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Roamio owner initial feedback

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by HenryFarpolo, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aug 20, 2013 #1 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    Some of us could be receiving our Roamio as soon as tomorrow. Feedback on unboxing, setup and initial reaction might be interesting. We have read the reviews, now for some feedback from those who really count!!
     
  2. Aug 21, 2013 #2 of 661
    duerrs

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    im curious as well, i almost odered it yesterday but i didn't, with some of the stuff with the s4 (like not using the second processor for like 8 months).
     
  3. Aug 21, 2013 #3 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    It looks good so far, but the activation process so I can fully test my network is slow!
     
  4. Aug 21, 2013 #4 of 661
    Zaph32

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    Just got mine (base model w/ Stream.)

    The Stream had a few hiccups which turned out to be firmware updates it needed to apply - seems to work great now.

    The speed is worth the upgrade!
     
  5. Aug 21, 2013 #5 of 661
    tivogurl

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    So even the base model fixes the Premiere's speed issues? Can you tell if it's a 2.5" or 3.5" drive?
     
  6. Aug 21, 2013 #6 of 661
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Willing to take a peek in the box to see what kind of hard drive it has? :D
     
  7. Aug 21, 2013 #7 of 661
    jmpage2

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    Even if it had the same chipset that's in the Mini it would amount to a massive speed boost over the Premiere.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2013 #8 of 661
    Zaph32

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    Sorry, nope. :) It's all set up and put away.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2013 #9 of 661
    Bryan Lyle

    Bryan Lyle Tivo'n since 1999

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    Interested to hear how channel changing is with the Roamio and a Mini. Hoping to simplify my setup and one of the hangups with the Mini is the 4 - 5 second channel changes.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 #10 of 661
    mr_smits

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    How is the Netflix app?
     
  11. Aug 21, 2013 #11 of 661
    Zaph32

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    Netflix app seems serviceable. I generally use my AppleTV for that, but since it's integrated I went ahead and turned it on.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2013 #12 of 661
    NYHeel

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    Does the Netflix app have profiles?
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 #13 of 661
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I heard the answer to that is no... But since this is HTML5 it doesn't take any TiVo involvement to update.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2013 #14 of 661
    MeInDallas

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    I called Weaknees because their website is now showing upgraded base Roamio models for sale, and the guy I spoke with confirmed that the base model uses a regular size 3.5" model hard drive.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 #15 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    For those wondering about the Slide Remote, it does work with the Roamio. All functions including the Keyboard work.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 #16 of 661
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    All HD tuners in any device will take at least a few seconds for channel changes. It is the nature of HD tuning and MPEG (it has to wait for full frames). Even more so if it involves the tuning adapter.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 #17 of 661
    ilovedvrs

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    thanks!
     
  18. Aug 21, 2013 #18 of 661
    innocentfreak

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    Ben from engadget said it was down to 2.5 seconds from 4 comparing the Roamio to the Premiere.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2013 #19 of 661
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    That is impressive. And 2.5 seconds is about the fastest I have ever seen ANY device tune an HD channel (and that was OTA, with no extra layers of crap to deal with).
     
  20. Aug 21, 2013 #20 of 661
    Jed1

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    Any word if there is a 1080p60 option in the video set up menu or is it like the Premieres 1080p24?
     

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