anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. Mar 15, 2018 #81 of 541
    TiVoJerry

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

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    I apologize for not coming back to this thread sooner. I wasn't getting notifications for this thread. I've seen one report of this from CS and we have sent out a replacement remote. If that was not you, please do call support and we will send you a new remote.

    As an FYI, I am going to be on vacation for two weeks so I will be unresponsive again. Sorry about that, but a delayed honeymoon is finally in order.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2018 #82 of 541
    tenthplanet

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    Congratulations, enjoy your honeymoon.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2018 #83 of 541
    tivoknucklehead

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    I got my remote to show 100% charged after a reset so I did not need a new one
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2018 #84 of 541
    babsonnexus

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    So I learned over the past week that Caavo only looks at "Continue Watching" on Netflix, not the "My List", so it cannot be used to keep track of programs I add. It also seems to still have quite a bit of metadata disagreement with Hulu and Amazon Prime, causing some shows not to show up and others to be listed very differently (this also impacted Netflix, but not as much). Recently, it read my movies on Plex but not any other content and does not recognize what was watched and what was not, so the organization in Plex has no bearing on results shown (a big flat list instead). I can't believe I'm saying this, but OnePass is far superior to this experience and I've decided to return to the TiVO being the front end. Here's the full story:

    To which I got the response:

    And my final response:

    So I am sad because I thought I finally had a solution to the woes of OnePass, but OnePass is still the best option for now. Even with a 32% failure rate, the experience was way easier and cleaner. At this point, I think my best bet is to build my own solution, but the level of coding needed is most likely outside my skillset. Guess it's time to learn something new!
     
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  5. Mar 27, 2018 #85 of 541
    tivoknucklehead

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    i have incorporated my caavo quite nicely with my tivo. Caavo is excellent for jumping to my non tivo devices quickly. I still use my tivo onepasses bookmarked in "myshows" to keep track of the next streaming episode to watch, then use the mic on the caavo to jump there

    my Hulu watchlists are perfect in caavo, my netflix ones are fine if I have watched at least one episode, but my Amazon ones are all over the place. over all I'm really liking the caavo, the remote is great and I no longer use my harmony or my tivo remotes
     
  6. Mar 27, 2018 #86 of 541
    babsonnexus

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    And there is the rub. I don't want to start watching a series to get it to appear on the list (this applies to movies, too). There already is a feature in Netflix that you can just add series to, so the fact that is does not read this list is a miss.

    Mine are not, but they're the best of the bunch.

    Right, so you are managing a list in TiVO and then using another tool on top of that to launch somewhere else. That's the extra step I don't want and my family cannot stand (we did this a few times and it was met with complaints). If I'm going to be managing in TiVO, I might as well be using in TiVO instead of having extra steps.

    That it is, but not $450 worth of doing that. I have a setup that I can already do this easily by voice, so Caavo added nothing for me. Maybe if I had not already done this myself it would be different, or if I had a lot more devices, but I just can't get on board the way it is right now.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2018 #87 of 541
    Rolow

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    Did anyone else get the $100 off email?

    Use code MADNESS at checkout for $100 off your Caavo.

    Isn’t it a little fast to be discounting it that much?
     
  8. Mar 28, 2018 #88 of 541
    brentsg

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    I got this as well. The product just looks so awesome, so with a few tweaks I could see it on at least 2 of my TV's. But as-is.. I'd want to test it on my gaming setup and not passing HDR would be a no-go.

    It would have saved me a lot of money too, as I just picked up 2 Gefen HDMI switches and a Logitech remote to accomplish what this could do.. again, without the obvious flaws.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2018 #89 of 541
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Same here. Unfortunately no ATMOS means it's not for me yet.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2018 #90 of 541
    tivoknucklehead

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    I'm more than a bit annoyed at that
     
  11. Mar 28, 2018 #91 of 541
    krkaufman

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    Yeah, that's potentially insulting to the extra-early adopters.

    Could an early adopter opt to return their gear and purchase anew, using the coupon?
     
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  12. Mar 31, 2018 #92 of 541
    babsonnexus

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    Hearing about the coupon made me quite upset as an early adopter of just a six weeks prior. I was actually offered a $200 refund to keep the Caavo instead of returning it. Thought it over and decided it was still not worth it for me right now. They already sent me a pre-paid shipping label, so they did leave the decision completely in my hands. Nice people, good customer service, just a product that isn't there yet and apparently isn't even selling in the limited 5,000 run.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2018 #93 of 541
    wyzard

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    Getting ready to order a Caavo. With the discount and the 100 day trial period Ifigured it's worth a shot. Hopefully they'll have a software update for Tivo deep linking in that time. I'll keep everyone up to date on my experience. Also, any Caavo owners that can share more about their experiences would be a great help.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2018 #94 of 541
    Bigg

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    This thing is the biggest kludge I've just about ever seen for a consumer electronics product. I would never get one of these things. It doesn't really DO anything, and makes the whole setup way more complicated and much harder to troubleshoot. I think they're trying to get purchased to use their technology for something else, as it's an incredibly cool tech demo that makes a really stupid product.
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2018 #95 of 541
    Skotyman

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    Right now for Fathers day, they are having a buy 1 Caavo get one free deal..
     
  16. Jun 11, 2018 #96 of 541
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    What's the latest report on these? How are they holding up in day to day use? Any word on ATMOS?
     
  17. Jun 11, 2018 #97 of 541
    NashGuy

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    Yeah, this totally strikes me as a "patent-showcase startup product". As Caavo's IP improves (thanks to the feedback of the guinea pig early adopters), I could see it getting incorporated into an AV receiver or something like that new Android TV-powered JBL soundbar that's coming out this fall. Or maybe Apple TV could use this tech to, if nothing else, get Netflix content incorporated into the universal watchlist in the TV app.
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2018 #98 of 541
    Bigg

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    It's too kludgy for Apple, but it's just asking to the integrated into something.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2018 #99 of 541
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