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New Tivo on FIOS?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Lord_Vader, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Jan 5, 2014 #1 of 12

    Lord_Vader Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Hello, I am on FIOS and looking to get a Tivo solution to replace my DVR. I have a few questions and would appreciate your feedback.

    1) I've read that FIOS has high signal. Do I need to put an inline attenuator?

    2) I am looking at a Roamio Pro and 2 Tivo minis. I will probably add one more mini soon, and then one when I finish my basement. Is this viable, or should I look at something like a discounted premiere instead of a mini?

    3) I see that the mini has a basic remote. Should I get the slide remote?

    4) Any tips/suggestion for how to buy the Tivos? Could I get some sort of a package deal if I call instead of order online?

  2. Jan 5, 2014 #2 of 12

    khidr New Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    my thoughts:

  3. Jan 5, 2014 #3 of 12

    dahacker Member

    Jan 14, 2004
    I have had Verizon FIOS for 4+ years. I just replaced a Tivo HD XL, Tivo HD, and a Tivo SVR-3000 with a Roamio Pro and three minis. I never used an attenuator anywhere before or after.

    Don't get a premiere. The minis are very fast.

    Personal preference. Depends on how you use your Tivo. Get what you want.

    If you have a friend/family member who has Tivo, you might be able to get them to get the Roamio Pro for $900 including lifetime and then transfer it to you. I was unable to find a deal on the minis other than $86 at Amazon without tax for my state and then eating the $150 lifetime on each.
  4. Jan 5, 2014 #4 of 12

    Sixto Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    Interesting to see another DirecTV person here. Just replied in another similar thread. My signature has my experiences.
  5. Jan 5, 2014 #5 of 12

    russg UID=0

    Apr 14, 2002
    Newport News VA
    I switched from DirecTv + DirecTivo to FiOS with Tivo. I ordered my Plus and mini directly from Tivo with lifetime and boy it is expensive up front. You may discover some deal in the thread here about deals.

    I had FiOS installed and no attenuator was installed. I have wired networking and haven't seen any issues with FiOS, Tivo, mini, or network hiccups.
  6. Jan 5, 2014 #6 of 12

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    i left directv after 6 years for tivo + comcast, and i'm still pleased with the decision. after negative experiences in three cities over many years, i had sworn off comcast. without tivo, comcast wouldn't have had a chance to get me back.
  7. Jan 5, 2014 #7 of 12

    WRX09MD Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    1. I have 2 Roamio Pros and 2 Minis with Fios and have not had any issues with signal.
    2. It really depends on how many tv's will be going at the same time because you will you use up more tuners. Also you will be recording everything from everyone on the same Roamio. I got 2 Roamios for this reason. Kids and wifey on one and I am on the other. There are great deals with upgraded hard drives and warranties at www.weaknees.com. Take a look.
    3. The remotes are not the same as Romio to mini. The slides are nice because they can learn other the functions and the basic remotes cant.
    4. Try weaknees and you can get codes to get discounts on the lifetime service.

    Have fun I love mine
  8. Jan 5, 2014 #8 of 12

    aristoBrat Active Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Va Beach, VA
    That drives me bonkers -- I wish they were the same!
  9. Jan 5, 2014 #9 of 12

    socrplyr Active Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    If it is important to you, you can buy a spare remote and use it so the remotes are the same. The Mini came out before the Roamio, so it has a premeire remote. However in IR mode either remote works. They are $30 on Tivos website.
  10. Sixto

    Sixto Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    I got the Slider for the Roamio, ordered it with the RF dongle, and then used the dongle for the Roamio remote with the Mini. Love it.
  11. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat Active Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Va Beach, VA
    At $40.79 shipped to me, it's not that important. Still annoys me though. :thumbsdown: :D
  12. Lord_Vader

    Lord_Vader Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Thanks everyone. :)

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