3 Cheers for TiVo! They Got The New Remote Right!

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  1. Oct 5, 2019 #1 of 81
    Joe3

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    The remote still has the ratings thumbs as well. I take this as a good thing :)

    TiVo Lights It Up With New Lux Remote
     
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    justen_m

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    A standalone Netflix button? What the heck does it do if you don't have Netflix? Is is useless? Programmable?
     
  3. Oct 5, 2019 #3 of 81
    compnurd

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    It has had a stand-alone Netflix button for a long time now
     
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  4. Oct 5, 2019 #4 of 81
    justen_m

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    Didn't know that. My newest TiVo is a 2yo(?) standard Bolt, and its remote is nearly identical to that from my 5yo(?) Roamio Plus. It just has a white face instead of black, and the top TiVo button is blank, it doesn't say TiVo, with a smiley face.

    So, what does the button do if you don't have Netflix? Or do boxes that come with a remote that has a Netflix button include a Netflix membership?
     
  5. Oct 5, 2019 #5 of 81
    schatham

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    Never mind.
     
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    DVR_Dave

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    My TV remote has dedicated Prime Video, Netflix, HBO, and PS Vue buttons. I don't have any of those services. I just ignore them.

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  7. Oct 5, 2019 #7 of 81
    krkaufman

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    Same thing it would do if you do have Netflix, launch the Netflix app.

    I believe the Netflix button may have been added with the VOX Remote. (Yep.)
     
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    Mikeguy

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    I agree with your sentiment. It just feels wrong.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2019 #9 of 81
    wizwor

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    Just means the batteries will run out sooner. I used to have a remote that had buttons that glowed for a few hours at night if you left it in the light all day. Not sure why that did not catch on. FWIW, I thought the TiVo peanut remote was perfect.
     
  10. wizwor

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    Same thing it does if you have Netflix -- pays TiVo.
     
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  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Does it? Or is the button the cost of getting the Netflix app updated?
     
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  13. CloudAtlas

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    Who doesn’t have Netflix in 2019? Netflix has over 60 million US paid subscribers plus millions more who share passwords. Homeless people have Netflix. Blind people have Netflix. People without TVs even have Netflix. I honestly forget the buttons is there and look under apps. Good to know!
     
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  14. DVR_Dave

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    :hand:

    Me ... my cats won't share the password. :smirkcat:
     
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  15. TKnight206

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    If only the Netflix button were programmable to do other things. When we do have an active Netflix subscription, I personally use it on my Roku. The only app that I used on my TiVo was the Xfinity On Demand app.

    If only I didn't have to hold down the B button to toggle captions. If only there was an option to make it instant.
     
  16. wizwor

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    We left Netflix in 2018 after a decade of increasing prices, decreased options, a less attractive library, and subscribing to Prime.
     
  17. CloudAtlas

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    Decreased options? Netflix and Prime nicely go together because both have exclusive content. Netflix has 100’s of exclusive shows and documentaries not on Prime. I’m guessing you already had Prime and when your Netflix plan went to $10.99 you bailed. Oh, what’s that you’re sharing your friends login/passed and saving those dollars up to buy a TiVO Edge to help TiVO Inc. out financially? Bravo. ;)
     
  18. wizwor

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    When Netflix added streaming, it was included in the price of the disc product. Even though the streaming service library was thin and uncompelling, there were always the discs. Later Netflix started charging extra for the discs and shifted content towards original productions. This left me with very little that I wanted to watch.
    I think I bailed after seeing that commercial about the guy who was paying for a lot of things he was not using. I would not pay for Prime just for video either. Frankly, I'm not sure I will stay on with Prime beyond the current subscription.
    I'm confident I could buy and sell you. In part because I don't waste money on things that do not provide value to me. No I do not share credentials. I got all five of my Roamios 'All In' -- three at $299.99 and two at $199.99. I have no brand loyalty whatsoever.
     
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  19. TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Might not mean anything, you still need the thumbs down button to restart, CDE etc...
     
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  20. celtic pride

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    I wont give this remote a thunbs up until they INCLUDE it with the cable edge box!
     
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