anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. Apr 3, 2019 #401 of 540
    Rolow

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    What is the process for re-setup?

    I have two Caavo only one showed me an available update. The other says it has the newest firmware when it actually has the February release.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2019 #402 of 540
    Am_I_Evil

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    I just removed the device in Caavo settings and then it auto goes through setup again for that device
     
  3. Apr 3, 2019 #403 of 540
    NiteCourt

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    Device Settings are accessed from the Settings > Devices menu.

    Device Settings - Source Devices

    (Follow change device option)
     
  4. Apr 3, 2019 #404 of 540
    JolDC

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    Following up in this issue. With the just released upgrade, I checked my test video and the picture quality is as good as it is without the Caavo in the chain. Yay!

    Haven't tried the deeper integration with TiVo yet though.

    Maybe having an HDR handshake issue. My TV supports Dolby Vision where Caavo only supports HDR10 for now. Connecting Apple TV to Caavo to TV, the Apple TV registers HDR support. Netflix on the Apple TV, however, does not give me HDR10 playback.

    If I force HDR only mode and no range matching on the Apple TV, Netflix sends HDR and the TV triggers HDR mode.

    Not a showstopper for me. Until DV support is rolled out to Caavo I can deal with forcing HDR mode if I need to watch something that really cries out for HDR.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2019 #405 of 540
    dhoward

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    I don't really understand this device that well. How does someone just go to Tivo central and their recordings without any kind of search. Just like the Tivo remote does today. The person I am thinking about this has Parkinsons so voice commands are out and a complicated sequence of buttons would not be feasible. Why is this better?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2019 #406 of 540
    JolDC

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    In that case, I don’t believe it is better than just using the TiVo remote. If they have multiple devices (I have TiVo, Apple TV and a BluRay player) it MIGHT save them a few keystrokes.

    Think of Caavo as an HDMI switch plus a universal remote plus an optional universal search plus intelligent source selection (tell it to watch next episode of x and it knows to switch to the right device and launch the app and start the episode).

    All that said, they do have good Alexa support so if the person can learn to work with an Echo with their limited speech issues, it could be a good solution. Alexa might be more forgiving with voice control than other things.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2019 #407 of 540
    JolDC

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    Took the time to re-set up TiVo with the new firmware and it works okay.

    * Press voice button and say Arrow and Caavo search results are shown with my next TiVo Arrow episode at top and highlighted. Button for “play on DVR” selected. Next to it, the “View all recordings” button will show all my Arrow recordings.
    ** choosing “play on DVR” will unfortunately display the Caavo splash screen for the episode while it finds and plays the episode. I said unfortunately because I was already using TiVo actively so it “felt” like I left TiVo then returned to TiVo a few seconds later.
    ** if you stop watching and use the above steps again, it starts the episode from the beginning not where you left.
    * using voice commands “play Arrow” started the episode on TiVo after the Caavo episode splash screen.
    * “play Arrow on TiVo” or “play arrow on DVR” (or using “watch” instead of “play”) didn’t work at all. It brought me to weird search results (for example “watch the magicians on TiVo found a web video named “the TiVo magician” as its top result).

    The starts from beginning aspect I can see as a pain because it is nice to hit one button and say “play Arrow” and get the episode but not being able to pick up mid episode will confuse people.
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2019 #408 of 540
    tommiet

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    Rolow

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    One thing I don’t like is you you have every episode of a show recorded when you use Caavo voice search you can’t tell what shows you already watched. So say the last episode you watched was season 3 episode 6 there is no way to tell. It’s definitely getting better though.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2019 #410 of 540
    cenright

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    "Caavo now offers more robust support for TiVo BOLT VOX, including the ability to retrieve DVR recordings and search through them as part of Universal Search. Control Center is the only universal remote that provides voice search and playback of content recorded from your TiVo BOLT DVR"

    I wonder if this means Tivo BOLT VOX = "Hydra" only?

    I tried with a Bolt on "Encore" and it's not able to get my DVR recordings. Import DVR List acts like it's working, stops shortly after with "Your TiVo DVR hasn't been loaded" - even after restart.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2019 #411 of 540
    JolDC

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    I hope (haven’t watched enough via Caavo to confirm) that it will work like other options. If you watch something via Caavo, it will be tracked with the Caavo Cache. If you watch something directly via TiVo, Caavo Cache will not know and won’t consider it watched.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2019 #412 of 540
    LlamaLarry

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    Does the new firmware apply to both the Control Center and the original Caavo?
     
  13. Apr 4, 2019 #413 of 540
    Bryan Lyle

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    Should switching channels by voice be seamless at this point?

    If I ask Caavo to "Watch ESPN" it seems to fire off the following.

    1. Goes to Tivo home screen
    2. Goes back to a tuner
    3. Switches to a different tuner
    4. Enters each number individually for ESPN (almost as if entered through IR)

    Was hoping it would just switch to ESPN as if I were using the iOS app. I did go through set up again and it found the Tivo and does control other functions through IP.
     
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  14. Apr 4, 2019 #414 of 540
    bukzin

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    Did you mean the silver Caavo button?
     
  15. Apr 4, 2019 #415 of 540
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    yes
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2019 #416 of 540
    toricred

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    With this new firmware my Tivo Bolt seems to be put into Standby any time I change away from it. I have all the power saving options turned off and it started right when I got the update yesterday. I'd like it to stop doing that.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2019 #417 of 540
    bukzin

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    What is meant by 're-setup' of Tivo? Might this also apply to non-Tivo devices?
     
  18. Apr 5, 2019 #418 of 540
    Bryan Lyle

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    Yep. I'm seeing the exact same thing. Hopefully they'll switch that back (or at least give us the option to disable that).
     
  19. Apr 5, 2019 #419 of 540
    Myrtledog

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    Mines going to standby too...
     
  20. Apr 5, 2019 #420 of 540
    JolDC

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    My Caavo and TiVo are not doing this with the latest firmware. Any specific settings on either device anyone would like to compare?
     

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