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Glitching from TiVo Slide Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rijowysock, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I don't think that question was specifically asked (yes, everyone got the survey that is on the "advisor's list"). Although almost the whole survey was about remotes.

    I broke down yesterday and ordered a new Slide from Amazon. Now I will know for sure if I can recover days of 'ol or not.
     
  2. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    Glutton for punishment? Does SQ offer a decent warranty on it now?
     
  3. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yep

    Who is "SQ"?
     
  4. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    I assume she means Square Trade a popular 3rd party warrenty provider for smartphones, tablets, and other electronics.
     
  5. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Should have typed "ST". (I'm a woman. :) )
     
  6. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Well, the remote FINALLY arrived today. Swapped everything out from the old remote and put in the new remote (except I did reuse the same batteries). Immediately all my problems with glitching and lost or repeated commands went away. I zoomed through menus and watched a whole 30 min program with frequent jumping around to see if I could break it. Nope, still works flawlessly.

    So now the questions are: Will it last? How long will it last?
     
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    Don't understand. You mean that you used the new Bluetooth dongle in the TiVo? What else was swapped out?
     
  8. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    New remote, new dongle, but previous batteries. I will report a full night of using it without a single problem. I forgot how nice it is.

    On a side note- I took the old Slide and put it on the treadmill in the back bedroom where I have an IR extender and a TV connected to the main TiVo through RF coax (blech). Works fine in IR mode.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 #169 of 172
    audvidman

    audvidman New Member

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    Tried all the stuff mentioned below and even got Tivo to send out a new one at NO CHARGE and still works only 4/5 times?
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 #170 of 172
    spaldingclan

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    my slide remote doesn't light up...what triggers the backlight?
     
  11. Oct 3, 2012 #171 of 172
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Touching any key while the ambient light is low.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 #172 of 172
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I am *SO* loving having a working Slide remote again!!!! Several days of *PERFECT* operation, not a single lost keypress, delay, stutter, or glitch. I should have just given in and bought another Slide many months ago.

    Since the old Slide is also working *PERFECTLY* in IR-only mode in the other room, that means I can now conclude that something broke in the old Slide's bluetooth radio or in the dongle.
     

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