To All Tivo HD Owners... Get the Tivo Glo Premium Remote!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dolfer, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

    Nov 3, 2000


    To all Tivo HD owners out there... I strongly recommend getting the Tivo Glo Remote! Not only does it look cool (See pic). It also has a backlit keys and a learning feature. (I know most of you know this, but I have to reiterate for the newbies.)

    I used the learning feature to control my Onkyo TX-SR705 receiver's oddball separate on/off buttons. Also, instead of programming the "input" button to change inputs (which I rarely need) I programmed it to change the sound modes - THX, Direct, Dolby, Theater, etc...

    Get the remote at the Tivo Store...

    I also had the pleasure of setting up the Tivo branded wireless G adapter on my "old" Series2. Worked like a charm. I was anticipating a nightmare.

    Luckily I didn't have to buy either! I used my Tivo rewards points. Of course right now I can't log in to my rewards account!! But that's another story for another day.

    Out, Dolf

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  2. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

    Nov 3, 2000
    P.S. And No! I do not work for Tivo... I am pretty sure they do not have a Cincinnati branch.

    Anyone familiar with some of my posts knows I am not a Tivo fanboy! Although I am definitely a Tivo fan. ;)

    I was just particularly pleased to have two electronic devices work properly without an entire weekend's worth of effort and agony.
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Both of mine are sitting in the remote control graveyard closet with batteries removed... universal remotes are the only way to go for me.
  4. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I say don't get the glo remote. The number keys have worn away and are very hard to see after one year of use. My old remotes lasted much longer. There are threads devoted to how poorly they hold up.
  5. Narf54321

    Narf54321 New Member

    Mar 29, 2005


    Those of us with the 'real' Series-3 are fortunate enough to get the Glo Remote included.

    You should mention that the Glo Remote has been slghtly reconfigured to be, perhaps, the best-ever TiVo remote. The Select button is now in the middle of the arrows, much like the old S1 Sony SVR-2000 remote. The Volume and Channel changer buttons are moved higher on the remote's neck, where they are easier to reach. The learning functions are tremendously helpful, especially for devices which don't have valid built-in TiVo codes (combo VCR-TV style units are notorious).

    It takes a couple days to get familiar with the slightly changed button layout, but it's much more natural to me. To me, It seems like the revisions over the years have finally produced a true gem.

    As for the paint wearing off the buttons... well I've worn the paint off _all_ my Tivo remotes, so that isn't anything new. If anything, I'd say the Glo Remote holds up better than the Sony and 'peanut' ones.
  6. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Here are a couple of pics of the buttons.

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  7. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

    Sep 8, 2000
    How is being higher easier to reach? The primary holding position should be the lower half of the remote.
  8. aztivo

    aztivo Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Dude I have seen you say this before I have had my remote since the beginning and I have kids who take it and walk throught the house pressing the buttons and mine is fine you can still see all the printing like it was new, as opposed to my old one wich wore off in like 3 months
  9. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    You say this like I am an anomaly. I'm not the only one. I'll look for the thread.

    edit - here is the thread. It was not as many people as I remember it being, but clearly I there are some of us with bum remotes.

    I guess each of us has different experiences. My old remotes are holding up fine while the new one is not.
  10. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    I turned off the backlit feature of this remote because it ate batteries at a rediculous rate.
    (You can press and hold Tivo + Thumbs Down to disable the backlight. Tivo + Thumbs Up to reenable it.)

    After that, it's been smooth sailing.
  11. CCourtney

    CCourtney Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    El Dorado...
    Sorry, the S3 Glo premium remote gets :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: from me.

    Even with programming it doesn't come close to operating my other equipment fully. There's just too few buttons. I'll stick with my Atlas DVR 5 remote which I have setup to control: Receiver, DVD player, TV, Cable DVR, TiVo HD.

    Features I can't integrate into the TiVo S3 Glo Premium Remote include:

    PIP controls (On/Off, Swap, Move, Channel Up, Channel Down) - CableCo DVR & TV
    Video Source - Receiver, TV, CableCo DVR
    Stop Button - CableCo DVR, DVD player
    List Button - CableCo DVR, TiVo HD (nice to go straight to list - the double hit of the TiVo has some sort of lag and takes a couple seconds while the 'list' does not.)
    Macro Buttons - 3 Macro + 3 Shift/Macro's: Greatest way to get all your equipment turned on/off and set to the correct mode. This is a real killer IMHO
    Fav Button - CableCo DVR - Well you can effectively do it by switching the guide to only favorite mode but the button allows you to swap w/o going into the menu system - This would be a nice feature for TiVo to add. Maybe they have it coded but I can't find code for it.
    Settings Button - CableCo DVR (or anything you want to program it to)
    Page Up - CableCo DVR - TiVo HD allows some menu's to use Channel Up/Down for this but I prefer a dedicated button.
    Page Down - CableCo DVR
    A, B, C buttons - CableCo, TV, Receiver - Generic buttons that can be programmed to just about anything if you need extra buttons.
    AUX, DVD, AUD, TV, CBL - TiVo HD, DVD, Receiver, TV, CableCo DVR - Ability to control all functionality of each peice of equipment with on remote.

