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Master Geek

#116392 27-Apr-2013 19:55
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Hi - My Tivo remote has stopped working but luckily (! thought) I have 2 Tivo's and so dug out the other remote (the 2nd Tivo was a $99 re-con special from Noel Leeming) put in some batteries and started clicking but it doesn't seem to work with either Tivo!! The red light comes on when I press a button on the remote but neither Tivo responds (usually a yellow led blinks on the Tivo when you send a command to it)

I restarted both Tivo's and checked for interference  - turned off the Xbox Connect - but still nothing, tried a Harmony 300 remote I have and it works with both Tivo's - the yellow led comes on both of them and it changes the channel on both of them at the same time...grrr

Anybody got any bright ideas what I can check with the Tivo remote - it looks brand new and I have done a reset on it  (TV Power, Tivo button, 3 thumbs down and enter) but still nothing....)-:

One other question - does anyone know what button on a Harmony 300 equals the Tivo button - if I had that I could kind of get by but without it I cant do anything on the Tivo(s) except change channel!!!

thanks martin

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Uber Geek

  #806491 27-Apr-2013 20:30
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You might want to try setting the ID numbers on the remote. If you have two TiVos I assume one is set to ID#1 and the other to ID#2 so that you can control them in the same room. Remember to flick the "1-2" switch on the remote before setting the ID for the second TiVo.

EDIT: just reread you post. You are controlling both rather than neither. The remote ID is set to 0 which any TiVo will respond to.

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Master Geek

  #806497 27-Apr-2013 20:45
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I was controlling both Tivo's from the same remote, changing the DVR switch from 1 to 2 until that remote decided to just up and die )-:

So the Tivo's will still be set to ID#1 and ID#2 but surely the 'new' remote should work on at least one of them ?

Might be ordering anothe remote from but I notice it could be up to 10 working days...argh!! Family will mutiny...


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Uber Geek

  #806504 27-Apr-2013 20:59
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The new remote will have both switch positions set to ID 0, which any TiVo, even those set to another ID, will respond to.
Follow these instructions.

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#807975 30-Apr-2013 13:34
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Hiya, I had a similar issue with infrared interference from my TV causing remote issues, check the below link :

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Uber Geek

  #824157 23-May-2013 14:53
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I've had so many problems with our TiVo remote. I should've claimed it while it still had warrenty

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