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Old 07-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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Can't stand the TiVo remotes shiny black plastic body

I love everything about my Roamio Pro but one thing; the remote.

It's not that I dislike the layout, it's the materials it's made of. The shiny black plastic the remote's body is made of always feels slippery to me and I just can't stand holding it. Why on Earth do electronics companies insist on using this cheap black shiny plastic on surfaces that you have to touch all the time? I wish the entire remote was made out of the material that is surrounding the keys on the front of it.

Is there any other remote I can use with my Roamio Pro that isn't made out of fingerprint magnet slick plastic? I looked at the Slide Pro but it too has this awful black shiny plastic body. What about a Harmony? Or is there a remote out there designed specifically for TiVo? Ideally it would work with the Roamio Pro's RF receiver.

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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I don't mind the shiny body, but I hate that it's symmetric. It's very hard to tell which end is up without looking at it.

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
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I don't mind the shiny body, but I hate that it's symmetric. It's very hard to tell which end is up without looking at it.
Yep, I either have to feel for the little TiVo dude and his antennae, or for the gap at the bottom of the battery door, to orient the remote in my hand. (I've hit quite a few accidental Thumbs Up/Downs when trying to Instant Replay/Skip Forward.)

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:48 PM   #4
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I might try this:

http://youtu.be/31hhHEDIlj8

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Old 07-02-2015, 07:03 AM   #5
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Plasti-dip works well. Makes a rubbery coating that is easier to grip. I used the spray, many coats with the unit keys-down (and covered with tape for a clean look)

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...507&highlight=

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Old 07-02-2015, 10:03 PM   #6
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They now have an effective pharmacological treatment for OCD available. That might be a more effective way to deal with this problem.


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Old 07-03-2015, 12:22 AM   #7
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I don't mind the shiny body, but I hate that it's symmetric. It's very hard to tell which end is up without looking at it.
I keep using the lower circular buttons as the direction controls, which completely causes havoc to my viewing experience...

I've switched back to my Harmony 890 remote...

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Old Today, 11:08 AM   #8
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Update: bought a 3M heavy duty scouring pad. Went to work for about 5 minutes. It came out fantastic! Shiny plastic is gone, the remote feels SO much better now.

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Old Today, 01:02 PM   #9
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They now have an effective pharmacological treatment for OCD available. That might be a more effective way to deal with this problem.
Perhaps for this specific strain we could get a discount group rate with online sessions? I could see Bob Hartley offering something like this if he's still practicing.

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