Tivo Glow Remote for $20 @ bestbuy.com

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    socrplyr

    socrplyr Active Member

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    When I went to bestbuy.com it shows the glow remote for $20. Seems like a good deal. Let me know if others are seeing this.
     
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    Tico

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    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The pic in the ad is NOT the glo remote.
     
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    Ben_Jamin75

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    The only difference I see in the pic from bestbuy.com and the pic of the glo remote included with the premier xl, on tivo.com is the grey border.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 #5 of 63
    socrplyr

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    Sorry I didn't think to post the link...

    I agree the picture is not of the glow remote. To my knowledge the non-glow remote hasn't been sold at retail though (at least not for the premiere). If it is the non-glow, I'm sure you can complain and they will take it back as the description clearly says it is the glow. Also, the non-glow on Tivo's site is $30, so this would be a good deal for that remote as well.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 #6 of 63
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    and that would be the difference (in appearances) between the regular remote and the glo remote. No grey trim = NOT the glo remote.
     
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    Well, if it isn't the glo remote then its false advertising. Might be able to work that into getting the real thing if it isn't. If its not a Glo then this isn't that great a price after tax and shipping.
     
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    HomieG

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    True, but the model number I believe is for the Glo, and the title and description both say it's the Glo...typical mis-information these days I guess...up to us to figure it out for them...
     
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    dwit

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    How many Tivo units can the glo be programed to control at the same time(same room)?
     
  10. exegesis48

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    If you look at the picture there's a switch for DVR 1 and 2. So I think it only controls 2.
     
  11. StanSimmons

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    You can control more than two, you just have to change the control code by holding down Pause and TiVo for five seconds then hitting the number of the TiVo you want to control.

    I have a non-glo TiVo remote with the 1-2 switch and I use the Pause-TiVo to change between the 3 TiVos in my stack.
     
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    I believe the "real" Glo remote lacks that switch and controls "switching" among units by some other means.

    Thanks though.

    Edit: Actually there turns out to be two versions of the Glo remote: one version with the 1-2 switch, and a "Premium" version without the switch. It looks like the remote pictured with the offer has no switch.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  14. replaytv

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    I went to the website and went to check out, but bestbuy wouldn't tell me if or how much shipping would be without setting up an account, so I won't be buying from 'Worstbuy.com.' I had similar problems with them when looking for a Premiere analog modem. But to be fair, I had problems for the same modem info on the Tivo.com. Nobody apparently wants to sell me something. And people wonder why the economy is faltering. Stupidity is the biggest reason.
     
  15. dwit

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    Could be mistaken, but I believe it shows $5.99 shipping somewhere on the product page.

    Correction: Just under the product title, you will see the phrase "Shipping: Usually leaves our warehouse in 1 business day
    Estimate Arrival Time". If you click on "estimate Arrival Time" it will show shipping rates after you enter a zip code.
     
  16. unitron

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    A review on the Best Buy site

    "I just bought this remote and it works exactly the same as the previous TiVo Glo remote. The difference is that there is a matte silver trim around the remote instead of a chrome trim, the Glo is a white instead of orange, and there are four new buttons for some future use instead of the dvr1/dvr2 switch. It also uses two AA batteries instead of four AAA batteries.
    What's great about it: Color, uses less batteries
    What's not so great: Nothing"

    indicates that the picture Best Buy shows is closer to what they're selling than the picture you posted.

    With those 4 different color buttons think they're left over English Virgin Media TiVo remotes or something like that. :D
     
  17. mattack

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    Huh? Isn't the 'real' glow remote the one that came with the S3? If so, then it has the switch..

    and AFAIK, the switch-less remotes cannot dynamically switch between Tivos *except* by reprogramming the remote in a ~10 second procedure.
     
  18. innocentfreak

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    No those four color buttons are shortcuts on the new premiere. All the premiere remotes have them.
     
  19. rdodolak

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    Best Buy probably used the wrong pic. However, the model number is the same as the Glo remote.

    Model: C00212
     
  20. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    people really don't seem to understand what fwiw means
     

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