Tivo really got the remote design right! (Batteries fall out every time it hits the floor)

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  1. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR Active Member

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    You know that’s why the TiVo remount is peanut shaped to prevent taking an eye out when it’s thrown around!
     
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  2. dfreybur

    dfreybur Active Member

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    The peanut shape is ergonomic for the hands.

    Unfortunately the peanut shape also makes the battery cover a curved spring.

    I wish they would change the snap that has a high failure rate with a slider that should not.
     
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  3. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR Active Member

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    True but let’s have some fun anyway.
     
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  4. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    I'm ACTUALLY not meaning this as a serious complaint, but there's at least one other years old (IIRC) thread about this. Heck, I honestly was surprised when I dropped my remote in the past day or two and it DIDN'T pop open for once.
     
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  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    How about this: BPO = RHWD / RT

    BPO = Battery Popout
    RHWD = Remote height when dropped
    RT = Rug thickness

    :D
     
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  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Good one. Add it to your abbr. list.
     
  7. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    1. What are the units of BPO?
    2. Have you considered the terminal velocity of of the remote?
    3. I don't think this relationship could be linear (see question #1).
     
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  8. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    I've never dropped my remote so I've never noticed this problem.
     
  9. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the equation lacks a constant just because all good equations have a constant. If nothing more than to adjust for units, but hey, there's all sorts of physical processes that we haven't accounted for.
     
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  10. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Have not had the BPO issue with our TiVo Slide Pro Remote or the prior TiVo Glo Remote that came with our older S3 OLEDs. :)

    Scott
     
  11. MisterMidnight

    MisterMidnight New Member

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    I have access to a shrinkwrap machine at work. I have always shrinkwrapped my remotes. Keeps them perfectly clean and free from dirt and debri, keeps the numbers/digits from wearing off, and when I upgrade and sell the old equipment, I have remotes in perfect pristine condition.
     
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  12. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    :D
     
  13. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    "Alexa tell the TiVo remote not to fall on the floor" :D
     
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  14. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Oh wow, I would love this! I tend to put my remotes in plastic bags and tape the bottom up to make it tidy, for the purpose of keeping them clean and not losing the printing. But lately it seems like bags don't last and one situation I had the remote seemed to acquire some kind of mold on it. yikes! If I could do that it would be perfect. I suppose the vacuum-sealer in my kitchen is not the right choice. :D
     
  15. MisterMidnight

    MisterMidnight New Member

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    For shrinkwrapping, look for a local record/CD store or video production company. Printing companies may also have them. Thinner softer wrap is better, like .60 or .75 gauge polyolefin.
     

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  16. skypros

    skypros Ex satellite dealer

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    Thanks for the visual...... For me, doing that to a remote would be like putting plastic / vinyl on furniture...... it just isn't comfortable (at all)..... But it sure makes things last !!

     
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  17. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I used tape, but then of course the batteries ran down and I had to replace them, so the tape became a nuisance.
     
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  18. wizwor

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    or Alexa move my drink further from my hand. Both trigger the same remedy.
     
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  19. wizwor

    wizwor Well-Known Member

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    I would never do this, but I would like to propose marriage to you just because you have thought this through so completely. I have to imagine that our home would be immaculate and you would make me a better man.
     
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  20. OhFiddle

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    Yup, the batteries always pop out when dropped on the floor...much to my cat's delight! He likes to wait until my back is turned and fling it off the kitchen table or counter onto the hard floor. It's a durable remote overall for sure. I've had ones where the case cracked or battery door broke off after one drop.
     

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