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Old 08-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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TiVo Roamio QWERTY Remote… Coming Soon?

http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-08/...e-coming-soon/


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Old 08-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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Sure hope it works for my Mini, assuming that accidental Amazon app release is the read deal and coming soon...
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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So it's the Slide with a re-engineered keyboard and two button changes!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #5
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I hope it has the same weight. I also wonder if it will be the size of the original Slide or the size of the new Roamio remote.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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It looks to be about the size of the new Roamio remote. I've got my slide sitting in front of me and it looks a bit more compressed.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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Makes sense since otherwise the letters would be too small with the control pad.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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This is great news- since the Slide was one of the best product designs TiVo ever accomplished.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #9
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I'll take at least 2 please ...
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #11
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According to the article at Zatz it's not confirmed that the keys are backlit. I use three slide remotes and without the backlighting the keyboard would be useless to me since there is not usually enough light for me to see the buttons.

So hopefully there is backlighting for on the remote. If there is I will pick one up to use with the Roamio. And continue to use Slide remotes with my two Minis. Then I'll take my third Slide to my GFs house to use with one of her S3 TiVos.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:46 AM   #12
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Do the Slide remotes work with the S3? I thought they only worked with Premieres.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:01 AM   #13
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Still using my Harmony remote with the Roamio. I don't see any advantage in switching.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #14
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Still using my Harmony remote with the Roamio. I don't see any advantage in switching.
"Harmony" is a brand lineup, not a model. So it is impossible to know what you are comparing with. But here are the main features of the Slide:

* The Slide's response time with BluTooth is much faster than an IR remote.
* RF means aiming is never an issue, although it has IR *also*
* QWERTY keyboard with second nav set
* Standard (excellent) TiVo peanut button layout
* Hard keys (instead of mushy rubber)
* Backlit main buttons and keyboard
* Some buttons learnable
* Superb battery life (like over a year) even in use several hours every day
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #15
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According to the article at Zatz it's not confirmed that the keys are backlit.
Nothing at all is confirmed. All we've got is that lone image. The TiVo button looks different than the Roamio remotes, more translucent. That kinda sorta indicates a backlight could be present...?
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Now if someone can scoop the availability date!!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:07 AM   #17
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Do the Slide remotes work with the S3? I thought they only worked with Premieres.
I don't know.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #18
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Yes. http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1788
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #19
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"Harmony" is a brand lineup, not a model. So it is impossible to know what you are comparing with. But here are the main features of the Slide:

* The Slide's response time with BluTooth is much faster than an IR remote.
* RF means aiming is never an issue, although it has IR *also*
* QWERTY keyboard with second nav set
* Standard (excellent) TiVo peanut button layout
* Hard keys (instead of mushy rubber)
* Backlit main buttons and keyboard
* Some buttons learnable
* Superb battery life (like over a year) even in use several hours every day
Using a Harmony Smart Control remote which most of the above features and many, many more.

I'm very familiar with the slide remote concept. I bought 2 of the previous ones days after they were available and both developed the glitches described in this thread after the 90 day warranty.
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=463987
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Using a Harmony Smart Control remote which most of the above features and many, many more.
Eeew, that is mostly based on a phone. No thanks- blech. Power button every time. Hard to hold. No tactical feedback. I can do that now with several different Android programs and hate them all. I want a real remote. And their included remote doesn't look as nice and has no keyboard. I am sure I would like the Slide better.

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I'm very familiar with the slide remote concept. I bought 2 of the previous ones days after they were available and both developed the glitches described in this thread after the 90 day warranty. .
Oh, I am also quite familiar with the Slide glitching. It ruined my first Slide (also out of warranty, of course). And now my second one is just starting to do it. And it is not just a loose ribbon cable. It is the one critical flaw with the Slide- reliability. I hope that is fixed in the "new" "Slide" coming out.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #21
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Do the Slide remotes work with the S3? I thought they only worked with Premieres.
I originally bought my Slide when I had only a TiVo HD (S3), so they do indeed work there. Upon getting a Premiere XL, I use the Slide with it and the newer remote is in the wife's hands with the HD.
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Eeew, that is mostly based on a phone. No thanks- blech. Power button every time. Hard to hold. No tactical feedback. I can do that now with several different Android programs and hate them all. I want a real remote. And their included remote doesn't look as nice and has no keyboard. I am sure I would like the Slide better.
The Smart Control physical remote feels much better in my hand than any other remote I've used. I'm very impressed by its design and use that physical remote 80% of the time. A keyboard on the Smart Control app is a most requested feature because we know how often we want to search for content. Until they add it, I'll continue to use the mobile apps with keyboards -- TiVo, Roku, & Apple TV.
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Oh, I am also quite familiar with the Slide glitching. It ruined my first Slide (also out of warranty, of course). And now my second one is just starting to do it. And it is not just a loose ribbon cable. It is the one critical flaw with the Slide- reliability. I hope that is fixed in the "new" "Slide" coming out.
I "fixed" one of my slides so many times that the parts broke. I still have one glitchy one. I'd consider another Slide if it came with a 1 year warranty and an optional extended warranty. Since I paid full price for my Slides directly from them, I was disappointed that TiVo didn't offer me a replacement at a reduced price.
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I'm still eagerly awaiting this remote - when it's available, I'm in for two...
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I'll look for one in my Christmas stocking if it's available by then.
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I wonder how the RF pairing will be accomplished... since that's pretty much guaranteed to need to take place.

I would consider getting one of these and moving the existing remote to a location with a Mini. It's surprising to me that the Mini remote does not have the "back" button that is clearly going to be needed moving forward for apps like Netflix.
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I would consider getting one of these and moving the existing remote to a location with a Mini. It's surprising to me that the Mini remote does not have the "back" button that is clearly going to be needed moving forward for apps like Netflix.
FWIW for TiVo remotes without the "Back" button the "B" button acts like the "Back" button on the Roamio, at least for the Mini and YouTube app (and maybe the Netflix app too).
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I think the 8 second replay button does too, at least in youtube. I meant to test this vs. the back button on the new remote but forgot... anyone else tried 8 second replay for back?
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I think the 8 second replay button does too, at least in youtube. I meant to test this vs. the back button on the new remote but forgot... anyone else tried 8 second replay for back?
Yup, I think that works for YouTube.
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I wonder how the RF pairing will be accomplished... since that's pretty much guaranteed to need to take place.

I would consider getting one of these and moving the existing remote to a location with a Mini. It's surprising to me that the Mini remote does not have the "back" button that is clearly going to be needed moving forward for apps like Netflix.
I use the Zoom button on my slide remotes for "back". At least i know it works in the youtube app which is where I have been using it.
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FWIW for TiVo remotes without the "Back" button the "B" button acts like the "Back" button on the Roamio, at least for the Mini and YouTube app (and maybe the Netflix app too).
That's good info, thanks.
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