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TiVo Slide Pro Remote

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

  1. Nov 5, 2013 #21 of 549
    modnar

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    Some people have an issue where the remote code for their receiver sends either the explicit ON or OFF command for a "Power" button press. In my case, that means, I have to use my receiver remote to turn off my receiver (Onkyo) but can turn it on with the Roamio remote power button.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2013 #22 of 549
    Johnwashere

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    According to the cached tivo site it does learn:

    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 RF signal, which removes line-of-sight requirements. It’s ideal for the in-cabinet or home theatre setup. Actually, it’s ideal for any home. Human nature dictates that we lose our remotes more often than we’d like to, but with the TiVo Roamio Plus or Pro, that’s one less thing to stress about. Pressing a button on either of these units activates a built-in remote finder! That’s right. A jingle plays, telling you where your TiVo Slide Pro Remote is, and you don’t have to waste precious TV watching time throwing around your throw pillows.

    The enhanced remote also has Search and Back buttons and learns commands for power, input, volume and mute directly from the remote controls of your TV and receiver. Lastly, the RF signal, the remote finder and all of your other personalized settings won’t get mixed up if you have more than one unit, because the TiVo Slide Pro remote is made to work with one unit and one unit only. How roam-antic is that?
     
  3. Nov 5, 2013 #23 of 549
    Grakthis

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    The only way the slide remote is worth it is if they integrate search in to the guide so I can just type a show or channel name and have it jump to them.

    I swear, TiVo is still sticking with the channel paradigm and it makes no sense. No one cares about channel numbers. Stop making me learn them.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2013 #24 of 549
    aaronwt

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    When has TiVo made you learn channel numbers? I have no idea where most of the stations are located. When I search i don't need to know the channel number of the station.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2013 #25 of 549
    Dan203

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    I'm pretty sure it's a tad bit longer. The new one has that extra Guide button under the D pad. They had to have made it a bit longer to accommodate that. And since the remote is symmetrical they had to add an equal amount of space to the bottom half of the remote. You can see in the picture there is a bit more space under the numbers and a bit more space on either end of the keyboard. It may not be the same size as the new Roamio remote, but it definitely looks to be a bit longer then the current slide.

    This picture is more straight on and shows the size difference better...

    [​IMG]
     

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  6. Nov 5, 2013 #26 of 549
    crxssi

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    It is more than just a keyboard.

    A learning RF remote with fantastic design and great size and useful backlight is certainly worth $50. So perhaps it is $39 more for a keyboard, no?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2013 #27 of 549
    crxssi

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    But it looks to me like they made the nav dial and the jog dial ever so slightly shorter than before gaining the extra space needed for the guide button.

    There is, but it also looks like the numbers are squished together more to me.

    That doesn't matter at all, because the layout is very different.

    If it is any longer, it might be like 1/8". But to me, holding up my Slide to that photo, the proportions make it look exactly the same to me. I guess we should start a pool :)
     
  8. Nov 5, 2013 #28 of 549
    Dan203

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    I have one in my hand too, and to me the new one looks longer. I'm guessing by at least 1/2".

    I guess we'll see soon enough. :)
     
  9. Nov 5, 2013 #29 of 549
    moyekj

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    So basically it's the current Roamio remote + IR learning + backlight + keyboard for $90 (more than a standalone Stream) right? That's a pass for me. Keyboard is useless to me as I'd never use it, and backlight I'd never use either as I don't like dark rooms for TV watching. I just wish the current Roamio remote included IR learning and it would have been perfect for me.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2013 #30 of 549
    Dan203

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    Plus back lit keys. And I'm sure it's a bit heftier with better build quality. (the Roamio remote feels a bit cheap to me)

    But where are we getting this $90 figure. Someone said that was the original price for the original Slide. And didn't it eventually drop to $60? Honestly if it is $90 I'm not sure there are many people who will buy it.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2013 #31 of 549
    moyekj

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    To me I only need the addition of IR learning, so I would consider buying it in $30-40 range but nothing more than that. What I'm doing right now is occasionally using my old S3 remote with 1-2 switch + IR learning, but of course it's missing those stupid A-D buttons which I rarely use, but sometimes are needed. But of course that's IR only which can be incovenient, but necessary if I need to switch inputs on the TV. I have the Roamio remote handy which I use most of the time since RF works from under the bed covers.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2013 #32 of 549
    kbmb

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    I must be slow.....how do you do this with the Roamio remote?

    I pressed the TV power and tivo buttons and programmed my Samsung tv.
    I then pressed he mute and tivo and programmed my Yamaha receiver.

    What do I do now?

    -Kevin
     
  13. Nov 5, 2013 #33 of 549
    Dan203

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    Use TiVo + Power and enter the Yamaha code. If you notice all the TV codes start with 0 and all the AV codes start with 1, the remote allows one of each to be assigned to the power button.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2013 #34 of 549
    Dan203

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    $30-$40 is probably a bit low. I'm betting it's in the $50-$60 range, minimum.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2013 #35 of 549
    kbmb

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    Thanks......isn't working so I guess my receiver must have a unique power toggle.

    -Kevin
     
  16. Nov 5, 2013 #36 of 549
    Dan203

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    You can try the other codes listed for your brand. The code you enter for power does not have to be the same one you use for volume.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2013 #37 of 549
    moyekj

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    Agreed, which is beyond the $30-40 range I'd be willing to pay, so I probably will never get one.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2013 #38 of 549
    kbmb

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    That's awesome...thank you. It worked!

    -Kevin
     
  19. Nov 5, 2013 #39 of 549
    innocentfreak

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    The Roamio replacement remote is $29.99 so I could see $59.99, but then again I thought there was no way the Roamio Pro would be $599.99.

    If it is $59.99, Amazon will hopefully have sales around $34 again.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2013 #40 of 549
    crxssi

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    Plus smaller and easier to operate + probably a dongle for non-Roamio + longer RF range + nicer non-rubber keys
     

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