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Rate your satisfaction with the TiVo Roamio

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jmpage2, Sep 10, 2013.

Rate your satisfaction with the Roamio 1-5 (5 is highest)

  1. 5 - Roamio is outstanding!

    147 vote(s)
    63.1%
  2. 4 - Roamio is a very good DVR!

    69 vote(s)
    29.6%
  3. 3 - Roamio is "okay"

    6 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. 2 - Roamio is not meeting expectations

    7 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. 1 - Roamio is terrible

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    MRS wasn't released until a year after the Premiere was released. At launch the only difference was the hardware and the barely functional HDUI. Although if you switched back to the SDUI the Premiere was significantly faster then the S3 units.
     
  2. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    OK, let me amend my earlier comment to be less abrasive to you. :p

    Other than for those who were willing to shell out for multiple Premiere's for MRV the Premiere, running the SDUI was not much of an improvement from the TiVo Series 3/HD.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    :eek: Really? That's it? I've always had multiple TiVos since I go tmy first three DirecTV TiVos almost 12 years ago. I would have thought more people had multiple TiVos. I always needed multiple TiVos because two tuners was never enough for recording at one location.

    Of course that was miles better than the half dozen VCRs I used to use for all my recordings.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No question the HDUI was a step backwards for a long time. I didn't switch to HDUI on Premieres until about a year ago and still find it too slow on that platform for my Elite. But I can't imagine going back to use my S3 now. In fact I have 1 lifetime S3 unit sitting in the closet.
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Only TiVo knows for sure but I doubt I'm under-estimating by much, if at all. As Dan pointed out the feature didn't even exist at launch of Premiere and was one of the reasons that I waited until the XL4 to even consider a Premiere as the Premiere seemed to offer minimal improvements over my TiVo HD.

    I guess the point on this before we get too far off topic here is that TiVo really has a winner on their hands and it's evident NOW, at launch vs their last couple of product launches which were a bit underwhelming (and THAT probably IS an understatement).
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I always considered the HDUI a huge step forward. I used it from the beginning and never looked back. I hate using my GFs S3 TiVos now with the older interface.
     
  7. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Is this true? The Roamio doesn't have a live TV window in the menus like the Premiere does?
     
  8. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Feature wise I agree but if they had released the Premiere with the SDUI only and you compared it to the TiVo HD it was replacing it was/is much faster and doubled the storage so I think most people would have thought of it in a positive light versus what happened where many (most?) people complained about it in very negative ways. They might not have sold any more or even as many units as there wouldn't have been any real reason for people to upgrade but I think they would have been better off and people would have felt better about their purchases.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Untrue. Roamio has the same UI as the Premiere just with a different color scheme.
     
  10. DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    I think the Roamio allows you to disable the video preview window, where the Premiere did not, correct?
     
  11. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    My XL4 had an option to disable the video preview IIRC.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You've always been able to disable the preview window. Either temporarily via the Slow button or permanently via the options.
     
  13. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. I would have hated if there was not an option to permanently disable the preview window via options. Too bad when bringing up the guide there is no option to get rid of it as well.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    This is one reason I wish the entire GUI was HD. I wish the video window would be up for every screen I can view in the GUI.
     
  15. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No spoilers or live TV for me. I don't even like to read a description of a show before watching it since those can be spoilers as well.
     
  16. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    I gave it a 4.

    Pros:
    Overall speed and responsiveness
    4/6 Tuners
    450+ HD hr capacity/support
    Easy HD upgrades (unintentional or not)
    DIAL support

    Cons:
    Price
    HDUI incomplete
    Documentation/Support
     
  17. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Crossed the 100 vote threshold a short while ago.... lots of new owners, so please take a moment to rate your satisfaction in this poll.
     
  18. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    It finally happened, someone had the stones to rate the Roamio as "terrible". :eek:

    While everyone is entitled to their opinion, it would be interesting to see what makes the product "terrible".
     
  19. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Well considering there are currently some pretty serious core DVR issues right now for some I guess it's not too surprising:
    * Tuning issues
    * Trick play issues

    Plus it's very likely there are some votes by people that don't even own a Roamio.
     
  20. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Sure, I can see where someone who has an old cable-card or a crappy tuning adapter is frustrated with issues with the Roamio, but 99% of the blame should be directed to their cable provider, there's only so much that TiVo can do in these situations when they are 100% at the mercy of those clowns.
     

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