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Has Tivo come out with a universal remote of their own? I need something that will operate in priority: Tivo, Sony reciever, Sony DVD, Sony vcr, Toshiba Tv. Currently I am using my Sony reciever universal remote and have programmed the Tivo buttons on the remote, but when a guest use the remote they do not know what buttons to use. There are some universal remotes out there, but way too expensive. What is everyone else using??:confused:

I know the tivo remote will control the volume on my reciever and turn off my tv.
 

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Oh come on, phone1. You can come right out and mention the URC-6131 universal remote which has TiVo related buttons and can control 6 devices quite well. No need to be sly about it. :D
 

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Originally posted by JimSpence
Oh come on, phone1. You can come right out and mention the URC-6131 universal remote which has TiVo related buttons and can control 6 devices quite well. No need to be sly about it. :D
Heh - I just got tired of saying all that so I put it in my sig. :)
 

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1. The search function kinda sucks here. I had this same question, knew it had been answered in the past, but couldn't find relevant results.

2. The One For All URC-6131 is absolutely the way to go. I just got it and love it. $18 at Circuit City.
 

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After reading these glowing reports about the 6131 here and online at various stores I decided to purchase one even though I presently have a Hometheater Master SL9000. The reason I wanted this remote because it can control my DVD player quite easily with the cursor keys which the SL9000 didn't really have. YOu needed two sets of cursor keys. Also I had been using my Tivo peanut remote to access tivo functions so had two remotes.

I was amazed at the low price of the 6131 but have a few comments. I have a home theatre setup and everything is controlled thru the audio receiver. I had a tough time changing the audio receiver to access the vcr, directtv, and cable (without a cable box). In any case I found that the TV\Vid key changes inputs in the receiver just fine so that problem was eventually solved.

However, some negatives. When I select satellite I cannot get anything with the menu button nor can I get a directtv guide by pressing the guide button. I have an rca directtv receiver. When the tivo is active and I press the info button nothing happens.

One thing that is missing but isn't a biggie is that there is no eject button for the vcr or the dvd player.

Other than the above this remote is a great value and has allowed me to jettison my universal remote and my tivo remote. Since all the other functions work with these devices I would assume that my codes are correct.

John
 

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John, try resetting the SAT device,

1. press SAT
2. press and hold the SET for two blinks
3. enter 9-9-4
4. press SAT
5. press SAT again.

GET the INFO command

1. press PVR
2. press and SET for two blinks
3. enter 9-9-4
4. press SET for one blink
5. enter 1-2-3
6. press INFO

What brand of Audio receiver do you have and what SETUP code are you using?
 

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Edmund - Thanx for the tip. Both worked. Can't quite figure out where you got this info as it's not clear in the instructions.

I have a Pioneer audio receiver and I am using the first Pioneer code of 1023.

As an aside when I got this controller today my tv (Proscan), audio receiver (I believe Pioneer is the default) and my directtv box all worked. I had to program my vcr (Sony) and dvd (Sony).

John
 

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I've been playing with UEI remotes since the 80's.:) Can't help with the pioneer code 1023, it doesn't accept advanced codes, if you were to send it in for an upgrade, have them add SETUP code 0013. Now there are ton of advanced codes for that pioneer code. I have only owned pioneer receivers since the 80's too.
 

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from Philips Magnavox. It has Tivo and 8 others with learnable buttons for $30 at Best Buy.

"Philips Magnovox 8-Function Universal Learning Remote with TiVo and Replay Compatibility"

I will check this out and let you all know. I just purchased a new Sony reciever and hopefully this new remote will have the code for it.
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The Philips Magnavox remote has TiVo keys, but in my opinion is not layed out very well because of the location of the transport keys. The Philips remote puts the numeric keys in the center, with the transport keys below them. The URC-6131 gets it right, with the keys a TiVo user will probably use most, the transport keys, in the center of the remote ... (just my humble opinion)
 

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After researching it, i went with the Philips Maganovox PMDVR8 remote, soley because it has the Learning feature. It works great, however as mentioned above, the layout is horrible for the TIVO device. But i got it to control all my devices (with the learning features)..
 

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Originally posted by jeepcj236
from Philips Magnavox. It has Tivo and 8 others with learnable buttons for $30 at Best Buy.

"Philips Magnovox 8-Function Universal Learning Remote with TiVo and Replay Compatibility"

I will check this out and let you all know. I just purchased a new Sony reciever and hopefully this new remote will have the code for it.
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If you want any other remote to control your Sony receiver other than its own, you'll probably need to change the codeset it responds to, see this thread.
 

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I have a question about the URC6131 but I didn't want to start another thread. I have a Philips receiver and I can change between VCR, TV, FM tuner, etc. using the number buttons but none of them select the DVD source. Anyone know where I might could find it?

Brian
 

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For my money you can't beat the HTM MX-500.
The best universal remote on the market and now under $100
 

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Originally posted by McGonigle
I have a question about the URC6131 but I didn't want to start another thread. I have a Philips receiver and I can change between VCR, TV, FM tuner, etc. using the number buttons but none of them select the DVD source. Anyone know where I might could find it?

Brian
We had the same problem with our Sony receiver..it's a very common problem apparently.

You need to use the same procedure that Edmund outlined earlier in this thread to "key move" the correct code

(same directions at http://www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/advanced.shtml)
You'll have to find the ADVANCED codes for the Phillips receiver
at http://www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/adv-codes.shtml

It appears that the device codes for Phillips are 0039, 0189, 0321, 0269 so use that info to find out the advanced code that you would map to a key to switch to DVD on your Phillips
 

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Originally posted by beagledave
We had the same problem with our Sony receiver..it's a very common problem apparently.

You need to use the same procedure that Edmund outlined earlier in this thread to "key move" the correct code
To clarify with an example..we have a SONY receiver...setup code of 158

So advanced codes at http://www.hifi-remote.com/codes2/amp_0158.shtml

Looking at that page, "191" turned out to be the magic code to assign to a key to have it switch to DVD, then.
 

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