by Ak on 6/15/2012
Like TiVo itself, I love this remote! I thought about just programming my learning remote, but this is for a second unit and I prefer the familiarity of the remote layout. Plus, it has the ability to learn (via remote to remote) AV or TV volume, mute, TV power and input commands. The learning function is even menu driven via your TiVo. My TiVo Series 3 already came with one of these and I love it. There are slight differences between my old S3 remote and this one though: the backlight is blue now instead of orange, the silver trim is now more matte than chrome, there is no more toggle switch for two TiVo units (don't care), there are now 4 color-coded buttons (haven't figured out what they're for- super-short manual doesn't mention them), and it now uses 2 'AA' batteries instead of 4 'AAA'. That last part makes the newer version feel much lighter- I actually like the heavy feel of the older remote. No big deal though. Both remotes have a nice 'click' to each button press.
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