anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. Oct 1, 2018 #101 of 541
    aaronwt

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    So finally the version they needed from the beginning. If the first version had those specs then I would have considered it. Instead I got Harmony Hubs which works great with the fifteen devices in my primary UHD setup and the dozen devices in my secondary uhd setup. I only wish Harmony could handle more than fifteen devices.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2018 #102 of 541
    Bigg

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    Oy vey. Another subscription on top of a kludge that adds no value to anything. This still looks like an IP/integration play to me. Or a high-end production that would be integrated into high-end Control4 or Crestron systems. However, it still seems like a solution in search of a problem.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2018 #103 of 541
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    so my Caavo is already obsolete? and 4 hdmi ports is not going to cut it for me, even at that decent price and HDR
     
  4. Oct 2, 2018 #104 of 541
    brentsg

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    Not enough ports, and I'd only pay a subscription if the integration was REALLY tight and on the ball. Maybe I'm underestimating it, but I can't imagine it'll handle all the Apple TV apps that I regularly use seamlessly.

    I would also want optical out for the soundbar on my main floor. Passing thru the TV to get stereo sound isn't ideal.

    If it works as great it theoretically could, my family could really use the simplification. My wife just quit watching "cable" when we moved to Youtube.tv / PS Vue. I can't wrap my head around how it's challenging but she'll have no part of it.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2018 #105 of 541
    Flojomojo

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    I'm intrigued by one remote to rule them all, and the $20 annual fee is reasonable, but I'm skeptical of "deep linking" and dubious that this thing will work quickly enough to replace direct input to my Tivo and AppleTV. It seems like yet another thing to break, and a little more complexity to troubleshoot if HDMI linking acts up, as it sometimes does.
     
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  6. Oct 2, 2018 #106 of 541
    tivoknucklehead

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    I have had a caavo since February. It is great at switching quickly between inputs. However it is poor and slow if you click the next episode of xxx in your Hulu, Amazon or Netflix watchlist. So slow that it pauses for 5-10 seconds, then the episode plays for 10-15 seconds (you can hear it) but on screen it says "switching to xxx) and I have to go back and watch from the beginning to see what I missed

    and it was very good at recognizing every device I plugged into it. the remote is poor for handling a tivo, I use my tivo remote instead.
    bottom line is I use my caavo to turn on / off my TV and switch between devices. Not worth the $400 or whatever I paid for it, not even close. If this new device had 8 inputs I'd consider it, but not 4
     
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  7. Oct 2, 2018 #107 of 541
    Bigg

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    Exactly. HDMI is already absurdly complicated, adding yet another component into the chain is the last thing that anyone needs right now.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2018 #108 of 541
    smark

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    I can't find a use case in my house hold as of right now. I have AVRs in my den and living room so it handles the switching. The interface for the Control Center (looking at videos) looks rather inelegant as well so I'm a little dubious on that point as well. My Harmony can switch devices just fine and while I would appreciate a universal search, I get some of that via Tivo/Roku/AppleTV already.
     
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  9. Oct 4, 2018 #109 of 541
    JayMan747

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    Since it cannot search & play DVR listings on Tivo, this will be a pass for now. Might revisit if they get that working. Or better yet, if Tivo would add the missing big "apps" like Showtime, STARZ, ESPN, etc. there would be no need for a device like this.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2018 #110 of 541
    Rolow

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    They didn’t get the TiVo stuff fixed for the new hardware?
     
  11. Oct 5, 2018 #111 of 541
    Bigg

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    What would the use case be in the first place? If you don't want to have a zillion remotes, get a universal remote. This is the most ridiculously over-complicated version of a universal remote I've ever seen!
     
  12. Oct 5, 2018 #112 of 541
    smark

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    I wouldn't say that if it could truly deep link *all* apps/sources available to you. Nothing else can do that at this moment so being able to do that would be great. And by all apps I also mean the ones like PopcornFlix or Pluto, etc.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2018 #113 of 541
    Bigg

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    I'm not seeing the use case for that. You'd give up each app's native interface in order to get some sort of universal search that's still a total kludge.
     
  14. miketx

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    Like others, I don't get the usecase for Caavo. It would have to be "flawless" deep learning, with no hiccups, for me to even remotely consider it. I have trouble enough keeping my wife happy with a Harmony remote (which she hates) and my Tivo system. All it would take is one delay or hiccup by Caavo and it would be in the "good intentions but no Bueno" trashcan at my house. And it's too costly for that risk.
     
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  15. tommiet

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    I give it 6-8 months and it will be gone.
     
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  16. Landroverman

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    Just ordered the new Caavo Control Center

    Very excited to set it up and use it...
     
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  17. JayMan747

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    Let us know your thoughts, and perhaps some screen shots or videos.
    Good Luck!
     
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  18. Landroverman

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    Will do

    I mainly bought it so I can go completely hands free with Amazon Alexa...

    Hopefully they will add deeplinking for TiVo My Shows Recordings...

    They have really continued to add apps and more things throughout the year, was waiting for a 4K HDR version, stink it got lowered to only 4 HDMI ports but hopefully in the future they will make a 8 HDMI port version that supports 4K HDR...

    Will post pictures of whatever is requested by the forum once I have it set up...
     
  19. Rolow

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    $60 plus free gift on there Black Friday sale. Right now on there site.
     
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  20. tenthplanet

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    I don't need one yet, but I like their development direction. :)
     

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