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Glad to have 6 tuners in 1 box

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by moyekj, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Tonight I see that my Roamio Pro will be using all tuners to record 6 intentional shows at once (no padding in the picture). Previously with such busy recording nights I would have to do juggle things around between 2 or 3 TiVos to get rid of conflicts. It's so nice now not to have to worry about it anymore. I'm sure the day will come when there will be 7 recordings at a time in which case I can employ my series 4 units if needed, but so far I haven't reached that point.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    The most I have seen my Basic recording was only 3 at once. Between it and the S3, that's 6 tuners.
     
  3. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    I got five cooking on the Pro right now..I love this thing!!
     
  4. Mar 2, 2014 #4 of 40
    chrispitude

    chrispitude New Member

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    We hit six-tuners-active more often than I expected. The cable TV shows can roll over to repeated showings as needed, but often a good number of the recording shows are not rebroadcast.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2014 #5 of 40
    iamevan

    iamevan New Member

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    How's the power consumption when 6 tuners are recording?
     
  6. Mar 3, 2014 #6 of 40
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    All 6 tuners are always recording (live TV is buffered to disk for all 6 tuners even if no intentional recordings are active). These series 5 units have quite significantly lower power requirements than previous generations - even compared to the 2 tuner predecessors.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2014 #7 of 40
    godsey1

    godsey1 New Member

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    The 6 tuners on the Roamio are the reason we got rid of Dish with the Hopper and 2 joeys. On dish you had 2 tuners that were yours to record your shows, and the other 4 (if turned on) would record all the prime time local channels. That thing was terrible.

    I love this Tivo and the 6 turners.

    Tony
     
  8. Mar 3, 2014 #8 of 40
    iamevan

    iamevan New Member

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    Wow, that is terrible. There was no way to disable the prime time feature?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2014 #9 of 40
    mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Wow, that's funny, because PrimeTime Anytime is one feature that could possibly have gotten me to move to Dish in the past if you could ALSO (1) own the hardware, and (2) download to a computer (and/or have other easy multiple-storage-expanding options).

    Even though I have cable, the MAJORITY of what I watch is the network shows... So PTA would be a nice way of not having to care as much about padding & priorities, etc.
     
  10. midas

    midas I heard that

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    I'm still worried if 6 will be enough. My Directv setup had a total of 9 tuners. At this point I'm still checking for conflicts every day.
     
  11. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I am OTA only and the most I have used is 4 tuners at once, but I don't pad. Actually have 12 tuners available 10 on 4 TiVos and 2 for a HTPC. Really need to sell some of the TiVos just haven't figured out what to do with all the saved recordings.
     
  12. Ibanez

    Ibanez New Member

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    If only I could get all of my 6 tuners to work with Comcast!
     
  13. godsey1

    godsey1 New Member

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    You can turn it off, but you will have just the 2 tuners.
     
  14. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Holy ****! With the XL4 and three roommates, other than during the Olympics, where we were hitting 4 tuners several times a week for an hour or two, we only 4 tuners maybe once every couple of weeks, other than for padding.
     
  15. mattack

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    You have read that other thread, right? I only skim it, since 6 tuners are working for me.. but recently many people have apparently gotten a cablecard firmware update that fixed it for them.
     
  16. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    6 intentional concurrent recordings again tonight - loving the Roamio Pro and series 4 units are idle and forgotten.
     
  17. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I've now go 2 upcoming cases of not enough tuners on my Roamio Pro, both on Sunday nights which is a very busy recording night. Will actually have to dust off my Premiere or Elite to cover. So 6 tuners on 1 unit is not quite enough...
     
  18. Bigg

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    What on earth are you recording that doesn't have re-runs anyways? Even with Olympics and bball and three roommates, I haven't had too many issues with 4. Once in a while we hit the limit, but it's always easy to work around...
     
  19. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Sunday is fully packed.
    The NBA game should have the 6:30pm spot, but with 6 recordings during 9:00pm slot it was in conflict. Most of these are network shows so not much opportunity for re-runs.
    Code:
    Sun 03/16/14 07:00 PM	The Voice [Ep 607] - The Best of the Blind Auditions	1004=KNBCDT	2:00
    Sun 03/16/14 08:00 PM	The Amazing Race [Ep 2404] - Smarter, Not Harder	1002=KCBSDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 08:00 PM	Once Upon a Time [Ep 313] - Witch Hunt	1007=KABCDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 09:00 PM	The Good Wife [Ep 514] - A Few Words	1002=KCBSDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 09:00 PM	Believe [Ep 102] - Beginner's Luck	1004=KNBCDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 09:00 PM	Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [Ep 102] - Some of the Things That Molecules Do	1011=KTTVDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 09:00 PM	Resurrection [Ep 102] - Unearth	1007=KABCDT	1:01
    Sun 03/16/14 09:00 PM	The Walking Dead [Ep 414] - The Grove	1066=AMCPHD	1:01
    Sun 03/16/14 09:00 PM	Naked and Afraid [Ep 108] - Man vs. Amazon	1021=DSCHDP	1:32
    Sun 03/16/14 10:00 PM	The Mentalist [Ep 614] - Grey Water	1002=KCBSDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 10:00 PM	Crisis [Ep 101] - Pilot	1004=KNBCDT	1:00
    Sun 03/16/14 10:01 PM	Revenge [Ep 315] - Struggle	1007=KABCDT	0:59
    Sun 03/16/14 10:01 PM	Talking Dead [Ep 314]	1066=AMCPHD	0:59
    Sun 03/16/14 11:00 PM	NBA Basketball - Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers	1063=PRIMHD	3:00
    
     
  20. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Good god, how much TV do you watch?!? Both DSC shows are shown twice on that night, and probably many times after.
     

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