anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. Mar 8, 2019 #381 of 541
    JHeavner

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    I think this is an area where the community could really help out. IP control of a tivo is pretty walked upon ground. Assuming that you are using some kind of containerized architecture, have you thought about building a store or plug-in library? Or maybe start a Kickstarter to get the Tivo work funded and pushed to the front?
     
  2. Mar 8, 2019 #382 of 541
    TiVoJerry

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

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    Truly appreciated but not necessary as the work is pretty far along already.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2019 #383 of 541
    ggieseke

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    I can send you "clean" Pronto files for TiVo IR codes 0-9, but IP control is probably a better option in the long run.
     
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  4. RMSko

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    One thing I hope Caavo does is allow a bit more customization of the remote. It should at least let you switch the short press/long press. For example, for TiVo play, I personally don’t use pause as much as I use play and would like the short press to be play and the long press to be pause. I was able to switch short/long for FF and skip so that is good - but I just hope Caavo is working on more customization.
     
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  5. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I've stopped using the Caavo search feature completely. When it comes to switching to the device I get the spinning icon and sit through seven or eight quotes before giving up and switching manually. I've never had it successfully switch, meaning I never had the patience to continue waiting beyond a couple of minutes.
     
  6. Myrtledog

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    I have to say I understand where you’re coming from here...
    Really like the Caavo experience but searching and switching takes way too long. This is my number one issue with Caavo.
     
  7. Mcpack

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    Hi TiVoJerry - I just hooked up my Caavo and noticed the quality of the picture is not as good as before. I had calibrated my OLED and feel the must be a change I need to make in settings. I seem to remember this popping up as an issue in other forums. Is there something in settings I need to change?
     
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  8. OrangeCrush

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    As a universal remote and auto-switching HDMI hub, the Caavo seems to be working well. I was able to resolve my power-on remote issue (I think) by forcing it to re-learn the code from the original remote and repositioning the IR blasters. So far so good.

    I'm not sure whether I prefer the Caavo remote to the device native remotes yet. It's hard to get accustomed to it when it's on only one TV and the others are using the native remotes. I'll have to take more time with it to make up my mind,. Although I have learned I definitely prefer to set the remote to higher sensitivity or whatever it says in the settings menu so that it doesn't go to sleep. The default behavior puts the remote to sleep when you set it down to save battery and the buttons don't work until you pick it up again. I didn't like that, I'll take the reduced battery life.

    The search and deep linking stuff seems like a nice idea, but I haven't found it that useful in practice.
     
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  9. Qnapfan

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    Fundamentally agree ... personal druthers though, on device switching ... for the unique capacity, for me, its speed is not an issue ... and of course the search function is optional (45 day trial) ... I'd just wish that the CAAVO unit would round out its imput capability to better address a manual favorite channel entry model beyond 6 presets. IMHO, I could easily see 6 'favorites' in the days of local channels only , but in the age of the internet - where its common to 300 channels (of which say 25 are personal 'go tos') ... 6 slots becomes a head scratching that pose the question ... why?

    Granted, the device is made and biased for voice entry as a primary means of navigation ... as perhaps it should be ... with the expedient awareness of just how effective the model is for real world application. Long story short ... by all means keep the Voice Navigation ... but until its refined to the point of manifesting comments indicating 'great, good, 'woudn't do without it ...' etc.) then I suggest refining the manual aspects of the remote, along with the associated mechanics/programs governing function activation.
     
  10. TiVoJerry

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    If this is across all input devices you may want to check out the TV's preset selections for HDR vs SDR and find what you like best. If the issue is only on one device, go to that device's output settings. If you need more help, please contact customer support via chat or by logging an issue on the device [Settings> General] (CS tries to reach back within a day or so).
     
  11. SidKa

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    One thing that's worth looking into is if TiVo is still outputting at your maximum resolution (presumably 4K HDR). I had an issue once where the TiVo restarted and since the playback was through Caavo (and not the TV directly), it "auto reset" output to 1080P. I changed it manually back to 4K and the picture quality returned to where it was
     
  12. Apr 2, 2019 #392 of 541
    NiteCourt

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    David Platt

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    Ugh. Bolt only? That's disappointing.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2019 #394 of 541
    Rolow

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    So I did a update on my Caavo. But I’m not sure what this line from the release notes means
    “TiVo IP control & DVR functionality, requires a re-setup of TiVo”
    Release Notes
     
  15. Apr 3, 2019 #395 of 541
    Am_I_Evil

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    Ahhhhh, that explains why setting Caavo to IP control isn't working...hopefully they release some instructions for the new features... @TiVoJerry ?
     
  16. Apr 3, 2019 #396 of 541
    NiteCourt

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    I wonder if that means re-setup the TiVo device in the Control Center. I've had to do that before when installing the Caavo app on a Fire TV. Couldn't hurt to try. I checked for a firmware update last night but said I was up to date, nothing found.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2019 #397 of 541
    Am_I_Evil

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    Yup, that was it...working now
     
  18. Apr 3, 2019 #398 of 541
    dhoward

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    How does Caavo work if someone has a speech impediment problem. More specifically how would said person access Tivo for channel changes and getting into Tivo Central to watch recorded shows?
     
  19. Apr 3, 2019 #399 of 541
    NiteCourt

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    I see Best Buy has the Caavo Control Center for $59.95 today as part of their Deal of the Day.
     
  20. Apr 3, 2019 #400 of 541
    JolDC

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    Voice access is optional. You can use the Caavo remote buttons to access anything you need. It will take longer (access menu, select search, enter search term one character at a time versus click voice button and say search term.)
     

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