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What's with the crappy remote control

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Time_Lord, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yes they are. However, they are still separate negatives (or potential negatives). One can create rubbery buttons with colored rubbery text that never rubs off. And the rubbery feel is there regardless.

    I don't think the rubbery are bad, but having used both for a long time, I prefer the non-rubbery.
     
  2. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    Re 1, 3 (feedback??), 5, 6 & 8. Never used a Slide Remote, cannot reply as to what these add to the Tivo experience.

    2) Not sure this is problematic but I did prefer a feature of the Sony Remote for my Series 1 unit so many years ago. It had 4 dedicated buttons in a circular pattern for Up, Down, Left and Right rather than the single round button with arrows. Too often I get wrong direction.

    4) Upon receiving a new remote, apply a light coat of clear nail polish to each button. Problem solved.

    7) I am usually not even looking at the remote when using it. After 13 0r 14 years of using Tivo, my fingers pretty much do the walking unassisted by sight. I am sure this contributes to the last comment for 2).

    Addition to rubbery 2). Every single one of my older remotes had buttons with missing pieces, a problem I never had with the Sony Remote's plastic buttons. This is no longer a problem because my button biting African Grey Parrot is no longer on this earth.
     
  3. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Picky picky. I actually really like my Peanut.
     
  4. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    Unanswered question.
     
  5. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    $89 full retail
     
  6. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    I'd give that a shot.
     
  7. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    Another problem. I got my two new remotes but am having problems with both. They are Humax remotes and the Mute buttons and the Volume buttons do not work on either one.

    Also, are Humax remotes programmable for 9 channels or just two. My two Series 3 Units are set for channels 1 and 2. My Toshiba Tivo w/DVR is set for channel 4.

    My original and still working Tivo remote is set for channel 1 on the one setting and channel 4 on the two setting. It properly controls one Series 3 unit and the Toshiba.

    I tried to set one of my new Humax remotes for channel 2 on the one setting and channel 4 on the two setting so it should control the other Series 3 unit and the Toshiba unit. It doesn't.

    With the setting in the right hand number two position, it I hit the Tivo button to turn on the Toshiba, it pauses the Series 3 unit. It seems to be acting as if it was set to zero.
     
  8. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Why am I getting a mental image of Jack having like 20 TiVo's of different generations stacked on top of each other like my Grandfather did with TV's? lol :p [media]http://empegbbs.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/5557/filename/tivos_front.jpg[/media]
    [media]http://www.creativeapplications.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/constructed-land-tv-stack.jpg[/media]
     
  9. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike New Member

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    You can find the Bluetooth remotes on eBay. I bid on one and lost it at $95, the bid went to $98.

    The funny thing was that after I lost the auction I saw a premiere with a Bluetooth remote and won that auction for $85. I guess having a full unit scared people away.
     
  10. CharlesH

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    On the Series 2, you are remote-controlling the cable company box from the Tivo, so you just tune to the appropriate channel. The Series 3 does not support OnDemand. On the Series 4, it is accessed (when available) through a selection on "My Shows" that launches an application, not by going a particular channel.
     
  11. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    That is correct Charles H.
     
  12. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

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    Slides went for $50-60 when they came out.fyi
     
  13. Sashieden

    Sashieden New Member

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    I've been using my android tablet as a remote. It makes browsing your recorded shows and guide so much nicer.
     
  14. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    Tell us more.

    PS to J White: I responded to your stacked Tivo post days ago, but it never made it here. I only have 5, three in service but all working.
     
  15. Sashieden

    Sashieden New Member

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    The menu is exactly the same except it is displayed on your tablet instead of your television. You can browse your complete recorded shows library and when you find something out want to watch, touch it and it starts playing on your TV. You're able to browse, edit, and create season passes and wish list tasks. Only thing you can't do is browse into Netflix or on demand or the other vod apps.
     
  16. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Attempting to use a tablet or phone as a "remote" is the worst remote EVER. I know, I have tried it. A glass touchscreen has zero feel. It can't really be one handed. You have to "wake up" the device every time. You have to navigate to the app every single time something else happens, unless it is a dedicated device. You have to LOOK at the screen to do anything. Battery life sucks compared to a real remote. Too large. Etc.

    No thanks
     
  17. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Agreed. I love my peanut!!!
     

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