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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 2:37:59 AM

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I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
the RTVs.....

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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 1:23:12 PM

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In article <Q8GdnUw-85rp-D_fRVn-gg@comcast.com>,
"Joe Mamma" <joemamma@nospam.com> wrote:

> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
> have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
> remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
> battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
> the RTVs.....

Or, you simply walk up to them and power one off and the other one on.
That way, whenever you hit the power button on the remote, it'll turn
the one off and the other one on.

So at any given time, you'll have only one on--and that's the one that
will respond to your remote.
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 1:23:13 PM

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On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 09:23:12 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <Q8GdnUw-85rp-D_fRVn-gg@comcast.com>,
> "Joe Mamma" <joemamma@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
>> have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
>> remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
>> battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
>> the RTVs.....
>
>Or, you simply walk up to them and power one off and the other one on.
>That way, whenever you hit the power button on the remote, it'll turn
>the one off and the other one on.
>

Note that this works for more than 2 Replays also, although you'll
have to get up to control the "power" switches.

>So at any given time, you'll have only one on--and that's the one that
>will respond to your remote.

True. One of the main functions of that "power" switch (lying, it does
not switch power) is to control which remore codes are accepted. When
"off" the unit accepts nothing but "power".

For a more sophisticated system, there's RF converters that use
stick-on emitters for individual control of the Replays.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 9:36:01 PM

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Yes, and I can't tell you what it is but it is in the FAQ's somewhere

You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of either

1: Walking close enough to the replay that only one of them responds or

2: Turning one on MANUALLY using the power button, just one


Once you set that prefix code then all commands must be prefixed or the
replay ignores them. IE: 02 POWER (Toggle power on replay #2)

O1 Power (Toggle power on replay #1)

Note, both replays must be so programmed but with DIFFERENT prefix numbers



Joe Mamma wrote:
> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
> have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
> remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
> battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
> the RTVs.....
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
June 5, 2005 9:36:02 PM

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"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:5KGoe.125$jS1.55@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
> Yes, and I can't tell you what it is but it is in the FAQ's somewhere
>
> You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of either
>
> 1: Walking close enough to the replay that only one of them responds or
>
> 2: Turning one on MANUALLY using the power button, just one
>
>
> Once you set that prefix code then all commands must be prefixed or the
> replay ignores them. IE: 02 POWER (Toggle power on replay #2)
>
> O1 Power (Toggle power on replay #1)
>
> Note, both replays must be so programmed but with DIFFERENT prefix numbers

What a pain in the hind quarters.
I'm glad I'll only have one Replay.
June 5, 2005 9:36:02 PM

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On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:36:01 GMT, John in Detroit
<Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>Yes, and I can't tell you what it is but it is in the FAQ's somewhere
>
>You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of either
>
>1: Walking close enough to the replay that only one of them responds or
>
>2: Turning one on MANUALLY using the power button, just one
>
>
>Once you set that prefix code

You haven't set a code yet. Also, remember that this needs to be done
in FOUR places.

>then all commands must be prefixed or the
>replay ignores them. IE: 02 POWER (Toggle power on replay #2)
>
>O1 Power (Toggle power on replay #1)
>
>Note, both replays must be so programmed but with DIFFERENT prefix numbers
>

Still no code setting...

>
>
>Joe Mamma wrote:
>> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
>> have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
>> remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
>> battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
>> the RTVs.....
>>
>>
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 9:36:03 PM

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If you have multiple Replays, each in its own room, you have none of these
prefix worries. Luckily I had my housed wired with CAT6 sometime ago, so my
Replays and DVArchive box communicate happily, each from their own private
room.

Regards,

Margaret

"Zardoz" <dawiz@oz.com> wrote in message
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>
> What a pain in the hind quarters.
> I'm glad I'll only have one Replay.
>
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 9:36:04 PM

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On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:50:16 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
<twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:

>If you have multiple Replays, each in its own room, you have none of these
>prefix worries. Luckily I had my housed wired with CAT6 sometime ago, so my
>Replays and DVArchive box communicate happily, each from their own private
>room.
>

It also matters where the A/V sources are. That makes more difference
when you have satellite TV (where you can't use splitters).

