Your 6012 has tivo code its VCR 0618, it doesn't accept advanced codes missing functions like later OFA remotes. If you were to ship it off for an upgrade, they would probably send you back a urc-8820 instead.
The 6012 VCR buttons are very small and hard to destinguish without looking at them unlike the TiVo remote.classicsat said:Isn't the 6012 just a 6 device 8011? I have the Canadian 8011 (8017), an its layout works well for Tivo, except the Thumbs keys, which I programmed in (it is JP1 enabled, with several upgrades, keymoves, and macros.)
The Harmony 680 has a button layout that's closer to a real TiVo remote. (i.e. FF, RW, etc... are in the middle rather then along the top row)bobharp said:I've been very happy with my Harmony 676 . Button layout was not the same but the device is very flexible and easy to set up. Happy hunting.
toughcrowd said:Why doesn't Tivo make a Universal remote? I've tried every Harmony that has come out and nothing is as well laid out as the Tivo. The buttons on the Harmonys are cheap and non distinct. Finding them without looking at the remote is impossible. You don't even need back lighting on the tivo it's so well laid out. I'd pay Harmony prices for a Tivo learning remote. It's really dumb they haven't come out with one by now. It's also amazing no one has directly copied the layout.
ditto vote on the 680. I haven't used my tivo peanuts in 2 weeks. 680 controls both tivo's, receiver and 50" dlp tv.Dan203 said:The Harmony 680 has a button layout that's closer to a real TiVo remote. (i.e. FF, RW, etc... are in the middle rather then along the top row)
Which is kind of what makes the One For All 8011 (and likely others) good for TiVo use. It isn't exactly the same, but it is laid out rather well, and all the buttons for a function are rather alike, but backlit.tgibbs said:In my opinion, what makes the TiVo remote superior is the arrangement of the transport controls in a control diamond with the Pause button in the middle, the fast forward/reverse on the sides, the slow immediately below, and the jump forward and back buttons below and to the sides.