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TiVo Slide remote discontinued!

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

  1. Dec 15, 2012 #61 of 130
    lrhorer

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    Absolutely.

    I frequently hold it the entire time I am sitting watching TV, sometimes for hours, even though I fairly rarely watch anything with commercials. It's comfortable enough there isn't much reason to sit it down, and it's much more convenient when someone needs to go to the bathroom or misses a bit of dialogue.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2012 #62 of 130
    lrhorer

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    That's just idiotic. My SCUBA gear and my telescope do not fit very well in any closet, and they spend most of the year unused. Buying or giving a good rating to astronomical or SCUBA equipment merely because it stows well would be moronic. Rating the overall performance of any item based primarily on its non-functionality when not in use is just foolishness.

    So go get a brick from the local hardware store. For you, obviously, that would be the best design ever.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2012 #63 of 130
    aaronwt

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    Hey!!! I didn't say that. err... type that.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2012 #64 of 130
    Dan203

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    The bottom of the remote isn't even round. It has a small flat area specifically so it sits flat on a flat surface.

    Dan
     
  5. Dec 17, 2012 #65 of 130
    slowbiscuit

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    And slides off of anything with a slant.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2012 #66 of 130
    morac

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    Might I suggest not buying slanted furniture then.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2012 #67 of 130
    HerronScott

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    Yep, mine's big and fluffy so I don't slide off either.... :)

    Scott
     
  8. Dec 23, 2012 #68 of 130
    unitron

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    Okay, but what about the texture of your furniture?

    :D
     
  9. Jan 15, 2013 #69 of 130
    HeatherA

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    Kids finally gave me my slide for my birthday... I like it. My TiVo 4 tuner is so zippy, but I am not sure how long it will take to adjust to the tiny size of the remote. It feels so weird after using the full size peanut for 12+ years.

    I wish I had a 2nd one for upstairs.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2013 #70 of 130
    Davisadm

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    New style TiVo Slide remote coming this year
     
  11. Jan 15, 2013 #71 of 130
    aaronwt

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    Do you have a picture?
     
  12. Jan 17, 2013 #72 of 130
    celtic pride

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    My wife and i prefer the slide remote over the the regular tivo remote,But i must admit both of us have small hands so thats why its easier for us to hold and use.P.S. i also use my harmony one remote.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2013 #73 of 130
    rhettf

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    TiVo recently sent out a survey about a remote that can make a sound if you lose it. The bulk of the survey was previewing and rating possible nosies the remote would make when you want to find it. I suspect thats what will be replacing the discontinued slide.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2013 #74 of 130
    unitron

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    How do you get it to make the noise?

    How does it know you've lost it?

    Is there some reason other than that to spend the extra money to make the remote a receiver (and an RF one at that) as well as a transmitter?
     
  15. Jan 17, 2013 #75 of 130
    gonzotek

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    Bluetooth has always supported two-way communication. Just stick a button on the front of a new tivo model (or repurpose the one that's already there on S4 models{and others?} by holding it in longer or double clicking), and send a command to the (hypothetical) new remote to start making a sound of some sort. Piezo-electric buzzer wouldn't cost much, it might not even be overly expensive to add a proper speaker and store some wave-forms in the silicon.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2013 #76 of 130
    Dan203

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    It sounded like something they were going to release along with a future TiVo. There would be a special "page" button on the TiVo itself that you would push and it would send a signal to the remote for it to start making noise. Not sure how it would work with current TiVos unless they gave you a USB dongle with a button on it to push.

    Dan
     
  17. Jan 17, 2013 #77 of 130
    Dan203

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    I don't think that's possible. The button already has two functions. Clicking it changes the output resolution and holding it causes TiVo to reboot. Double click might work, but there's a chance of accidental resolution switch if they do that. And if they do anything with holding it longer then there is a chance of accidental reboot.

    Dan
     
  18. Jan 17, 2013 #78 of 130
    gonzotek

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    Really? I didn't know that and I'm kinda surprised that's something they'd include on purpose. I'd actually prefer if it wasn't possible to reboot that easily.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2013 #79 of 130
    innocentfreak

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    I believe they do it as a way to do a soft reset if it isn't responding to remote commands. Also it is similar to a PC reboot option where you have to hold the button for a few seconds so it isn't really easy to accidentally reboot it.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2013 #80 of 130
    morac

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    You have to hold it down for a considerable amount of time (at least 15 seconds) so it's not something that's easily triggered by accident. The format button could be a "page" button if the time out for holding it down to trigger that was a few seconds.
     

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