Tivo Wireless Mouse in the Mail

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jonahlee, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. jonahlee

    jonahlee Jonah Lee

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    So did anyone else get a TIVO wireless mouse in the mail? I have no idea why I got it. And all that is included is a Packing Slip that calls it a Blue Wireless Mouse. I am not complaining, but it seems odd. Is this a promo because I was having trouble with my Premiere XL?
     
  2. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. gshart

    gshart New Member

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    I got one too. My boyfriend just called to say an unexpected package was delivered by UPS this afternoon.

    Did you participate in a beta/field trial program recently? I'm thinking they sent it out as a gift for participating.
     
  4. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

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    I looked around the web and didn't find anything.
    Is to use to navigate a Tivo?
     
  5. gshart

    gshart New Member

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    I think it's just a standard wireless mouse for use with a computer, but I haven't seen it yet, and won't until tomorrow.

    TiVo has a habit of sending out free gifts to testers and survey participants, and I'm thinking this is the case.
     
  6. jonahlee

    jonahlee Jonah Lee

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    Seems to be a normal wireless mouse.
     
  7. petew

    petew Active Member

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    I though beta participants weren't allowed to ever mention they'd participated :)
     
  8. jediphish

    jediphish New Member

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    its a trojan horse
     
  9. -Xtian-

    -Xtian- New Member

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    Count me in the blue mouse club, just like the pic and delivered this afternoon from UPS. The mouse was shipped next-day delivery. I have no idea why; I've checked all my archived TiVo stuff and no whisper of this.
     
  10. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    If it is like most betas they give you a present for participating. It is usually mentioned in an email discussing the end of the beta.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Plug the receiver into the TiVo and see if the mouse does anything, like let you navigate menus or whatever.
     
  12. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    These were indeed sent out as gifts for beta participation. Communication was sent out advising that a gift would be coming.....and that communication specifically stated not to post about it. :(

    The item itself does not come with communication as it is shipped from a different location.
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    So if you plug the receiver into the TiVo, will it recognize the mouse?
     
  14. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow Several LT/All-In Roamios & Minis for sale

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    ...and thus ends hope for future participants to receive such gifts, would be my guess :(

    Not really the thread for it... But, can you comment on the lack of the infamous "GSOD" in all flavors of 14.8? If so, will it be returning? Some people NOT seeing it think it is safe to pull the plug, while to the best of my knowledge, the same activities are occurring, which warranted the warning it contained about leaving the TiVo alone for up to 3 hours. If this is answered in another thread, a link would be appreciated.

    Glad to see you're still around. I though maybe you finally had enough of being in a public forum, like others in TiVo's employ have reportedly done, or perhaps moved on to other things.

    -Not a participant or a mouse recipient.
     
  15. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    Nope

    I'm not up to speed with what's going on in the US market right now, sorry.
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    You guys should have built a mouse function into the remote from the very beginning.
     
  17. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    Not that I'm in a position to influence anything, but how would that be more useful than a keyboard?
     
  18. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Well, keyboard would be nice too, instead of the "bingo card" method of spelling things out (but the keys would be too small or the remote would be too big), but a mouse/trackball on the remote would let you move the on-screen cursor much more quickly than the arrow keys (which really should have been 4 separate keys, I'm sick of having to hit the right arrow at the 2:45 to 2:50 position instead of the 3 o'clock position to get it to actually work, and that's on every S2 remote I've ever used).
     
  19. muzzymate

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    I would think a trackball or mouse would be even worse than a keyboard or remote key presses due to the precise nature of using a pointer and the amount of onscreen buttons needed to emulate a keyboard (think the Wii or even the onscreen keyboard built into Macs and Windows.) The only way to overcome that would be to make the onscreen keys even bigger giving less room to the search results and other UI elements.

    I'm very happy using the iPad/iPhone keyboard using the Tivo app.
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    I never said anything about, nor did I have in mind, an on-screen keyboard.
     

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