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Topic # 230256 15-Feb-2018 12:00
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Hi, does anyone have a solution for operating TiVo behind the closed doors of an entertainment unit? The S1 used to support a cheap IR Blaster but not the S3...

 

Would prefer not to use Network Remote.

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 1958562 15-Feb-2018 12:06
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Mine works via a wire in( Cat5) set up, I may have another unit
PM me if you’re interested



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  Reply # 1958580 15-Feb-2018 12:33
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Brunzy: Mine works via a wire in( Cat5) set up, I may have another unit
PM me if you’re interested

 

Thanks, now that I've actually taken the time to investigate this, maybe something like this would work?

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/usb-ir-extender-kit/p/AR1834


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  Reply # 1958613 15-Feb-2018 14:08
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I use Philips Prontos and the IR blasters work perfectly with my S3 Tivos.  

 

Tivo IR Blaster





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  Reply # 1958616 15-Feb-2018 14:11
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Spong:

 

I use Philips Prontos and the IR blasters work perfectly with my S3 Tivos.

 

Hi, where did you source the blaster? Is it a USB type? Cheers.


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  Reply # 1959747 17-Feb-2018 22:51
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exador:

 

Spong:

 

I use Philips Prontos and the IR blasters work perfectly with my S3 Tivos.

 

Hi, where did you source the blaster? Is it a USB type? Cheers.

 

 

Most Philips Prontos can convert IR commands to RF that are then sent to an RF Extender that sends them to IR blasters (supplied with the RF Externder) for attaching to the front of Tivos and almost any other device that receives IR commands. That way you can control your devices from another room. No these are not USB devices, it's a  complete system, and there are different generations of Prontos and RF Extenders. Many would consider them Old School these days, but I've had a really good run from them over the years. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far.


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  Reply # 1959781 18-Feb-2018 08:39
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One thing to bear in mind is to position the emitter precisely on the TiVo. I shined a torch on the front panel to find the receiver.

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