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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by chef616, Nov 4, 2013.
$31.50 to Hawaii no matter how many I order.
Wonder when a new Mini will be released with built-in RF?
No comments on the dedicated search button? It's on the keyboard, says it brings you straight to the search page.
I don't know why they don't make the color buttons programmable - they hardly do anything. I can only think of one or 2 cases where I ever use them, and there are 4 of them. Wasted buttons unless they are programmable.
Also, re: programming macros. I believe if you have another remote that does macros, you can program it there, and then have the slide learn it from there. Not 100% sure, maybe someone can verify.
I have received a tracking number, Roamio version.
I hadn't noticed that, so I skipped back to the photo. Didn't know what that was... what a great idea and addition! Thanks for pointing that out.
It is sad that TiVo can't properly market this device by listing ALL it's functionality and features on the web page...
I'd rather have a dedicated CC toggle button than a search button - I still can't believe after all these remote revisions that never made the cut. But I can see how the search button would be useful to some.
I have to think more people use search then use closed caption.
No arguments there, but search is as simple as TiVo + 4 so to me having a dedicated Search button is a complete waste.
This info from the TiVo website killed my desire for the slide remote:
"...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."
I currently control multiple base Roamios in my living room with a single Roamio remote. I've always had multiple TiVos controlled by a single TiVo remote ever since the series 1 days.
The fact that I would have to have a separate remote for each individual TiVo is a deal breaker. And I can't see why TiVo would think the customer would find that desirable.
The old Slide was BT, the new one is not.
How do you control multiple Roamios from a single remote? Do you constantly reprogram it with a different remote code? Back in the day they use to have a 1-2 switch for people with multiple TiVos, but once they started creating units with 4+ tuners the 1-2 switch went away.
I leave the Roamio remote in IR mode. I then simultaneously press the TiVo button and Pause button, then press the appropriate numeric button for the address of the TiVo I am watching (all my video sources connect to the TV via a remote-controlled HDMI switch).
Personally, I think TiVo should have made the RF remote function compatible with the 0 though 9 remote addressing scheme present since TiVos first arrived.
I was curious what the new RF protocol was so read through the FCC docs.
The USB dongle is using this TI chip
And the Slide Pro and Roamio Remote use this TI chip:
So they're 2.4 like bluetooth was, but this new standard with the lovely name of 802.15.4. TI mentions some kind of USB HID support is some good news.
If anyone has one and can check it out on a Series 3 please let us Luddites know what happens.
I sent "Santa" a link with specific instructions on why I wish for the Premiere/Mini remote with dongle. Hopefully Santa's email isn't down, and that I can use the dongle with current Roamio remote with a Mini, and use the Slide Pro with our Roamio.
I'm using the remote with the 1-2 slide switch with my Roamio and Premiere, it works great. I know it does not have the ABCD buttoms but I don't use those very often.
I see both of my orders, for the four slides with the Dongle, shipped today.
I ended up acting too fast and ordered one without the dongle. I would like to use the remote with a Mini and now need the dongle. I haven't found out yet but I'm sure trying to return the item with shipping fees will not make it worth it.
So if someone has extra dongles please PM me. I will be willing to purchase two of them. Thanks.
Since there is no extra cost for the dongle when specifying your target unit you may want to try calling TiVo and convincing them to include a dongle with your order before it ships. The $50 price tag was surprisingly close to what I was willing to pay so I caved and ended up ordering one (with dongle) and it's on its way. I plan to use the current Roamio Pro remote with my Premiere unit used by my wife.
We're very pleased that our new Slide Pro remote is now available. However, because it is so close to the holidays, we don't expect broader retail availability of the new remote until after the holiday season.