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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    What to Watch is in My Shows, or is it separate - across the top, to the left of the live show playing in the upper right hand corner?
     
  2. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I have multiple WDTV Live Hubs with 1TB internal drives, and though the network spec on them is gigabit, I have never seen a throughput higher than ~100Mbit. It's the ONLY thing I DON'T love about them. I like that they have NAS capability, but hate that data throughput gets so throttled.

    I can only imagine how bad the wireless capable models must work (unless they somehow work better).
     
  3. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Thanks but why would this effect a minimal 2-4Mbps Internet stream?
     
  4. Rose4uKY

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  5. late for dinner

    late for dinner Past Expiration Date

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    if it wasn't for the slow transfer speeds the WDTV Live Hub would be pert near perfect!
     
  6. Kolenka

    Kolenka New Member

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    It is in the main menu, right underneath "My Shows". I actually find it kinda useful, since it gives me a bigger list of things currently on, and does help filter the guide a bit. I can see how not everyone would agree though.
     
  7. TheWizz

    TheWizz New Member

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    I've been with DTV for a decade now, but they finally ticked me off to the point of no return, and Comcast offered to give me free cable for a year, so... I'm diving into the Tivo waters!

    I just received the Roamio Pro a few days ago and installed it last night. The setup took about an hour by the time it did all its updates. Weird that it needed an update so soon when I bought it direct from Tivo.

    The setup was pretty easy. I'm struggling to learn the "Tivo way" vs. DTV DVRs, which I've used for about 8 years. Before that I had ReplayTV. :) I currently have the H34 (Genie) and GenieGO, so I can record 5 shows and download shows to my iPAD or stream them around the home or off-site/remotely. No issues with the technology, just the technology provider.

    I setup a few sample recordings last night and plan to phase-in the Tivo after it has all my shows recording and I am caught-up on all my shows on the H34 before I cancel DTV. One thing I found interesting is that this morning it warned me that one of my shows from last night would be deleted soon. WHAT?!? I still have about 440 hours of HD recording left and it is warning me about deleting a show so soon? I did set it up as delete when space needed, but with so much space left, I am wondering if this is some sort of bug? I had another issue where it wouldn't give me a Season Pass option for my 9PM Fox News show, but would for my 10PM ABC/CBS/NBC News shows. Kind of weird. I may submit a request in the forum for both these issues to see if anyone else has run into them. Other than that, the setup went pretty well and I'm just trying to get over the learning curve so I can kick DTV to the curb! :)
     
  8. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    If you're talking about the icon in the now playing list, that's just meaning it might be deleted (i.e., it's not prevented from being deleted if space is needed). It doesn't mean it's going to be deleted. Things won't just get deleted without necessity.

    One thing I suggest is don't start setting "keep until I delete" options on most/every season pass. That does affect how the receiver will estimate the need for space and may result in spurious warnings that you won't have enough space for recordings. Anything you regularly watch/delete should just generally be left to be automatically dealt with.
     
  9. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    No, it [What to Watch] is in the main menu *AND* in "My Shows". It has NO BUSINESS being in "My Shows". It is not "My" choice, and it is not a "Show".

    I have ZERO problem with it being on the main menu. And I would have no problem with it being in My Shows *IF WE COULD OPT TO TURN IT OFF" like the other crap they keep shoving in My Shows...
     
  10. Kolenka

    Kolenka New Member

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    Ah, now I see what you mean... they did add it at the end of the My Shows list. I've ignored it like I ignore everything else at the end of that list. :|
     
  11. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Perhaps the limitations of your upstream of your internet service? Also, don't forget that if the downstream is running at its limit, it will slow your upstream, and visa-versa. The tests only do one at a time, not concurrently.

    Many tests don't accurately reflect what the TRUE speed is once you have been running for three minutes or more. Many post your best result, or make an average. You need to know the sustained speed. Any other data also coming and going at the same time takes away from what your total is (for streaming).

    Far too many tests don't even test long enough to give you accurate data.

    Also, some routers have a built-in throttle feature to keep you from overloading your upstream, and they get it wrong. I tried it out, and found it was not going to work when I start off with a "Powerboost" 40Mbps up, which settles at less than 10Mbps max total after a minute or three.

    On top of that, some ISPs throttle you once the data has already been transmitted, as they can identify the type of traffic, and choose to limit it, so heavy users don't slow down everybody else (or that's what they claim).
     
  12. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I fully agree! I often wish I could hack it to make a DVR out of it. :D
     
  13. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I was talking about the exact same conditions for both scenarios with the ONLY difference being using the WDTV Live Hub or the PC Slingplayer 2.0 program. They are both wired to the same gigabit router, an Asus RT-AC666U.

    What say you now? ;)
     
  14. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I bow-out and wait for somebody else to take a stab at it (for now).
     
  15. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Everything else in that list (except for the incredibly useless "HD Recordings") can be turned OFF in Settings-> Settings-> Channels-> My Video Providers
     
  16. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Any chance either one of you could post a picture of what you are seeing, and also the My Shows screen? Thanks.
     
  17. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    The My Shows screen is just the new name for Now Playing.
     
  18. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    That's how it is on my current Premiere. I'm trying to ascertain if within the My Shows screen, there is anything other than the bar across the top of the screen - containing useless information, and taking up additional precious screen real estate.
     
  19. PaulNEPats

    PaulNEPats New Member

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    Picked up my Plus today.. Love it so far. Funny thing is I was able to pop in my m card without pairing it. Hbo and all my other premiums are coming in just fine. Fios subscriber here.
     
  20. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    My Shows
     

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