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Roamio + Mini MoCA or Gigabit

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by shortcut3d, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    the TiVo is woefully inadequate for handling full BD rips. You would have to transcode them, etc.

    Better to just got a box running OpenElec, etc, for that chore, at least if you want BD to actually be in BD quality when you are watching it.
     
  2. swerver

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    I have an htpc hooked up running xbmc, which I like, but I would prefer to be able to just get rid of it and just use the tivo. Like I said, tivo can handle the video portion of a blu-ray fine (in most cases, I don't think it supports vc-1 so those would be transcoded but those don't seem to pop up nearly as often as h.264) it's just the audio support that is missing. I know it's a long shot, but I'll hold out hope... for now... "one box" please...
     
  3. jmpage2

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    Well, I don't want to derail the thread.... but you brought it up. :)

    In addition to TiVo not being able to decode VC1 (requiring transcoding) as well as HD audio I imagine there are some other shortcomings;

    1. PGS subtitle support.
    2. Forced subtitle flag support.
    3. Chapter marker support.
    4. Good quality scrubbing.

    There are probably others too. Another reason I will pay extra money to have Boxee/HTPC is that if I am in the mood to watch a movie from my collection of about 400 BDs, I don't want to scan a text list, I want to scan through the movies by genre, with box-art, in a nice view.

    So.... TiVo for me would absolutely not be palatable as a means to watch my ripped BD collection.
     
  4. swerver

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    Yes other interfaces are nicer, but 1 interface only, for everything is nicer still. I don't use subtitles often, and the tivo transport controls sub nicely for actual chapter markers, which I also don't use much anyway. Admittedly I am a blue-ray rookie and don't have anywhere near 400 rips - perhaps if I reach that amount I would feel differently. Most of my rips are dvds which play great on the tivo, for the most part.

    But yeah, haven't got rid of the htpc yet...

    sorry back to the topic
     

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