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TCD849000 versus TCD849000V

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by mm2margaret, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. mm2margaret

    mm2margaret Meagan

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    northern...
    This may be a simple question, but I've spent some time searching and I can't find a definitive answer.

    Can the TCD849000 be upgraded to a TCD849000V (Voice) by simply adding a voice remote, or is there hardware inside the unit that is required to use the Voice remote on the older TCD849000?
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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  3. mm2margaret

    mm2margaret Meagan

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    northern...
    So, in other words, adding a Voice Remote to a TCD849000 would work and then the TCD849000 would be voice enabled, the same as the TCD849000V. Thanks!
     
  4. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    A few things, using the VOX remote will trigger the Tivo to download the new "HYDRA" interface. This seems to have a 50/50 acceptance rate here on the forums. When you upgrade, you will keep all recordings, but if you decide you don't like it, and want to downgrade again...you will lose all recordings on the DVR. There are ways to backup your recordings to a PC but this will only do unrestricted recordings, some things you cannot backup. Here is the place to look for backup information and software, TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Hardware-wise, yes. But the VOX voice functionality requires the “new experience” UI (aka gen4, Hydra, Mira, TE4, TiVo Experience 4).
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    We really need an acronym for all those names.
     
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  7. Resist

    Resist Active Member

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    Not sure why anyone would want the VOX remote, after using mine for a bit. For instance, I press the Vox button and say guide, to bring the guide up when it's quicker to just press the guide button.
     
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Probably because, as many people have reported, the VOX voice search results are more comprehensive than standard TiVo search results.
     
  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I agree. A voice search finds many more items that you can't record compared to TiVo's Search function. It's almost as good as Google.
     
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  10. snerd

    snerd Active Member

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    I suppose FUBAR is already taken :D
     
  11. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

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    Haven't heard that one in a long time. :D
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Northern...
    I use it for the search function. Much, much quicker saying the word than typing it in.

    I would never use it to bring up the guide. Since if I need to press a button, I might was well press the actual button that does what I want, since it's quicker.
     
  13. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I'd rather have no choice but to navigate around an alphabet field to type a search word than use hydra.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    You couldn't pay me to go back to using the crappy hdui. Hydra has been so much better in my use.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
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  15. tthkbw

    tthkbw New Member

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    I don't particularly care for Hydra. It confuses my brain with inconsistencies, and it takes more clicks to get to some things that the old interface. But I love the Voice feature on my Bolt VOX. I use it all the time. Like, if I want to watch a show I know I recorded, instead of clicking to My Shows and scrolling, I just push the microphone button and say the show name. Voila!

    But general searches are also very good with voice. You should give it a shot. I may be good enough that you no longer are self-conscious about talking to your remote!

    To find what you can do, check this out: Tivo Customer Support Community
     
  16. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    I always use the app to search.
     
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    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    I suppose I could get used to Hydra, but why should I? I really don't use the UI all that much on screen (I use the app for most things) so why learn all the different button pushes?
     
  18. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    So then why comment one way or the other when it comes to Hydra or Encore?
     
  19. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I usually do to, but that's not the point.
     

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