1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    1,951
    0
    Jan 20, 2004
    It probably failed due to normal hard drive infant mortality.
     
  2. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    5,275
    3
    May 14, 2007
    Paradise...
    Really? I notice the exact opposite with slower channel changes using my HDHomerun Prime with WMC than with the Roamio pro.
     
  3. Devx

    Devx New Member

    274
    0
    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Are you using the remote that came with the Roamio? RF brings a noticeable speed improvement on its own although the box is still fast without it. A universal remote, like the Harmony, especially if the delay hasn't been reduced can make commands appear slower.

    Another poster, BurnBaby, made a thread with some handy links to the guides and manuals for the Roamio.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=509211
     
  4. consumedsoul

    consumedsoul Member

    215
    0
    Jan 13, 2013
    Out of curiosity how do you reduce the lag (didn't know they even added a delay) to the Harmony remote setup?
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    27
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    Crap. Now the TiVo site is down due to maintenance. Just when I wanted to transfer over the rest of my SPs.
     
  6. Devx

    Devx New Member

    274
    0
    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    It's been a while. The post doesn't refer to it but there should be a repeating key delay in there somewhere too. That would be in addition to the inter-key delay.

    http://blog.logitech.com/2010/08/24...tting-so-you-dont-always-use-the-help-button/
     
  7. Devx

    Devx New Member

    274
    0
    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    No good luck for you today. I think KMTTG can do it without access to TiVo.com. I could be mistaken though but worth a try.
     
  8. JimPa

    JimPa S3 owner/user

    341
    0
    Oct 25, 2006
    Just got my Roamio basic a couple of hours ago.

    Does it support podcast off of the internet? I don't see it where it use to be on my S3
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    27
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    And that's another thing I'm having an issue with. I was going to try KMTTG but I'm having issues on my TiVo Dekstop machine. And I'm wondering if somehow that caused a problem with the Roamio Pro. I had turned on my TiVo Desktop machine last night and forgot to turn it off. Now I see there was some update and my Raid 5 drive is not showing up now which stores TiVo recordings. I wonder if it was downloading some shows to the TiVo Desktop app that I had set up for auto download and that froze the Romaio Pro somehow?
     
  10. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    5,740
    26
    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Yes it does. I have season passes to about 25 pod-casts. You are however correct that finding them is not easy like it used to be. You can use search to find them or you can do it on line which is more like you could on older TiVos directly. When TiVo's web site is working ok it is pretty easy to see what is available and sign up for pod-casts, but it can be fairly painful if the web site is moving slow, and at times it just does not work at all. Took me several days to get all my pod-casts moved to my Roamio.

    Good Luck,
     
  11. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

    248
    2
    Oct 8, 2004
    So glad I didn't give in and buy one of these things
     
  12. uw69

    uw69 Member

    403
    0
    Jan 25, 2001
    Washington
    Being an "early adopter" is not for everyone. Like many others, I have some issues (one mainly) but I certainly am impressed and enjoy the vast majority of the experience I am getting from the Roamio.

    I think another very positive point is how active TiVo (Tivo Margret) has been in working through issues. Going through the growing pains of a complex new product, can be a little frustrating.
     
  13. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    11,133
    17
    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    Funny. I have the exact opposite opinion.

    I am totally happy I gave in an bought one of these things! :)
     
  14. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    1,951
    0
    Jan 20, 2004
    Sounds like sour grapes to me. Roamio is an improvement in pretty much every way from the Premiere let alone the S3/HD. Sure, there are some people having problems with cable-cards and tuning adapters, I would imagine that TiVo will be working hard with the cable providers to get those issues solved.

    You should also look at the results of the poll so far. With about 150 voters so far over 90% of owners are either thrilled with the Roamio or very happy with it.
     
  15. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    5,740
    26
    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Why? Most people love their new Roamio DVRs. As with anything their will be some defective units, some people will need time to adjust to get used to how these units work, and yes some people will never be happy, but these DVRs are, without a question, TiVo's best DVRs ever and likely the most advanced OTA/Cable DVR you can buy/rent.
     
  16. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

    248
    2
    Oct 8, 2004
    Nope, its relief. I love my S3 OLED. At some point I'll pick up a Roamio but I can wait until the kinks are all sorted out and the price drops.
     
  17. uw69

    uw69 Member

    403
    0
    Jan 25, 2001
    Washington
    Nothing wrong with that, I loved my S3 OLED enough I didn't even bother with series 4 hardware. When you do take the jump your going to be amazed at the improvements and how nice it is to have 4 or 6 tuners.
     
  18. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    11,133
    17
    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    Yep, loved my S3 OLED too, but I couldn't actually READ the display from my couch! D'oh. :)

    I really don't miss it on my Premier XL4 and now the Roamio.
     
  19. lessd

    lessd Active Member

    7,699
    5
    Jan 23, 2005
    CT
    The Roamio has had the fewest problems of any TiVo new product release in the last 5 to 6 years, the interface is not half backed, we are not waiting for major upgrades to make promised things work (except for some cable card problems going to six tuners), and hard drive upgrades (or hard drive repair) could not be any easier, IMHO this has been the most trouble free TiVo new product release in a long time.
     
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,194
    27
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    And it figures. I never had a major issue with any of my other TiVos over the last 12 years. This is the first one that had an issue. But I was probably over due to have an issue. But the Romaio is certainly worth the upgrade. And aside from cable card pairing issues with FiOS yesterday, setup and Season Pass transfer is very quick. Everything was up and running perfectly last night with the replacement Roamio Pro and my two Minis connected to it.

    Although I still think my TiVo Desktop machine may have somehow caused an issue with the other Roamio Pro. Or just the opposite, the Romaio Pro having an issue caused the problem with my TiVo desktop machine. Either way though I've wiped every disc in my Raid 5 on that machine and trashed several Terabytes of recordings I had on it. I'll probably just throw a 3TB drive in there for now instead of using the Raid 5 setup.
     

Share This Page