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Does Roamio support dynamic tuner allocation today?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by tazzmission, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. tazzmission

    tazzmission Member

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    I can't find an answer on this. Does the Roamio support dynamic tuner allocation out of the box today or is this coming in the fall update?

    I have a Roamio Pro and 1 mini. The mini has taken 1 of the 6 tuners in my Roamio so I assume this feature is not yet available.

    I have 2 more mini's to set up and wanted to know the answer before I did hook them up.


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  2. Smirks

    Smirks .:. Hello .:.

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    DTA works in Roamio out of the box.
     
  3. tazzmission

    tazzmission Member

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    Hmm, how come when I hit the info button on the Roamio remote and look at tuners only 5 show? I assumed that meant the Mini that was not watching live tv at the time had the tuner.


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  4. Smirks

    Smirks .:. Hello .:.

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    Maybe you have your Roamio limited to 5 tuners?

    Or maybe your reading the info wrong (which I do all the time)? On mine I see the program I'm currently watching in the big blue bar, then 4 circles, dots or whatever underneath for the 4 other tuners. I have my Roamio limited to 5 tuners due to cablecard issues, which is why I only see 5.

    Also, when configuring my Mini I didn't see a screen saying it would permanently take 1 tuner from the Roamio, much like the instructions seem to indicate exists when pairing with a Premiere.
     
  5. Alan_r

    Alan_r New Member

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    When I looked at the info and saw the 5 tuners I assumed it was because I was watching one and it was showing me the other 5 since the program I was watching was not in the list of those 5

    I dont think it would make sense to show all 6 in that section.
     
  6. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    DTA is active, but I've noticed the Mini sometimes hang onto a tuner even after I was finished with live TV.

    I don't know if this is a bug or if we haven't yet figured out the formula for the tuner's release, but when I turned the Mini's TV back on, hit the Tivo button again, and turned the TV back off it seemed to trigger the tuner release. (It was already on a menu so live tv wasn't active, but doing it again seemed to work.)
     

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