>Regards,
>
>Margaret
>
>"Zardoz" <dawiz@oz.com> wrote in message
>news:1118001386.dda003fbb4a6dfa4d0dd721db63e0302@teranews...
>>
>> What a pain in the hind quarters.
>> I'm glad I'll only have one Replay.
>>
>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 1:03:03 PM

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Well.... I've had two VCR's in the same room. I have 3 Replays, but no
two of them in the same room. Does TIVO even have an option that
assumes you might have 2 or 3 or more in the same room?

Can you suggest a better way to have a remote control one, and only one,
device?

I may have been a bit innacurate... You send the prefix, you can then
send multiple codes... For example 02-power on-replay
guide-up/down-select-select-quick skip-fast forward-play-stop- and more,
the perfix is "Stickey" till you send a new prefix command.

Zardoz wrote:
> "John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:5KGoe.125$jS1.55@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>Yes, and I can't tell you what it is but it is in the FAQ's somewhere
>>
>>You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of either
>>
>>1: Walking close enough to the replay that only one of them responds or
>>
>>2: Turning one on MANUALLY using the power button, just one
>>
>>
>>Once you set that prefix code then all commands must be prefixed or the
>>replay ignores them. IE: 02 POWER (Toggle power on replay #2)
>>
>>O1 Power (Toggle power on replay #1)
>>
>>Note, both replays must be so programmed but with DIFFERENT prefix numbers
>
>
> What a pain in the hind quarters.
> I'm glad I'll only have one Replay.
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 1:05:02 PM

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Joe, I suspect what you are calling "Code" I'm calling "prefix"

The full name being "Prefix Code" of course. Since I do not have
multiple replays in the same room I'm aware of it but have no expierence
with it.

Joe wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:36:01 GMT, John in Detroit
> <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>
>>Yes, and I can't tell you what it is but it is in the FAQ's somewhere
>>
>>You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of either
>>
>>1: Walking close enough to the replay that only one of them responds or
>>
>>2: Turning one on MANUALLY using the power button, just one
>>
>>
>>Once you set that prefix code
>
>
> You haven't set a code yet. Also, remember that this needs to be done
> in FOUR places.
>
>
>>then all commands must be prefixed or the
>>replay ignores them. IE: 02 POWER (Toggle power on replay #2)
>>
>>O1 Power (Toggle power on replay #1)
>>
>>Note, both replays must be so programmed but with DIFFERENT prefix numbers
>>
>
>
> Still no code setting...
>
>
>>
>>Joe Mamma wrote:
>>
>>>I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
>>>have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
>>>remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
>>>battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
>>>the RTVs.....
>>>
>>>
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
June 6, 2005 2:18:49 PM

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On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 09:05:02 GMT, John in Detroit
<Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>Joe, I suspect what you are calling "Code" I'm calling "prefix"
>

Sometimes you used one word, sometimes the other. I was just being
more consistant. "Code" was the first word you used. "Prefix code" is
OK. The point was that your message claimes to be giving instructions
on setting such, but said nothing about the process of doing so.

>The full name being "Prefix Code" of course. Since I do not have
>multiple replays in the same room I'm aware of it but have no expierence
>with it.
>

Then why did you start the message with a claim that you were telling
how (see "You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of
either")?

