anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    It happens regardless of the destination device, and it happened on both Control Centers I've owned. I guess I have a call to tech support in my future.
     
  2. zexel

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    If you really want to try this, get the menu you need by going thru setup again on the Tivo (you must remove the tivo to redo setup I think) and choose a cable provider instead of OTA. I have a standard bolt that I use for OTA only and did this and the option to change the remote settings showed up. So far this hasn't caused any problems for my use of the Tivo as an OTA device. The only thing it might mess with is a search for programming. For me it is worth it to get the skip as a short push.
     
  3. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I can wait for the next update. It's not urgent.
     
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    JolDC

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    A new Caavo owner here after purchasing it last week when it was $60.

    I set it up yesterday and enjoyed several aspects of it. However, I have removed it for now due to degradation of picture quality.

    With the Caavo in the chain, low light scenes had noticeable artifacts or lower quality (via Apple TV 4K but I noticed it as well when playing something via TiVo).

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    Also the auto switching when using the native components remote did not work for me. Though this particular issue would not cause me to abandon Caavo by itself.

    I have let Caavo support know of both issues.
     
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    TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    Can you PM me with your name or case number so I can follow up internally?
     
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    JolDC

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    The support team is doing a good job. They added me to a list to get the latest firmware (assuming a beta) which I now have. Haven’t had the time yet to test it to see if image has improved.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2019 #307 of 541
    tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    hey TivoJerry, any troubleshooting tips on why my new Sony XBR65A9f won't turn on or off via control center? My control center connects my devices to my Onkyo AVR and works fine, and turns the Onkyo off and on, but not my new TV. my prior Sony TV worked fine with control center. the only difference I can see is the new TV uses HDMI 3 which has arc
     
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    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Does anyone have a mini PC hooked up to Caavo? I'm just wondering if I'll be able to step through menus using the Caavo remote.
     
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    TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    TV power control is currently "IR only" (we are working to add CEC control back, many TVs didn't respond well to this when we first released) so this is likely a line of sight issue. New TV may have a different location for the sensor than the older TV. If Caavo is not out in the open try using an IR emitter.
    If you have CEC capability, you may have some success with Caavo controlling the AVR and then the AVR actually sending CEC power commands to the TV.

    I would only expect to be able to switch to that input. That said, I recall seeing a report in the past of a PC actually responding to commands but no longer recall the details of that setup.
     
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    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Thanks
     
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    tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the response. Unfortunately I'm already using the IR blaster to control my tivo. I can live with caavo not turning tv off because it has google voice assistant built in and I can say "ok google, tv off" and it turns off instantly
     
  12. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    finally got it to turn my tv on and off by rerunning tv setup and turning off TV with long press and turn on tv with short press
     
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  13. Am_I_Evil

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    Just ordered one...excited to see how this turns out...
     
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  14. buscuitboy

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    I got one for living room and love it. So much so that i got another one for master bedroom. Wife likes the simplicity of one remote for all our devices; Panasonic Plasma HDTV, Sony HDTV, Sony HDMI receiver, Roku, Nvidia Shield, DVD player, PS4, DirecTV and a TiVo.

    The only thing I noticed is the TiVo operates via only the IR transmitter where as most of the other devices (Roku, DirecTV and Shield) are controlled through the network connections. No biggie and still a nice product.
     
  15. Qnapfan

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    After reading about the present pros and cons ... I am going to bite the bullet and buy at least 1 CAAVO unit ... its my hope that I can make a 'better' one stop shop setup for my mother. Fortunately the basic setup would be relatively simple ... Tivo Bolt, Shield Pro, Spectrum (backup DVR) and Roamio OTA. Tivo would handle basic TV DVR, Shield - Plex/Hulu/Amazon Prime/Netflix and Youtube, Spectrum box as fallback and OTA from the Roamio if everything goes south. It's a shame though, I almost had a simpler setup with a more centralized Tivo ... but the Tivo App did not cut the functionality mustard (particularly when compared to the Shield or NAS)
     
  16. OrangeCrush

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    I'm going to try one out as well, there is currently a Valentine's day promo (I noticed a simliar one around the superbowl too, so it seems like this is a perennial thing).

    I've been hopeful for a one-remote for everything solution.
     
  17. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    word of caution, although the control center is much improved over the original caavo ( except for 4 hdmi slots instead of 8 ) using a tivo with it is clunky and I still use my tivo remote. The caavo control center is excellent for switching between devices and for setting up streaming watchlists. The caavo remote is perfectly adequate to control a roku, fire tv or apple tv
     
  18. Qnapfan

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    Thanks for the hands on ... I did inwardly cringe a bit when I saw the remote ... I personally like a bit more in the way of hard buttons myself (and actually really like the Tivo Remotes in general) ... particularly when compared with the (IMHO) polarizing Shield Remote.

    Question: When you say 'clunky' ... could you clarify a bit? Do you mean something like a really slow response time or awkward remote translation? ... or is there a more fundamental interface problem like missing or disabled functionality?

    On a side note ... my dream implementation would be something like a collaboration between a CAAVO like company to come out with a hybridized solution ... now its commonly held that Tivo apps are ... weak or average at best ... why not extend functionality by 'outsourcing' capability. Now with something like the CAAVO ... a more effective bridge would IMO start with a more 'universal' remote modeled after the foundational unit (in this case Tivo Remote) ... then add in a "CAAVO" button that pulls up a list of apps (that are assigned/sourced to the device of choice)?

    So now the Tivo could function in its full glory within its native design capacity with INTEGRATED linkages to hardware optimized apps of the owners choosing? I would think that this would be a win/win for all involved. Tivo gets unlimited app accessory growth with intrinsic capacity leveling/scalability/selection ... and all hardware contributers get share potential within the linked spheres of service coverage by way of consumer gravitation to a 'one stop shop media mall'.
     
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  19. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    the response is fine, but the generic buttons only partially cover all the tivo remote buttons. For example, there is no A,B,C,D, thumbs down or up, etc. And it is not backlit. It is much easier just to use the great tivo peanut remote. even any harmony remote is much better than a caavo for controlling a tivo
     
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  20. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I don't really need the Caavo anymore since I got rid of the TiVo, but I've gotten used to the remote. My primary device is an Apple TV and I never got used to that one. I'm not a fan of Harmony, so the Caavo stays. :)
     

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