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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    I've used those stands designed for a monitor that sits over top of your laptop when it's folded closed and used like a regular desktop PC.
  2. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    I use 4 plastic NyQuil type medicine cups, they fit perfectly around the rubber feet of the Premiere & Roamio Plus/Pro. You can easily spray them black if you like.
  3. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    Time to upgrade to PyTiVo and KMTTG which both work fine and under all major OS's.
  4. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

    Feb 13, 2000
    TiVo Town
    I used poker chips then tape the stack with black tape.
  5. JimPa

    JimPa S3 owner/user

    Oct 25, 2006
  6. JimPa

    JimPa S3 owner/user

    Oct 25, 2006
    The antenna signal strength numbers for my Roamio basic appear lower than what I recall getting with the S3. I haven't noticed any picture tiling/freezing but I haven't had it long enough to view all channels.

    Is this normal? What are you guys seeing?
  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Your loss, if you had bothered to use the SD interface instead of the half-baked HD on the XL4 it would have been faster than your ancient S3. And it is pretty much the same interface as yours.

    I use the HD interface btw, and while slow at times it's not intolerable, and is way better than SD.
  8. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    The interface will ALWAYS be half-baked as long as it's not fully HD. Same with lack of Android streaming.
  9. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    There are no standards for signal strength so the numbers do not necessarily mean anything device to device. I have an original Series 3, TiVo HD, Premiere, and Roamio used for OTA. The 2 series 3 units show about the same signal strength numbers which are always higher than the Premiere and Roamio's numbers. Really all OTA signal strength numbers are good for is comparing different channels on the same device.
  10. StevesWeb

    StevesWeb Grumpy Old Geek

    Dec 26, 2008
    Geek Hill,...

    I use metal cooling racks as used in a kitchen. I put one under each component.
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    If any device has vents on top, I won't stack anything on top of it. That will be the device at the top of the stack.
  12. TripFoeYa

    TripFoeYa New Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    I thought this was only an issue when transferring from a Series 3 to Roamio. Did you transfer from the Premiere to a computer and then to the Roamio or straight to the Roamio from the Premiere?
  13. MeCouchPotato

    MeCouchPotato New Member

    Apr 16, 2003
    My activation actually went quite fast. I think about 20 min total.

    But... I have a 60Mbit connection.
  14. MeCouchPotato

    MeCouchPotato New Member

    Apr 16, 2003
    It screams. It' the fastest NetFlix App I've seen yet.

    Amazon is the same old POS though :(
  15. MeCouchPotato

    MeCouchPotato New Member

    Apr 16, 2003
    I transferred over 100 shows from my old one to the new Pro this weekend with no issues.
  16. tonestert

    tonestert Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    No I used a cross-over cable between the two.
  17. drugrep

    drugrep New Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Woodridge, IL
    I've had my Roamio Pro a little over a week now.

    Understand I'm coming from a Series 2 Tivo connected to a Comcast box and could only record and watch 1 channel at a time.

    I am happier than a pig in **** with my Roamio. I love it!

    I think there may be some bugs with the iOS app, but I'm confident those will be handled in time.

    I have no issues using my Roamio with Comcast and the Motorola M-Card they provided.
  18. TheWizz

    TheWizz Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    I just moved to TiVo from DTV Genie, so having to setup everything again on my Harmony. I've had everything hidden in a cabinet for 10 years and rely heavily on my Harmony IR remote to control everything, so was glad to find this. I input it on the website as suggested and it works great at putting my Roamio into Standby mode. Thanks so much for this!!

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