The one thing that has held the TiVo DVR back has always been its remote, as trying to search in YouTube or your library of recorded content was always a time consuming task. However, that has changed with the introduction of the TiVo Slide Remote, which I have to say slides a lot like the upcoming Samsung Epic 4G, the better of the Galaxy S smartphones.
The remote is not only better for searching, it has been improved in all areas such as easier set-up, and a better design all round. Jason Chen from Gizmodo informs us that the new remote works with the entire TiVo range, including Premiere XL.
The design is very different, yes it is slightly thicker to house the slid-out QWERTY keyboard, but it is only two-thirds the original size. Anyone who hates the current TiVo remote will become an instant fan of this new model, but it is not without its issues.
The first problem is that it can suffer from interference via the Bluetooth dongle, Chen found that by using the USB extension cable provided and placing the dongle where it is in sight of the remote will work much better. The other issue is the price, $90 just seems too much to pay for a remote like this.
Is the TiVo Slide Remote worth $90 of your money?