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Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Malguy, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I did not try playing anything, but the XOD app is there on mine and I can browse through the shows, and we have not paired it yet, only activated it via the self-service website.
  2. Starfury9

    Starfury9 New Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    I have had both an X1 DVR and a previous generation Comcast DVR.
    The Roamio totally blows away the non X1 DVR, and is more stabile and better than the X1 DVR.
    I had many issues with the X1 with it randomly deciding to not record a program for whatever reason. That was reason enough to leave the X1. Also the X1 is laggy, and has other issues (DVR is not available, when deleting a program it would say it can't delete it and then it would repeatedly say it was deleted, etc).

    The only part of the X1 that was better is the VOD interface is a little nicer. The same programs are available on the non-X1, X1 and Roamio boxes, but the X1 has the nice box art and such for browsing. The universal search on the Roamio makes up for it a little bit, however.

    Once I got spoiled with the 5 tuners of the X1, I couldn't go back to 2 on the old DVRs. There is nothing nicer than having 6 tuners with Roamio Plus! I have yet to have a conflict, and can have only one DVR instead of 2 like I used to (saves in monthly costs)

    Since day 1 the Tivo has been stable and has had no issues. It is snappy, and reliable. It is nice to have Netflix, Amazon, VOD and the guide all searchable. The Guide information is the same if not better than Comcasts.

    So, yes it is very worth it to upgrade to a Roamio!
  3. kbmb

    kbmb Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Correct.....I believe (at least this was how it worked with both my parents) that you see the app, can browse, but if you go to play a show it won't allow it because you aren't paired. Of course it could be different for different areas, but that's how it was here.

  4. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    We seem to be in the same state, so I guess it won't work here. :) I just haven't tried to call to pair it because we finished setting it up really late on Friday night and I've been setting up season passes and transferring shows since then.
  5. brothers

    brothers New Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Hmmm... I kinda knew about the premium channels (I don't subscribe to any), but I was unaware of the VOD thing. Thanks for the heads-up.

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