>Joe wrote:
>> On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:36:01 GMT, John in Detroit
>> <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Yes, and I can't tell you what it is but it is in the FAQ's somewhere
>>>
>>>You can set a code, you do this by the simple trick of either
>>>
>>>1: Walking close enough to the replay that only one of them responds or
>>>
>>>2: Turning one on MANUALLY using the power button, just one
>>>
>>>
>>>Once you set that prefix code
>>
>>
>> You haven't set a code yet. Also, remember that this needs to be done
>> in FOUR places.
>>
>>
>>>then all commands must be prefixed or the
>>>replay ignores them. IE: 02 POWER (Toggle power on replay #2)
>>>
>>>O1 Power (Toggle power on replay #1)
>>>
>>>Note, both replays must be so programmed but with DIFFERENT prefix numbers
>>>
>>
>>
>> Still no code setting...
>>
>>
>>>
>>>Joe Mamma wrote:
>>>
>>>>I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
>>>>have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
>>>>remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
>>>>battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
>>>>the RTVs.....
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 2:40:42 PM

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Joe Mamma wrote:
> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way to
> have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the other
> remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1) in the
> battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything matching in
> the RTVs.....
>
>
It can be done with unit codes. Do a search on the Replay forum archives
at avsforums.com for "unit codes". A Replay will ALWAYS respond to a
remote with unit code 0. If you set it for unit 01, it will respond to
the untouched remote or to a universal remote set for unit code 1. You
can use JP1 to program some buttons on the original remote to switch
unit codes or buy a universal. The problem with the original remote is
that while it is readily programmable with a lot of memory, it has few
buttons. Robman on the avsforums has a Philips remote designed for PVRs.
Try remotecentral.com. He takes this unit (which has Replay and Tivo
buttons) and extends the led for greater range, adds memory, and sets up
the buttons to control 8 Tivos and 8 Replays and more. He also sells
this unit on eBay ($30???). I have 3 Replays in the bedroom and use 1
universal remote which has nice heft and a great button layout for
navigating around shows and I use the modded Philips to switch between
the individual Replays if necessary.
June 6, 2005 8:28:11 PM

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"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:bjUoe.1123$jS1.237@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
> Well.... I've had two VCR's in the same room. I have 3 Replays, but no
> two of them in the same room. Does TIVO even have an option that assumes
> you might have 2 or 3 or more in the same room?
>
> Can you suggest a better way to have a remote control one, and only one,
> device?

Tivos and the remotes can be set to one of 10 codes (1-9 and 0) 0 is
universal meaning that any Tivo set to 0 will accept a command from any
remote and any remote set to 0 will control any Tivo. The current Tivo
remotes have a 1-2 switch. I have mine set so that 1 controls one Tivo (set
to code 3) and 2 controls the other (set to code 4). I just need to slide
the switch to which ever tivo I want to control. I have a 3rd Tivo with the
old remote that I have set to code 7.

I could have 9 Tivo's all set to different codes, but I'd need several
remotes to control them or change the code on a single remote every time.


>
> I may have been a bit innacurate... You send the prefix, you can then send
> multiple codes... For example 02-power on-replay
> guide-up/down-select-select-quick skip-fast forward-play-stop- and more,
> the perfix is "Stickey" till you send a new prefix command.
>

Now that you say it that way, I guess it wouldn't be so bad.
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 1:53:11 AM

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Gee, with a replay you could have nine in the same room and control them
all with the same remote... Much easier in my opinion

Another option with replay, I don't know if TIVO can do this. Most
functions (nearly all) I can control from a different room, For example,
I have a Replay normally in my basement (That is the one boxed for
return) and I normally watch TV on a daisy chained tv (SImply means down
stream from the replay) in my bedroom, 1 floor up, I control it with my
laptop, using the remote feature in DV-Archive. It can control any
single replay. And you can invoke multiple incidencts of the remote so
it can control every replay.

In addition, if I"m say in, oh, Chicago (Visiting) and remember a show I
want to record,,, So long as it's on tomorrow or later I can set my
replay here in Detroit to record it via the internet.

