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New Roamio on the way! Can I transfer existing Premiere recordings to new Roamio?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by David D, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. David D

    David D New Member

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    Like the title says, I've got a new Roamio Plus on the way. The Roamio will be replacing an existing Premiere that has a number of shows that I'd like to transfer to the Roamio when it arrives. Can I do that? If so, how?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2014 #2 of 41
    lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    1. Setup new tivo, copy shows from old tivo to new tivo by choosing shows you want to copy and picking 'transfer this recording'. Use tivo website to copy season passes *(if working and you can deal with the speed of the site) Or manually re-setup

    2. Use tivo desktop to copy shows off of old tivo to computer, then back onto new tivo. Use tivo website to copy season passes* or manually re-set up.

    3. Use kttmg to copy shows and season passes. See many threads about using kttmg....
     
  3. Jan 1, 2014 #3 of 41
    laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    It can take a long time, depending on how many shows you are doing, but just leave your old TiVo on the network and once your new Roamio is all set up and properly activated and stuff, you should be able to see the old TiVo at the bottom of the My Shows list. Navigate into it, and select the shows you want to transfer, and select Transfer Recording. You can queue them up, too... you don't have to wait until the first one is done.

    It's very tedious to select all of them if you have a lot of shows, but it works fine. I just transferred 151 shows off of two S3's over the course of about 3 days. :)
     
  4. Jan 1, 2014 #4 of 41
    ADG

    ADG Allan

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    Transfers between Premiers and Roamios are VERY fast.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2014 #5 of 41
    gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    You should be fine, unless you happen to have Time Warner Cable. They've been known to set the CCI flag on all the channels to "Copy Once". If this is the case, you will not be able to move any shows from one box to the other.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2014 #6 of 41
    David D

    David D New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies! Does my Premiere still need to subscribe to TiVo in order to make the transfers? The new Roamio is replacing the Premiere, so I will be transferring service from the Premiere.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2014 #7 of 41
    David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    Yes it does. Both boxes need to have a subscription to make transfers.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2014 #8 of 41
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    snoopdogg1 New Member

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    Found this out the hard way. Can't transfer 98% of my shows .
     
  9. Jan 1, 2014 #9 of 41
    laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Wow, that stinks. :(

    I guess Comcast doesn't set that bit. Quite a few of the shows that I transferred from our S3's had already been transferred from one S3 to the other over the course of the fall season, since one of them had a 1 TB hard drive while the other only had 500 GB.
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Comcast only uses that bit for HBO etc, and most of that stuff I can get using OD, or wish list, or the program is being repeated with the next two weeks. I just upgraded my wife TiVo (TP) to the Roamio + and moved a large amount of recordings, but it only took overnight as the speed is over 70Mb/s
     
  11. David D

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    Thanks again for the replies. Guess I'll keep the subscription on both until I can transfer everything. I'm on FIOS so hopefully I won't have any problems.
     
  12. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I am pretty sure that it just goes directly to the device over your internal network. But both of your TiVos need to have made recent contact with the TiVo servers so that you are authorized to transfer to/from them.
     
  13. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    You must have learned what a Librocubicularist was while you were reading in bed. LOL

    :up:
     
  14. bfwk122

    bfwk122 A Tivo owner from the beginning.

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    I just purchases the Roamio Pro and I also have the Tivo HDXL which I was able to transfer all the programs I wanted from one to another.. The only issue I had was with getting HBO and Cinemax with the cable card activation with Verizon Fios..The activation was great except I had to call to get those channels activated..Good luck..Bob..:)
     
  15. gweempose

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    The nice thing about FIOS is that you should be able to freely transfer all your shows, even the ones recorded on the premium channels.
     
  16. laria

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    Oh, woops, for some reason despite the previous discussion about the content flag, I read the original send as hopefully he wouldn't have trouble transferring things due to the network speed. :eek:
     
  17. bfwk122

    bfwk122 A Tivo owner from the beginning.

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    Speed wasn't an issue at all, and I didn't have any problems transferring any of the programs that were recorded on the premium channels...Bob..:)
     
  18. David D

    David D New Member

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    Speed should not be an issue. All hard wired Ethernet in house and 50/35 Internet speeds. More worried about potential cable card issues, although I haven't really had any cable card problems since installation.

    Checked UPS tracking and it looks like my new Roamio will be here Tuesday! Woohoo!
     
  19. David D

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    New Roamio arrived and installed! Called FIOS right away and got the card transferred from my Premiere to the Roamio. They had me remove the cable card from the Premiere, install it in the Roamio, and give them the numbers from the TiVo cable card menu. Went very smooth, just took a little while as the Roamio downloaded and installed an update as soon as it was set up.

    Called TiVo about transferring service to the Roamio and inquired about moving my season passes and recorded shows to the new box. The customer service rep suggested subscribing the Premiere, moving things over, then canceling the Premiere subscription before the 30 day money back guarantee was up. I might call back and see if they'll offer the $99 lifetime deal. Right now, all my season passes are transferred and my recorded shows are being transferred as I type.

    So far, the Roamio is impressive. It's faster, the menus look nicer, and the picture quality is SIGNIFICANTLY better. I'm praying that this box is more reliable than my Premiere has been. So far, I'm a very happy camper!
     
  20. unitron

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    For future readers, probably better to negotiate that $99 lifetime on the old TiVo while you're still dangling the prospect of selling you a new one in front of the TiVo CSR than hoping to still have some leverage with them after the 30 day return for refund period on the new TiVo has expired.
     

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