Hey TiVo Fan, we got you! - Did it work?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Mgalin, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Mgalin

    Mgalin Member

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    I got an offer for a Tivo Vox remote and dongle for 50% from Tivo.. But the code doesn't work.. Has anyone had any luck with this offer?
    -M
     
  2. coolpal

    coolpal New Member

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    I got it too, but the link in email takes me to bolt with $99 lifetime transfer offer.
    Came here looking for exactly this.. Maybe need to call to order.

    Will this VOX remote work with Roamio Plus, or do we need to buy any additional dongle?
     
  3. JoeKustra

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    Not to miss the obvious, but voice requires Hydra/TE4.
     
  4. aristoBrat

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    FWIW
     
  5. aristoBrat

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    Code didn't work for me, either. I'm hoping they'll update the landing page to reflect this deal later today and it'll start working. And hopefully it works for more than just one remote ... I could use three!
     
  6. Megamind

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    Code didn't work for me. The marketing department must be recruiting from TiVo support again. ;)
     
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  7. Mgalin

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    Yea, I'm more interested in a 22$ RF remote, with dongle for my A91's, than i am with voice control :)
     
  8. JoeKustra

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    The buttons are slightly moved so you may wish to view a picture of the remote on TiVo.com first. I have a Mini VOX, no Netflix and find the voice slower. So I bought a C00270 remote. I get RF.
     
  9. HoTatII

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    Say, what am I missing here with all this talk about a "code?"

    When I got my Roamio OTA with VOX remote there were no codes involved, as the remote worked by IR right out of the box ...

    However I discovered that I could not get it to pair with the TiVo for the RF option until I actually attached the Bluetooth dongle and initiated the pairing mode with the simultaneous "TiVo + Back" buttons press and then release after the indicator light turns steady red. All while viewing the pairing activation screen.

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  10. StrynBean

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    The code to get the discount
     
  11. aristoBrat

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    Well, the landing page (when you click the BUY NOW link in the email) has updated to the "Buy TiVo VOX Voice Remote" page, but the discount code is still not working. I called the 1-877 number and the rep I spoke with said they're investigating...
     
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  12. Megamind

    Megamind I'm Feeling Blue

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    Wow, this promotion fiasco is classic TiVo. I didn't really need or want a VOX remote, but the price made it tempting to try. Unfortunately, the offer will likely be over before anyone at TiVo wakes up and realizes no one can actually order one.
     
  13. Dan203

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    No interest. I feel like an idiot talking to technology. Plus I hate Hydra.
     
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  14. Megamind

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    Our whole house utilizes voice technology, so I have a fleeting interest even though I see almost no worthwhile application for it given the way our family uses TiVo. As for Hydra, I've stuck with it since its introduction and still can't put forth an argument in its favor.
     
  15. tenthplanet

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    Talking to technology is empowering, it reminds you tech serves you and not the other way around. Typing all the time vs. voice search make you feel like you're the servant.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don’t really search often anyway. Plus I use a Slide Pro, so the keyboard is easy to use when I do need to search.
     
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  17. aristoBrat

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    We have a pretty cluttered Now Playing list on our TiVo. If we're looking for a show that's not in the first 5-10 listed, pressing the blue button and saying the show name has become the quickest way to get to it.

    Same for jumping between channels when someone's watching like TV. We recently switched from Cox to FiOS, so it's all new channel numbers. Much easier to press the blue button and say "SyFy" or "HGTV" then poke through the guide to see where Verizon stuck those channels. :)
     
  18. MScottC

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    I hate talking to any technology... I hate talking to the phone when trying to get to the right operator on those voice menu systems, I hate talking to Siri, I don't have an Alexa or any of those things. I find it totally annoying when my wife or anyone else starts talking to those devices and says the same thing over an over again till it recognizes the command... just give me an efficient set of buttons or a decent keyboard and I'm a lot quicker and happier than any voice recognition, even with all my typos I need to go back and correct.
     
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  19. mattyro7878

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    Do you really want your 8 yr old, while going to the terlet at 3 am hear you say "Tivo, show me interacial pornography". Next day at breakfast .... .,little Johnny has questions. And what happens when Tivo says "Matt, youve seen this episode of Stargate 44 times, maybe I can offer you a suggestion?"
    plus, I am going back and forth all the time. Last night the Jets, Giants and Yankees were all on. I would have needed backup singers to keep up with my channel changing.
     
  20. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, while I never got the online discount code to work, TiVo's telephone sales folks were able to fulfill this deal.
     

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