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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    it's just transferring that is forbidden, depending on the copyright holder's wishes?
  2. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    Yes, when the content owner sets the cc bit at copy once - it can be recorded, but not transferred to another box.

    On most cable providers it is set only for premium movie channels, I believe it is Time Warner that sets it for all content.

    All content can be streamed, but only S4 and better models support that functionality.
  3. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    brilliant - thanks
  4. ScaryMike

    ScaryMike New Member

    Aug 23, 2002
    Madison, WI
    Set up my new Roamio Plus and Tivo Mini yesterday. Everything went mostly without a hitch. CableCard re-pairing with Charter was fairly straight forward and quick.

    I do have a weird issue though. When I go to look at signal strengths in the channel settings, it says that its not available because I don't have any digital channels.

    Also, when I go to do a channel test through the cablecard menu, it says "No channels available".

    ALL of my channels come in, including all my HD channels.
  5. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL

  6. awsnyde

    awsnyde Member

    May 11, 2007
    Just rubber band your keys to your TiVo remote. Voila, problem solved!
  7. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I don't lose things I use all the time. It is those things I store "where I'll be sure to remember where they are" that I can never find again :).
  8. awsnyde

    awsnyde Member

    May 11, 2007
    With that many tuners, nobody will be talking about the issue. Therefore, it may well be mute. :p
  9. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

    Dec 12, 2004
    Not sure what difference it makes what the exterior is made of. You sit it on a shelf and usually only touch when dusting. Nobody complains that game consoles are plastic.
  10. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    I know this wont be a big deal for most people, but I was just wondering when a program is recording, do you have the 4/6 red lights on the front panel to let you know how many programs are in progress of being recorded, or is there just that one big red light on the front and thats it? Thanks.
  11. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Tim Whitfield does! :rolleyes: :D
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    It's one full circle with little half moons next to it for the rest of the tuners.
  13. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Ohhh OK, I was kinda wondering that, but wasnt sure if anyone would know what I was talking about :eek: Thanks!
  14. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Andover Ma
    You need binoculars to see just how many tuners are recording. Not that with SIX it make much difference.:)
  15. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Clearly. I remember when IBM made a thing about the "mainframe" materials it used on the original PC -- will last a lifetime. :rolleyes:

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

    Jan 6, 2000
    New York
    The four individual circles on the previous model were much nicer. This looks gimmicky, and as you mentioned, how is one supposed to see the half circles unless you are right on top of it?
  17. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I have no idea who this guy is, but that's not a review. You can't see 2 rubber feet loose, and decide to send it back with a 1/5 rating. Whoever this @sshat is has done a disservice to potential users, and interested readers. Reviews aren't intuition based; they should be based on your total experiences with a product.

    At least USE IT before you diss it.
  18. ncbill

    ncbill Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Western NC
    Sadly, my Roamio-Basic experience has come to an end.

    After experiencing the below, I tried restarting, and never again got past the "Welcome to Tivo, Please wait" screen, even after pulling the plug for a 'hard' reset.

    The green light stayed on, the amber light would flash some, but I never got past that first screen (the Roamio would simply cycle continuously between the first screen & no video output)

    So my Roamio will be going back to Tivo on Monday, after working for less than 24 hours, as well as the free (unopened) Stream

    I did notice that although the Roamio was on an open shelf with lots of room for airflow on the sides, it got much warmer than the Premiere it replaced.

    I wonder if Tivo will regret going with the smaller, plastic case for the Basic.

  19. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    I don't think TiVO will regret going CHEAP anything for the Roamio, as it is clear their mission was to make that one as CHEAP as possible to manufacture and I don't think TiVo really cares that much about OTA subscribers or cord-cutters. especially since the Roamio only has 4 tuners, can tune either OTA or Cable, not both simultaneously, and Roamio is marketed as an "Entry Level" model.

    I'm sure TiVo feels their bread and butter are cable subscribers, and TiVo probably further feeld that if one wants a "Quality" TiVo, people ought to step up to Plus and Pro, which are better looking, IMHO. It's the cable subs who seem to have and are willing to spend the money for Plus and Pro. That is probably TiVo's thinking.
  20. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    I will say I was disappointed with Roamio's inability to handle analog cable or even see the program guide of my analog cable channels, but now I'm not as disappointed. After buying a modern router and setting up everything on the network I just discovered this multi-room streaming stuff and it's amazing. I can watch and control any previously recorded analog cable shows on my Premiere XL from my Roamio.

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