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TiVo Slide Pro Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by chef616, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Nov 4, 2013 #1 of 549
    chef616

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    In case any one is interested, a post showed up in my RSS reader today regarding the rumored new Tivo Slide remote. The link in the post doesn't work, but I am posting the text that was included.

    http://blog.tivo.com/2013/11/introducing-the-new-tivo-slide-pro-remote/


    Thought you had it good with your TiVo remote? Well, you do. But you can have it even better. Enhance your TiVo experience with the new TiVo Slide Pro Remote! Not only does it have a slide out QWERTY keyboard and fully backlit buttons to make searching and text entry faster/easier/dark-room-friendly, but it has an ergonomic exterior that makes it sleeker than ever. And don’t worry – it’s not just a prettier face. The TiVo Slide Pro Remote has a more powerful signal. In addition to IR, it has an ...​
     
  2. Nov 4, 2013 #2 of 549
    Dan203

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    Someone must have let it slip early. If it has learning capabilities I might consider getting one. My A/V system is finally getting simple enough that I might just be able to use a single TiVo remote for at least the part I use most often.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2013 #3 of 549
    leiff

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    Especially if rf signal is improved. Dont know if i have a deffecrive remote but controlling my tivo roamio basic from my second room where i mirror a second tv a mere 20 ft. Away frequently gives red light errors where comand fails, while in tivo room no errors result.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2013 #4 of 549
    Dan203

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    I haven't played with the RF much because I currently use a Harmony. If the Slide Pro has learning, which I expect it will, then I'll probably be able to make it usable for my setup.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2013 #5 of 549
    innocentfreak

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    I hope it has the weight of the old Slide Remote. It will be interesting to see how they price it.

    I would imagine it should be cheaper than the previous Slide since you don't need the BT dongle.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2013 #6 of 549
    jwbelcher

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    An RF dongle would be nice for older Tivos.... I'd imagine it could even work on the TivoHD. Just needs to hide the RF stuff behind a USB-HID driver.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2013 #7 of 549
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Well, we know it is coming... it is just a matter of when. I *LOVE* the Slide remote. I love the buttons, the weight, the feel, the convenience, the battery life, the backlight, just about everything. But they can't tolerate being dropped much (even on carpet... and my cats love to test gravity).

    My first one went bad after a year. Now my second one just started going bad :( (No, it is not just a lose cable) I hope they have fixed that issue because I am really not enthused about spending that much money yet again on something that will only last a year again.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2013 #8 of 549
    davezatz

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    gigaguy

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    The page is gone. Oh, I see the new link above.
    I don't see much new in specs except it's thinner, I guess it's a fix to problems the first one had for some people. Mine work fine, sometimes I have to remove the battery to reset it. I don't need the finder stuff.
    but do I trust Tivo to do it !00% right? it's a complex remote.

    I love the slide. BT is great, size is easier to handle with one hand. I have a spare one in the box for future needs.
    I never even use the keyboard, I find searching by clicking 3-4 letters onscreen is easier.

    How much were these originally? like $60?
     
  10. Nov 4, 2013 #10 of 549
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yep, looks exactly like the old Slide, except the newer TiVo logo button, the moved zoom/guide button, and the changes on the keyboard.

    On the keyboard, they moved the nav keys to the center and moved the keypad numbers to the 1st row. This should theoretically make typing easier... but without using it, I am not sure yet.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2013 #11 of 549
    aaronwt

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    Any ideas what the price will be? If priced right I'll need to pick up three and sell my three original slides. I either need to get three or none since I want all the remotes I use to have the same button placement. That's why I rarely use the Roamio remote because I hit the wrong buttons for zoom and guide.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2013 #12 of 549
    gigaguy

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    Oh, the orig slide was $89 I see in engadget..
     
  13. Nov 4, 2013 #13 of 549
    Beryl

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    If it has learning, I'd consider it only with a SquareTrade warranty. I got burned after purchasing 2 of the original slide remotes that lasted just over 90 days. :(
     
  14. Nov 4, 2013 #14 of 549
    aaronwt

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    I'm going on two years with my first slide and a few months less with my other two. They all still work great. Although I did get the extended warranty on the two I got from BestBuy. SO if I do have issues I will be covered. Of course they couldn't replace them with anything until the new model comes out.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2013 #15 of 549
    Dan203

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    I bet it's a bit longer. It's probably the same size as the one that comes with the Roamio, which it slightly longer then the Slide but a lot shorter then the one that came with the Premiere.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2013 #16 of 549
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    No, I can tell by the photo it is the same size- 6" long
     
  17. Nov 5, 2013 #17 of 549
    jrtroo

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    Love the new keyboard layout. My only complaint with the "current" slide was the long reach to some of the alpha keys, and this matches how I have my tablet keypad set up for thumb use.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2013 #18 of 549
    abovethesink

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    Wow. It seems downright insane to me for anyone to pay $89 just to get a keyboard on their remote. To each their own though.

    On the topic of remotes, I am constantly hitting slow motion on my Roamio remote when I mean to hit play. The remote always flips over in my hand somehow, or I pick it up upside down. My wife does the same thing. Anyone else do that?
     
  19. Nov 5, 2013 #19 of 549
    gigaguy

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    I bought used ones much cheaper. The bluetooth is a great advantage if your keep your electronics out of sight, which I do. no more pointing except for volume at the TV itself.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2013 #20 of 549
    NYHeel

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    By the way, the current Roamio remote can be set so that the TV Power button can power on both your TV and an AV Receiver. I'm sure the same thing applies to a soundbar as well. Just program the TV's power first and then program the AV receiver power afterwards using the same methodology and the code you used when programming the volume and mute.
     

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