I am running a Tivo HD with the latest software. There seems to be an intermittant issue with the remote where sometimes the buttons work with ease and other times you need to push the buttons multiple times to get the unit to respond (if it ever does).
The guide and select buttons generally seem to work OK, but the other ones particularly LiveTV, Tivo and direction arrows, channel buttons etc experience the issue mostly. But it is the situation where come back in a few hours and it all works fine again for a while at least.
It doesn't seem to be dependant on whether anything is recording either. (although obviously the thing is generally recording the last 30mins anyway)
I have tried:
1. Replacing remote batteries with brand new.
2. Resetting remote. using remote reset instructions online
3. Resetting Tivo
4. Eliminating potential sources of interference. (Cordless Phone, DVD Player plugged in, Turned off sensors on LCD TV)
5. The IR diodes on the remote are functioning as evidenced by looking at end of remote control through a digital camera and pushing a button.
I have no idea what is causing the problem and thought perhaps it is somehow related to the Tivo unit via a software bug. Given I only installed the unit a week ago I figure it has probably downloaded and installed the latest software, rather than receiving it from factory condition.
I really don't want to have to take the thing back (again), was wondering if anyone is either experiencing this issue or has experienced it in the past.
Oh and the red light on the remote works fine.