    All of this and it's every bit as ergonomically convenient as the TiVo remote.


    PS: Best thing about it, it was Free w/ my SA8300HD box.
  12. Narf54321

    Narf54321 New Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    You might be surprised, but the Volume and Channel buttons being a little higher on the neck are now directly under my thumb. At least, as a right-handed user, I find the Glo Remote to be better. The yellow Pause button is in smack in the middle of neck (easier to reach) and also dimpled so as to be easier to feel without looking. Seems TiVo did a bit of fine-tuning. The light-up keys are also nice when the room lights are dimmed.

    When the kids lose my Glo Remote in the couch and I have to grab the old peanut, I find myself now cringing a bit at the old layout.
  13. barbeedoll

    barbeedoll New Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I agree. Although it's pretty, I hate the positioning of the button in the middle of the direction arrows. I have so many mistakes that I never have with my peanut remote. Of my 7 Tivos, I had one off brand that I hated using (and have since moved to use only in dire situations where everything is on at the same hour)....hated it just because of that button in the middle.

    Tivo, you shouldn't have messed with perfection:)

  14. drew00001

    drew00001 New Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    I did use the Tivo remote for a few months when I got it, which was likely not enough time to wear out the keys.

    I was very impressed with the tactile response. Much better than anything I have used in recent years, which made it hard to switch back to my Harmony remote. Unfortunately, the Tivo remote did not control enough devices. Once you get a receiver and/or a DVD player, the Tivo remote universal remotes are the way to go.

    I wish Tivo and Harmony would get together and make a universal remote.
  15. rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    The glo remote doesn't replace a true universal remote like my trusty MX-500, but for the masses of people that just have a TV and a TiVo and love the peanut ergonomics, it's much better than the old stock remote.
  16. dkwong

    dkwong New Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    Union City, CA
    Totally agreed, universal remotes are the way to go. I don't know why people still continue to fight with and find ways to work around OEM remotes.
  17. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    While I do use Peanut remotes in my Lab and Office (both have just displays that are manually controlled), my main TV viewing location sports a real universal remote (I can either learn or program through my PC), although not as elaborate as a Harmony. In my case, I'd not go for a Glo.
  18. Globular

    Globular No time to hack

    Jun 9, 2004
    Groton, MA USA
    I like the Glo. It handled my "Polaroid" TV (really a Chinese no-name, I imagine) just fine, except that the TV source button needs to use the arrow buttons, which of course I can't reprogram or the TiVo won't work. So I need the TV remote still to switch sources, but that is rare, because I own a TiVo; why would I watch anything else? :)

  19. jes5e

    jes5e New Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    I've used the old style remote for 5 years. Now that I have the new glo remote it took a couple of days to get used to it, but I think it is a definite step up. It just feels better than the old one, which is great because the old one was one of the best remotes ever.

    While I do have it et to control the volume on my denon receiver, I personaly have no intention of having the tivo remote control everything in my set up... it's beyond the scope of the remote. I have a separate harmony remote that I use for turning on and off my system w/ it's activity buttons. It's great, you press "watch tv" to get everything turned on to wath tivo, or "watch DVD" and it sets evertying up for the dvd player - tv and receiver inputs. I have one activity button set to turn on and switch to my xbox 360, and onother to switch to a comcast HD box for on demand.

    I could of course only use the harmony (which I do to control the xbox, dvd player, and cable box), but for the tivo, it's worth it to have two remotes sitting around instead of one, just to be able to use the tivo remote. Anyway, two remotes is way better than 4.
  20. jaypb

    jaypb New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    I recently purchased the new D* IR/RF remote for my HR20, but I still have my SD Tivo hooked up to the same TV---and I can't get the TV to turn on/off or the volume to work with the standard Tivo remote-- so I'd like to get this remote to control my Olevia 432v TV....but haven't heard feedback from any Olevia owners of my set to see if the glo worked for them.

    So, any Olevia TV owners (432v in particular) get this Glo to turn their Olevia on/off, volume up/down??

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