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Was the Glo Remote standard with the S3 (OLED) unit?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by buscuitboy, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    The title pretty much says it all. I may have a chance to get a S3. Was the Glo Remote the standard remote that came with ALL Series 3 (OLED....TCD648250B) TiVos back in the day?
     
  2. supasta

    supasta New Member

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  3. blacknoi

    blacknoi Member

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    The only down side in my opinion of the glo remote is that it needs 4 AAA instead of 2 AA that the other Tivo peanut remotes take.

    Battery life is also a little shorter due to the backlighting (it can be disabled if you want).
     
  4. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    Yea, I actually have another Series 3 (OLED) with a glo remote that i got from someone else. I am well aware of the battery issue. I use 4 AAA rechargeables and this approach works good. I like the backlight feature since its used in a bedroom at night frequently.
     
  5. bru_man

    bru_man New Member

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    Sucks when the remote gets suck down the back of the sofa and the back light runs down the batteries. I switched to rechargeables as well. The rubber paint is also coming off commonly used buttons. I still use my series 1 remote which is still my favorite out of the S3, HD, S1, DriectTV HD (most annoying one since the buttons are in a different places)
     
  6. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    The backlit remote is a battery suckhog. I use 750 mAh rechargeables, and it sucks 'em dry once a month. I charge them with a maha-c9000, and I can verify the battery capacity. The remote is actually using that much power. Whereas other standard remotes have had 2000mAh pairs of AA installed in them, and haven't been out for recharge since they were new, 3 or 4 years ago...
     
  7. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    I turned off the backlighting since the feel in the Glo is so good I don't need it, and I get over a year for alkalines, there are some uses that rechargables are not the best suited for.
     
  8. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    I use sanyo eneloops for my rechargeables. They will hold a charge for years, don't self-discharge like other rechargeables, and I have yet to find a usage where they don't outlast alkalines. Best of all, they don't leak nastiness when fully discharged.

    I may have to look into turning off the glo feature.
     

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