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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Thanks!
     
  2. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    You mean the menu picture? Because the TV picture wouldn't change - it's digital, and was digital.
     
  3. jmpage2

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    There was already a lengthy discussion about this, and unfortunately that's not actually the case.

    In a shootout of many top end BD players it was discussed that a large number of things in the "digital" signal affected the picture quality such as how the player handled things like color decoder information.

    Maybe down the line when manufacturers adhere 100% to format specifications what you said will be correct. Today it's a bit of a crap shoot.

    So, it is entirely possible that the perceived PQ of the Roamio is different than of other TiVo models.
     
  4. anthonymoody

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    Read through a bunch of pages here but didn't find this discussed anywhere (and the search function keeps giving me the under two works error message even though I'm obviously searching for more than two words...)

    How do you Stop a recorded show during playback (as opposed to Pause) so that you are taken back to that show's recorded info screen?

    TIA
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    use the left navigation arrow, or press the TiVo button.
     
  6. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    It was discussed here by me: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9815570#post9815570
     
  7. anthonymoody

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    Thanks. I see I have to push Pause first, otherwise it keeps playing in the corner window which feels like strange default behavior but...okay I guess.
     
  8. jmpage2

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    I have a button on my Harmony remote labeled "stop" that does seem to stop the recording, but as far as I know it does the same thing as the left arrow press.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can disable that little window completely in the Settings section. Or you can disable it temporarily by pressing the Slow button. If you do either then you don't have to pause first, it'll pause automatically.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It's funny how quickly you become use to the speed. Last night I had to use my wife's Premiere for something and it was an exercise in frustration. I always thought my Premiere was slow, but it was usable. Now I find it excruciating to use. First world problems. :)
     
  11. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    does the Mini mirror the new interface for the Roamio?
     
  12. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No. UI looks more like the series 4 units.
     
  13. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Not yet. Looks like the Premiere line. But supposedly that'll change in the future.
     
  14. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Thanks. When you disable it completely does it actually pause the recording when you hit the L arrow, or does it continue to play behind the scenes? I assume the former but guess I could check.

    I'd kind of miss the window at other times, in the menus, and so forth. But I guess I could get used to it.
     
  15. synch22

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    Took then plunge, man was it hard with a s3 and HD with lifetime running just fine. Hope to sell the HD on Craig's but TiVo market in seattle on there has been dead last 2 weeks .... May go to $225 on it.
    All is good but looks like my mini is broken first day out the box. It was going through setup and hanging on the DVR selection screen. After I made a new call on the roamio I come back to see the mini stuck on the start up screen and it flickers every 4 secs stuck on it.Bumned the mini has lifetime and needs to go back to best buy.

    On demand needs to be fixed with xfinity.
    The roamio is a thing of beauty, it will be a few days to digest the $880.... I was an s3 first day owner so I know it will be fine. That thing is going almost 6 years strong.

    I am digging the 6 tuners, I am a huge user of the 30min buffer and love jumping around blazing through content.

    Update: took 25 mins but got lifetime on the mini refunded and will pick up another one today.
     
  16. jmpage2

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    So just hit pause and then left arrow. Or program a macro on a universal that does the same thing.
     
  17. synch22

    synch22 New Member

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    Picked up another mini now up and running on Moca. I am surprised because I have 3 splitters to this line and it works perfect. No filters nothing, very surprised. Plan to expand for sure in the future.

    Also I figured out if I want to watch 2 shows at once on the mini just hit record (assuming no conflicts) and I can watch live tv and the show recording back and forth. I enjoy this type of watching and switch during commercials or pause points. Very cool!

    S3 to this is pretty nice
     
  18. synch22

    synch22 New Member

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    The 30 second skip is off or the series 3 is off. As a football watcher 30 sec skip always took me to the next play before the snap. On the roamio it was off, tested same game on the s3 and was right on.

    The 30sec skip mode where it shows the content is a bummer, but I know why they had to do it.
     
  19. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You can get the old behavior (instant 30 sec skip as opposed to 30 sec scan that comes out of the box) permanently by enabling the SPS30S backdoor. Enter it while playing back an existing recording.
     
  20. synch22

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    Hmm maybe I thought it registered but ive just been using then default 30 . thanks for that.
     

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