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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. cashcow

    cashcow New Member

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    I am getting " no signal" when wanting to watch live TV. ...All my channels has been searched and found yet when I click on a channel it sayd " searching no signal" V 52 or V5..

    Then I would go back to that channel it it is working...then I search another channel same thing searching no signal..I go back to the other channel same thing no signal V 52 or V 53..then all channels have no signal..

    At first I thought it was my area I live in but never anything like this.. I unhooked from my TiVo roamio and just used my TV..did not have that problem.

    Has anyone ever have this problem with OTA? if so how do I fix it? is there an update for this or should i call customer service and return it for a new one..it does have a problem keeping a signal with all those tuners
     
  2. consumedsoul

    consumedsoul Member

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    Haven't had an issue w/ mine, OTA signals averaging around 72-75 and looks/sounds great.
     
  3. Rose4uKY

    Rose4uKY Member

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    Mine came today and won't even boot up keeps saying welcome starting up and going to a blank screen back and forth and it says no signal. Tivo is shipping me out a new one. I got a brick so now I have to wait a couple more days.. :-( Has this happened to anyone else?
     
  4. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    That sucks. I think you are the first I've read.
    I know it's no consolation, but there is always a dud in anything massed produced. Kind of surprised more people haven't posted about receiving a dud.
     
  5. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    I think I read one other person had the same problem. It is probably a bad hard drive.
     
  6. Rose4uKY

    Rose4uKY Member

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    I know I read about it all the time from other people with other electronics and this is the 1st it's happened to me. But there sending one right out by Friday and I will than send back my Premiere and my non working Roamio. At least I have my Premiere still and my old S3 with Lifetime so I'm not missing shows. I even wanted to hook it up to another TV and my boyfriend was right still didn't work was a waste of time. Would never boot up. Oh well glad those that have theirs like it.

     
  7. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    This gives you more time to watch the shows that are on the Premiere you'd be sending back. :)
     
  8. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

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    The tuning problems I've been hearing about are more disturbing. Black screens, bad recordings. Supposedly it's because of the current 20.3 OS release.
     
  9. Kolenka

    Kolenka New Member

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    So, I ran into an interesting issue with the Roamio after setting it up and attempting to use the stream functionality. I had configured both ethernet and Wifi on the TiVo, and figured things were okay. But when I started getting inconsistent connectivity with the Stream chipset, I tried to disable the Wifi and remove that variable from the equation.

    Turns out I really couldn't seem to do it. Once you've configured Wifi, you can only replace the valid configuration with a new valid configuration. Even if you attempt to replace the valid password with a bad one, it will fail to replace it and instead use the valid one you entered earlier.

    The flip side is that it does seem to have some sort of "priority" to one connection over the other, but it is very unintuitive to manipulate. A downside to using the existing SDUI which assumes only one type of connection...

    In the end, turned out my ethernet cable was at fault. Replacing it with a more recent cable fixed up the connectivity issues, although it worked with the Premiere. It looks like it is a bit pickier with older cables.
     
  10. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    While on the Premiere and the Roamio highlighted in the My Shows list and the TSN blurred, I'm curious to see what the Roamio icon looks like and how it's identified on the ride side of the screen. For example with a Premiere looking at a Premiere 4, it shows a Premiere icon and "TiVo Premiere Q/4"
    Could I trouble you for a pic please?
     
  11. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Thanks for the pic. I now understand what the What to Watch item is. Another folder to clutter up the interface. I think TiVo will never learn what a clean UI should look like.

    What's in this folder? Suggestions from what's currently on TV? The internet? Nexflix? Amazon?
     
  12. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Should these really be making it though quality control? I would vote "no".
     
  13. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Where did you hear this? Do you have a link? Thanks!
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    It happens regularly with just bare drives though. On some drives you will easily see a 25% DOA rate.
     
  15. Kolenka

    Kolenka New Member

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    Quality Control for mass produced stuff has always been about random sampling. It is good enough to get failure rates down in the <1% range, assuming shipping doesn't cause the failure rate to climb up, or there isn't some actual design flaw that doesn't show up during the QC tests.

    But to squeeze out that last 1% is very expensive. You can't use sampling, which means a lot more time (think 4-10x more time spent testing every device) which translates to lower volumes and/or higher prices. They do this more during pre-production though.

    Whatever sources you have turned on usually, with a bias towards TV. No recordings are in it, but it seems like a second way to get at the screen which is also on the main menu. No idea why it even needs to be there.
     
  16. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Active Member

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    Quality control costs money. Welcome to corporatism and the global economy.
     
  17. Big Boy Laroux

    Big Boy Laroux New Member

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    take this with a grain of salt, cause i am coming from a TiVo HD, but... this thing is FAST. good god the responsiveness is amazing. blows my mind.

    setup was painless. Luckily I have a motorola cablecard at the proper version, and Comcast direct CC line took only 5 minutes to pair my card with the new TiVo.


    I actually really like the new remote. LOVE the remote finder. But i wish it had some basic learning function. Unfortunately I have an Onkyo receiver, so i can only program it with power on (not power off). I hope the new slide remote coming out has some learning (and it BETTER keep the remote finder).
     
  18. Rose4uKY

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    I know but I have all my season passes still hooked up to my S3 which is in our spare bedroom where one of the minis our. I can watch it if I need to on another input but my thing is almost everything on our Premiere is copyrighted all these concert videos from AXS TV that we like Journey and AC/DC and Bon Jovi I wish I could save them. But I am hoping they will be on again.. Hope we get our new Roamio tomorrow she said at least by Friday 2 day cross shipping.

     
  19. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    It seems like a shortcut to the same information located in the bar at the top of the screen in the pic above. Would that be correct?
     
  20. hangtime79

    hangtime79 New Member

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    Initial thoughts:

    Loving the Roamio, moved up from Tivo Series 3 that died in July. Absolutely love the speed. No problem on the pairing. My Series 3 had two multi-stream running as single cards. I popped one of the cards, put in the Tivo called TWC, repaired and authorized and away I run. Recordings are coming in great and I love the 6 tuners.

    BTW, when I called to turn off the Series 3 month-to-month (sue me, I bought the Lifetime on this box) they did offer a $99 Lifetime for the Series 3 for what its worth.
     

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