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TiVo Slide Pro Remote

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

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    If it is any consolation, I would have done the same thing, regardless of children or who else saw. But with one exception.... if I had to stand in line again for more than several minutes to give it back or pay for it, I would have said "screw this" and left.

    I am very honest.
    But also very impatient.
     
  2. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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  3. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I didn't only do it because my son was there and saw it. He didn't even realize what was going on. He just wanted to get the hell outta there so we could go eat, hahaha! That made us very late on a school night and we were in serious trouble with momma, but in the end it was the right thing to do, so I did it and it was worth every second and penny. I'm probably returning it anyway. I thought it may have the TWC app on it for On Demand access like their TVs do, but alas not quite yet.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes, and I've had it happen to me in the past with a couple of items costing a few hundred dollars. And I could even see the unit that it was delivered too and had pictures from my security camera showing where it was delivered. But in the end a new product was just sent out by the merchant.

    There is no way they could say 100% that the people in that condo actually got the box. Ultimately though it was the fault of the delivery driver for leaving a package so I'm not sure what kind of trouble they got into for technically losing the package. I know the people in the condo did not get in trouble. they got some free stuff. But the the delivery person should know how to read a map. My house number is the same as theirs, but they live on the cross street. If the delivery person had used a map then they would have known they were at the wrong location. And with a cellphone now there is really no excuse since you can use a map program with GPS.
     
  5. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    Crap! Now I have to wait, showing out of stock.

    TiVo Slide Pro - Roamio

    $49.99

    Out Of Stock
     
  6. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    We are setting up our Christmas stuff today, in the Living room.

    I decided to do a "line-of-site" test with the Old and New Slides.
    I opened up the front door and walked 100 feet. Both the Bluetooth and the Pro, still worked! (I can see my Tv from the street) The Roamio Plus is sitting behind a 50" Plasma Tv, if that matters.

    I just thought that was interesting. Still though, the Bluetooth works behind any walls, anywhere in my house. The Pro almost does.
     
  7. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    I noticed the Bluetooth Slider had a slight lag compared to the basic RF Roamio remote. Did you experience anything similar with old and new slides?
     
  8. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    On the lag;

    With my old Premiere two-tuner and Bluetooth (OLD Slide), I really noticed it. I thought that it was just that buggy, lagging Premiere. Usually when the batteries got low, it got worse. Even the button presses were "Behind".

    With the Roamio, I have not noticed any of this. I need to try this test with other two-tuner that I have. I haven't activated it, as it's headed to eBay soon.

    We do use the remotes quit a bit. Even my four-year-old knows how to "skip" commercials, when not watching Netflix. I teach them young.
     
  9. JAaronT

    JAaronT New Member

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    Has it been confirmed that the Premiere version (with dongle) will still work with the Roamio?
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes it works.
     
  11. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

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    Just hooked one up today to my Roamio, the dongle is in a bag and not in the box with the remote so I have to guess the remotes are all the same.
     
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    We have known that it works ever since the Roamio came out.

    I like to call it the "Slide Classic" now, vs. the new "Slide Pro".
     
  13. tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

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    Will the slide classic and pro both work with the mini so i can put the mini in a closet and have it work through the wall?
     
  14. JAaronT

    JAaronT New Member

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    I was referring to the Slide Pro with dongle, not the old bluetooth version.
     
  15. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Sorry
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    By both, do you mean at the same time? Or are you asking if they work the same? Both use a form of RF so they both work through walls. From what's been reported the old Slide works a little better through walls but also is a bit more flaky with missing button presses. Also the old slide is notorious for failing over time. We're not sure if the new slide has the same problem.

    As for them both working at the same time, I think someone mentioned above that they will.
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes both worked concurrently in my setup. Although I also have better reception with the Slide Pro than the original Slide. Both work well but the BT slide had issues sending a signal through the Brick firewall in my condo. The new Slide Pro has no issue with the Firewall(as well as the included Roamio remotes). Not that either matters to me since the remotes are only used in the room with the TiVo. I've also never had any button press issues with my three BT Slides.
     
  18. SOCATivo

    SOCATivo New Member

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    Has anyone tried to use this control not with a TiVo but with XBMC?

    If so, what was the process you used? Currently I use a Firefly with Eventghost, it's OK but no keyboard...

    Joy? Grief? No one??
     
  19. WRX09MD

    WRX09MD Member

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    I got my backlighting to turn off on my new slide pro.
     
  20. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    How so- using the same process?
     

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