Are there any good remotes to work with the Spectrum DVRs?
We're new to Spectrum's DVRs. We were Spectrum customers previously but back then we used TiVo's (which were eliminated when Spectrum updated their service). Overall, we like the options of the Spectrum service but the replaying stuff on the DVR is HORRIBLE.
Response times for when we press the control buttons (play, pause, fast forward, etc) is frustratingly long. I press a button and it's at least 3 seconds before I get a response. We have both the "Spectrum Guide Remote" and the "1060BC2/1060BC3" remotes and neither of them works very well. These sure aren't as easy at the TiVo's remotes were to use.
It's been years since I haven't had a remote that allows jumping forward 30 seconds at a time in a recording and backing up 10 or 15 seconds at a time. The DirecTV Stream remote was frustrating at times but these remotes make me realize that I didn't appreciate the DirecTV remote enough.
When I'm skipping commercials it's almost impossible to hit the start of the next segment of the program. You have to guess when you want to return to regular playback by 3 - 5 seconds or so because it will take at least 3 seconds to respond to the command. And the Back buttons on both remotes aren't dependable. It looks like each press should jump back 10 seconds, but sometimes they jump back 10 seconds, or jump back 1 or 2 seconds, or replay what just played, or jump back 15 minutes or more. It's unclear what you'll get even with 1 press of the Back button, let alone multiple presses.
So far we're liking the Spectrum TV service overall but we record a LOT of shows and play them back later. If we can't get a dependable remote for the DVR service then we're going to have to rethink getting our TV service through Spectrum.
Thanks for your time,