Very nice

Zardoz wrote:
> "John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:bjUoe.1123$jS1.237@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>Well.... I've had two VCR's in the same room. I have 3 Replays, but no
>>two of them in the same room. Does TIVO even have an option that assumes
>>you might have 2 or 3 or more in the same room?
>>
>>Can you suggest a better way to have a remote control one, and only one,
>>device?
>
>
> Tivos and the remotes can be set to one of 10 codes (1-9 and 0) 0 is
> universal meaning that any Tivo set to 0 will accept a command from any
> remote and any remote set to 0 will control any Tivo. The current Tivo
> remotes have a 1-2 switch. I have mine set so that 1 controls one Tivo (set
> to code 3) and 2 controls the other (set to code 4). I just need to slide
> the switch to which ever tivo I want to control. I have a 3rd Tivo with the
> old remote that I have set to code 7.
>
> I could have 9 Tivo's all set to different codes, but I'd need several
> remotes to control them or change the code on a single remote every time.
>
>
>
>>I may have been a bit innacurate... You send the prefix, you can then send
>>multiple codes... For example 02-power on-replay
>>guide-up/down-select-select-quick skip-fast forward-play-stop- and more,
>>the perfix is "Stickey" till you send a new prefix command.
>>
>
>
> Now that you say it that way, I guess it wouldn't be so bad.
>
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
June 7, 2005 1:53:12 AM

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"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:bB3pe.8319$9n2.2544@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com...
> Gee, with a replay you could have nine in the same room and control them
> all with the same remote... Much easier in my opinion

You could with Tivo too. I did say "I could have 9 Tivo's all set to
different codes, but I'd need several
remotes to control them "

Now here's the important part

"or change the code on a single remote every time."

You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.

>
> Another option with replay, I don't know if TIVO can do this. Most
> functions (nearly all) I can control from a different room, For example, I
> have a Replay normally in my basement (That is the one boxed for return)
> and I normally watch TV on a daisy chained tv (SImply means down stream
> from the replay) in my bedroom, 1 floor up, I control it with my laptop,
> using the remote feature in DV-Archive. It can control any single replay.
> And you can invoke multiple incidencts of the remote so it can control
> every replay.

I'd think most other methods used for controling things in other parts of
the house using IR or RF would be a lot more convenient.

>
> In addition, if I"m say in, oh, Chicago (Visiting) and remember a show I
> want to record,,, So long as it's on tomorrow or later I can set my replay
> here in Detroit to record it via the internet.
>
> Very nice
>

A tivo connected to a home network can be programmed to record something via
the internet even if it's on in an hour. Those Tivo's using dial-up are
limited to schedule things only a day or so in advance. Tivo's make their
daily call at any hour of the day at 24-30 hour intervals, not just during
the wee hours of the night like Replay. So if my tivo just called in and
then I schedule a program via the internet for 18 hours from now - it won't
record unless a call is forced before that time. The older original models
often called the Series 1 Tivos can't be programmed in this manner. But
they can record by time and channel w/o a subscription.
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 1:43:54 PM

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On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 21:47:29 -0500, "Zardoz" <dawiz@oz.com> wrote:

>
>"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>news:bB3pe.8319$9n2.2544@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com...
>> Gee, with a replay you could have nine in the same room and control them
>> all with the same remote... Much easier in my opinion
>
>You could with Tivo too. I did say "I could have 9 Tivo's all set to
>different codes, but I'd need several
>remotes to control them "
>
>Now here's the important part
>
>"or change the code on a single remote every time."
>
>You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
>holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
>hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.
>

It would become even easier with a programmable, learning remote.

[snip]

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 3:26:19 PM

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Question,,, Do today's TIVO's require a subscription or are they
pre-subscribed (like the earlier Replays) I was looking at the price tag
yesterday for "The TIvo Box" at Best Buys,,, Just in passing

