The TiVo “On Demand” Remote Giveaway

Dave Zatz —  July 11, 2014

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By way of the TiVo Community, I learned that, despite cessation of service, Charter-branded TiVo remotes live on.

And why this might matter to you is the handy On Demand button, in relation to Comcast’s completion of the TiVo Xfinity On Demand rollout to retail DVRs. Yeah, TiVo’s On Demand interface is still old school and you may not care for that Charter logo, but I’m betting one will be corrected and the other you’ll tune out. Which I why I reached out to my pals at TiVo retailer Weaknees to learn more.

The back story isn’t so interesting, but the team kindly offered up the pair of remotes we’re giving away. Entering is as easy as it gets — simply leave a comment if you want in. We’ll choose two winners at random in a few days. Should you fail to win, Weaknees has additional ebay inventory of new On Demand TiVo remotes for only $15 a pop. Good luck!

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83 responses to The TiVo “On Demand” Remote Giveaway

  1. Yes, these remotes will work with retail TiVo DVRs – including Roamio. The On Demand button itself will only be useful for retail TiVos in Comcast regions or with cableco rental TiVos like RCN.

  2. I love free stuff. Seriously.

  3. You can never have too many TiVo remotes.

  4. David Connolly July 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Interesting. I’d try it out for kicks.

  5. Jason Holzhausen July 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh how funny is this. A Charter remote for the Comcast On Demand system, and I live in Charter territory so I wonder what that button does…

  6. Gotta keep my streak alive :)

  7. Guess I never realized there was a custom charter remote. I wonder how many variants of TiVo remotes are out there

  8. More annoying: ESPN’s coverage of Lebron or no Tivo Android streaming?

  9. They way my kids abuse our remotes, an extra would be sweet.

  10. In hoping for Charter to take over my area (instead of Comcast).

  11. Thanks for the contest

  12. I could always use a second remote.

  13. TiVo remotes seem to be pretty durable (can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the ‘clunk-clunk’ of a TiVo remote hitting the hardwood floor from couch-height). But, as stated above, you can never have too many remotes around just in case!

  14. My son would love to throw this (or hide it).

  15. I don’t know if this could replace my Slide Pro, but I’m in.

  16. I’d love to win one. These remotes are very durable, indeed.

  17. I’d love one. Me and my wife can never find the remote when we need it.

  18. Cool! Hope I win. :-)

  19. Yes, I’d like in. I’m currently one TiVo remote short right now…

  20. One can never have to many remotes!. Would love to have this take over duty in my house.

    Thanks Dave

  21. Who has done software upgrade? I wish that TIVO had a voice control on remote on Sansung

  22. Having two remotes letting more than one person skip the ads is always better than one

  23. Hey neat! This’d get my wife to use the OnDemand stuff more too!

  24. I like on demand. But Netflix is better.

  25. I can always use a remote.

  26. Thanks for putting together this giveaway. Cheers

  27. Yeah for OnDemand!

  28. nice giveaway….would come in very handy. Thanks!

  29. I’d love to add this to my TiVo remote collection…

  30. Give me the Tivo remote…..please.

  31. Would like a remote.

  32. In for a remote!

  33. My remote buttons are so worn out, if people come over I have to operate the tv because I know where the buttons are. A new remote would be nice!

  34. Add me to the “you can never have too many TiVo remotes” club.

  35. Count me in!

  36. Will this work with the retail Premiere with Comcast Cable card installed (once I get the damn CC to work)? If so count me in to win!

  37. Mmmmm…on demandy goodness.

  38. Michael Heller July 11, 2014 at 11:51 am

    My Peanut Glo is flaky so this would be great! Thanks!

