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Old 03-02-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
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Tivo slide bluetooth dongle works on PC

I needed to transfer a photo from a cellphone to PC, but I don't have the cable at hand. So I plug the tivo slide's usb dongle on the PC and was able to pair it with my phone and transfer the file!

So, the tivo slide usb dongle is just a generic usb dongle like those that come with cordless mouse? If I plug in a generic usb dongle into the Tivo, would it also work with the slide remote?

And if I plug a bluetooth dongle into the PC, can I pair the PC with the tivo slide and use the slide as a remote control for the PC keyboard?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Yes, the Slide is pretty much a standard USB HID device. People have plugged lots of different USB keyboards (both wired and wireless) into the TiVos. I'm not sure anyone's tested a Slide with a PC -- I've meant to, but haven't got around to it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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Does it have problems responding to button presses and/or interpreting one key press as many? I'm just curious if these are problems with the slide or with the Tivo.
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Neither my Slide nor the TiVo it's connected to has any such problem.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:46 PM   #5
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Does it have problems responding to button presses and/or interpreting one key press as many? I'm just curious if these are problems with the slide or with the Tivo.
My slide has delayed response, sometimes a few seconds, when using it without line of sight to the tivo. Once tivo responded, the subsequent keys get immediate response, until the remote idles for a while.

Not sure if it's a bluetooth issue or tivo overloaded issue. When I get a PC USB keyboard I'll plug it into the Tivo USB port to test the response time.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:45 PM   #6
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I paired my Slide with my PC, but it doesn't seem to work as a keyboard. Is there something special I need to do?
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