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TiVo Slide remote discontinued!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by steve614, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Nov 9, 2012 #21 of 130
    aaronwt

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    But with tax and shipping here, that takes the price to $50.

    I really wish I would have picked a third slide remote up when the price including shipping was in the mid thirties from Amazon.

    I guess if I get one now I might as well just use my Reward Zone Dollars and pick one up from Best Buy. Since there won't be any taxes or any shipping costs.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2012 #22 of 130
    innocentfreak

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    Yeah I may grab some at Best Buy with giftcards. They look like they only have them in store now and the web site is out of stock. I also wish I had grabbed one when they were $39.99.

    Looking around online, most sites like Solid Signal, Crutchfield, and others are out of stock and show it discontinued. Amazon has them, but they are more than TiVo.

    I may try to hold off until after Thanksgiving to buy so I have the extended return with the holiday shopping just in case something else comes out better.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2012 #23 of 130
    morac

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    I wonder if this will be replaced by a remote without a keyboard or something? Maybe a TCP/IP remote?

    Even though I never use the keyboard on it, I love my Slide Remote because of it's small size and the fact that the TiVo responds very quickly to it (much faster the the IR remote). Yes I could use the phone or table app, but that's not really practically for continuous use.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2012 #24 of 130
    aaronwt

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    How long is their extended return policy? Right now I get sixty days for returns at bestBuy.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2012 #25 of 130
    steve614

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    I was given use of a Slide remote early on. I liked it and hoped I'd be able to keep it. Unfortunately I had to give it back.
    The only reason I didn't buy one for myself is because of how little I'd actually use the keyboard.
    OTOH, if I didn't have the Harmony remote, I probably would have gotten one.

    Now I'm tempted to go buy one now that they are being discontinued. :p
     
  6. Nov 9, 2012 #26 of 130
    nrc

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    I sure hope they're just clearing out inventory for a replacement but they sure make it sound final. I love the slide remote. If the buttons weren't so darned sensitive it would be just about perfect.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2012 #27 of 130
    innocentfreak

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    60 day is only for Silver status o not sure if they extend holiday for you. Normally purchases after Thanksgiving can be returned up until the 10th of January or so.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2012 #28 of 130
    windracer

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    Aww, too bad ... I really like the Slide. I don't use the keyboard that much but I love the size.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2012 #29 of 130
    cwerdna

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    HeatherA

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    Just out of curiosity, why don't you use the peanut remote that's part of the TiVo app instead of this one?
     
  11. Nov 11, 2012 #31 of 130
    aaronwt

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    But then you have to look at the remote to see it. I tried a touchscreen remote back in the early 2000's to use with my HD recordings from my HTPC. I found that a full touchscreen remote was not good since you always needed to look at the remote to use it. I found that a combination of a touch screen and hard buttons seemed to be the best, like a Harmony One remote. Or a remote with all hard buttons like the TiVo slide. With hard buttons, you don't need to look at the remote for many of the buttons presses.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2012 #32 of 130
    farmermac

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    i got one a few months ago and it never performed well, compared to the glo peanut remote, which is the gold standart of all remotes.

    The bluetooth text entry was spotty, it felt too short & too heavy. No thanks
     
  13. Nov 11, 2012 #33 of 130
    MichaelK

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    hmmm- is there any kind of wifi technology that could replace bluetooth with some sort of reasonable battery life?
     
  14. Nov 11, 2012 #34 of 130
    KurtONeill

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    Ok I bought the slide remotes because I have my TIVO hidden in a closet in my bedroom. It is sometimes a pain in the rear anyway because the bluetooth signal all of the sudden decides it won't read it right away. How can I use my TIVO out of sight without using the bluetooth? If there is a way? Thanks
     
  15. Nov 11, 2012 #35 of 130
    lrhorer

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    There are a number of possibilities. One is an IR extender. Most of these simply have an IR receiver with a built-in RF modulator, paired with an IR transmitter with a built-in RF demodulator. The IR receiver goes out in front of where you sit. The IR transmitter goes in the cabinet with the TiVo (or whatever). There are a number of different makes and models.

    Here is one that is wired, rather than wireless. If it is not too far from your viewing area to the cabinet, this might work, and is probably less prone to interference.

    This one works by replacing one of the batteries in the remote with a little transmitter.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2012 #36 of 130
    flynhawaiian

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    I think if it was $30 everyone would buy one. On the note, they have the refurbished ones up on the tivo site for $39.00
     
  17. Nov 12, 2012 #37 of 130
    aaronwt

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    I wish I had purchased my last one when they were $37.

    The refurbished ones also have shipping and Tax charges which can bring the total cost to $50 or more. I just ended up getting one from Best Buy. And since I used my Reward Zone dollars, there were no taxes involved. Although I did pay the $11 for the two year extended warranty, just in case. I figured since the remote cost zero out of pocket I might as well get the warranty.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2012 #38 of 130
    morac

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    I'm not sure how useful a 2 year warranty is when there's nothing to replace yours if it breaks. :)
     
  19. Nov 13, 2012 #39 of 130
    aaronwt

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    If they can't replace it or repair it you get the purchase price back in Best Buy credits. At least I think that is still the case. But there could also be a replacement from a different company by then anyway.

    Heck, with my luck, there will be a replacement from another company in 61 days that is cheaper and better than the slide remote that TiVo had.
     
  20. Nov 13, 2012 #40 of 130
    Johnwashere

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    I got mine right when they came out and loved it. The past 4-5 months the tivo missed half the button presses on it. The tivo would light up yellow like it saw it but did nothing. It got so bad that I had to use my old remote. Maybe a better one will come out.
     

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