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That graphics suggests to me that users will be able to change the name directly on the TiVo itself not the Alexa app (although that may be possible as well). But it's a terribly minor point anyway and we'll all figure it out soon enough. o_O
I took that to mean that you can change the name of the box at the TiVo level. That it takes you to the name screen.
 

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When you change channels it says, "Tuning to ESPN (or whatever) on TiVo." A bit annoying particularly since my Alexa-enabled Sonos Ones tend to be set to a higher volume for music than the standard echo.

I have all my Alexa-enabled devices set to brief mode so that for the vast majority of command, I only hear a soft acknowledgement tone. It doesn't even provide that on play, pause or skip, but that's fine the visual feedback is enough for me.

Not a huge issue as I'm not going to be changing channels constantly via Alexa anyway.
Brief mode has not been rolled out to all devices yet.
 

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My only issue is that the Tivo seems to not want to talk to the Echo all the time. When it does, it is great. But I think that is on my Tivo side since I usually have to connect twice from the iphone app for that machine, anyway.
 

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Important - The difference between Alexa, WATCH channel 737 and Alexa, SWITCH to channel 737

If one of your Tivo tuners is set on a program you are currently watching but you want to temporarily go to another channel on a second tuner DON'T use the WATCH command. Tivo will go to the new channel on the current tuner, stopping the capture of the program you wanted to watch.

Instead use the SWITCH command which will go to the second tuner while leaving the first tuner on your original program.
Uh, if a background tuner is on 737, changing the channel to 737 should pick up the tuner that is already buffering it.
 

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Mmmm, I have to retract my post about a difference between Alexa WATCH and SWITCH commands. It appears that TonyD79 and JoeKustra called it correctly. You do not lose the buffer if you change to a second channel being buffered on another tuner. Apologies all. I'll delete my original post.

I THOUGHT I experienced a difference in how Alexa commanded Tivo tuners last night. Shame on me! -- I'll blame the bottle of cheap red fueling my evening.
No worries. I just got home and tested then looked to post and your correction was already up. We all make mistooks.
 

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Alexa commands working for the most part, but saying "Alexa skip" or "Alexa skip commercials" simply jumps me ahead :30 seconds. "Alexa channel up" does work though. Any suggestions?
Commercial skip has been the most reliable command for me. And has some value as I don't always have the remote in hand. I just say "Alexa skip" and it works fine.
 

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See the post directly below yours above. And one can imagine a whole lot more, including through the use of legal process to obtain saved recordings, made from what one considers to be the privacy of one's home.
Again. Butt dialing. I left my tinfoil hat at home.

You do realize that law enforcement can legally search any device in your home with a warrant? That includes confiscating your computer, your videos? Also, your phone call numbers and duration are recorded and your text messages can be subpoenaed.

This is no different.
 

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But there is a difference: the authorities, or the other party in whatever lawsuit (the info. could be requesting in a civil lawsuit as well), is not getting the info. from me, but from a 3rd party--depending on the pertinent laws, I may not even know that it is happening and have the knowledge or ability to object and fight it (what if the subpoena on Amazon is occurring across the country--and so, I'm now required, even if I'm given notice, to travel 3000 miles to protect myself?). Due process as to one's rights and liberties is a good thing.

And, as we now hear on a weekly basis, hacks occur. Amazon retaining the info. on more than a transitory basis just invites potential issue. Let alone, tech. accidents do occur, with this being a case in point--personally, I don't want to be the victim of one.

Privacy--it's a good thing, and warrants protection, unless it absolutely must be let down for legal, due cause.
Uh, your position is faulty. I could list items for hours that can and are legally obtained from third parties. Banking records. Employment records. Emails. Voice mails. Telephone records. Texts. Traffic cameras. Purchases. Travel. Anything on a computer at work you have access to. Heck, they can parka van outside your house and do audio and video surveillance.

All would require a judge's consent. That is your safeguard. If you doubt that,then the black helicopters can come in.

And all of the above are hackable as well.

The Echo equivalent of a butt dial is a blip.
 

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LOL, your discussion is faulty, as you studiously ignore the difference between what happens in public and what happens in what is supposed to be the privacy of one's home. Perhaps you are fine with Alexa recording conversations in the privacy of your home and sending them to people at random, or retaining those communications so that 3rd parties can obtain them, and without any notice to you, but some of the rest of us would like to keep an island of privacy to our lives. I don't aspire to be the next "Truman." And sometimes the courts even concur in this view.

The fact that the times indeed are proving that public sources are hackable seems to suggest to you that one should not expect privacy and that this is a forlorn cause. I don't buy that as an excuse not to try to protect it. Sadly, in the U.S., commercialism too often has been put ahead of personal liberties--the EU makes an attempt to correct that. And that is the fight against the "black helicopters," as you refer to them, that the Founding Fathers and Mothers in the U.S. certainly understood, in enacting a Bill of Rights and composing a system of many checks and balances.

You keep on making pejorative references to what occurred here. Until it happens to you, perhaps, and perhaps until it is more than a little "blip."
Public? Your bank transactions are more public than Alexa? Really. I listed activities done in your home mostly.

Even if it happens to me, it will be a blip. Jeez. I've accidentally sent an email to the wrong person in my life. It was embarrassing and I took the consequences. I didn't complain about technology.

And from your reaction to my black helicopter comment, I can tell you are not rational on this topic.
 

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Exactly. It is irrational to think that the legal system is suddenly going to ignore your “privacy” just because it is Alexa. You actually have privacy in many things you define as public (which is not just because you’ve engaged another party..there is still privacy in most of those cases). The point is that everyone engages in tons of activities every day that are subject to investigation under the right conditions and/or hacking. Drawing a line with Alexa is irrational as it is driven by fear and fueled by a “blip” that actually harmed no one.
 
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