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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. Sep 1, 2013 #381 of 661
    bodosom

    bodosom Just another tivotee

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    Not if they want the remote to turn it on.

    But you point was probably that TV with the display "off" uses much less power than a TiVo.

    I imagine that most people with a DVR of whatever flavor leave it on all the time.

    Resetting the box prior to removing power probably helps the filesystem if you time it correctly but it won't help the drive. Considering how hot my Roamio runs I suspect it may also be a lot of thermal stress on the board. Perhaps the full-size units run at less than toaster-oven.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2013 #382 of 661
    dustyz

    dustyz New Member

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    We've reduced consumption in all other areas, within financial reason. We try to minimize our usage in all areas... and this is just one more we'd like to drop.

    We aren't worried about the financial savings as much as the overall power consumption. Financial savings are just a bonus.

    It depends, is the power button broke on my PC, keeping it on 24/7? ;-) IOW, I'd rather not hafta pull the plug on the Tivo, but like you said, we don't have many options.

    I think the Roamio dropped the wattage a bit tho. I saw a few other threads where peeps have measured 14W while recording, versus the 20W+ on the Premiere. That's an improvement I can appreciate.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2013 #383 of 661
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Actually, it is not different at all. Power supply, fans, CPU, hard drive, file system, Linux OS, I/O...

    A "smart TV" is not turned off, goes into standby (pseudo off), and it does so when you turn it off in an orderly and designed fashion. Unlike the TV example, the TiVo is designed to run continuously.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2013 #384 of 661
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I said turn the TV off not unplug the TV, than most of the electronics are off except the part to run the remote, on my HDTV I can hear the click of a relay when I turn the HDTV.

    Most people have their own ideas about turning a DVR off, and I would say 99% or more leave their DVR on 24/7 as that the way TiVo designed the TiVo, but the loss of power does no harm IMHO except if you are recording, you will stop the recording until the power comes back on, than the recording will start up again if the program has not finished.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2013 #385 of 661
    Rose4uKY

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    Thanks, I think it may be working now didn't think it was but now it seems ok.


    Most common mistake is people try to launch kmttg.jar within the zip file. You need to unzip the file first and then launch kmttg.jar from outside the zip file.[/QUOTE]
     
  6. Sep 2, 2013 #386 of 661
    scottvf

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    That doesn't work. The software asks which button on the tivo remote I use to turn it off. Well there is no button on the remote to turn it off.
     

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  7. Sep 2, 2013 #387 of 661
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    First off select the option that says it uses a different button for on and off. On the next screen pick the one that says I don't have the original remote but I know the command. In that drop down select TiVo for on and there should be an options for Standby that you can select for off.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2013 #388 of 661
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Oops, sorry. Apparently I didn't go far enough into the software. :eek:

    Can you customize buttons? I found stand by listed in the drop down selections for customizing buttons under the additional buttons tab.

    Edit: Or maybe what Dan said above. :)
     
  9. Sep 2, 2013 #389 of 661
    tomhorsley

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    The harmony setup software always reminds me of "You are in a maze of setup screens, all different".

    I constantly wonder how many millions more harmony remotes they could sell if the setup software wasn't designed by programmers rejected by the people who design voicemail systems :).
     
  10. Sep 3, 2013 #390 of 661
    dnadrifter

    dnadrifter New Member

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    Just wanted to let folks know of my experience. Just set up my new Roamio Plus to comcast. First time with a TiVo.

    Biggest problem I ran into was that the the unit wouldn't connect to my network using my network password connection. It could see the network just fine, but couldn't connect to it with the supplied password. I turned password protection off on my router and the tivo connected just fine.

    I set up the tivo, let it update itself and download whatever it wanted. I registered with tivo and activated the account. After I was all done setting it up, I tried connecting again with my router set with a password and this time the tivo connected just fine. Not sure what it was, but my guess is the tivo downloaded new software that may have fixed the problem. All sound also went out at the very beginning for some reason, but after updating the tivo and finishing set up, sound was fine.

