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VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!! Tivo "customer service" won't talk to me b/c of this being a Philips unit. Called the Philips number and the answering message is "we're sorry...we'll be with you shortly.." Click. Click. Same message. Click. Click. Then the phone company's "we're sorry...the number you have dialed cannot be connected" or some garbage like that. What am I supposed to DO about this? Tivo is worthless if it can't change channels!

Maxent is not listed on the TV code list, and I have done the code search--nada.

I am actually trying to help a friend with this. I have had Tivo since it was invented and have talked most of my friends into using and bought it for my kids. Have 3 myself and want to get the Humax next.

Obviously, she doesn't think it's so great....:(
 

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This is a TV, not a cable box right? If it's a TV, a Tivo is far from worthless if the remote can't control the TV. All you need is the TV remote to turn the TV on, turn it to the correct input, and adjust volume. From then on you can use Tivo; channel change would be done internally using Tivo's tuner or via cable box depending on setup. Only thing really annoying is if you have to pick up the remote to tweak volume frequently.

If your friend wants one remote for both, there are a number of good universal remote options, search for "universal remote" over in the coffee house for previous discussion. Maxent is a rare brand so she would want to get a universal with plenty of learning memory.
 

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Yes, Steven, it is a TV. Sorry for not including that.

Thank you for this information. I am going to try recording something this morning. I don't think my friend will have a problem with 2 remotes as long as Tivo can change the channel on its own to do the recordings on different channels.
 

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Steven...this did not work. Tivo records CNN regardless of the channel I select to record. If I go to the Live TV guide and select TNT for example, and select "record this showing," Tivo records CNN.

The TV is a Maxent LCD, Tivo 20 HR by Philips. Tivo is on one input (AV1) via the Maxent remote, and another input also receives the signal (it says cable channel whatever in the corner instead of AV1).

When I use the Maxent remote to change channels on Tivo, it switches the screen back to the other input. So then I cannot even use the Tivo remote to get to Tivo Central. Tivo will ONLY record CNN. I am going to try guided set up one more time and see if I am missing something.
 

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What is the signal source for the TiVo? Cable? With or without box? What channel is CNN in your area?

Make sure the TiVo is setup to use the correct signal source.
 

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What is your TV souce (Cable, Cable box, satellite), and what channel is CNN on?
 

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Thanks Jim. Cable-no box. CNN channel #3. I am just now doing guided set-up again.
 

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Okay. Here's a connection scheme to try. Cable from wall to the RF input on the TiVo, A/V outputs on TiVo to the TV. Run guided setup to seelct cable with no box. This should then work just fine. Use the AV1 input for TiVo viewing.

If you want to watch one channel while recording another then run a cable from the RF output of the TiVo to the RF input on the TV. Put the TiVo into standby, it will still record, and use the TV remote to select the channel. With the TiVo out of standby and the TV on ch3 it will also show the TiVo output, the picture quality will suffer.
 

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Thanks for your help! We are up and running and everything is working as you said.

Next project in my own house: Humax w/DVD recorder and adding that second networked Tivo to our home network. We have a Dish HD receiver and networked Tivo upstairs. Would like to add the Humax down so that we could record two things at once and later have the option of watching either on the plasma TV. Does that make sense?
 

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I don't have experience with networked TiVos. But, since the TiVos will be networked this should work just fine.
 

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Have you tried calling Maxent and asking them which TV they're compatible with (i.e. who makes it or what other brands they make)? Chances are it's a rebadged TV from another company or at least uses the same codes.
 

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No contact info in the manual (!). I have found something online that says Maxent MIGHT be manufactured by Regent USA. I have yet to find a relevant link on the website I THINK is theirs. Crazy. In any case, my friend is good with the two remotes, just using the Maxent one for power and volume. Everything else is working well now. Thanks for your suggestion.
 

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Has anyone ever come up with the correct codes for this brand? I'm considering purchasing the Maxent MX-42VM11 42" Plasma, but not if I can't program the remote for it (my mind is set on this, so let's not waste the space with "you can get this universal" talk).

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1755 didn't work for me but the code for my new 50" Maxent plasma is 11755 -- they are all 5 digits now. The 1755 worked for some of the older sets I'm guessing? Then to program the "tv input" portion is the same (960) YAY !! Now my DirecTV remote DOES control this tv !!! The Maxent website offers up some other brands that were similar, and I hit it when I went to the "Sampo" TV in the DirecTV remote control setup menu !! YIPPPEEEE!
 

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1755 didn't work for me but the code for my new 50" Maxent plasma is 11755 -- they are all 5 digits now. The 1755 worked for some of the older sets I'm guessing? Then to program the "tv input" portion is the same (960) YAY !! Now my DirecTV remote DOES control this tv !!! The Maxent website offers up some other brands that were similar, and I hit it when I went to the "Sampo" TV in the DirecTV remote control setup menu !! YIPPPEEEE!
There are many UEI made remotes like One-for-all universals that still take 4 digit UEI codes. At this time it only UEI made dtv remotes that have added a prefix to the front of the setup codes. 0****- dtv receivers, 1****- Tv's, 2****- Dvd & Vcr's, and 3****- Steroes. So if find an old list UEI codes, just add the proper prefix to use with your DTV remote.
 
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