  39. Want it, so I can push a button and have the comcast OD sit there and pin-wheel that much faster!

  40. In it to win it!

  41. I truly enjoy your blog, Dave. Thanks for all of the Tivo and DVR news you and Mari provide on this site.

  42. Count me in!

  43. I’d love one too!

  44. I could always use another remote…

  45. Dave Cathcart July 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Will this remote work with Tivo Roamio?

  46. Hmmm….would a TiVo remote work with a…TiVo?

  47. Pick me! Pick me!

  48. On demand button on remote sounds cool, sign me up.

  49. Is this remote the same as Roamio remote other than the addition of On Demand button? Just curious.

  50. Sounds like fun!

  51. Please add me to the list.

    Thanks Dave

  52. Michael Maggard July 11, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Heck yeah, my current remote is b-e-a-t!

  53. We are in major need of a replacement remote, the kids have dropped the one that came with our premiere XL so many times the panel fell off and the beam has been ripped out. It was a dual beam, no it’s a single worse we have to be in front of the TiVo to get a signal. I’m just lazy, so I load my app on my Windows 8.1 Lumia 521 “Tivo Command” just to control the thing. We are at our witz end on a debate if we are to get a Roku Streaming Stick or a ChromeCast. It seems sad, but I’m saving up my Bing Rewards to convert it to Amazon credits to aquire a replacement device.

  54. We are in major need of a replacement remote, the kids have dropped the one that came with our premiere XL so many times the panel fell off and the beam has been ripped out. It was a dual beam, no it’s a single worse we have to be in front of the TiVo to get a signal. I’m just lazy, so I load my app on my Windows 8.1 Lumia 521 “Tivo Command” just to control the thing. We are at our witz end on a debate if we are to get a Roku Streaming Stick or a ChromeCast. It seems sad, but I’m saving up my Bing Rewards to convert it to Amazon credits to acquire a replacement device.

  55. Jon the Heretic July 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Boy could I use a new remote! Our puppy ate ours…twice! I didn’t know dogs liked TiVo this much! Fortunately, for round 3, I had a DirectTV version in a drawer which works with my Premiere but the puppy got ahold of it too but with a little surgery and duct tape, it lives again! Barely.

    The kids are getting better about putting it away now that I have THREATENED them—with paying for a new one out of their own pockets. Ha! Take that! Meanwhile my suggestions we get one of the new $150+ Harmony remotes are met with hysterical laughter by my wife. I just don’t understand her sometimes…

    We actually DO have Charter, so that remote would sure look perfect in our home. Will even send you photos of a happy dog having dined on TiVo engineering. Haven’t tried it myself, so can’t knock it. Looks delish…

  56. OK, count me in!

  57. I’m in!

  58. I need a new tivo remove anyway

  59. Just bought a Roamio today. Hope I win. I’m in Comcast land.

  60. Just had one devoured by my nieces

    zd by my

  61. Well, I recently purchased a new glo for my TiVoHD, but this would be a great spare…..

  62. I’ll take one on demand.

  63. Our main remote rattles when you shake it around so a spare would be great!

  64. hell ya i want in! i just want the on demand button for my harmony

  65. Want on demand remote.

  66. Michael Burstin July 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    looks alot like the RCN one … I’ll take it for my Comcast box :).

  67. Ooh, fancy new remote would be fancy.

  68. Of course, this remote will allow access to FIOS On Demand with my TiVo, no? If so, definitely count me in. Otherwise, never mind.

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    Also, glad to see Dave finally deciding these giveaways via Klout score…

  69. I’m in in – hook me up ZNF!

  70. I would love on of these so I dont have to keep my laptop nearby ;)

  71. Can’t complain about an easy access On Demand button even if it has the wrong branding!

  72. Could really use a remote like this in NH

  73. Too bad the shortcut channel 1 doesn’t work on TiVo.
    In for a chance to win!

  74. Who would turn down a chance to win free stuff?

  75. North East Ohio will be getting Charter if the Time Warner/Comcast buyout goes thru. Would be interesting to win.

  76. Oh that On Demand Button looks so nice …

  77. I’ll take one off your hands.

  78. I ‘On Demand’ another TiVo remote!

  79. I want to win!

  80. Scott Lewis and Jon the Heretic are the big winners! Stay tuned, we’ve got a real cool giveaway coming in August…