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Latest update (20.3.8) is making me re-think Tivo...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ntarvin, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Deals from the past few years with 2nd-tier Cable Companies like Mediacom, RCN, etc. were implemented with the Premiere boxes. The MSOs want continued support for these boxes. This has the benefit of also keeping software development alive for retail users as well.
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Ya if I lived someplace where my Premiere's OTA tuners worked well I would have been fine with it. However after using my Roamio I can not really say I find the Premiere's HDUI all that acceptable anymore - actually like it better in the SDUI. I really do not need the Premiere or either of my Series 3 units anymore and they are unplugged most of the time now. I just haven't figured out what to do with all the recordings on them and I need to decide which 2 to sell (will keep one as a backup unit).
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    +1, especially when you factor in the cost of getting a lifetimed Roamio.
  4. ntarvin

    ntarvin New Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Enough people here had good things to say about the Roamio that I decided to buy one. I got a Roamio Basic yesterday.

    After losing a half-dozen OTA channels (that I had previously), an Input button that didn't work at all, a "Suggestion" feature that didn't "suggest", constant "red circles" recording who-knows-what ('cuz they never showed up anywhere), and a bunch of miscellaneous channels popping up whenever they felt like it, the Roamio was returned tonight.

    Maybe I got a bad one, but I'm more than ever convinced that the Roamio is certainly over-hyped and under-performing.

    So, for those who like it - I'm happy for you, and I'm glad you like your new toy. You do NOT need to reply telling me how wrong I am, how i should have done this or that, or that i should try it again.
  5. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have two Roamio + units that work great but I understand that something may go wrong for some people, it may be a bad Roamio, bad home setup, or operator error, it does not matter, that why TiVo has a 30 day return policy, and you made use of it. I think the vast majority of Roamio owners never had your problems, you got (or will get) your money back and go on with something else, we don't have any hard feelings about you.
  6. carterblumeyer

    carterblumeyer New Member

    Nov 9, 2003

    No2... I also noticed the podcasts and they did wrap them into the search feature... But by doing that I could not browse different podcasts I might want to watch. They also removed thr RSS manual enter for podcast you want. The feature like before is available on the SDUI screen... If you change the UI under display in settings to SD you have thr old menu.. You also can control ALL you podcasts and subscribe to new ones online at TiVo.com.. I did ask tivio about this and this was their answer.. If I wanted to see it back I was to fill out a survey on what I would like my TiVo to do.

    No 3... No issues with ota..if something changed on the sensitivity of the OTA I guess I have a good enough UHF antanna, to cover the 47 miles, from antennas direct.

    Opera... TiVo is moving to an HTML5 bases UI and menu instead of the old adobe flash based one... Much much better... More and easy to build HTML5 apps for the box.. This will help compete with the rocky, Apple TV and other stream boxes.. Now Amazon prime might be closer then we think!

    Computer is seen by mine and vuze and playon works for me.. Check your settings and all else reboot!

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