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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. Joe3

    Joe3 New Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Since the The Roamio is RF, can it now work with the BOSE sound systems that have always been RF?

    Prior Tivo remotes could not talk to the BOSE sound systems.
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I don't think there's any real standard of RF remote communications like there is with IR such that it could be as straight forward as implementing different codes. That would be nice though.
  3. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    I doubt that it works with any other RF systems as there doesn't appear to be a standard or programmable RF codes yet since so few manufacturers have gone RF. It does have an IR transmitter also, so that it can work with older TiVos, TVs, etc.
  4. Rose4uKY

    Rose4uKY Member

    Mar 28, 2003
    Well there's something with my Samsung Home Theater in a box it doesn't work. They only list 3 codes. Tivo had me do this with my old Series 3 something where you cover up end of remote hold down buttons and hit I think it was 1999 and then you channel up every 3-5 seconds till it' mutes but mine never did.

  5. Smirks

    Smirks .:. Hello .:.

    Oct 7, 2002
    Finally got around to hooking up my Plus.

    I'm coming from a S3/TiVo HD, so I'm impressed thus far.

    I am having the 5th and 6th tuner problem with my CC, but I'm hoping a firmware update will fix that (whenever Cablevision decides to roll it out).

    MoCA setup was pretty easy, once I set it to "Auto" for the channel selection. My PHY Tx and Rx rates are both around 240 Mbps, which I understand is pretty good.

    Transferring shows from my HD (only on wifi) is painfully slow, as expected. I'm only able to get about 6 MB/s, which means it takes about an hour for a 60 minute HD show to transfer. Amazon downloads are much quicker I've noticed. A 20 minute SD download took about 5 minutes and went at 15 MB/s, which I'm not sure how is possible as I only have 20 Mbps down from CV (15 MB/s = ~120 Mbps).

    I was able to transfer all but a dozen or so of my season passes using kmttg. Those dozen didn't transfer because the channels were missing from my lineup. Hoping to retry the transfer again this evening.

    Speaking of the lineup, anyone know how long it takes for the guide data to update after new channels are added? I added the channels to my lineup, forced a few connections and the guide data still isn't updated. I even threw in a reboot, but no dice. :(
  6. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    I didn't have that problem. I was switching from OTA+cable to just cable. The season passes that were for the OTA channels somehow magically mapped automatically to the appropriate HD cable channels (which are a totally different number). I don't know how it did this (was using kmttg) but I am happy it worked!
  7. WRX09MD

    WRX09MD New Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    Thats funny, my local UPS location is Sparks MD
  8. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    The best I could do is $199 for lifetime on my Premiere XL4 Elite.:)
  9. evanborkow

    evanborkow New Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    You know what they say about Reno? It's so close to hell you can see Sparks.
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Never heard that one before. :)
  11. GmanTiVo

    GmanTiVo give me more options

    Mar 8, 2003
    Great news, ty :up:
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
  13. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    I gave it a 4, would be a 5 once the Amazon file issue is fixed.
  14. Beryl

    Beryl Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    The emergency broadcast system doesn't work right on the Roamio. Instead of the emergency screen with text, it just shows a blank blue screen with the TiVo logo in the top left right corner and the audio portion of the announcement.

    It works fine on the Series 3 & 4 models.
  15. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    When the giant ants from space invade you'll still be able to hear about it, you just won't be able to see them without looking out the window.
  16. JimPa

    JimPa S3 owner/user

    Oct 25, 2006
    I've got a S3 and am considering the basic Roamio but would like to find out how the picture and sound compare.

    Any comments from those with experience with S3 and the basic Roamio?????

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

    Jan 6, 2000
    Interesting. I wonder if TiVo know about this?
  18. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi

    Mar 21, 2002
    I have an S3, XL4 and a Roamio Plus. I cannot say there is any appreciable difference in PQ from my experience.
  19. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    I have a Roamio, Premiere, Tivo HD, & original Series 3 all plugged into the same Denon receiver. All the TiVos are set to out put at 1080i and the Denon upscales to 1080p. If I watch the same show (set the tuners to the same station) there is no noticeable (to me) difference in picture quality or sound quality.
  20. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

    Nov 27, 2006
    it's all digital, so there should be no difference.

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