TiVo 'Glo' Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by glenbo, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Jan 5, 2008 #181 of 252
    Pete77

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    I don't and I have frequently pointed Tivo upgraders towards the existence of the Tivoheaven website.

    Clearly you are one of those people who does not believe that the constructive critics of a business are often those who ultimately enable it to further improve its range of services.

    I agree that I possibly went too far recently in querying the wisdom and motivations of Tivoheaven's advice on changing power supplies and I would apologise for possibly getting carried away in that post.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2008 #182 of 252
    Raisltin Majere

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    Okay, who's hijacked Pete's account?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2008 #183 of 252
    martink0646

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    V. V. sharp...Watch you don't cut yourself:):):):):)
     
  4. Mar 3, 2008 #184 of 252
    ad_jack

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    any sign of glo remotes back on sale anywhere, i really want one!!
     
  5. Mar 3, 2008 #185 of 252
    Pete77

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    www.ebay.com then enter "tivo" "glo"

    or it may be easier to buy one at

    www.tivoheaven.co.uk (then select Remotes)

    Despite the apparently higher price if you factor in a £10 or so customs duty payment fee for shipping direct from the USA and customs duty itself of may be £4 or so plus the long wait for international shipping then it is slower and also very little cheaper than ordering from tivoheaven.co.uk
     
  6. Mar 3, 2008 #186 of 252
    ad_jack

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    hi pete.

    Nope none at tivoheaven, been keeping my eye open there for a while. I have looked on ebay.com. I preferably want to buy one already imported. Not too fussed on price, just the speed it will take to get to me. I just thought i'd see if there were any other places to buy one from in UK

    looks like it'll have to be from abroad :(
    The time i've already spent waiting i could already have imported one lol :rolleyes:

    cheers:up:
     
  7. Mar 3, 2008 #187 of 252
    blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    I am waiting for delivery of an order I placed on the 12th Feb! If you send me an email I will let you know when they arrive :)

    Edit: Now expected sometime this week!
     
  8. Mar 4, 2008 #188 of 252
    Pete77

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    I forgot to mention www.9thtee.com/tivoupgrades.htm as this is where blindlemon/Tivoheaven gets his from.

    9th Tee are rather notorious for lengthy delays in shipping (despite a rather high international shipping price for a single remote) and as Tivoheaven experienced a sudden rush of Glo remote sales (due to a rather active thread discussing them on here) they unexpectedly sold all their existing stock a little while ago.

    I would like to get one myself except I can't really justify over £40 for something that will obviously be a 9 days wonder when I already have 4 working Tivo remotes of the S1 silver and black varieties.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2008 #189 of 252
    Milhouse

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    That would be *this* thread, Pete!

    You almost sound as though you are trying to take credit for increasing Tivoheavens sales... surely not! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Mar 4, 2008 #190 of 252
    Pete77

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    You may very well say that but I could not possibly comment.;):p
     
  11. Mar 6, 2008 #191 of 252
    6022tivo

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    I was bidding on a few from one ebayer in the states (charges £5 delivery, well $9.99)

    Going for under £25 delivered, set myself a bidding limit, but missed out on them. They have not come back on for a while.

    Should not get stung for customs as they are under the value limit, and even if not, the seller should be kind on the declaration.

    Just got a new limited edition DS from Canada, the price was cheaper even with DHL shipping of $25 then buying in the UK shops.. Good old rip off Britain.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2008 #192 of 252
    Pete77

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    Try a search for tivo glo at www.ebay.com rather than www.ebay.co.uk Ebay UK seems to have decided not to list US goods any more where there is no UK match - perhaps due to difficulties with VAT and customs duty.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2008 #193 of 252
    kitschcamp

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    Even sillier - it was an accident that US listings used to appear on the UK version. They didn't on the German or Swedish one. They've now fixed the bug.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2008 #194 of 252
    Pete77

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    Interesting to hear.

    But is there any chance that Microsoft will ever recognise a distinction between British English and American English in its operating systems and programs I wonder?:(
     
  15. Mar 7, 2008 #195 of 252
    mikeyp

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    I doubt it. MS blows anyway. The linux community have been far more obliging in that respect. I was pleasantly surprised the other day to find things spelled correctly in the GIMP.
    I'm still struggling trying to get vista working properly on my PC over a year after launch. Thankfully SP1 has fixed a few things but it's still being a pain in the butt. If you asked me a year ago if I thought I'd see the day when Linux was easier to setup and use than windows, I'd have told you not to be silly. Now however...

    Anyway, back to topic, I'm in desperate need of getting a new remote but really can't justify the price. Also I need the vcr button. Looks like I'm going to be ordering another silver one.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2008 #196 of 252
    Pete77

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    The Glo remotes are also very hungry on battery power by all accounts unless you disable the Glo key functionality.

    I also sometimes use the VCR bypass function to view my Freeview box live from Scart rather than via composite when my Tivo is recording something off my Sky Digibox. I believe the Glo remote can be programmed with a VCR bypass command from a silver remote since the Glo is supposed to have a learning remote capability.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2008 #197 of 252
    Milhouse

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    My Glo with a set of Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries is still going strong after almost 4 months continuous usage...
     
  18. 6022tivo

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    I have 3 media center (glo) remotes, the larger xbox 360 one could nearly light up the street, but I can not ever remember changing the batteries on any of them, the media PC ones I have had in use for well over a year.
     
  19. Pete77

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    Presumably they are a more efficient design than the Tivo Glo or don't Glo quite as brightly from each key?
     
  20. 6022tivo

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    Do you have a glo remote pete, or are just "assuming" the batteries do not last long due to the LED's?
     

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