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anyone else order a Caavo today?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tivoknucklehead, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't mean they are installed correctly since they shouldn't be pointing at each other. ;) It just means in a dark room you are getting enough IR to the TiVo for it to work. Can you please move the box on the TiVo side to point to the front of the TiVo (with the window pointing to the TiVo) as TiVoJerry (who works for Caavo) indicated?

    I am curious about that little HDMI adapter cable that the IR transmitter plugs into though, I'm assuming it has an HDMI female connector on one end where the HDMI cable that goes to the Caavo is connected?

    Scott
     
  2. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    I have caavo checking on a solution . The one attached to the Tivo has a nice long 9 ft cord, that one is fine. The other cord attached to the caavo ir is only 3 ft, that one is the problem
     
  3. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    see post 58
     
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  4. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    It is a 3.5 mm connector standard ir blaster
     
  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Boy, then, if you want to experiment some while waiting for Caavo: couldn't you just pick up locally (for return purposes) and experiment some with a standard 3.5mm cable extension? A Sunday afternoon experiment? ;)
     
  6. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    Lol I’m on my way to Best Buy to get an extension cable for $6
     
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  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be great if this just came down to a $6 solution (and even that's at a BB price, rather than Monoprice or eBay/China)? And then you could patent the solution and sell the implementation to Caavo and its users for ($1) per. ;)

    Recommendation: try to make sure that you get a compatible extension (duh)--there are various (at least initially-appearing) similar types.
     
  8. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    Lmao I just want the damn thing to work. Otherwise I’m pretty happy with the caavo, it’s pretty snazzy
     
  9. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Nah--hit the jackpot. :)

    Good luck--keep us (and Caavo, as you're doing its work--sigh, the life of an electronics consumer) advised.
     
  10. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I would say you are getting bad advice from support unless they are referring to line of sight from the Caavo IR transmitter to the device, but I guess we'll have to wait until either TiVoJerry chimes back in or you get your issue resolved. Not sure why it would not have worked when you pointed the Caavo extended IR transmitter toward the TiVo.

    I hope you get it resolved soon. :)

    Scott
     
  11. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

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    So it looks like the Watchlist is provider-specific rather than a TiVo-style My Shows list that is provider-agnostic?
     
  12. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I thought the point was to aggregate the separate watchlists?
     
  13. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure. It looks like they are listed by provider.

     
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  14. stevel

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    That is NOT a standard IR plug - has too many rings. This is the one you said you wanted longer.
     
  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Good catch; perhaps it's been changed since that video was produced. (edit: Though unlikely, given the video was just published to YouTube on Feb.14th.)

    I'm also eager to hear how the Caavo handles multiple users and all the various user profiles within each service and their associated unique watchlists.
     
  16. Rolow

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    So I think something is being lost in translation with Caavo support. The Caavo comes with two wired IR emitters and NO IR receivers. The two wired emitters are meant to be aimed at two different electronic devices as needed.

    If you tried pointing the Caavo break out hdmi/ir dongle at the tivo ir window. I would suggest unplugging it all together. Then plug which ever ir emitter has the longest cable into the back of the Caavo and then point it toward the TiVo ir window.

    The IR on Caavo works identical to all other ir emitters including the ones you already have on the front of your TiVo. With the only exception being the Caavo will send the remote signals down the hdmi cable then the break out hdmi/ir emitter you posted a picture of can reach out of site of the Caavo. The box itself has six ir emitters built in and one wired in the back.

    Im suspecting the hdmi/ir break out dongle Caavo supplied is faulty
     
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  17. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    well the frustration continues. I bought this extender at Best Buy for $6

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insign...extension-cable-black/4370029.p?skuId=4370029
     
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  18. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    you sir are a genius ! I did exactly what you said. I unlpugged the 9 ft IR transmitter from the Tivo HDMI port, connected my new 6 foot extender, pointed the square head at the same IR window my slingbox IR's are pointed to, and plugged it into the caavo. And it works in a well lit room :):)
    I will report back later to ensure it is not a fluke

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  19. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    yes, there are separate watchlists imported from each provider (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon) all on one screen as per above called "watchlists". It is not all jumbled together on one list and I like it
     
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  20. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    How well does the Caavo handle multiple users and associated profile-specific watchlists?
     

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