The TiVo Slide Remote – I’m Buying One

By Bryan Sanders posted August 24, 2010 at 06:10PM

TiVo Slide Remote

I’ve been a TiVo user since the day they were first released at Good Guys back in the late 1990’s. I had a choice of the TiVo or a Microsoft DVR which never made it. I made the right choice. I fell in love with my TiVo. I was so excited about the technology that I told all of my friends and family about the TiVo. Nobody seemed to understand how you can fast forward, pause and rewind television shows. They kept asking me how the box can fast forward to the future. They just didn’t get it.

Fast forward to 2010. I now own a Series 3 HD TiVo and I still prefer it over my Comcast DVR. The TiVo works flawless and I have never had any issues with any of my boxes except the modem going out on my first gen box. Recently I saw a new toy for my TiVo that is a must have. It is a TiVo Slide Remote.

The new TiVo Slide Remote is a plug and play device. No set-up is required. It uses bluetooth which means you may now put the TiVo in a cabinet and the remote will still function. You can be up to 30 feet away from the TiVo and you don’t have to point the remote at the box for it to work like IR. The slide comes with a qwerty keyboard to make inputting ‘Wishlists’ and searches more efficient.

Note: The Slide Remote works only with Series 3 and Series 4 TiVo’s.

What is the TiVo Slide Remote?

Introducing the TiVo remote with a slideout keyboard.

The TiVo® Slide remote puts the full power of TiVo in the palm of your hand. Hidden inside its ergonomic, peanut-shaped exterior is a fully retractable QWERTY keyboard for quick and easy text entry.

* Finger-friendly slideout keyboard: Full QWERTY-format keyboard enables faster and easier text entry for Search, YouTube™, RSS and more
* More powerful signal: Built-in Bluetooth® provides increased range and strength to accommodate clutter-free setups inside cabinets
* One remote does it all: Learns commands for power, input, volume and mute directly from the remote controls of your TV and receiver
* Easy to use in a dark room: Light sensor automatically activates glow feature on backlit keys and keyboard, so you never have to turn on a light
* One-step activation takes seconds: Easy plug-and-play setup puts you in control in moments
* Compatible with all TiVo Series3™, TiVo HD/HD XL, and Premiere/Premiere XL boxes. (If you received your TiVo Premiere from RCN, check back for updates on the availability of TiVo Slide for your box.)