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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. Aug 21, 2013 #61 of 661
    hefe

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    I read that first too, in the CNet write up...

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    But then the TiVo site had conflicting information, so I was hoping it had it.

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  2. Aug 22, 2013 #62 of 661
    dswallow

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    While I had already forced about 5 connections on the Roamio during and after the installation and authorization of the CableCARD, I then forced one on my XL4 and again on the Roamio, watched an hour-long recording and then tried the season pass manager on tivo.com again and it worked; either it was related to what I did, or another couple hours helped.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2013 #63 of 661
    Dan203

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    I hear Kmttg can back up SPs and then restore them to a new TiVo. Apparently it actually keeps the order too, which the website doesn't seem to do.

    Have never actually tried it myself, but I'm going to when I get my Roamio
     
  4. Aug 22, 2013 #64 of 661
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Me too
     
  5. Aug 22, 2013 #65 of 661
    Walter Lambert

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    Do you see an improvement in the quality of the picture when the Roamio upscales to 1080p from 1080i?
     
  6. Aug 22, 2013 #66 of 661
    Series3Sub

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    A bummer no Gigabit Net for the base Roamio (I guess we will all end up referring to it as "base" Roamio rather than the official "Roamio" because "Plus" and "Pro" refer to the other 2 models--I hope we decide on a convention soon :)).

    I understand and accept Roamio with only 4 tuners as opposed to 6. However, it is stinky that it can only access OTA OR Cable, not both at the same time. Yes, I presume that would have required the more expensive chip set or whatever under the hood, but part of me is cynical about the limitation to force "trading up." I also get not including streaming and transferring to iOS mobile devices as this does require more hardware, even if the chip is the same, and OTA is NOT where the money is, I suppose.

    I do think TiVo ought to offer, on a permanent basis this time, the OTA ONLY subscription rate of $9.99. This could be really attractive to cord cutters and others who are interested in OTA only. Considering the features the Roamio does NOT have, it would seem a fair rate. Again, the idea is to make TiVo more attractive to the cheapskate cord cutters.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 #67 of 661
    ELEVO

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    Wow That Really Sucks, Tivo cant do both at same time OTA Channels and KBL? What were they thinking? That is insane Seriously. There are some Excellent Channels that are not on KBL AKA Cable ;o) and are OTA. That is a Real Bummer. I Really Wanted the 5 Series Pro , But this Has Made me Think about it. Also When KBL Prices go up i do the right thing and Cut them off, when cable Removes a Channel from my package because of Ted Turner Greedy Demands , I Cut them off as well. I am not Cheap just Sometimes we have to protest and Shut KBL Down for a few and then watch the offers Come in.

    So Sad to see Tivo Doesnt have a Gig Byte Port either. The option would of been nice, Just incase :eek:/ So what Wireless is it N ? Or Newer One 802.11AC ? and if it is not the New 802.11AC Then this is Exactly why they should of Left a Gig Port Available So we can add an 802.11AC Bridge Or a Newer Technology Down the line , Wouldnt that make sense ?
     
  8. Aug 22, 2013 #68 of 661
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    You're not "up scaling", all you're doing is deinterlacing. The resolution is exactly the same, 1920x1080. In a perfect world of deinterlacing, if its done properly, 1080i will be identical to 1080p.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2013 #69 of 661
    monkeydust

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    It still takes way too long for it to boot up even with this updated hardware.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2013 #70 of 661
    davezatz

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    WeaKnees tells me the base unit has a 3.5" *half height* drive (with room for full height).
     
