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TiVo Roamio QWERTY Remote… Coming Soon?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by sbiller, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. stevewjackson

    stevewjackson Steve W. Jackson

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    I originally bought my Slide when I had only a TiVo HD (S3), so they do indeed work there. Upon getting a Premiere XL, I use the Slide with it and the newer remote is in the wife's hands with the HD.
     
  2. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    The Smart Control physical remote feels much better in my hand than any other remote I've used. I'm very impressed by its design and use that physical remote 80% of the time. A keyboard on the Smart Control app is a most requested feature because we know how often we want to search for content. Until they add it, I'll continue to use the mobile apps with keyboards -- TiVo, Roku, & Apple TV.
    I "fixed" one of my slides so many times that the parts broke. I still have one glitchy one. I'd consider another Slide if it came with a 1 year warranty and an optional extended warranty. Since I paid full price for my Slides directly from them, I was disappointed that TiVo didn't offer me a replacement at a reduced price.
     
  3. Fist of Death

    Fist of Death Bon Vivant

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    I'm still eagerly awaiting this remote - when it's available, I'm in for two...
     
  4. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I'll look for one in my Christmas stocking if it's available by then.:)
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I wonder how the RF pairing will be accomplished... since that's pretty much guaranteed to need to take place.

    I would consider getting one of these and moving the existing remote to a location with a Mini. It's surprising to me that the Mini remote does not have the "back" button that is clearly going to be needed moving forward for apps like Netflix.
     
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    FWIW for TiVo remotes without the "Back" button the "B" button acts like the "Back" button on the Roamio, at least for the Mini and YouTube app (and maybe the Netflix app too).
     
  7. swerver

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    I think the 8 second replay button does too, at least in youtube. I meant to test this vs. the back button on the new remote but forgot... anyone else tried 8 second replay for back?
     
  8. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I think that works for YouTube.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I use the Zoom button on my slide remotes for "back". At least i know it works in the youtube app which is where I have been using it.
     
  10. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    That's good info, thanks.
     
  11. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Trying it just now on my Mini the "skip back" button now acts like "back" and the "B" button does nothing, so looks like it changed in one of the recent updates. I actually like this way better since it is more intuitive and matches the icon displayed in YouTube.
     
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    They need to map one of the buttons on older remotes to do the equivalent of the back button in apps like Netflix. Annoying.
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    They have. On my Slide remote it is the ZOOM button.

    On my S3 remote it is the Aspect Ratio Button.

    EDIT: On my S2 remote the PiP button is the "back" function.

    And again on my S4 IR remote, the Zoom button is used as "back"

    These all work for me as the "back" button in the Netflix and the Youtube apps.

    And what all these buttons have in common with the Roamio remote is that each button that is used as "back" is in the same location on the remote as the "back" button is on the Roamio remote.
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2719

     
  15. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Awesome info, thanks!
     
  16. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    I wanted one of these for the longest time until I realized I didn't really need it.

    With all their pushing of the mobile app, you can connect THAT to your TiVo, and type from there. Keyboard is much larger, too.
     
  17. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Tablet/phone is usually a PITA. It needs to be available, charged, have to possibly unlock it, launch the app or switch to it, possibly wait for it to load/connect, possibly select WHICH TiVo, get into the right mode, etc.

    With the Slide remote- it is always right there, since you use it constantly anyway. Battery life is like a YEAR. Just slide it open and type on a physical keyboard. Couldn't be faster, easier, or mode convenient.

    Now, if you were doing a lot of searching and texting and such, it might be worth the effort/ordeal to use a tablet or phone, but I find for quick stuff, nothing can touch the convenience of the Slide.
     
  18. Fist of Death

    Fist of Death Bon Vivant

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    100% agree with the above. This sums up my opinion perfectly.
     
  19. swerver

    swerver Member

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    Is it just me, or is it true that I can't type in the youtube app anymore? The search screen just has a long line of the whole alphabet but my keyboard doesn't work with it???
     

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