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Looking to come back to Tivo after stops at DirectTV and Dish

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by B Smooth, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. B Smooth

    B Smooth Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    I have pretty much decided to come back after my commitment ends, but I was wondering... Is there a real difference in the Roamio vs Premeire UI. I know the Roamy is faster but the price is the premier is significantly less. I asked Tivo the question through chat and all they gave me were hardware specs.

    Is there any difference in the UI itself? This question is especially for folks that have done the upgrade.... Can you articulate why its worth it? I am coming directly from dish. I imagine the speed of the premier will actually be faster than what we are currently using.
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    The UI on the Premiere is really slow. It can be very frustrating at times. The Romaio uses basically the same UI, with a few improvements, but the hardware is fast enough to make it usable.

    The other major differences are in the apps. The Roamio uses a new apps platform. Netflix and YouTube have already been updated and others are on the way. Going forward it is likely we will see new apps released only for the new platform leaving Premiere units out in the cold.

    That being said if you have the patients for the UI and don't care about apps then you mig be OK with a Premiere.

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