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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. oosik77

    oosik77 TiVo Maniac

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    The power cord is the same as the Premier.
     
  2. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Only for the Plus and Pro, NOT the Basic it is a brick.

    Which model did you purchase? I am curious how well the 6 Tuner Plus and Pro works with Cox in Phoenix, I do not expect any issues but maybe tuning the 6th channel on SDV *may* be an intermittent issue.
     
  3. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yawn

    (although I don't have the box yet)

    I have never lost/misplaced a remote. Keys- yes.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If you press the button to the right of the green button on the front panel the RF remote will play the intro video tune. Kind of a useless feature to me but entertainment for the kids and the dog.
    FYI, if you press the green power button on the front panel this will toggle standby mode on the Roamio.
     
  5. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Speaking of which, and maybe I missed it, is the Roamio opening different and is there a video of it somewhere?
     
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I don't really pay much attention to it but I think it's very similar to S4 non-XL video except right towards the end it's a little different where little TiVos (Minis?) run around the big TiVo.
     
  7. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    You can still watch it by pressing '0' in TiVo Central.
     
  8. jmr50

    jmr50 New Member

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    Not to blow up the rest of your argument, but there's no way that cable companies pay $200 for a new DVR. Using the residual value of a used, older generation DVR on eBay is totally bogus. If you look at some of the earnings reports for companies like Pace, it seems like they're charging cable companies are around $350 for standard DVRs and closer to $500 for advanced ("multiroom") DVRs. Of course, it's hard to verify this exactly, but in Canada, you used to be able to buy these at electronics stores and prices were roughly in those ranges (the best ones were upwards of CAD 600).

    Still a profitable business. Don't forget, Video On Demand doesn't cost money, it makes money.
     
  9. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

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    does this machine, or the Mini, eliminate the "red X" when trying to share Premium channel content that is a restriction with the Tivo Premiere, in other words, can a whole-home network actually be created?

    to me, it still seems ridiculous that in 2013, I can't record in one room and watch in another....
     
  10. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    I laughed when I accidentally activated it and realized what it was I did.
     
  11. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    It's the cute cartoony one that has the TiVo man walking through various decades and eventually stepping out onto a stage with a classic rolled background behind him. I've seen it before... it's not entirely new, if any part of it is new.

    OK, searched out the standard Premiere opening, and it's identical up till the end in how the TiVo man exits walking through the decades of entertainment.

     
  12. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Premier/Roamio/Mini's can stream (MRS) content between themselves even with protected content - and this has been the case for quite a while.

    S3 units cannot stream content - they can only move between units (MRV), that has not changed.
     
  13. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    I would agree, and even expected the prices to be another $50 higher. And everything I've seen indicates that the HD DVRs break down much more often than the SD models of anything. HD is more complicated and HD DVRs just haven't been around long enough to get all the kinks out.

    I'm fine with the idea that the prices Comcast and others charge (though not Time-Warner) is reasonably close to break-even for them. They have a lot of overhead - customer support is much more expensive for them for instance. (I know my step-father calls Time-Warner every two weeks or so, and they come out every six weeks or so. Mostly his fault, though not always).
     
  14. gothaggis

    gothaggis New Member

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    is there a way to backup season passes from a premiere and transfer them to the roamio?
     
  15. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Yes, both KMTTG and TiVo.com can do that... TiVo.com will not maintain your priority, but with this many tuners that issue should be mute.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/kmttg/
     
  16. gothaggis

    gothaggis New Member

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    Wow, thank you! I had no idea this program existed...have just been using pytivo.
     
  17. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Fixed. Normally not a grammar or spelling nazi but that one is a particular pet peeve of mine.
     
  18. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Yeah... Something didn't look correct to me when I wrote it.
     
  19. ncbill

    ncbill Member

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    Anybody else have a problem with OTA tuner overload on the R-Basic?

    I use a 2-bay outside UHF antenna w/ high-gain amplifier, with a 2-way splitter to feed upstairs & downstairs via the house built-in coax.

    Roamio is upstairs and now can't tune the closest station (which I could receive with the proverbial bent paper clip) w/o pixilation (most transmitters are 35-60 miles away).

    But reception issues seems to get worse over time - stations that are farther away and tuned in fine yesterday now can't be rec'd at all (i.e. "The Tivo cannot tune this channel" message)

    I haven't rebooted the Roamio yet.
     
  20. GordonB

    GordonB Member

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    I'm sure its also on the website, but additionally, if you have gone through guided setup prior to installing the card, the system "knows" you have FiOS. When the card is installed, the cable card screen will come up and will have the correct phone number to call and also have all the correct card info right there on the screen. With the automated paring process, installing the cable card is slick and easy.
     

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