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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Nov 17, 2013 #261 of 3246
    BlackBetty

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    That needs to be clarified. Currently weakness is the only option right now for larger than 3TB. Until someone creates a tool for us DIY'ers.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2013 #262 of 3246
    lessd

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    I don't think the demand for more than 450 h of HD storage is that large that anybody will spend the time to make a DIY option anytime soon. I guess we should do a poll on how many people would use a DIY option for a 4Tb drive. I watch a lot of TV and only have a 2Tb in my Roamio + as 318 h of HD storage is more than I need.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2013 #263 of 3246
    untfan

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    Not the greatest of deals, but Best Buy is giving a $50 giftcard with the purchase of a (full price) Roamio. Looks to be available online so you could feasibly get discover cash back.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2013 #264 of 3246
    alyssa

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    i would very much like that option- course i don't even have a Roamio yet but that'll happen soon enough
     
  5. Nov 17, 2013 #265 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    I could certainly have used a 4TB drive in my Roamio Pro. SInce it replaced my two Premiere ELites which each had a 2TB drive. But I made some adjustments to some SPs and my storage seems to hover in the low 90s now. I would prefer it to hover in the 70's which would happen with a 4TB drive, but not enough to really replace the drive.

    If I had picked up a Roamio Plus and were replacing the drive, then a DIY solution for a 4TB would have been great. But since I started with a 3TB, it's just not worth the extra money to me right now for only an extra 1TB.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013 #266 of 3246
    g808

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    True, my bad. Still might be good for those who don't like waiting.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2013 #267 of 3246
    videojanitor

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    I walked into a Best Buy today and picked up a Roamio base model (need OTA only). As the transaction was concluding, the cashier had to call over a manager because the register told her that I was due a $50 gift card. They rung one up for me on the spot, bringing my net cost down to $149. Of course, that means I have to apply it towards something else in the future, but I thought it was pretty sweet!
     
  8. Nov 18, 2013 #268 of 3246
    atmuscarella

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    I am OTA only so I have more options than users on a cable system that restricts copying.

    But the general question of how much storage one needs (ok maybe wants not needs) is interesting.

    I went from 3 TiVos with 5.25TB of storage (that was/is 95% full) to 1 TiVo with 300GB. Because it is so easy (and fast) to move shows between my Roamio and my computers I decided to not upgrade my Roamio's hard drive instead I am moving shows onto my 2 computers both have SSD boot drives and 2TB storage drives plus I have several 1TB bare drives I use in USB devices. With the net result being I have over 6TB available for TiVo files. Will interesting to see how much is used by the end of this year's TV season.

    But to answer the question I would find 3TB insufficient.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2013 #269 of 3246
    en sabur nur

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    If I add more drives in my desktop computer. Will the tivo see the added drives? Or does it only see I drive per computer. I have a some sata drives lying around that I can add to my desktop. Right now, it has a 2tb drive in it. I am also considering a Netgear Nas, which has a Tivo Archiving feature.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2013 #270 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    I couldn't do that because the Roamio Basic still transfers to the PC at half the speed of the Roamio Pro. I transferred some shows this morning from my Romaio Basic and got around 92Mb/s transfer rates which still takes a while to transfer an hour long HD show. While my Roamio Pro will transfer at 180Mb/s to the PC. Which still takes some time to transfer an hour long HD show, but at least it's in around half the time as the Roamio Basic.

    I prefer to have more local storage and only transfer content the PC for archiving. Now if they implemented streaming from the PC then I could see having less storage on the TiVos and transferring it to the PC for viewing later. Since you would not need to transfer it back.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2013 #271 of 3246
    atmuscarella

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    It only sees the TiVo folder so where ever that is, is what you can access without moving files around. When I put files on one of my USB drives it does require copying them to the drive and back again so I only use them if I have too.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2013 #272 of 3246
    atmuscarella

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    My transfer speed on my Roamio is about the same as yours. But it is more than fast enough for what I need (actually the Premiere's transfer speed was fine also). I have my computers set to "Auto Transfer" certain shows that I plain on watching latter so I never really see them being pulled to my computer. As far as going back, yes streaming would be great, but I can start watching a show within seconds and never catch up with the transfer while skipping commercials so again that is fast enough for me. One of my computers is actually attached to my TV and there is no issue streaming TiVo files to it from the other computer, but I find watching shows easier with my TiVo than my HTPC.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2013 #273 of 3246
    leiff

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    Im sure your aware that when you transfer a show from pc to tivo your given the option to play imidiately. I do this with my roamio basic. Isnt this as good as streaming? Or are you just bothered by the fact youd have to delete the program from your tivo afterwards to avoid duplicates?
    Aarronwt; i see you recently aquired a basic roamio. Have you observed its fan noise to be louder than your pros? Im bothered by my basics and am going to try to run fanless and keep the top lid off
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 #274 of 3246
    leiff

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    I have tivo desktop though i haven't tried auto series transfer yet. Does it offer to delete original from tivo afterwards?
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 #275 of 3246
    atmuscarella

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    Not that I am aware of. I manually delete all my auto transfer shows once or twice a week after I check that they actually auto transferred - guess I am just not willing to trust the tech 100% yet :eek:.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2013 #276 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    I forgot about that. I don't use TiVo Desktop as much as I did in the past and most recently it has been to send content to TiVo Desktop and then burned to disc.
    So yes if viewing commences immediately then that is almost as good as streaming.

    For fan noise on the Roamio Basic I compared it to the two tuner Premiere, and it has been quieter than the Premiere. I'll need to listen more closely one day and compare it to the Pro. But right now in it's location I have not had any noise to worry about from it. But it also is not in a quiet room, it is in an area that has more extraneous noise. I'll need to move it into another room one day to find out how it really sounds in a very quiet room.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 #277 of 3246
    HarperVision

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    Use the $50 Gift card towards a larger hard drive to throw into the Roamio!
     
  18. Nov 18, 2013 #278 of 3246
    steve614

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    As atmuscarella said, the Tivo only sees the My Tivo Recordings folder.

    But, you can create shortcuts for other folders/hard drives where you store videos.
    Once you create the shortcut(s), move it(them) into the My TiVo Recordings folder. They will show up in the list on the Tivo as subfolders at the bottom of the list.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2013 #279 of 3246
    SlappyMcgee

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    Ordered a Roamio Pro last night with the $100 off / Transfer current service. When I receive and activate my Roamio they are going to allow me to purchase lifetime for my TivoHD for $99 :)
     
  20. Nov 19, 2013 #280 of 3246
    atmuscarella

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    Thanks for the shortcut/subfolder tip. I might put 2 of my 1TB drives into my computers instead of using them in USB enclosures when I fill up the 2TB ones in the computers.
     

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