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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. Sep 3, 2013 #401 of 661
    aaronwt

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    But what does last longer mean? How do you know it will last longer. My GFs two S3 boxes has two Hitachi, 5 platter, 1 TB drives in them. They have been running 24/7/365 for over around 6.5 years now with no issues.

    If the drives had been spinning up and down during this time I'm 100% sure that they would still be working.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2013 #402 of 661
    dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Long...
    ...not...

    :)
     
  3. Sep 3, 2013 #403 of 661
    lessd

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    First TiVo standby does not turn off the hard drive

    I have been power off my TiVo for about 12 hours a day for years and never had any problem, I put my computer to sleep (that does turn off the hard drive) 2 to 5 times a day for many years and never had a hard drive go bad, friends of mine who leave their computers on 24/7 have hard drive go in 3 to 5 years. The new 2013 CTS-V SEDAN has a hard drive in it that goes off when you turn the car off, in the old days cold booting of hard drives may have had an effect on lifetime but IMHO drives in the last five years have more bearings go bad than most anything else and that caused by use.
    People differ on this subject and you all can do as you want with turning power off on your hard drives.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2013 #404 of 661
    aaronwt

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    :eek:
    I meant to put that they might not be working. What I was thinking was not what I ended up typing. :eek:
    Although I do trust a drive that has been constantly spinning for years over one that has seen a lot of stop/start cycles.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2013 #405 of 661
    NYHeel

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    I saw the bit about the Tivo's scaler. Do you think that one would work better than my receiver's (last year's Denon model 2113CI) or TV's (Panasonic 55ST50) scaler?
     
  6. Sep 3, 2013 #406 of 661
    NYHeel

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    If I've got 2 Premiere's that I want to combine Season Passes to one Roamio, would Kmttg work for that? Would the second set of season passes overwrite the first transfer or append additional season passes? Also, what would happen if I have a few season passes that are duplicated (i.e. on both premieres)

    Thanks for your help and for creating/working on some really great software.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2013 #407 of 661
    moyekj

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    Yes you can combine SPs from multiple sources. You save SP for each source TiVo, then switch to destination TiVo and load the save SP files 1 by 1 and select SPs in the table you want to copy over. The order in which you copy SPs over determines the priority they will get - 1st copied get highest priority. kmttg will check for duplicate SP before attempting to add each one, so automatically avoids duplicates.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2013 #408 of 661
    NYHeel

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    That sounds great, thanks. I haven't updated kmttg in awhile (about 2 years). Hopefully the version I have already has season pass backups in there.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2013 #409 of 661
    crxssi

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    I bet they wouldn't. Powering them up and down several hundred times a year with 100% cooldown is likely to make them less reliable.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2013 #410 of 661
    crxssi

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    And some people smoke two packs a day and live to 100....
     
  11. Sep 3, 2013 #411 of 661
    apw2607

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    Try it and see what you prefer. I can say Roamio is way better than the premier ever was for scaling/forced resolution.

    Generally speaking, if you set tivo to fixed resolution out then channel changing should be faster since no HDMI display/tivo handshake needed on channel change .. Or in your case hdmi tivo/AVR handshake
     
  12. Sep 3, 2013 #412 of 661
    jmpage2

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    I would doubt that the TiVo scaler is on par with a good external scaler. My Onkyo 818 makes use of the HQV Vida VHD1900 and I would really doubt that what TiVo puts in the Roamio can match that.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2013 #413 of 661
    moyekj

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    Doubtful, you should update to latest. Once you do you can then update automatically to latest version now from Help menu without having to download or install anything manually.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2013 #414 of 661
    aaronwt

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    I messed up on my post. My thought was they would be less reliable with with alot of spinup and spin down cycles. But what I typed was not what I was thinking at the time.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2013 #415 of 661
    Dan203

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    Stupid UPS is taking forever to deliver my Roamio. :mad:
     
  16. Sep 3, 2013 #416 of 661
    Devx

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    Too late now but if your company allows (or you know someone in the mail room/dock/receptionist, etc.) you can have packages delivered there instead if you feel its secure. UPS and FedEx typically deliver much earlier to businesses. :up:
     
  17. Sep 3, 2013 #417 of 661
    scottvf

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    You must be one of those tech support guys that don't have a clue when I call them about something.
    I've been building and into computers since 1979. When your always writing to a hard drive it won't last as long as opposed to it idling. I still have hard drives that are over 20 years old that still work. (course there very small drives, I have one with 13mb on it) I usually replace my hd in my computer because of size rather then it failing and I always have my hd in my pc idle rather then writing on it all the time. And If tivo ever fails it usually going to be because of the hard drive failing. My old tivo's hard drive failed after 3 years. I had to replace the drive in it so I can still have my lifetime subscription (since it goes with the unit not the hd).
     
  18. Sep 3, 2013 #418 of 661
    brianric

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    I have Tivo series 2 and Replay TV running since 2002, on 24/7, no hard drive failures.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2013 #419 of 661
    crxssi

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    I have a 50 year old tree in my yard...
     
  20. Sep 3, 2013 #420 of 661
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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