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Old 03-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Tivo Slide Remote $49.95 at Amazon

Amazon has the Slide remote listed for $49.95 with free shipping this morning. Get one before they are gone if you wanted one.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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I have the slide remote and I hate it. Never use it. It has a very slow response time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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i just ordered mine and after putting the order in I clicked back and the page jumped back to $99 so that was quick. Nice catch!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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That was fast! I guess that particular $49 seller only had a few.

I did get one before they were gone though.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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Does anybody know if the slide remote has the 1/2 buttons for the alternate code set?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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Does anybody know if the slide remote has the 1/2 buttons for the alternate code set?
nope, its similar to the remotes that come with the new tivos
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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I luv my slide remote much more responsive than IR. The slide keyboard is awesome for doing searches.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
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darn it! missed out. IS there some way to set up a price alert?
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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I have the slide remote and I hate it. Never use it. It has a very slow response time.
Have you tried using the little bluetooth cable extender? My slide remote is SOOO much faster than the IR remote. It's like night and day.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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Have you tried using the little bluetooth cable extender? My slide remote is SOOO much faster than the IR remote. It's like night and day.
My first slide was flakey and slow; even with the cable extended. It acted like it had to reset the connection or something because there would be a big lag then multiple button presses would come through in a rush. (From what I've read here there were a number of people with problematic slides)

But I got a replacement and it's great; works noticable faster than the IR peanut and I don't have to worry about where it's pointing. Love it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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darn it! missed out. IS there some way to set up a price alert?
They have refurb Slides at TiVo.com for a similar price. Plus shipping.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:34 PM   #12
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I have the slide remote and I hate it. Never use it. It has a very slow response time.
??? Something is broken then, because the response time of the Slide is MUCH faster than an IR remote.

I love the Slide... although mine did go defective after a year and a half and I had to replace it (was going unreliable).
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #13
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The slide is $40 on TiVo's website.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #14
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The slide is $40 on TiVo's website.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #15
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:05 AM   #16
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darn it! missed out. IS there some way to set up a price alert?
yes.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #17
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On my Premiere XL the slide remote goes lightning fast. On the Premiere XL 4 laggy and buggy. Maybe it's a coincidence but that's my experience.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #18
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I stopped using my slide when the iPhone app got reliable. Gives me the keyboard when I need it.

Slide is just too sensitive and the Bluetooth dongle needed to occasionally be unplugged/ plugged in (though that was rumored to be fixed in later TiVo patch)

Their concept though should be applauded. Similar remotes like my Vizio TV one have just sucked
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #19
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I stopped using my slide when the iPhone app got reliable. Gives me the keyboard when I need it.

Slide is just too sensitive and the Bluetooth dongle needed to occasionally be unplugged/ plugged in (though that was rumored to be fixed in later TiVo patch)

Their concept though should be applauded. Similar remotes like my Vizio TV one have just sucked
Good idea! I didn't even realize the iPhone app would give you a keyboard... guess that one should have been pretty obvious!! I hate using phones as regular remotes, but for the occasional keyboard use, it's actually a good option, as I'm already really, really good at iPhone typing. Heck, I could do the same thing with the MCE PC with the Logitech TouchMouse.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:41 AM   #20
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Has anyones order shipped yet?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #21
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Has anyones order shipped yet?
Yes, I received mine on Friday. The remote was new-in-box, but the box itself was rather beat up, which wasn't a big deal to me.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:41 AM   #22
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Yes, I received mine on Friday. The remote was new-in-box, but the box itself was rather beat up, which wasn't a big deal to me.
Ok, mine still hasn't shipped, but I picked the free shipping option.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #23
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Still hasn't shipped, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm getting one. Estimated delivery is Wednesday to Saturday. Can't see it making it tomorrow.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #24
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If anyone care (Which I don't blame you for not caring) I tried to chat with an Amazon rep today and she informed me that it wasn't coming. She offered to cancel my order and expedite shipping on the new one, you know the one that is listed for 99.99!! Not gonna happen. After chatting for a while she bumped my existing order to 1 day shipping but if the seller never gets one it won't matter. I'm bummed, I was hoping to use this with my new Tivo Mini.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #25
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Now I wish I had picked one of these up for my fourth slide to use.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #26
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I missed it as well...I really want to get a slide remote, But its starting to look like my iPhone will be the better route to take
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