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Thoughts on Xbox One & Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Ron DeGumbia, May 21, 2013.

  1. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    Do you have your TV already set in PC (full) white like I do? Many TVs don't allow that, but my Pioneer does - so it would make it that much darker with an extra setting on it.
     
  2. Fofer

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    I read it. Your post wasn't clear. You wrote "and you can't control the Tivo other than when it's in Live TV mode." Except you *can* control the TiVo when it's in playback of recorded show mode -- you can control it with the same play/pause/skip commands.

    Your point about not being able to navigate TO and within "TiVo Central," of course, stands.

    The confusion stems from the fact that some folks have reported an inability to use voice commands (like "pause") when they're in Live TV mode. They're getting errors on screen that say "Can't 'Pause' From Here." I am not sure what's wrong with their setup, and why such a distinction should matter, but as designed, the user should have such basic transport control regardless of what they've chosen to watch.

    The takeaway from all of this, to me, is that once it's set up properly (identifying the proper DVR/cablebox name, etc.) Kinekt on Xbox One is able to respond to voice commands for pausing/playing/FF/RW TiVo, whether what you're watching is live or not. But it's only just those basic commands (and channel changing.) So any command beyond that, like navigation to TiVo Central, to choose/playback recorded shows (or set up new recordings) would still need the TiVo (or other universal) remote.
     
  3. b_scott

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    agreed. it'd be nice to add extra functions/buttons available to speak, but in the end it's probably easier just to use a remote unless all you want to do is navigate live TV

    to me the benefits are snapping TV shows, and getting notifications from Xbox friends while watching my Tivo.
     
  4. mikeyts

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    I don't know how much credence I'd give those reports. The console can have no awareness that you're watching a recording since you can't use it to start doing that. Perhaps they tried to pause while OneGuide was up. I played with it briefly before deciding that I didn't care to use it and it never refused to pause live TV.
     
  5. Fofer

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    I agree, just passing along what I've read, from folks I consider intelligent. The reports are in the Xbox One thread here:

     
  6. mikeyts

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    I just tried it again and it pauses my Roamio on command while watching live TV. It can rewind and fast forward and skip back and forward in the trick play buffer on command. It's annoyingly "laggy", one of several reasons why I don't use it.

    Perhaps there's something wrong with its Series3 device definition.
     
  7. b_scott

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    usually Can't Pause From Here means you have something snapped that has focus, or your TV input is snapped without focus. To gain focus, say Xbox Switch, or double tap the Xbox glowing button on your controller
     
  8. Grakthis

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    My TV has a handful of settings, I don't remember which one I have it set on. It allows me to use different settings for each input, and I had input 1 tuned for my TiVo and input 2 tuned for my Xbox 360. Of course, my Xbox One is now on input 1, but I didn't make any changes to it when I did that. I guess I can play with it.

    I'm not a huge sound guy, but video wise, I think i would have noticed a difference. I mean, we're talking about a big TV here. 55''.
     
  9. Grakthis

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    Huh. I didn't know that one. I've been using the switch command.
     
  10. mikeyts

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    After using voice commands with the Xbox One I want to control everything that way. I turn it off and want to say, "AVR, go to PC" or "AVR, go to TiVo". One of these days... :D. There are already some TVs out there with cameras for gestural controls and microphones in their remotes for voice commands.
     
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    csgraber

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    I've got the xbox one on order. I love the idea of the passthrough (pretty cool) but truth is - I never watch live television.

    I kind of think that for anything TV related, I would want to still use the TIVO Gui within the xbox passthrough.

    Looking at my logitech remote (its the new hub, but without the ultimate) . . .you can't navigate both a tivo gui and the xbox gui at the same time.

    Maybe hit "watch tv" and it sends the stuff to xbox to turn on go to tivo, but then turns control over to the TIVO?

    Anyone deal with the same situation?
     
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    b_scott

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    Update came out on 3/1
     
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    mikeyts

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    b_scott

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    ^ yup sorry, I was in the beta.
     
  16. jtmarshiii

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    That's what I do. I have a activity button set to 'short press' turns on my XBOX 1 and a 'long press' switches control of the TiVo.
     
  17. Fofer

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    What remote do you use that has short and long presses? That's cool.
     

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