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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. Aug 22, 2013 #81 of 661
    aaronwt

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    Has anyone checked the transfer rates from the Roamio to TiVo Desktop? Is it faster than the 75Mb/s or so that the Premiere gets?

    Or anyone that got two Roamios and checked the transfer rates between Roamios?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2013 #82 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    Thanks. I edited my comments to reflect the Premiere transfer speed. You are correct. It is much faster.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2013 #83 of 661
    innocentfreak

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    I thought someone tested the Plus and got 120Mb/s. Maybe in the KMTTG thread?
     
  4. Aug 22, 2013 #84 of 661
    jcthorne

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    I have tested transfers with the base unit and speeds are about the same as the premiere. About 85mbit pytivo to Roamio. It's limited by its 100mbit port.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2013 #85 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    Got the Roamio yesterday and was busy exploring. I transferred my MINI host from a Premiere to the Roamio this morning.

    I do not see a difference in the channel changing speed.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2013 #86 of 661
    Goober96

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    Not new. A Premiere can delete shows from another Premiere.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 #87 of 661
    bradleys

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    If it were limited by the port, wouldn't be clocking closer to the 100mbit mark? Honest question...
     
  8. Aug 22, 2013 #88 of 661
    BiloxiGeek

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    Ok, that kind of what I was thinking. I have one Premiere and two Tivo-HD's so I haven't seen this capability yet. My Roamio Plus is on the UPS truck right now out for delivery this afternoon. Guess I'll be seeing this capability once that is up and running.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2013 #89 of 661
    jcthorne

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    85Mbit is about as fast a continuous through put as you can get on a 100mbit connection with a couple switches and a router in the path. Maybe a bit more but its pretty close to maxxed out.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2013 #90 of 661
    rainwater

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    It can be confusing but the "new" flag doesn't have anything to do with deciding whether to record a program. For recording new only, TiVo looks at the original air date. If it is missing or less than 28 days ago and hasn't been recorded, then it is considered new.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2013 #91 of 661
    innocentfreak

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    Has anyone compared the speed of the Roamio to the SDUI on the Premiere? I think that would give the best indicator in how fast it truly is.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2013 #92 of 661
    lukewind

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    Hey Guys

    A couple weeks ago I decided to ditch Tivo because of how awful the Premiere had been for me, I love Tivo but the speed and hangup issues were driving me nuts. So I went ahead and got X1 service from Comcast.....I was not pleased. While X1 was a step in the right direction it turned out to be a horrible system that had so many bugs and performance issues that the second the Roamio was announced I bought a plus model. Stay fat away from X1!!!!!!!!

    I just got it setup and I have to say it solved every issue I had with the Premiere. It is crazy fast, the UI has been revamped just enough to where its still familiar and easy to use. And so far not one hangup while going between apps and settings. I am really happy to have Tivo back in my life, the last few weeks have been horrible.

    Now I must spend the next few hours programming in all my season passes. This might take a while.

    I just wanted to post because I feel this is finally a Tivo worth the money.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2013 #93 of 661
    ScaryMike

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    If you have an iOS device, setting up season passes is MUCH faster and easier in the TiVo app, just FYI.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2013 #94 of 661
    dswallow

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    From the season pass manager at tivo.com it's also very simple and easy.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2013 #95 of 661
    lukewind

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    It is really fast, just as fast and I think a bit faster then the SD menus on a Premiere. I have been playing with mine all day and its very smooth. They say its up to 2.5x faster, but it honestly feels faster then that. A very much needed upgrade over the Premiere, which was apparently running a calculator processor from the 80s.:D
     
  16. Aug 22, 2013 #96 of 661
    lukewind

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    I have a friend who works as a manager at a Comcast distribution center and he told me that the average box can last up to 8 years, they have a ton of them that people still use that are between 10-15 years old. They make a lot of money on the rental of these boxes once they go beyond 3 years in the field. And there are tons of them much older then that.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2013 #97 of 661
    hefe

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    How do you access the Cablecard slot on the base model? Doesn't look like there's an external slot. Do you have to open it up? (TiVo site says to follow instructions on the How to Install Cablecard Insert that comes with the device)
     
  18. Aug 22, 2013 #98 of 661
    Big Boy Laroux

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    I saw a video that said the cablecard slot on the basic is on the BOTTOM. haven't seen an actual picture of it, though.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2013 #99 of 661
    sbiller

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    It's on the bottom of the box.
     
  20. jcthorne

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    There is a small trap door like a battery compartment on the bottom with a snap on cover.
     

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