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TiVo Slide Pro Remote

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

  1. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Doubtful, since
    1) Not being marketed as supporting units earlier than series 4
    2) it looks like 20.3.7 software or later is needed:
    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2774/kw/TiVo Slide Pro
    Under Premiere and TiVo Mini instructions:
     
  2. jkeegan

    jkeegan New Member

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    I made an incorrect assumption about how the remote-finder feature works. At this URL:

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2774/kw/TiVo Slide Pro

    it says:

    "How do I use the "Find Me" feature using the USB dongle with the Slide Pro Remote?

    Push and release the button on the dongle to play the TiVo melody on the Slide Pro (even if the remote is in IR mode!)."

    So it's a hardware button on the dongle itself! Sweet! Then the only question is, is it REALLY only for Premieres and up, or can it also work with a Series 3 HDTiVo as well?
     
  3. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    Not really interested in paying $8.54 for ground shipping of this thing. I think I'll wait until it's available at Best Buy or Amazon.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That's why I decided to go ahead and order more last night. When someone mentioned that zero shipping was a mistake, i figured I might as well take advantage of that. if they come back and try to charge me shipping then I will cancel the order.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Looks like the fixed the free shipping on the Premiere/Mini one. Still surprising they're charging the same price for the Roamio one if it is in fact exactly the same just without the dongle. You'd think they'd make it $5 cheaper or so to differentiate them.

    Edit: Doh! Too slow
     
  6. telemark

    telemark New Member

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    Was there an explanation on why there was free shipping? Was there a code?

    The Tivo Slide worked on 20.2, I'd be surprised if 20.3.7 is the correct cutoff.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The free shipping only applied to the Premiere/Mini version and was likely a mistake.

    The Slide was a BlueTooth remote, this new one uses the same proprietary RF technology used in the Roamio. The new software is likely required because it contains a driver for the new dongle.
     
  8. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I wish I had a driver for my dongle......it's been awhile! ;)
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You probably could use an extender as well. :D
     
  10. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Sure, but is the USB dongle likewise proprietary? Or does it just present as a USB HID device like the old one? Granted, the finding feature or anything else might not work, but if the basic remote controls work that'd be OK.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If it is pure HID then why would they qualify that the dongle requires a specific software version? If I still had an S3 I'd try it, but I've sold all of mine.
     
  12. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    +1 to that, somebody with both a TivoHD and the new remote please try it!
     
  13. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    I didn't write pure HID. It'd be possible for something to have HID input features but not support the finding portion. Those would likely require a dongle with specific support. As to why they'd qualify versions, what gets said to the public often has little to do with underlying technical realities. Could be marketing's way of avoiding recognition that old devices exist, supporting the 'buy a new Tivo' angle. A laudable goal, of course, but not necessarily one everyone wants to consider.

    But until someone that has the necessary pieces tries it'd be pointless to guess.

    Me, I'd seriously entertain buying a new Roamio specifically if it would support two of these remotes at the same time. Otherwise there's currently no compelling reason for me to ditch either of the TivoHD units nor the Premiere I've already got. Two remotes, and the marital harmony that'd bring, would have be buying right away...
     
  14. g808

    g808 New Member

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    I just skipped lunch today. :)
     
  15. djjuice

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    $50 is a reasonable price, but man tax and shipping makes it nearly $65 bucks.
    wanted to send one to my parents in Alaska and shipping is nearly $23 alone!
    i'll hope best buy gets it soon
     
  16. gigaguy

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    Still wondering if there are improvements over the orig slide, which was problematic for some. it's looking like just new added buttons.

    also confused, why isn't bluetooth mentioned? How is it different from the orig slide? Is bluetooth required to have RF function?
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It's not BT. It uses the same proprietary RF technology TiVo added to the Roamio. It'll pair to a Roamio without a dongle. The dongle is only needed for the Premiere or Mini because they don't have built in RF capabilities.
     
  18. overFEDEXed

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    Just curious;

    Last night, I ordered two remotes around the same time. Two separate orders though. One was a Slide Pro and the other a FREE replacement remote, for my two tuner Premiere. It was under warranty, so they shipped me a Roamio Replacement remote. Nice of them.

    Anyway, the Roamio remote has already shipped (UPS Ground) and the Slide Pro, is still processing. I was thinking that they would ship them together, but apparently not. I know that the Slide Pro is coming out of Texas, but don't know about the Roamio remote.
     
  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Both of my orders from last night are showing as still processing too.
     
  20. gigaguy

    gigaguy New Member

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    Thanks Dan, I thought it was bluetooth cause people had connected them to PCs to test I thought I read. I hope the new slide is improved. My slide works fine but sometimes it loses RF function and I have to slip the battery in/out to reset it.
     

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