Zardoz wrote:
> "John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:bB3pe.8319$9n2.2544@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>Gee, with a replay you could have nine in the same room and control them
>>all with the same remote... Much easier in my opinion
>
>
> You could with Tivo too. I did say "I could have 9 Tivo's all set to
> different codes, but I'd need several
> remotes to control them "
>
> Now here's the important part
>
> "or change the code on a single remote every time."
>
> You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
> holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
> hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.
>
>
>>Another option with replay, I don't know if TIVO can do this. Most
>>functions (nearly all) I can control from a different room, For example, I
>>have a Replay normally in my basement (That is the one boxed for return)
>>and I normally watch TV on a daisy chained tv (SImply means down stream
>>from the replay) in my bedroom, 1 floor up, I control it with my laptop,
>>using the remote feature in DV-Archive. It can control any single replay.
>>And you can invoke multiple incidencts of the remote so it can control
>>every replay.
>
>
> I'd think most other methods used for controling things in other parts of
> the house using IR or RF would be a lot more convenient.
>
>
>>In addition, if I"m say in, oh, Chicago (Visiting) and remember a show I
>>want to record,,, So long as it's on tomorrow or later I can set my replay
>>here in Detroit to record it via the internet.
>>
>>Very nice
>>
>
>
> A tivo connected to a home network can be programmed to record something via
> the internet even if it's on in an hour. Those Tivo's using dial-up are
> limited to schedule things only a day or so in advance. Tivo's make their
> daily call at any hour of the day at 24-30 hour intervals, not just during
> the wee hours of the night like Replay. So if my tivo just called in and
> then I schedule a program via the internet for 18 hours from now - it won't
> record unless a call is forced before that time. The older original models
> often called the Series 1 Tivos can't be programmed in this manner. But
> they can record by time and channel w/o a subscription.
>
>
>
>
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
June 7, 2005 11:22:08 PM

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"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Question,,, Do today's TIVO's require a subscription or are they
> pre-subscribed (like the earlier Replays) I was looking at the price tag
> yesterday for "The TIvo Box" at Best Buys,,, Just in passing
>

They are not now nor have they ever been (as far as I know) pre-subscribed.
If the price was very high, maybe it was a combo unit or HD Tivo.
June 7, 2005 11:23:40 PM

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"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
news:micba1tr78s80n8as5hcebbj0j5rthe4v7@4ax.com...
>>
>>You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
>>holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
>>hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.
>>
>
> It would become even easier with a programmable, learning remote.
>
> [snip]
>
> --
> Mark Lloyd

Yes it would, but that's outside the realm of Tivo and ReplayTv.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 1:47:22 AM

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I am still learning the Replay machine, but with multiple replays, be it in
the same room or in different rooms in the house, can't you control
programming and watch what you want from one replay? Most of the time you
wouldn't need to directly control the other replays.

For example: 3 replays in the bedroom Top | Middle | Bottom
You use the top replay for watching TV and playing back shows. When you
record a show, don't you have the option to have it record to another
replay? Record CSI to Middle replay, watch CSI from Middle replay. You see
where I am going with this.

Hopefully I can sit down and read FAQs and more of the manual soon to learn
what I am missing.

Just my two cents
"Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:j8edneG1_6rx_TnfRVn-1A@giganews.com...
> Joe Mamma wrote:
>> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way
>> to have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the
>> other remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1)
>> in the battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything
>> matching in the RTVs.....
> It can be done with unit codes. Do a search on the Replay forum archives
> at avsforums.com for "unit codes". A Replay will ALWAYS respond to a
> remote with unit code 0. If you set it for unit 01, it will respond to the
> untouched remote or to a universal remote set for unit code 1. You can use
> JP1 to program some buttons on the original remote to switch unit codes or
> buy a universal. The problem with the original remote is that while it is
> readily programmable with a lot of memory, it has few buttons. Robman on
> the avsforums has a Philips remote designed for PVRs. Try
> remotecentral.com. He takes this unit (which has Replay and Tivo buttons)
> and extends the led for greater range, adds memory, and sets up the
> buttons to control 8 Tivos and 8 Replays and more. He also sells this unit
> on eBay ($30???). I have 3 Replays in the bedroom and use 1 universal
> remote which has nice heft and a great button layout for navigating around
> shows and I use the modded Philips to switch between the individual
> Replays if necessary.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 4:31:31 AM

