anyone else order a Caavo today?

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  1. Dec 7, 2018 #161 of 541
    Bigg

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    You don't need a hands-on with this thing to realize that it's a terrible idea that's answering a question no one asked, as well as introducing more points of failure/problems into your HT setup.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2018 #162 of 541
    smak

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    And yet we have actual owners saying the opposite. So what exactly are you offering in this debate vs them?


    -smak-
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2018 #163 of 541
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Missed it again.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2018 #164 of 541
    Bigg

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    What what problem is it solving? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: None.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2018 #165 of 541
    dadrepus

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    I'll tell you what problem it is solving. The problem of peace in the house. Unfortunately Tivo's cannot control all devices. Caavo's can. Installed mine this past week. Easy as pie to set up. Paid $100 including lifetime support. Caavo does most of the work, you just follow along with the questions and it configures itself to run all your devices. Now my wife no-longer gets mad because she can't find the Roku remote. She is much happier and you know the saying "Happy wife, happy life". I am very satisfied with my purchase. If Tivo's apps performed the way the Roku apps do all I would need is the Tivo. But it doesn't and probably never will. Oh, if you are worried about the "commercial skip" button Caavo does automatically assign a button for that. The remote is really cool on how it works. It displays what the button does on the bottom right of the screen just by putting your finger on a button (without pressing). Most buttons have dual function (short press/long press) and a few are assignable by the user. Just a well thought out machine. Don't poo poo something you haven't used.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2018 #166 of 541
    Rolow

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    Back to 69.95 at Best Buy

    What button did assign to commercial skip?
     
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  7. Dec 9, 2018 #167 of 541
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Purchased.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2018 #168 of 541
    dadrepus

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    There is a button that looks like a "house", long push gives you commercial skip. It is to the right of guide button.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2018 #169 of 541
    Mikeguy

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    You're one of the cool crowd now. ;)

    Congrats, and enjoy it (and let us know if the rest of us should join you).
     
  10. Dec 9, 2018 #170 of 541
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    That doesn't do anything if I hold it down.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2018 #171 of 541
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I've only tried to watch one thing, but the image is much darker than usual.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2018 #172 of 541
    dadrepus

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    Your right I was wrong it is the fast forward button that you hold down. Sorry. I don't see any difference in image quality.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2018 #173 of 541
    Rolow

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    Long press the fast forward gives me the 30 second skip
    Channel up while watching a recording with skip available does work to slip the whole commercial break.
    Long press of the rewind button gives you replay. I wish I could program replay to a single press button but I can’t figure it out.
     
  14. TiVoJerry

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    It's actually long press of the Pg Up Button. TiVo's skip function is enabled with the D or Chan Up. From what I can tell, TE4 doesn't display the "Chan Up" note any longer (TE3 still does).
     
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  15. TiVotion

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    I kinda want one of these but I have a logistical question.

    Currently I have a TiVo, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Apple TV, and Roku. My receiver is an old one that doesn't have HDMI, so I use optical into it. The TiVo runs into the Xbox, and the Xbox runs out to the TV. My TV has 4 HDMI inputs, so that's how I get around having 5 HDMI devices and only 4 HDMI TV inputs.

    With the Caavo, would I still be able to leave the TiVo and XB1 chained together like that, or would I lose functionality? Otherwise, if I have 5 devices and 4 inputs on the Caavo, seems like I'd need to lose 1 device.
     
  16. Harsha

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    I have a similar setup. I have my TiVo connected to XBox and XBox connected to Caavo. Caavo can either control XBox or Tivo(with some extra setup) but not both at the same time. Harmony can do this as we can assign any device to any button on the remote. When they are connected individually there is no problem at all.

    I spoke to Caavo support and they told me there is no way of controlling a device which is connected to hdmi in of another device. They gave me some instruction to let Xbox identify as Tivo and control Tivo and not Xbox. Personally I haven’t tried that yet.


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  17. Rolow

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    It’s not ideal but youcould plug your 4 most used devices in to Caavo then go old school and plug one into the tv.

    You run optical out of the tv and into your reciver?
     
  18. SidKa

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    Yes, that works - but so does the "channel up" button, which does commercial skip on a "short push".

    I actually have the Tivo IFTTT applet set up which automatically does commercial skipping for me.
     
  19. TiVoJerry

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    TiVotion, Harsha is correct in that we only identify one device per input. You can manually configure it to be the device of your choice, most likely TiVo (most game controllers are a better option when playing than using a universal remote).

    It is easier to just hook up TiVo during setup and then connect Xbox inline later.
     
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  20. JayMan747

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    This would be great on something like HBO-GO, as it [HBOGO] does NOT track where you are in a series.
     

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