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TiVo Slide remote discontinued!

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

  1. Nov 13, 2012 #41 of 130
    SugarBowl

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    You can use the iPhone/ipad/android tivo app.
     
  2. Nov 13, 2012 #42 of 130
    jrtroo

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    It may help out to open it up and see if the cable has become unseated. I happened with mine after falling on a hardwood floor.

    Just unscrew and pry the base off. Be careful with the magnets when putting it back together, and when snapping back together, start with the side at the top of the keyboard.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2012 #43 of 130
    morac

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    Before opening up the remote, the first thing I would try is replacing the batteries.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2012 #44 of 130
    Johnwashere

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    Ive tried that a few times and the keys still dont register or register very late.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2012 #45 of 130
    Resist

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    I hope Tivo is coming out with a better remote instead of just discontinuing the slide. I like that the slide is small yet feels solid and that it uses AA batteries because they last longer than AAA batteries. Oh and the keyboard is convenient too!
     
  6. Nov 16, 2012 #46 of 130
    MichaelK

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    something else rf is key for me- hopefully TiVo feels the same way about a replacement if they are making one.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2012 #47 of 130
    cwerdna

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    :eek: I forgot about that.

    The Peanut app w/keyboard came out WAY before that functionality was added to the TiVo iOS app. I do recall trying the network remote feature added to the TiVo app (well after I started using Peanut) but I totally forgot about it.

    I guess I don't need to use the Peanut app anymore...
     
  8. Dec 14, 2012 #48 of 130
    HeatherA

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    So these units are starting to sell out at Best Buys in my area. Only one local store had any left. My kids have decided to buy one for me for my birthday next month and scooped one up today. Still $60.

    I'm still kicking myself for not buying one when they were $38 on Amazon a few months ago. Now they're $100 (from Weaknees)

    I'd like one more but may have to make due with just one.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2012 #49 of 130
    Dan203

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    I started using mine upstairs in my office. I was having some line of sight issues with the harmony that was causing frustrating missed commands so I decided to try the Slide to see if it would work any better. It works pretty good. The stumpy size is a little odd and I keep using the play/pause "wheel" as if it's the arrows/select "wheel" in the menus, but I'm sure I'll get use to both of those.

    Hopefully they're not actually discontinuing the slide, just upgrading it or replacing it with something better.

    Dan
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 #50 of 130
    MichaelK

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    +1! :up:
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 #51 of 130
    HeatherA

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    I hope so too. ;)
     
  12. Dec 15, 2012 #52 of 130
    Bierboy

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    I've never had line of sight problems with my Harmony One. As for the TiVo remotes, their design is horrendous...a rounded bottom?! Come on...it sits on a flat surface WAY more than it is in my hand. It's always rolling onto its side or some such nonsense. Worst design EVER.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2012 #53 of 130
    morac

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    Odd, TiVo's award winning remotes are nearly universally praised.

    http://gizmodo.com/5017972/story-of-a-peanut-the-tivo-remotes-untold-past-present-and-future

    I think it's one of the ergonomically designed remotes out there. All the buttons are easily reachable. I needed to use two hands with older remotes I've used. I have a Harmony One and the only thing I don't use it for is my Premiere. I use the must have Slide remote for that.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2012 #54 of 130
    slowbiscuit

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    He's right about it being too rounded though, I regularly turn my Slide over in my recliner because it won't stay where it's supposed to. It's also too slick because of the plastic, so if you don't put it face down it becomes a Slide off the chair remote.

    Might be ergonomic when you're using it, but not all that practical when you're not.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2012 #55 of 130
    HeatherA

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    I almost always keep my TiVo remotes face down on the arm of my chair because of slippage issues. It's the one complaint I have about the peanut.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2012 #56 of 130
    morac

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    I just turn it sideways. The indentation and grooved back keeps it in place.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2012 #57 of 130
    aaronwt

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    I've never had that problem with mine. They always sit flat on hard surface or are at a slight angle on a soft surface. Plus the rounded bottom makes it much, much more comfortable in the hand than other remotes. And sometimes I will hold the slide remote for long periods of time for shows that have irregular commercial breaks.
     
  18. Dec 15, 2012 #58 of 130
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    The round bottom makes it impossible to press its buttons while it's sitting on the table beside me. I've always hated that part.

    FYI--no Best Buy near me (of about 30 stores) has any left and their site shows "not available for shipping."
     
  19. Dec 15, 2012 #59 of 130
    lrhorer

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    I have never once had any of my TiVo remotes slide off a chair. Knocked off? Yes. Dropped? Surely. Sliding off? Never.

    The attributes of any object when not being used are almost completely irrelevant, with a few mostly minor exceptions. The usefulness of any device is illustrated by how well it works, not its attributes when not being used, regardless of how often or infrequently it is in use.

    The TiVo peanut is virtually the only remote I ever use, despite the fact I have several remotes costing up to several hundred dollars each. The rounded back makes it fit easily and comfortably in the hand, and makes one-handed operation much more practical and accurate. I could not possibly care one iota less what it is like when not in my hand.

    (And yes, I usually lay it on its face. This is natural and trivially easy to do. Why anyone would care that it is best left sitting on its face rather than its back is far, far beyond me.)
     
  20. Dec 15, 2012 #60 of 130
    lrhorer

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    It is meant to be held in your hand, not to be used while sitting on a table.
     

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