TiVo Remote Doesn't Cause Control Center to Switch to TiVo Input

Control Center will seamlessly allow you to use your TiVo remote to control your TiVo device, along with the Control Center remote.  When your system is already powered on, using the TiVo remote should also cause Control Center to automatically switch to the TiVo input.

If your TiVo remote does not cause Control Center to switch to the TiVo input, use Control Center's remote to go to Settings> Devices> TiVo> Control Settings> Auto-Switch Settings and confirm that "TiVo IR Remote operation" is selected.

If that setting was already on, you will need to make sure your TiVo remote is in IR mode.  Using the TiVo remote, press and hold the TiVo+Red C buttons until the activity indicator on the remote control lights up.  Then point it at TiVo to make sure the remote can control it.

  • Switching from RF (radio frequency) to IR (infrared) means that if you want to use the TiVo remote, you will have to point it directly at the TiVo device for it to work properly.  If you are using the Control Center remote, that won't be necessary.
  • If Control Center can now control the TiVo device but the TiVo remote cannot, you will need to set the remote address of the TiVo remote.  Using the TiVo remote, press and hold the TIVO and PAUSE buttons until the remote's light stays on.  Release those two buttons and then press the "0" button. 

NOTE: If you have more than one TiVo device in the same room, Control Center will send out IR signals that will control all TiVo devices at the same time.