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Danny Hobbs wrote:
> I am still learning the Replay machine, but with multiple replays, be it in
> the same room or in different rooms in the house, can't you control
> programming and watch what you want from one replay? Most of the time you
> wouldn't need to directly control the other replays.
>
> For example: 3 replays in the bedroom Top | Middle | Bottom
> You use the top replay for watching TV and playing back shows. When you
> record a show, don't you have the option to have it record to another
> replay? Record CSI to Middle replay, watch CSI from Middle replay. You see
> where I am going with this.
>
> Hopefully I can sit down and read FAQs and more of the manual soon to learn
> what I am missing.
>
> Just my two cents
> "Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:j8edneG1_6rx_TnfRVn-1A@giganews.com...
>
>>Joe Mamma wrote:
>>
>>>I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way
>>>to have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the
>>>other remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1)
>>>in the battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything
>>>matching in the RTVs.....
>>
>>It can be done with unit codes. Do a search on the Replay forum archives
>>at avsforums.com for "unit codes". A Replay will ALWAYS respond to a
>>remote with unit code 0. If you set it for unit 01, it will respond to the
>>untouched remote or to a universal remote set for unit code 1. You can use
>>JP1 to program some buttons on the original remote to switch unit codes or
>>buy a universal. The problem with the original remote is that while it is
>>readily programmable with a lot of memory, it has few buttons. Robman on
>>the avsforums has a Philips remote designed for PVRs. Try
>>remotecentral.com. He takes this unit (which has Replay and Tivo buttons)
>>and extends the led for greater range, adds memory, and sets up the
>>buttons to control 8 Tivos and 8 Replays and more. He also sells this unit
>>on eBay ($30???). I have 3 Replays in the bedroom and use 1 universal
>>remote which has nice heft and a great button layout for navigating around
>>shows and I use the modded Philips to switch between the individual
>>Replays if necessary.
>
>
>
yes, but to set up themes, accept show sends, send shows (if you don't
use the Poopli updater), you have to go tot he individual replays.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:28:25 PM

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On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 19:23:40 -0500, "Zardoz" <dawiz@oz.com> wrote:

>
>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:micba1tr78s80n8as5hcebbj0j5rthe4v7@4ax.com...
>>>
>>>You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
>>>holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
>>>hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.
>>>
>>
>> It would become even easier with a programmable, learning remote.
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> --
>> Mark Lloyd
>
>Yes it would, but that's outside the realm of Tivo and ReplayTv.
>

Outside the Realm? You're using it with that DVR. It's no more
"outside the realm" than DVArchive is.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:34:36 PM

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On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 21:47:22 -0600, "Danny Hobbs"
<danhobbs_OutofHere_@valornet.com> wrote:

>I am still learning the Replay machine, but with multiple replays, be it in
>the same room or in different rooms in the house, can't you control
>programming and watch what you want from one replay? Most of the time you
>wouldn't need to directly control the other replays.
>

True (mostly). You can use one Replay as the main one, and keep the
others where the remote signal can't get to them. Then you can still
watch anything recorded on the other Replays from the first (through
your network).

However, there are still some things that cannot be done remotely,
such as.

% Setting up a source, and de-selecting channels (something that can
need to be done often if you have satellite, it keeps adding stuff).

% Creating theme channels (you can still watch the shows remotely,
but you need local access to set up channels)

% Deleting Replay channels (both theme and show)

% controlling other Replay features

>For example: 3 replays in the bedroom Top | Middle | Bottom
>You use the top replay for watching TV and playing back shows. When you
>record a show, don't you have the option to have it record to another
>replay?

Note that this does NOT work with theme channels, one of the most
valuable Replay features.

