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New Romaio, not sure how to do OTA now...

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Adam1115, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

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    I was expecting something similar to my Series 3. But instead I see one input for cable / OTA. So how do I do both...? :confused:
     
  2. SullyND

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    You buy two?

    The base Roamio (The plus/pro do not do OTA) does either/or, not both.
     
  3. Adam1115

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    That's helpful. Yes, I see that - and that is different from previous models.

    I was hoping for a solution to combine the signals.
     
  4. Adam1115

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    I guess I can send it back and get a premiere, do they have two inputs?
     
  5. lpwcomp

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    It would take a lot more than that.
     
  6. Philmatic

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    A two tuner Premiere can tune both OTA and Cable at the same time, but you are limited to two tuners total.

    The Roamio gives you 4 tuners, but only lets you do one or the other, not both at the same time.
     
  7. Adam1115

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    That's a good point, thanks. I guess it's not the end of the world but there are a few OTA channels I wanted that Comcast doesn't have.
     
  8. lpwcomp

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    Which ones? Have you contacted Comcast about them?
     
  9. Adam1115

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    I'm certain that comcast doesn't offer sub channels in most markets, I can't imagine calling them would change their mind. One subchannel we watch is qubo. I would've bought a bigger TiVo had I known it doesn't really support OTA (that you have to give up cable to use it.) Guess we just won't be able to DVR qubo....
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    I have Comcast, and I have all of the sub-channels of which I am aware. It's possible that there are some I don't know about but I definitely have MeTV, Antenna TV, Movies, and Bounce, all of which are on sub-channels of local broadcast channels.
     
  11. jrtroo

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    Chicago here, more sub-channels than I care to receive. All the locals and some not-so-local.
     
  12. Adam1115

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    Hmm, interesting. Let me dig into this then, might be a moot point.

    Thanks!
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    Check your guide starting at channel 248.
     
  14. poppagene

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    You might want to get a cheap series 3 oled or series 3 hd with lifetime and dedicate that to ota. and then just dedicate the roamio to cable. If you haven't gotten rid of your series 3, ask tivo if they'll make it a lifetime subscription for a one-time $99 charge.
     
  15. SullyND

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    Unfortunately I don't believe Comcast carries Qubo, it's the only channel I missed going from my THD (OTA+Cable) to Roamio. (We do have more other subchannels than I'd care for though.)
     
  16. ThAbtO

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    All the 2 tuner models of Series 3 and Premiere can support OTA, along with the 4 tuner Roamio, without a converter box.
     
  17. Adam1115

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    :confused:
     
  18. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    All Series 3 Tivos are 2 tuner compatible with OTA and/or Cable. Premiere (2 tuner) are also, but Premiere 4 (4 tuner) are digital cable only. Roamio 4 tuner is OTA or digital cable, 6 tuner models (Plus and Pro) are digital cable only. There is no way to merge OTA and cable on Roamio.
     
  19. mchief

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    Thank you for repeating what was already stated. Working on your post count?
     

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