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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 1:57:14 PM

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I have a DirecTV w/Tivo. I use it in different rooms (have a media
closet and IR blasters). My question is is there a way to program the
remote to issue more than one TV On/Off and volume commands? I doubt
it, but it would be nice as I have to deal with a separate remote just
to turn the TV on in some rooms.
June 9, 2005 7:24:05 PM

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<michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have to deal with a separate remote just
> to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>

That must be awful having to set down a 6oz. remote to pick up a different
6oz. remote. When is someone like Jerry Lewis going to recognize the plight
of such disadvantaged people and start another telethon to help all the lazy
self indulgent bastards out there.

You could stop using a remote altogether and get up off your ass and walk
across the room to adjust your TV's volume/channel/power for a month and
then tell us (or rather someone who cares) how you have to 'deal' with
multiple remotes.
June 9, 2005 9:55:04 PM

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<michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1118336234.101653.291330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I have a DirecTV w/Tivo. I use it in different rooms (have a media
> closet and IR blasters). My question is is there a way to program the
> remote to issue more than one TV On/Off and volume commands? I doubt
> it, but it would be nice as I have to deal with a separate remote just
> to turn the TV on in some rooms.

Get extra TiVo remotes and leave them in each room programmed to that TV is
an option. I have my stack of 3 TiVos in one location distributed to 5
distant TVs. Using the remote they sell at http://store.tivo.com each one
of those remotes has a switch allowing it to flip back and forth between 2
different TiVos.
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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 11:27:21 PM

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On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:57:14 -0700, michaeljc70 wrote:

> I have a DirecTV w/Tivo. I use it in different rooms (have a media
> closet and IR blasters). My question is is there a way to program the
> remote to issue more than one TV On/Off and volume commands? I doubt
> it, but it would be nice as I have to deal with a separate remote just
> to turn the TV on in some rooms.

Get a programmable remote and don't use the tivo remote. I'vbe used a
couple of different one, but now use One For All 8010 I think it is. I
control my tivo, 2 tv's, 2 vcr's, and RCA DRS7000N with it. And I've got
TV power, input, volume and mute programmed for each device so I don't
have to change devices too often.

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June 10, 2005 12:13:28 AM

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what youre looking for are macros.... no, the tivo remote wont do macros.
some of the other suggestions made might be helpful though.

<michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a DirecTV w/Tivo. I use it in different rooms (have a media
> closet and IR blasters). My question is is there a way to program the
> remote to issue more than one TV On/Off and volume commands? I doubt
> it, but it would be nice as I have to deal with a separate remote just
> to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>
June 10, 2005 12:16:05 AM

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* RobR Wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:

> what youre looking for are macros.... no, the tivo remote wont do
> macros. some of the other suggestions made might be helpful
> though.

No, what he is looking for is a remote that can handle multiple
devices, MACROS are not a requirement to solve the issue.

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David
June 10, 2005 5:16:02 PM

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Zardoz wrote:
> <michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1118336234.101653.291330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
>> I have to deal with a separate remote just
>> to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>>
>
> That must be awful having to set down a 6oz. remote to pick up a different
> 6oz. remote. When is someone like Jerry Lewis going to recognize the plight
> of such disadvantaged people and start another telethon to help all the lazy
> self indulgent bastards out there.
>
> You could stop using a remote altogether and get up off your ass and walk
> across the room to adjust your TV's volume/channel/power for a month and
> then tell us (or rather someone who cares) how you have to 'deal' with
> multiple remotes.

Multiple remotes can be a real pain. With DirecTV you really need at a minimum a
remote that will change channels AND adjust volume. The audio levels are all
over the place with all but local channels. Sometimes it's a difference from
channel to channel and often the commercials that DirecTV drops in are wildly
different from the audio level of the surrounding program material.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 6:33:41 PM

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"Zardoz" <duwiz@ozzzy.com> wrote in message
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>
> <michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1118336234.101653.291330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
>>I have to deal with a separate remote just
>> to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>>
>
> That must be awful having to set down a 6oz. remote to pick up a different
> 6oz. remote. When is someone like Jerry Lewis going to recognize the
> plight of such disadvantaged people and start another telethon to help all
> the lazy self indulgent bastards out there.
>
> You could stop using a remote altogether and get up off your ass and walk
> across the room to adjust your TV's volume/channel/power for a month and
> then tell us (or rather someone who cares) how you have to 'deal' with
> multiple remotes.


Actually multiple remotes can be a pain because you have to have some place
to put them all. Every room does not have a coffee table or remote basket.
As far as getting up and changing the channel and volume and so on... some
equipment doesn't have that capability without the remote.. so your comment
leaves out the possibility of many scenarios that exist.... and although
sarcastic in nature was not funny.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 6:33:42 PM

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I sit my remotes on top of my TVs. Hmm. Makes me wonder why I use
remotes. Guess I am of no help on this subject. DAve