    Pairing the cable card was a non-event. Used the comcast 877-405-2298 number. They asked me for all the data, put it in, said to wait for 45-1hr. Within about 15 min, I had channels. Looks like on-demand is working too. The rep even helped me navigate my tivo as I had never used one before. She clearly knew about TiVo units.
     
  11. Sep 3, 2013 #391 of 661
    scottvf

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    There is no standby command that harmony shows.
     

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  12. Sep 3, 2013 #392 of 661
    scottvf

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    Be nice it the Roamio would be able to stream video from pc like a media steamer.
    I use Dune HD Prime 3.0 right now to stream .mkv, avi, iso, ect files.
    I would like to just be able to use the tivo instead of having both.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2013 #393 of 661
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Well a standby button never actually existed on a real TiVo remote. But long ago, in the days of the Pronto, someone discovered the hex code for it. For a long time I actually hosted a page on my website with these hex codes. (just stumbled across a link to my old site) I have taken the site down, but I was able to dig up the page from my backup. Here is the list of codes...

    Code:
    0 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0156 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 003f 0015 06e2 0155 0054 0015 0e53
    	
    1 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0154 00ac 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 06b7 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    2 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0155 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 06b7 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    3 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0155 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 068b 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    4 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0155 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 06b7 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    5 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0155 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 068b 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    6 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0156 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 068b 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    7 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0154 00ac 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 0661 0154 0055 0015 0e53
    	
    8 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0154 00ac 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 06b7 0155 0055 0015 0e54
    	
    9 - 0000 006d 0022 0002 0155 00ab 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0014 0016 003f 0015 0015 0016 003f 0015 0040 0016 0014 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 0014 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0014 0015 0040 0015 003f 0015 068b 0155 0055 0015 0e53
    
    The number before the dash is the TiVo remote code. Only copy the part after the dash. If you only have one TiVo then just use 0, if you have multiple TiVos then you'll need to use the one that corresponds to the code for the TiVo you're setting this up for.

    Now apparently the way to enter these codes is to first log in to http://members.harmonyremote.com/ then go to this page http://members.harmonyremote.com/EasyZapper/Infrared/ShowInfrared.asp from there you can convert the Pronto code above into a command for your remote.

    I've never actually attempted this, but according to the instructions I found it should work
     
  14. Sep 3, 2013 #394 of 661
    scottvf

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    Thanks a lot, it worked. :) :up: Your a life saver!!!
    Now I can also learn my Universal remote control for the 1 button standby from my logitech.
    I wish tivo would just put that button on the remote, would of saved a lot of headache and time finding the hack for it.

    Wonder if there's a hack to turn off the always running hard drives when not recording a show. I never watch live tv, so I don't need it recording from all the tuners 24/7.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2013 #395 of 661
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    same. i'll never understand the power obsessed...... you might save $1.20 a month.
     
  16. Sep 3, 2013 #396 of 661
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Well I can not understand most of what people get excited about, but that is what makes life interesting. In the "TiVo" area I don't get being excited about why TiVo charges service fees or what the fees are for. I only worry about how much they are and if I find the price acceptable or not.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2013 #397 of 661
    scottvf

    scottvf New Member

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    I don't give a crap about power, I leave a bunch of stuff on all day and night. (my computer, lights, ect)
    The reason I want to put tivo on standby is so my dvdo edge and reciver turns off automatically. And the reason I would like my tivo to stop recording on the hard drives when not in use is so they last longer. Nothing worse then losing all your shows you recorded because a hard drive failed.

    Why don't you think before you assume something!!! :mad:
     
  18. Sep 3, 2013 #398 of 661
    abovethesink

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    Also not to mention the fact that if you found a variety of ways to save $1.20 on your bill then it would add up.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2013 #399 of 661
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    uh, settle down. That's why most people go on standby. And hard drives run better longer without cold boots every day. And yes I'm a tech support person.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2013 #400 of 661
    bodosom

    bodosom Just another tivotee

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    People used to recomend tuning to channels with no signal which stopped live buffering. However I've not seen an AV drive specific failure analysis which suggests head crashes or seek actuator failures, as opposed to main bearing failures, dominate failure modes. Absent that minimizing recording is probably not a significant win.
     

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