TiVo VOX/voice remote control reviews and comments thread

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  1. Nov 9, 2017 #161 of 196
    Rkkeller

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    Do all the remotes have a dedicated Netflix button or only those sold by Weakness? That is one thing I really don't like as I do not have Netflix and its so close to the SKIP button I hit it now and then.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2017 #162 of 196
    Scott R. Scherr

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    All TiVo Vox remotes are the same no matter where you buy them. They all have the Netflix button. The only difference is that some come with the dongle to work with the Roamio's and Mini's.
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2017 #163 of 196
    ohboy710

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    Agree, Netflix button is a waste of space and in a very bad spot!
     
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  4. Nov 9, 2017 #164 of 196
    southerndoc

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    I like it!
     
  5. Nov 9, 2017 #165 of 196
    JoeKustra

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    Bad spot, perhaps. But it's almost a standard button on stuff anymore. My TV, Roku and Blu-ray all have the button. But with the TV and Blu-ray I bought the older remotes without the buttons.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2017 #166 of 196
    modnar

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    I think I read somewhere that Netflix requires there own button on remotes in many cases, but that may just be rumor.

    I like it since I have Netflix, but see how it would be great if there was a way to have that button open the app of your choice.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2017 #167 of 196
    Mikeguy

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    Presumably, Netflix exercising its market power. :(
     
  8. Nov 9, 2017 #168 of 196
    oryan_dunn

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    More like Netflix flexing it's checkbook...

    Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Nov 9, 2017 #169 of 196
    chicagoenergy

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    Ok, so the remote was blinking yellow because the remote paired with the Roamio Pro and not the Mini. The master bedroom is above the family room. So, impressive signal strength.

    Disconnected dongle from Roamio once I noticed this and attempted to pair it again with the Mini. Wouldn’t work.
     
  10. TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    When using voice to go to say.... USA, it always takes me to a USA channel that is not in my channel list.
    I have 2 USA channels, and use the higher number, as that is grouped with other channels that I watch.
    Also when I say USA, I then hit guide, and well it's not there because I don't use that channel number. Makes it hard to record something on that channel.
    Why doesn't it just use channels that you select to be in your guide, whether it be All Channel list, or Favorite List?
     
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  11. tim_m

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    Looks like the voice service went down a few minutes ago. It was working fine then the D402 started.
     
  12. ohboy710

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    Anybody know why my VOX remote all of a sudden no longer works in bluetooth? It only works back in the IR mode (direct line of site) and I have no idea what else to do. I replaced the batteries but that didn't help and this just started all of a sudden two days ago.
     
  13. aaronwt

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    I ordered a Vox remote with dongle from Amazon this weekend. Shipped from Weaknees. Hopefully it arrives in a few days since it was shipped by USPS.
     
  14. SANdood

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    FWIW, Weaknees shipped mine 2-day Priority Mail (I chose standard shipping).
     
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  15. tim_m

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    Mine too. It worked great for a few hours last night. Now I'm getting the D402 error.
     
  16. TeamPace

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    I ordered my VOX remote w/BT dongle from Amazon on Oct. 26 with two day delivery. Two days later I received the email that it was delayed indefinitely. I went ahead and continued the order even though I knew I could cancel the order and reorder with fulfillment from Weaknees. By that point though based on the feedback on TCF I realized I was going to hold off on upgrading my Roamio base model to Hydra until they fixed some of the bugs. So I wasn't in any hurry for the remote. This past Sunday I got an update email that says the new expected delivery date is Nov. 21 which is fine by me. I'm not sure I'll be ready to update at that point or not. I think I did save the shipping cost by waiting since it was Prime eligible whereas fulfillment by Weaknees was not.
     
  17. Millionaire2K

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    My review so far... Ehh.

    Comcast remote: "Put on the Eagles game" and the box will then tune to the game.
    Tivo Vox: "Put on the Eagles game" and the box can't find anything.
     
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  18. aaronwt

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    I setup my Vox remote with a Bolt last night. It seems to work very well and voice recognition is extremely quick. I ordered the one with the Dongle. So I'll need to try it on my Roamio and Gen 1 Mini sometime this weekend. And then I'll decide if I get another one or two Vox remotes.

    I thought I read that if using the BT Vox remote that you couldn't use the RF remote. But I could still use my RF remotes with my Bolt. Or does that only apply to the Roamio since you need to use the DOngle with it?
     
  19. tim_m

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    Voice is down again it seems. The icon pops up but when i say something it's not recognizing it and the icon stays up until i push a button.
     
  20. HerronScott

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    I don't think that I've read anything indicating that you can't continue to use the RF remote with Bolt or Roamio?

    Scott
     

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