C what I mean wrote:
> "Zardoz" <duwiz@ozzzy.com> wrote in message
> news:1118348650.96d4c6a2d8c7f8f20d74b50505864e4e@teranews...
>
>><michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:1118336234.101653.291330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>
>>>I have to deal with a separate remote just
>>>to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>>>
>>
>>That must be awful having to set down a 6oz. remote to pick up a different
>>6oz. remote. When is someone like Jerry Lewis going to recognize the
>>plight of such disadvantaged people and start another telethon to help all
>>the lazy self indulgent bastards out there.
>>
>>You could stop using a remote altogether and get up off your ass and walk
>>across the room to adjust your TV's volume/channel/power for a month and
>>then tell us (or rather someone who cares) how you have to 'deal' with
>>multiple remotes.
>
>
>
> Actually multiple remotes can be a pain because you have to have some place
> to put them all. Every room does not have a coffee table or remote basket.
> As far as getting up and changing the channel and volume and so on... some
> equipment doesn't have that capability without the remote.. so your comment
> leaves out the possibility of many scenarios that exist.... and although
> sarcastic in nature was not funny.
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 5:44:19 PM

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Ok. I'll give a solution one friend of mine did. Rather odd friend. He
mounted to the ceiling a thin-bungee type cord and has it suspended over
his end table near the wall about 16 inches from the table. You can grab
remote - make your changes and let it go back to "home position"
suspended in the air. I said he was an odd friend. I don't suppose this
would work with 4 remotes unless you did what my other odd friend did.
Mount all four to the sides of a 4x4 (he used epoxy the first time only
to find replacing batteries was not easy, so he now uses velco on his
new remotes).

ok.. so I have no real help to offer. sorry. DAve

p.s. I am following this cause I'd like to solve the same problem. I
have 3 remotes, and they also move around and my wife can't figure out
which one to use when. sigh

DAve Allison wrote:
> I sit my remotes on top of my TVs. Hmm. Makes me wonder why I use
> remotes. Guess I am of no help on this subject. DAve
>
> C what I mean wrote:
>
>> "Zardoz" <duwiz@ozzzy.com> wrote in message
>> news:1118348650.96d4c6a2d8c7f8f20d74b50505864e4e@teranews...
>>
>>> <michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:1118336234.101653.291330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>>
>>>
>>>> I have to deal with a separate remote just
>>>> to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>>>>
>>>
>>> That must be awful having to set down a 6oz. remote to pick up a
>>> different 6oz. remote. When is someone like Jerry Lewis going to
>>> recognize the plight of such disadvantaged people and start another
>>> telethon to help all the lazy self indulgent bastards out there.
>>>
>>> You could stop using a remote altogether and get up off your ass and
>>> walk across the room to adjust your TV's volume/channel/power for a
>>> month and then tell us (or rather someone who cares) how you have to
>>> 'deal' with multiple remotes.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Actually multiple remotes can be a pain because you have to have some
>> place to put them all. Every room does not have a coffee table or
>> remote basket. As far as getting up and changing the channel and
>> volume and so on... some equipment doesn't have that capability
>> without the remote.. so your comment leaves out the possibility of
>> many scenarios that exist.... and although sarcastic in nature was not
>> funny.
>>
June 12, 2005 10:18:18 AM

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In article <dnFqe.115419$J25.96781@bignews6.bellsouth.net>, dave1225@bellsouth.net wrote:
>Ok. I'll give a solution one friend of mine did. Rather odd friend. He
>mounted to the ceiling a thin-bungee type cord and has it suspended over
>his end table near the wall about 16 inches from the table. You can grab
>remote - make your changes and let it go back to "home position"
>suspended in the air. I said he was an odd friend. I don't suppose this
>would work with 4 remotes unless you did what my other odd friend did.
>Mount all four to the sides of a 4x4 (he used epoxy the first time only
>to find replacing batteries was not easy, so he now uses velco on his
>new remotes).
>
His name wouldnt be Larry the cable guy?



>ok.. so I have no real help to offer. sorry. DAve
>
>p.s. I am following this cause I'd like to solve the same problem. I
>have 3 remotes, and they also move around and my wife can't figure out
>which one to use when. sigh
>
>DAve Allison wrote:
>> I sit my remotes on top of my TVs. Hmm. Makes me wonder why I use
>> remotes. Guess I am of no help on this subject. DAve
>>
>> C what I mean wrote:
>>
>>> "Zardoz" <duwiz@ozzzy.com> wrote in message
>>> news:1118348650.96d4c6a2d8c7f8f20d74b50505864e4e@teranews...
>>>
>>>> <michaeljc70@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:1118336234.101653.291330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I have to deal with a separate remote just
>>>>> to turn the TV on in some rooms.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> That must be awful having to set down a 6oz. remote to pick up a
>>>> different 6oz. remote. When is someone like Jerry Lewis going to
>>>> recognize the plight of such disadvantaged people and start another
>>>> telethon to help all the lazy self indulgent bastards out there.
>>>>
>>>> You could stop using a remote altogether and get up off your ass and
>>>> walk across the room to adjust your TV's volume/channel/power for a
>>>> month and then tell us (or rather someone who cares) how you have to
>>>> 'deal' with multiple remotes.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Actually multiple remotes can be a pain because you have to have some
>>> place to put them all. Every room does not have a coffee table or
>>> remote basket. As far as getting up and changing the channel and
>>> volume and so on... some equipment doesn't have that capability
>>> without the remote.. so your comment leaves out the possibility of
>>> many scenarios that exist.... and although sarcastic in nature was not
>>> funny.
>>>
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