anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Hmmmm .... been over a month now. Is this an ominous silence?
     
  2. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    hulu and amazon watchlists have been broken the last 8 weeks on my caavo. tech support no use, they no longer have phone support either :(
     
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  3. SidKa

    SidKa New Member

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    Does anyone knowhow well Caavo Gen 2 (the "Control Center") integrates with Tivo? I believe it still relies on IR blasters, but does the search feature bring up the shows recorded on the Tivo? Is the limitation due to something on Caavo's part (e.g., something that they can solve with a software update) or on TiVo's part (unlikely to be solved)?
     
  4. tommiet

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    Ok... So I was wrong.... it looks like it may have died in less than a month.
     
  5. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

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    ?
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I see it's also $60 at bestbuy.
     
  7. TiVoJerry

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

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    Please email me at beta@caavo.com with your MAC ID (Settings> About) and contact info (email address used on the account and a phone number). I'll look into the issue for you.

    We are working with TiVo on the APIs that would allow us to collect recording lists from TiVo. At the moment we only perform IR control of TiVo devices but it should only be a matter of time for us to finish the API work.
     
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  8. SidKa

    SidKa New Member

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    Thank you, that’s great to know! Any approximate timeframe as to when this might roll out? It’s a pretty big feature for me and happy to sign on as a beta tester
     
  9. TiVoJerry

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

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    I wouldn't feel comfortable quoting a timeline. Do feel free to sign up for beta at beta.caavo.com.
     
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  10. Myrtledog

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    Bought a Caavo last week and set it up in the bedroom to see what all the fuss is about...

    So far I’m really impressed with the direction this device is going even if it’s not quite there yet.

    One issue I’ve encountered when using it is that it is sometimes very slow to react to button presses. For example when watching tv via TiVo and I press pause it can take a few seconds to actually pause. Same thing when I then hit play. Of course when it doesn’t react I think it didn’t take the button press and I hit it again.

    Also - It can take a good deal of time to do simple things like change the channel etc.

    Not sure if there’s something wrong in the way I’m set up or if it’s just slow.

    The remote itself feels a bit flimsy and cheap. Really needs to feel more substantial. Also needs backlighting.

    Over all a really promising start and I’m really excited to see where the Caavo team takes this.
     
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  11. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    thanks, I will get you that info tonight when I get home
     
  12. JayMan747

    JayMan747 Member

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    $50 today.
     
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  13. Rolow

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    Well that sucks
     
  14. Bigg

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    I can't believe anyone is actually going to buy this massive kludge.
     
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  15. Myrtledog

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    This “massive kludge” works pretty well...
     
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  16. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    email sent, thanks for your help
     
  17. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

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    And for what purpose? It's pointless. Get a universal remote. This thing is just a giant kludge that's asking for a whole bunch of problems when installed in an AV system.
     
  18. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

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    Getting 4k HDR to work properly with an AVR, TV, and source can be tricky enough. Now add yet another box in the middle of the HDMI chain, and you're just asking for trouble. On the control side, anything using IR blasters is doomed to fail. For voice control, which is a gimmick in the first place, Caavo has commands coming from Google Home or Alexa and then going to Cavvo, and then IR blasting out to a box. What could go wrong there? How about just using the box's remote in the first place? This is super cool technology that is a solution in search of a problem. The solution that is going to crack the multi-service dilemma is something like Apple TV's TV app when they get Netflix on board and can interface with a networked OTA DVR, so that all the content is actually in one place, not cobbled together in a big kludge like Caavo.
     
  19. TiVoJerry

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

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    For those of you who are experts with your entertainment system and/or universal remote I can totally see why you might not appreciate the benefits. You've invested a lot of time and money building exactly what you want. It's a crowning achievement for many people to get their system working like a fine Swiss watch, but it can often take some adjustments and trial-and-error to find that perfect combination. For many households they, or even just the rest of the family, may find it easier to set up and use Caavo as the unifying hub (and potential marriage-saver). What works for you may not work for others....and for a variety of valid reasons. Many people find it overwhelming to cobble together a system that works for them. My wife happens to be an example of someone who doesn't want to know "how" the system works or "why"....she just wants it to work intuitively.

    One recent feedback I've seen was from a family saving quite a bit of time and confusion explaining how to use the system to their babysitter. Another was in regards to how easy it was for grandparents to pick up the remote and easily watch what they wanted, when it was confusing for them beforehand. We created Caavo to solve a super complex problem - which stems from the fact that media devices and environments can be unique and there are no standards to control many of these devices. While we have a large set of happy customers, our goal is to continue to make the product as flawless as possible.

    BTW as for TiVo integration, once we get the APIs to work via IP control we won't need to rely on IR. Keep in mind that many other devices use IP, BT, and CEC for control. IR is the last resort that covers the rest of the devices. But isn't that generally what any universal control device ends up having to use when all else fails?
     
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  20. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

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    You have a strong dislike for anything not used by you...
     
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