> Record CSI to Middle replay, watch CSI from Middle replay. You see
>where I am going with this.
>
>Hopefully I can sit down and read FAQs and more of the manual soon to learn
>what I am missing.
>
>Just my two cents
>"Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>news:j8edneG1_6rx_TnfRVn-1A@giganews.com...
>> Joe Mamma wrote:
>>> I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way
>>> to have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the
>>> other remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1)
>>> in the battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything
>>> matching in the RTVs.....
>> It can be done with unit codes. Do a search on the Replay forum archives
>> at avsforums.com for "unit codes". A Replay will ALWAYS respond to a
>> remote with unit code 0. If you set it for unit 01, it will respond to the
>> untouched remote or to a universal remote set for unit code 1. You can use
>> JP1 to program some buttons on the original remote to switch unit codes or
>> buy a universal. The problem with the original remote is that while it is
>> readily programmable with a lot of memory, it has few buttons. Robman on
>> the avsforums has a Philips remote designed for PVRs. Try
>> remotecentral.com. He takes this unit (which has Replay and Tivo buttons)
>> and extends the led for greater range, adds memory, and sets up the
>> buttons to control 8 Tivos and 8 Replays and more. He also sells this unit
>> on eBay ($30???). I have 3 Replays in the bedroom and use 1 universal
>> remote which has nice heft and a great button layout for navigating around
>> shows and I use the modded Philips to switch between the individual
>> Replays if necessary.
>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:37:28 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 00:31:31 -0400, Tony D <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>Danny Hobbs wrote:
>> I am still learning the Replay machine, but with multiple replays, be it in
>> the same room or in different rooms in the house, can't you control
>> programming and watch what you want from one replay? Most of the time you
>> wouldn't need to directly control the other replays.
>>
>> For example: 3 replays in the bedroom Top | Middle | Bottom
>> You use the top replay for watching TV and playing back shows. When you
>> record a show, don't you have the option to have it record to another
>> replay? Record CSI to Middle replay, watch CSI from Middle replay. You see
>> where I am going with this.
>>
>> Hopefully I can sit down and read FAQs and more of the manual soon to learn
>> what I am missing.
>>
>> Just my two cents
>> "Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:j8edneG1_6rx_TnfRVn-1A@giganews.com...
>>
>>>Joe Mamma wrote:
>>>
>>>>I've got two RTVs (and two remotes) in the same room. Is there some way
>>>>to have one respond only to one remote, and the other respond only to the
>>>>other remote. I'm hoping that's why there's a jumper header (marked JP1)
>>>>in the battery compartment of the remotes, but haven't found anything
>>>>matching in the RTVs.....
>>>
>>>It can be done with unit codes. Do a search on the Replay forum archives
>>>at avsforums.com for "unit codes". A Replay will ALWAYS respond to a
>>>remote with unit code 0. If you set it for unit 01, it will respond to the
>>>untouched remote or to a universal remote set for unit code 1. You can use
>>>JP1 to program some buttons on the original remote to switch unit codes or
>>>buy a universal. The problem with the original remote is that while it is
>>>readily programmable with a lot of memory, it has few buttons. Robman on
>>>the avsforums has a Philips remote designed for PVRs. Try
>>>remotecentral.com. He takes this unit (which has Replay and Tivo buttons)
>>>and extends the led for greater range, adds memory, and sets up the
>>>buttons to control 8 Tivos and 8 Replays and more. He also sells this unit
>>>on eBay ($30???). I have 3 Replays in the bedroom and use 1 universal
>>>remote which has nice heft and a great button layout for navigating around
>>>shows and I use the modded Philips to switch between the individual
>>>Replays if necessary.
>>
>>
>>
>yes, but to set up themes,

and delete the ones you don't need anymore (some stations repeat stuff
so much you get tired of it quickly).

> accept show sends, send shows (if you don't
>use the Poopli updater), you have to go tot he individual replays.

I have 3 Replays, and use one to control the others when possible. I
need to control the others locally somethims (although not nearly as
often). It's unually not too hard to get up and operate the "power"
buttons as necessary.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 4:08:35 PM

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The price was way more than I paid for my Replay, and it was a 40 hour
machine NO mention of HD, I'm getting as close to apples and apples as I
can.

I'll be returning to Best Buys soon, will re-check the box

Zardoz wrote:
> "John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:vvfpe.3159$_A5.2433@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>Question,,, Do today's TIVO's require a subscription or are they
>>pre-subscribed (like the earlier Replays) I was looking at the price tag
>>yesterday for "The TIvo Box" at Best Buys,,, Just in passing
>>
>
>
> They are not now nor have they ever been (as far as I know) pre-subscribed.
> If the price was very high, maybe it was a combo unit or HD Tivo.
>
>

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
June 9, 2005 1:50:33 AM

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"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
news:ni3ea1d3urtek4spl76h127271rvidh6kq@4ax.com...
>>
>>Yes it would, but that's outside the realm of Tivo and ReplayTv.
>>
>
> Outside the Realm? You're using it with that DVR. It's no more
> "outside the realm" than DVArchive is.

