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TiVo Slide Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ilovedvrs, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. ilovedvrs

    ilovedvrs Member

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  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Good question. It will also be interesting to see if this is the first TiVo to break compatibility with the older IR remotes. (Up until now I've been able to use old Series 2 remotes to control Premieres, and vice versa.)
     
  3. ilovedvrs

    ilovedvrs Member

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    Tivo Slide Remote is bluetooth (plus IR for other things), it uses an included USB bluetooth adapter for communication.
     
  4. ilovedvrs

    ilovedvrs Member

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    Just got a special call from Tivo about the orders I placed today.
    And I asked about this remote.

    They said it might work (but it has no support and has been discontinued.)

    But they did hint at something better was going to be release shortly that is better!

    The Slide does work with the Tivo mini, so I will end up using it in that room if it doesn't work with the Roamio.

    If anyone else has the Slide and gets the Roamio before I do, please let us know your results.
     
  5. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    I'll never understand why Tivo discontinued the Slide Remote, I enjoy using mine.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Apparently it breaks easily when people drop them. And people seem to drop them alot for some reason.
     
  7. ndoren

    ndoren New Member

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    I'll expand a bit on this. There is a ribbon cable with an edge connector that attaches to the circuit board in the lower part of the slide remote. With rough use, including dropping and repeated "aggressive opening/closing" of the slider, the edge connector detaches. This renders the remote useless. Some have had success with careful disassembly of the remote and reattachment of the cable. But you have to know that's where the problem lies. And you have to be meticulous and skilled in disassembly.

    Also, the IR LED of the remote is weak. IT's bluetooth, yes, except for the TV functions such as volume, power and input. The IR range for the remote is short and TiVo got a lot of complaints about it. I own two Slide remotes and never had a problem with either. Neall
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    They said it has an IR receiver for compatibility with universal remotes. So I'd bet it does. They haven't changed the IR codes, except for a few like separating guide and live TV, since the beginning.
     
  9. cyberbeach

    cyberbeach Mere member

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    I'm glad I have 3 of them, because when you have to enter an email address, password, etc., in order to use some service, the keyboard is a lifesaver.

    Searching for shows, I don't mind using the onscreen keyboard because usually you only have to go 3-5 letters in to find what you're looking for.
     
  10. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    As I posted in another thread, the slide works as advertised with the Roamio including the Keyboard.
     
  11. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Well, you can also use any old USB wireless dongle keyboard with the TiVo, for occasional use. But the Slide is really nice and convenient. Stupid move, TiVo....
     
  12. bucm4sko24wle2mi

    bucm4sko24wle2mi New Member

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    You do hit the nail on the head in terms of the source of the problem. However, mine stopped working without any of the abuse described. It was, however, successfully fixed in house. I'm not sure what will be different in the new "slide" remote. I think the original had bad design.
     
  13. dma6000

    dma6000 New Member

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    IR: Yes
    BT: No
     
  14. dma6000

    dma6000 New Member

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    IR: Yes
    BT: Yes
     
  15. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    The BT dongle, for the slide remote, works properly in the Roamio?
     
  16. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    Yes, I'm using it!
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'm using mine too. I just plugged the usb adapter in and the slide started working right away. It's been working great so far with my Roamio Pro.
     
  18. dma6000

    dma6000 New Member

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    Roamio does not support Slide Remote BT. It really doesn't work. It will work IR. That's all.
     
  19. swerver

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    Works fine here. Right off the bat I plugged mine in and even used it for guided setup. Maybe it got set to IR mode, did you try switching it back?

    Or maybe you mean without the dongle? Your other posts above are confusing me, you said it was working up there.
     
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    My BT slide remote works great with my replacement Pro using RF with the USB Dongle.. It also worked great with my first Roamio Pro.
     

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