Amazon selling the new QWERTY remote for $74.43.

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  1. Rebate_King

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    Perfect - that was enough to convince me to pull the trigger!
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Unfortunately the TiVo remote is not sophisticated enough to control my whole setup, otherwise I might consider getting one. If they ever came out with a Harmony with a slide out keyboard like this I'd probably get one. :)

    Dan
     
  4. dswallow

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    It might almost be worthwhile to have the remote for the pre-season mass addition of new season passes, even if I'd normally just stuff it in a drawer the rest of the time because I prefer my MX-850.

    (Well, not really, because I'd need two, or have to deal with the stupid address-resetting issue every time I moved it between my two main Series 3 units.)
     
  5. Resist

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    Just placed my order, even though I still think $74.43 is a bit high. At least it's $15 cheaper than the initial price. Got to love Amazon, free shipping and no state tax (at least for my state). If I like this remote then I will purchase another one for our other Tivo. Hopefully the price will be even lower then.
     
  6. caddyroger

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    I am with you I can not control my amp, tivo, dvd player and light control with a Tivo remote. I rarely use any thing on the Tivothat I need to use a keyboard.
     
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    jlb

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    Mike-Mike

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    i should be getting that mini keyboard in the mail today, but for TiVo that $74 is a step in the right direction
     
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    SpiritualPoet

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    How can this remote be compatible (for example: inputting titles, wishlist data, etc.) with the software inside a TiVo HD unit? The on screen simply allows character by character input by navigating a cursor using the buttons on the existing TiVo remote control unit.
     
  10. dswallow

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    Because the software on the TiVo receivers was updated to support peripheral devices like USB-connected wireless keyboards.
     
  11. Edmund

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    now its down to $73.57 on amazon.
     
  12. BrentOMatic

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    Is there any kind of iOS app for a tv remote with keyboard functionality?
     
  13. Resist

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    I saw that and contacted Amazon, as my order had not shipped yet. They are refunding me the difference. You have to love Amazon!
     
  14. mattack

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    Sorry, I think this was mentioned in another thread.. but will a WIRED USB keyboard work too?

    I don't think I even HAVE any USB keyboards at home, but I know they're dirt cheap everywhere.. I'll probably spring for one of those PS3 ones some time, but a $5 USB keyboard (err, I hope all the dirt cheap keyboards I see aren't all PS/2) would be useful in the meantime...
     
  15. ebf

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    Before I bought the mini keypad, I tested my old USB Dell keyboard and it worked fine with my HDXL.
     
  16. bigpatky

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    DVR Remote is $2 or so and is set up to work with the tivo
     
  17. BlackBetty

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    Ordered one also. Now $72.08 on Amazon.
     
  18. Resist

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    I got Amazon to do another refund for the new lower price, but then today the price went up to $73.57.
     
  19. nrc

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    Yep. I was planning to wait for <$70 probably months from now, but at $72 this soon after release I'm not going to quibble.
     
  20. Resist

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    For anyone that doesn't know, you have to keep watching Amazon as their prices go up and down. I show a price change on an item 3 times during the same day once.
     

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