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Rate your Roamio Excitement

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by crxssi, Aug 22, 2013.

What is your excitement level about the Roamio? (20 day poll for initial release)

Poll closed Sep 11, 2013.
  1. Ultra- I am going to pee in my pants

    12 vote(s)
  2. Very High- These things look to be da bomb (that is good)

    29 vote(s)
  3. High- Nice product specs and feedback

    26 vote(s)
  4. Medium- Perhaps somewhat impressed and somewhat not. Or just "yawn"

    9 vote(s)
  5. Low- Not all that excited, sorry. Could have done better

    6 vote(s)
  6. Very Low- TiVo missed the mark. Very disappointed

    3 vote(s)
  7. Disgusted- OMG, TiVo is totally clueless with the Roamio

    0 vote(s)
  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    It is pretty early, and this is certainly not scientific, but let's get SOME measure about how excited people are about the Romio product lineup so far.
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I can't wait to get mine, very excited. My only regret is that I didn't wait another hour to see the upgrade success. If I had I might have chosen differently. Oh well, it's only money right. :)
  3. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Im perfectly happy with my XL4 and Premier, and TivoHD. No plans or desires to upgrade, especially when I heard they havent finished the HD GUI on this new box either.
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Really? With that setup you've never even experienced the benefits of multi-room streaming. At the very least you should try to catch a deal on someone selling a Premiere and upgrade the HD.
  5. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    My excitement is high. I think since I knew I was getting one either way, I didn't get super excited. The upgrade news is definitely cool assuming no issues.

    Some of the future stuff sounds cool though.
  6. janry

    janry New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I'm happy with my HD. My wife is happy with her Premier. They both have lifetime service. I have a IOGEAR wireless HDMI that satisfies my needs for multi-room viewing. We don't travel much and are not inclined to watch much TV when we do. So, I don't think any of the Roamio features mean much to us.
  7. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    I stream all the time between the XL4 and the Premier. I use the premier in the bedroom as tuners 5 and 6, recording non-conflicting season passes. The Tivo HD is in the guest room. Want it to remain independent of my DVRs. I already have all the streaming apps I can use on a Vizio Co-Star and Sony Blu ray... So far, I dont see any compelling reason to upgrade except for speed (not an issue for me, I came from DirecTv who has the slowest DVRs in history) and drive space (dropping in a 4 tb would be cool if that pans out).
  8. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    I replaced pee with poop LOL :eek: :D :p
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    My excitement is very high. Especially since reading the info that you can drop a larger drive into the Roamio and it will work.
  10. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    I like what I see. IT has me thinking about switching back from WMC. The main reason I switched away from Tivo in the first place was the Premiere UI input response was so darn sluggish.

    And that seems fixed and more.

    But price is a bit much considering I am happy with WMC right now.

    So I will sit on the fence for now. Continue to read about the features. What exactly is available. And the real world usage cases.
  11. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

    Dec 12, 2004
    Still a bit mad at TiVo that they didn't put a faster chip in the last model. Not much difference between the Premier line and Roamio line. Just speed really.
  12. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

    Sep 21, 2005
    The Roamio base unit, perhaps.

    The Roamio line includes 6 tuners and a built in Stream.
  13. Hi8

    Hi8 TiVoPro - wanabe!

    Mar 6, 2002

    I have to agree.. I suppose that if the additional streaming features bait you in to buying? I'm not sure what all the hype is all about.

    I turned 60 two weeks ago, so perhaps that has something to do with it. I just bought my first Premiere a month ago, so using it with SD menus seems like a speed increase over my S3 OLEDs. That is a user needed upgrade to me.

    All the other 'junk' packaged into the UI is just that to me. I use our TiVo for the same purpose we always used them for. To Record programing, skip commercials from either OTA or cable. The End.

    All the 'other' search & internet apps stuff is painfully slow to navigate through, as well as the NetFilx app. I leave all that stuff for my HTPC on HDMI2. It's where I have a full wireless keyboard an mouse connected (something I never understood why TiVo didn't provide for - using a mouse to navigate around the screens instead of arrow keys!)

    So I'm loving my Premiere & Mini - Maybe when I hit 65 I'll jump in the line for a Series5!

    This kinda reminds me about the people that sleep overnight in line, waiting to buy the new iPhone when it's first released.

    These are the good things about getting older. (takes allot more to get me excited! in more ways than one.)
  14. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Maybe you need some TiViagra?:D
  15. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    Medium for me. Would have been high if not for the way they shortchanged OTA reception. My tuning adapter is not reliable so I use OTA for everything I can, about half the programming we watch. But the other half is only available on cable --- so I need both OTA and Cable tuning, which no Roamio model provides.
  16. Bryan Lyle

    Bryan Lyle Tivo'n since 1999

    Feb 6, 2002
    Middle of...
    My excitement is high enough that I am actually thinking of going back to cable from DirecTV.
  17. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Well first Premiere was only 2 tuners if I remember right. So compared to day-1 Premiere launch there are 4 more tuners, more space, faster, and improved software all around plus streaming built-in and gigabit ethernet ........
  18. dolcevita

    dolcevita New Member

    Jan 1, 2004
    South Florida
    Mixed here...Medium to Low. And I am an early adopter and longtime Tivo evangelist. But this Tivo may added these features a little too late for me to get excited, because I have already changed my usage patterns.

    I went OTA 2 years ago and the shows that are not available via OTA (mostly on USA Channel), I buy by the season from Apple or Amazon Prime. Both of these services give me the flexibility of watching on my Ipad or laptop when I'm traveling (which is often) - so I don't need Stream. I only spend about $100 a year - maximum -buying those shows. Multi-room streaming is of no interest to me.

    It just seems that for the price of the Roamio basic plus lifetime service ($600) or even just the cost of the Roamio ($200), I can buy a LOT of shows....
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    What do you use now to record OTA? And how do you watch them on your iPad?
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    As long as you can buy all the shows you want to watch then it is a good deal. But that is not the case with alot of shows. I can't buy all the shows I watch and of the shows I can purchase the cost would be very high for me over the course of the year at $2 to $3 an episode

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