  11. Aug 22, 2013 #71 of 661
    Series3Sub

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    No Roamio model with "THX Certification"? He, he. That's a surprise. At least they could've claimed there is a difference between the Plus and the Pro: "The only THX Certified 6 tuner DVR!" Considering TiVo's huge mark-up for the believed to be IDENTICAL to the Plus DVR, How are Pro buyers going justify the huge cost? For $600, I think those Pro buyers ought to be able to crow about it being "THX Certified" :), He he, he. I'm too wicked. Our little TiVo creature no longer able to crow about "THX Certification? What is the world coming to? So, does this mean the $600 Roamio Pro is inferior to the S3 and Premiere THX Certified models? He, he, he. How about that people probably don't know know nor care about THX Certification, and TiVo, finally, figured that out.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2013 #72 of 661
    crxssi

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    Did anyone really care about that fake, non-feature?
     
  13. Aug 22, 2013 #73 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    Initial thoughts:

    -Unboxing and setup were uneventful. About 60 minutes from the hands of the UPS driver to watching live TV. I was replacing a Premiere so all cables were in place. This time includes activating a cablecard.

    -Networking was a little slower. I have a S3 and a Premiere XL4. I waited for things to happen but got an "activation not complete" on the TIVO site and a "Network problem" on the TV. I finally forced a connection on the Premiere and S3 and all was OK with the world.

    -The TIVO interface was always a plus for me. It is even better now. It is sharp, crisp and fast. Channel surfacing seems about the same as with the Premiere.

    -The remote is fine and works as advertised. I have a Slide and was pleased to find it works just fine with the Roamio. EDIT..Day 2 the slide a little buggy!!

    -Transferring shows from the S3 takes about the same amount of time as it did with the premiere. Transferring from the Premiere is much faster than the S3.

    Watching 5 shows recording last night was a kick. There are not individual lights for each tuner as with the Premiere. The indicator seems a little busy.

    -I did not have streaming between the S3 and the Premiere so the Roamio is a new experience. I am impressed!! The ability to delete shows on the remote device is a plus. I cannot do that with my FIOS DVR.

    -I transferred a couple of season pass shows from my Premiere to try it out. Shows marked for new only are scheduling and recording both new and repeats. More to check out on this.

    -I played a little this AM with streaming to my Ipad. Initial impression is positive. I watched live TV, a recorded show and transferred a show to watch later. The transferred show was 1/2 hour. The estimated time to transfer was 6 minutes. I left it downstairs transferring so I cannot attest to the actual. The Ipad TIVO app updated itself for streaming. I did not have to download an update from the APP store. I have not checked out my Iphone yet.

    First impressions are highly positive. Hope they stay that way.:)

    edit...two more observations:

    -DTA works as it is supposed to.

    -I am one of those who clears out the recently deleted folder. With my Premiere I always switch from the HD display to the SD when clearing the recent deleted folder because the HD was so slow. The Roamio is not an issue for me because it is so fast!!
     
  14. Aug 22, 2013 #74 of 661
    innocentfreak

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    That makes sense since it is probably a single platter 500GB drive.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2013 #75 of 661
    BiloxiGeek

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    Is that new with the Roamio? I don't remember being able to do that between my Premiere and Tivo-HD.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2013 #76 of 661
    innocentfreak

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    Definitely looks like it works. I kind of enjoy setting up my new season passes since it lets me clear house so I don't think I would do that.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2013 #77 of 661
    davezatz

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    Are you using a base Roamio with a Stream or is this a Pro/Plus model?
     
  18. Aug 22, 2013 #78 of 661
    innocentfreak

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    The first one is a limitation of the S3. If you try transferring from the Premiere you will see the speed difference.

    The second is due to the 28 day rule. Since it is a new box, it treats any episode aired in the last 28 days that wasn't recorded on that TiVo as new. Give it a month and it will settle. This will happen with any new TiVo since it wasn't able to record last weeks episode for example.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2013 #79 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    I had an S3 and Premiere and could not stream. Now with the Premiere and the Roamio I can experience streaming. NOT with the S3 but between the Premiere and the Roamio. Sorry for the confusion!!
     
  20. Aug 22, 2013 #80 of 661
    BiloxiGeek

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    Actually I was referring to the deleting a show on a remote TiVo. :)
     

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