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Glad to have 6 tuners in 1 box

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

  1. djev

    djev New Member

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    Same here, but with Charter.
     
  2. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

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    And Cosmos repeats Monday as well.

    --Carlos V.
     
  3. mattack

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    Cosmos doesn't repeat on Fox... not all of us get the other channels the first ep was on.
     
  4. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Nat Geo. XF Preferred and above have it.
     
  5. jasonfox

    jasonfox New Member

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    The only downside I've found to having 6 tuners (or even only 4) is switching between 2 or 3 requires you to hop through the others as well. With my old premiere sometimes it was nice to switch back and forth between two programs (pause one when commercials came up in a live broadcast and switch.. when the other had commercials pause and switch back).
     
  6. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    The "Enter" key will swap back and forth between the last two channels tuned - not quite the same behavior as the 2 tuner live-tv switch since the last two channels tuned could be on the same tuner, but if you set it up right you can switch back and forth between two live-tv shows.

    Otherwise, if I'm switching between two tuners I find it easier to hit "right-arrow" (or Info), "down-arrow", and then select the tuner I want out of the list. Hopping through the entire list is a pain with 6 tuners!
     
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't bother me as I don't watch live TV. However I'm a little OCD about not wanting more than 1 tuner on the same channel, so following a reboot I usually go through the process of setting each tuner to a different channel (since initially all 6 tuners are on same channel). If I didn't have a Tuning Adapter I wouldn't bother, but something doesn't sit right to me having multiple tuners on 1 channel with a TA, especially if the channel is SDV.
     
  8. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    This. It makes flipping between games during March Madness much easier on my XL4. I'd imagine it would be an even bigger deal on a 6-tuner Roamio.

    It shouldn't matter. They will quickly get scattered all over the place anyways.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I haven't missed a single recording due to a conflict since getting my Roamio Pro. With the 4 tuner there were rare occasions when I had to worry about conflicts due to padding but with the Roamio it has never even been a thought. I've even gotten a bit lazy about prioritizing SPs. All the ones I've added recently are just sitting at the bottom of the list. Before I would always make sure to put network shows above cable shows because cable shows repeat, but now it doesn't seem to matter.
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Not for me. I don't turn on suggestions, so usually recordings are just during prime time hours. But yes I agree it's pretty pointless to do it, but I do it anyway.
     
  11. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    After a day or two, stuff will record, and the tuners will end up scattered. That, and the thing doesn't start up often, and you usually won't know when it rebooted, and by the time you figure it out, the tuners will most likely be scattered.
     
  12. en sabur nur

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    My experience mirrors yours. I also have stopped prioritizing Season Passes. I figure, with 6 tuners and 3 terabytes, I'll probably never have conflicts, and as far as I can tell, I haven't. I really love the Roamio Pro's remote being RF, instead of IR. Not having to point the remote and the response speed of the remote is great! I dream of combining a Roamio Pro and a Roku 3. :)
     
  13. squiddohio

    squiddohio New Member

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    When I got my R. Pro, I kept my XL4, which sits right under it. Math is not my strong suit, but I think that gives me 10 tuners, no conflicts, backups for important shows and easy switching via an MX-890 remote, which also controls the lights in the room. My TV prayers have been answered.
     
  14. en sabur nur

    en sabur nur Member

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    I still have a Premiere 4, but I deactivated it when i purchased a Roamio Pro. I am considering upgrading the drive to a 2 terabyte one and doing what you did.
     
  15. GmanTiVo

    GmanTiVo give me more options

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    I just upgraded my home to a Roamio Pro & 3 Minis (soon selling mt reliable 2TB S3 and ridding myself of 3 VZ DVRs). Install Sat. & Sun.a breaze.

    Sunday 8:15pm, already maxed out :eek: , 2 Minis on and daughters recoding 4 show (help!), wife walks into the family room and tells me the Mini in the bedroom will not allow her to watch live tv...... and she's not pleased. :(

    I'm finally home from work and off to find a way to have the Mini in our bedroom always hold/locked to a tuner.

    Gman
     
  16. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    Ouch. Unfortunately, there's no way to lock a tuner to a particular Mini. It will automatically time out after 4 hours. You should be able to cancel an active recording from the Mini when that happens, thereby freeing up a tuner for the Mini without having to leave the room and go to the Roamio.
     
  17. GmanTiVo

    GmanTiVo give me more options

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    Can it be set to automatically time out after 1 or 2 hours? I take it it means if on same channel for 4 hours it automatically releases the tuner (default setting), correct?

    Thamk you!
     
  18. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Yes, it will do that.

    I think the real moral of the story is, why are so many folks watching live TV?! More season passes!
     
  19. midas

    midas I heard that

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    I can't get my wife to stop watching live TV. The first night we got the Roamio and Minis she complained because she couldn't get a tuner to watch the news. I told her I'd start recording it every night so she could always watch it, but she didn't want to do that. I gave up!
     
  20. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    :)

    I would set up the season pass anyway, keep as 1, and then a tuner would always be there for her to connect to.
     

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