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Voice activated Tivo, via Xbox One... whataya guys think?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by riz, May 21, 2013.

  1. riz

    riz New Member

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    You have a good point. No way TiVo would be jumping at the chance to have MS overlay and take over the TiVo UI

    On the other hand, i really like simple voice commands. I know, I know, everyone mostly thinks it's useless but simple one way (no siri two way) commands, like Xbox pause, xbox fast forward, xbox play just works. It already works perfectly on 360 so improved kinect will probably near flawless
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Well MS could still do something, even without TiVo's cooperation, if they want to. Like I said the network command interface is documented. I think it might even use some sort of industry standard.
     
  3. morac

    morac Cat God

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    It would let TiVo's remote control app control the volume and mute functions. Also the Slide remote would work with TVs/receivers without needing to be pointed at said device.

    Personally I use the CEC function between by TV and receiver and it works great. The TV detects the receiver and mutes it's own speaker (disables all audio options) and the TV volume controls the receiver. I only get one overlay. If I switch the TV to use it's internal speaker, the receiver mutes. Also when I turn my TV off, the receiver turns off and vice-versa. Works great.

    Sounds like in your case either the TV or receiver isn't doing something correctly.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I have the TV speakers turned off. I never use the TVs built in speakers, I always use the HT system.

    The only reason I even played with it is because I was setting up ARC so I could get rid of the optical cable running from TV to HT. (didn't realize my HT system supported ARC until last night) With my Harmony CEC isn't really necessary, was just playing with it to see what it could do. My HT system is like 4-5 years old, right around the time this stuff first came out, so it may not work as well as a newer system.
     
  5. TrooperOrange

    TrooperOrange New Member

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    UI over UI, IR blaster, and only live TV support with voice commands?

    No thanks. Just hit a button on the harmony and actually use the inputs on the TV. *shurg*

    It is a bit weird that current tivos don't support CEC however.
     
  6. TrooperOrange

    TrooperOrange New Member

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    I also have to wonder about scenarios like the wife being deep in a menu on the tivo, or in netflix app or something, then asking the xbox to tune a channel. I guess it could send a "live TV" type command, then pause, then tune the channel, just seems so half assed though.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It could easily send the same commands a Harmony remote would send when it's programmed for an activity.

    And the IR blaster could be something like the new Slingbox does. It could just be a cube that floods the room with IR. The slingbox works great. It doesn't need an IR blaster on top of the devices IR receiver. It just floods the room and the device responds. It works well with my TiVo. MS could have the same thing for the IR connection.
     

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