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It's What Roamio Has Inside that Counts

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by sbiller, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    We will need to wait for some other(s) to break-open their units. I actually don't have a unit. I requested the pic from a blogger who had a day 1 review unit.
     
  2. P42

    P42 New Member

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    Cool Sam, I'm sure by the weekend we'll have our fill of pics :)
     
  3. MeInDallas

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    Well they decided to mount the drives right side up this time :D

    And someone said the largest 2.5 drive available is 1.5TB, but Western Digital has a 2TB Green drive thats the WD20NPVX for $179 @ Newegg. Not an A/V drive though.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    So it is a 2.5" drive in the base unit?
     
  5. MeInDallas

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    I dont know, I'm trying to see if anyone has posted about it yet.
     
  6. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I've been googling around but haven't found an answer. How does the CPU in the Pro/Plus/Basic compare with the CPU in the Mini, speed-wise?
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    I will have a base unit tomorrow and will post some internal pics unless someone beats me to it.
     
  8. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  9. MeInDallas

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    Thank you! We look forward to it! :D
     
  10. Big Boy Laroux

    Big Boy Laroux New Member

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    As someone who just replaced a PSU on his TiVoHD, i hope to god this PSU has non-plagued capacitors...
     
  11. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Not positive of the CPU in the base model, but if it's the same as the Plus/Pro then on paper Roamio is theoretically 3x as fast. (3000 dmips vs 1100 dmips). Tivo is claiming "up to" 2.5x in real-world tasks.

    It eats the UI for breakfast in the video clips... The responsive RF remote is helping too.
     
  12. MeInDallas

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    I called Weaknees and confirmed it is a full size 3.5" drive in the base model. They now have upgraded models on their website for sale.
     
  13. collin

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    Along this line of thinking, I suspect the wifi is added via card due to FCC certification reasons. If the wifi was directly on the mainboard, they would have to get that board FCC certified, and recertified every time they changed the card (for different markets, to update standards, etc.). This way they can buy off-the-shelf certified wifi modules and just put them in the Tivo units.
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    No 4TB AV-GP drive so no idea if 3TB is the new limit or if there isn't one.

    Interesting to note the 3TB Plus from weeknees is cheaper than the Pro or same if the coupon still works.
     
  15. MeInDallas

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    Seagate makes a 4TB Pipeline HD model, Western Digital doesnt have one yet.
     
  16. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    In the reviews I read, TiVo is claiming an overall 1.7X not 2.5X.

    The big wildcard is going to be the dependence on Internet and TiVo's servers to fill in the stuff on the UI. That is likely unchanged.
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Only slightly cheaper. Then if you want an extended warranty for the 3TB Plus you need to get it from Weaknees. While with the Pro you could get it from TiVo. So with the coupons on both and extended warranties it's cheaper to just get the Roamio pro from weaknees and then get the 3 year extended warranty from TiVo. Although it's only $5 cheaper than getting both the 3TB Roamio plus and warranty from Wekanees.
     
  18. BigJimOutlaw

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    Yes. That was cnet. Their quote is, "TiVo claims performance is 1.5 to 2.5 times faster, averaging 1.7 times faster."
     
  19. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Then you are being an optimist :)

    Averaging them seems reasonable, but I prefer reality, and with TiVo you know how that can go..... so 1.5X is probably a safer number to throw out for now :)
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Basic one uses an external power brick so if it goes it should be cheap and easy to fix. The Plus/Pro still has an internal power supply so who knows.

    In my experience bricks do fail more often, but they typically cost $10-$20 to replace and you can usually find one that'll work at the local RadioShack so you can get back up and running quickly.
     

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