr10-250_urc-6131ext.txt file.
     
  17. tucsonbill

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    Not directly. It's a first step that will have to be used to create the file that you can actually upload to your remote. For what you need to do this and how to do it look at the JP1 Forum. They have a good beginners forum, and they're extremely helpful folks. The forum owner is the creator of the old Yahoo JP1 group.
     
  18. memnoch

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    Well I've had great luck setting up the 6131 until I got to my Sony STR-DE885 Receiver. I can't access the "Main Menu" button that gives access to speaker levels, night mode and the like. I have the advanced codes from http://www.hifi-remote.com/cgi-bin2/ueic.cgi?amp_0158 and have switched it over to AV1 for control. Everything else works. Has anyone had luck with this or problems?
    Also, I'd love to control the TV power when in the mode for controlling the HR10-250, but the power button is supposedly not programmable. What are you guys doing - other than pushing TV then Power.
     
  19. Edmund

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    Try the codes here, as well.

    To move the Tv power command:

    1. press and hold SET for two blinks
    2. enter 9-9-4
    3. press TV
    4. press POWER
    5. press PVR
    6. press POWER
     
  20. memnoch

    memnoch Billy Gardner

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    Already tried it. Thanks though. Anyone else?
     

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