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I'm surprised there are no unpacking videos.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by BlackBetty, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. BlackBetty

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    Or videos of the units in action.
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    I think the people who normally do them either don't have them yet or didn't buy.
     
  3. wmcbrine

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    I thought about doing an unpacking video, but didn't have the patience.

    Are there really no videos of it working? I could fix that...
     
  4. celtic pride

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    I would like to see the tivo in action and also what the tivo looks like when all 6 lights are on while recording,i also want to see how the tivo finder works when your looking for your remote.
     
  5. jellyandtoast

    jellyandtoast New Member

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    Trust me, unlike Apple packaging, the TiVo Roamio packaging is truly very uninspirational --you're not missing out anything. TiVo went cheap so I'm not suprised that no one has done an upacking video.
     
  6. aristoBrat

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    I was making an unpacking video for my Pro, but I don't feel like editing out all of my snarky comments when I got to the point where I noticed that it doesn't include a HDMI cable.

    Not that I need one, but every TiVo I've had before came with one. Sad to see this tradition gone, esp. on the highest-end model.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Really, no HDMI in the box? That's just cheap. Especially for a $600 Pro. :thumbsdown:
     
  8. innocentfreak

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    Yeah no HDMI and no ethernet. I can somewhat see the ethernet since it has MoCa, but the lack of HDMI is bad.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can get those both on Monoprice for < $5 total. Why would TiVo cheap out and not include them in the box.

    So you don't get any video cables at all?
     
  10. GoHokies!

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    Nope.

    Mine had the Tivo, remote, batteries, power cord.

    Fortunately it's replacing a premiere, so I'm not using any of the new cords, just swapping boxes.

    No unboxing video, I was too excited to get it opened up and a 3 TB drive installed. :)
     
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    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yikes. I'm sure these days most people have a spare HDMI cable laying around, but come on. How pissed would you be to buy a $600 toy only to open the box and find that it doesn't even have the cables you need to hook it to the TV? At the very least they should have thrown a cheap HDMI cable in there. :thumbsdown:
     
  13. innocentfreak

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    I definitely agree. The only reason I have a spare is I kept one I ended up not needing when I setup my mom's system.
     
  14. kherr

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    I usually find that cables included with a device are too short anyway. Even for monitors and such I always buy a cable that is long enough to fit the installation. There's nothing like buying a device and have to wait to use it because you went cheap and relied on the manufacturer.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Except maybe buying a device and realizing you can't even attempt to hook it up because they didn't include even a basic video cable.

    HDMI cables are digital, they typically either work or they don't. Throwing a cheap one in the box wouldn't have cost much and would have at least guaranteed the user could hook it up to the TV and get GS started.

    Ethernet I can understand, since it has wifi now, but without a video cable it's useless.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    I give this a huge :up::up::up:

    I can't even count the number of HDMI and Ethernet cables I have from devices that have been packed in. I rarely ever use them unless I can't find any of my Monoprice cables and only then I will use one until I order some more. I wish all devices came without any cables or batteries.(I use rechargeable batteries now which is a huge change for me from several years ago)
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Even a $40 Roku LT includes an A/V cable. A $600 Roamio Pro should include an HDMI cable whether you need it or not.
     
  18. aaronwt

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    I just looked at my TiVo Mini box and that has an HDMI cable in it. So if the Mini has an HDMI cable then I guess it is surprising that the Roamio Pro doesn't.

    In six months they will change the Romaio Pro name and it will be THX certified and also come with an HDMI cable. :)

    Still though this launch seems to be much better than the Premiere launch was. Like they put more thought into it. I'm sure they had a reason not to include the HDMI cable. Maybe they figured it would be installed by HT companies or something?
     
  19. BlackBetty

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    Not even this thread can spur some user videos. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Dan203

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    Don't have mine yet. If I get it soon I'll do one.

    Weaknees said it would ship "early next week" when I asked last Friday, but still no shipping notice yet.
     

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