You are correct.
Neither one serves a purpose in a discussion of "TRV does this..." and "Tivo
does this..."
June 9, 2005 2:10:09 AM

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"John in Detroit" <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:7dBpe.3389$_A5.626@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> The price was way more than I paid for my Replay, and it was a 40 hour
> machine NO mention of HD, I'm getting as close to apples and apples as I
> can.
>
> I'll be returning to Best Buys soon, will re-check the box
>

The Bestbuy website has this 40 hour unit for $379.
Humax TiVo® Series2 40.0GB DVR & DVD-R/-RW Recorder Combo
How much is the ReplayTv with DVD-R/-RW?

RTV's website and Tivo's website both sell their new 40 hour units for the
same full price of $199

I just bought a refurb 40hr unit for $13.26 (after rebate) from the replay
website.
I could get a 140 hour refurbed Tivo for free with the purchase of a 12
month subscription gift card that would actually give me about 22 months of
service.
June 9, 2005 7:44:29 AM

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"Zardoz" <dewiz@ozzie.com> wrote

> I could get a 140 hour refurbed Tivo

Where did that come from?
I meant 40 hour.
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 4:36:05 PM

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>>Gee, with a replay you could have nine in the same room and control them
>>all with the same remote... Much easier in my opinion
>
>
> You could with Tivo too. I did say "I could have 9 Tivo's all set to
> different codes, but I'd need several
> remotes to control them "
>
> Now here's the important part
>
> "or change the code on a single remote every time."
>
> You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
> holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
> hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.

Not necessary. The Philips remote I described as custom programmed by
Robman or any programmable remote (JP1) enables you to use the remote
w/o reprogramming. In the Philips case, PIP 1 makes it set for Replay
unit code 1, PIP 2 sets it for unit code 2, etc. It will also do 9
Tivos and 9 Sonys.
June 9, 2005 6:42:05 PM

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"Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:No2dneVFQNxr8jXfRVn-2w@giganews.com...
>>>Gee, with a replay you could have nine in the same room and control them
>>>all with the same remote... Much easier in my opinion
>>
>>
>> You could with Tivo too. I did say "I could have 9 Tivo's all set to
>> different codes, but I'd need several
>> remotes to control them "
>>
>> Now here's the important part
>>
>> "or change the code on a single remote every time."
>>
>> You'd have to reprogram the remote for each one. It's just a matter of
>> holding down two buttons at once then entering the 1 digit code. That's
>> hardly any more of a pita than the Replay would be.
>
> Not necessary. The Philips remote I described as custom programmed by
> Robman or any programmable remote (JP1) enables you to use the remote w/o
> reprogramming. In the Philips case, PIP 1 makes it set for Replay unit
> code 1, PIP 2 sets it for unit code 2, etc. It will also do 9 Tivos and 9
> Sonys.

Or you could hire 9 albino asian midgets to do everthing.
What some other product can do is not relevant to what RTV & Tivo can do.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:43:12 AM

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>>Not necessary. The Philips remote I described as custom programmed by
>>Robman or any programmable remote (JP1) enables you to use the remote w/o
>>reprogramming. In the Philips case, PIP 1 makes it set for Replay unit
>>code 1, PIP 2 sets it for unit code 2, etc. It will also do 9 Tivos and 9
>>Sonys.
>
>
> Or you could hire 9 albino asian midgets to do everthing.
> What some other product can do is not relevant to what RTV & Tivo can do.
>

Are you stupid or something? Maybe a troll? You do not need 9 remotes OR
have to "program the remote each time" as you stated with either Replay
or Tivo. Quick, Dad's home, get away from the computer.
!