My TiVo remote doesn't work with my TiVo DVR or my TiVo Mini.

  • Be sure you are using the TiVo DVR or TiVo Mini’s remote, and that you hold it so that the TiVo button points toward your TiVo DVR or TiVo Mini*.
  • If you are trying to use the TiVo remote in RF mode (so that it can control a TiVo DVR that is not within line-of-sight), make sure the TiVo remote is paired with the DVR. You’ll know if the TiVo remote is in RF mode if when you press a button you see a blue light at the top of the TiVo remote. If the light is red, that means the TiVo remote is in IR mode.
  • Press any button on the TiVo remote. Does the activity light on the TiVo remote flash? If the activity light does not flash, make sure the batteries are positioned correctly in the TiVo remote. If they are correctly positioned, try a new set of batteries.
  • If the activity light on the TiVo remote does flash, watch the lights on the front of the TiVo DVR. If lights on the front of the TiVo DVR do not respond to the TiVo remote, restart your TiVo DVR.
  • You may not have the correct input selected on your TV. Use theInput, Source, or TV/Video button on your TV’s remote to change the input.