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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    What a pain in the patoot if it ever gets in the state my premiere often finds itself in, needing to pull the cable card for a second to get things to reset :).
     
  2. DaveWhittle

    DaveWhittle New Member

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    Why do you have to do that? :confused:
     
  3. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

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    Look at all the threads in the Premier group about "losing channels". Ever since the 20.3 update arrived, the combination of the TiVo software and old Scientific Atlanta cable card firmware has produced a disaster needing constant reboots and/or cable card fiddling.

    No way am I gonna get a new Roamio till either TiVo or Comcast fixes things (and they are both supposedly gonna roll out a fix "someday", just don't know when it might happen). I can't believe 6 streams would work if 2 doesn't even work now.
     
  4. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    FYI: I can get the same results just by pulling the coax feed, for usually just a minute or less, without pulling/re-inserting the card.

    If the same works for the new product line, then the location of the card doesn't matter.

    However, in instances where my card should need to be re-paired, I've found that I've often had to ask them to un-pair (since their system will always show it as paired, no matter what), hold off on the re-pair, while I remove the card for a minute, then after insertion and two more minutes, tell them to re-pair.
     
  5. Will Binegar

    Will Binegar New Member

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    Is anyone using a new Roamio with FIOS yet?
     
  6. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Some might. I will be tomorrow. What do you need?
     
  7. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I am using it on FIOS. My initial thoughts are posted on page 3 of this thread.

    Do you have a specific question?
     
  8. Will Binegar

    Will Binegar New Member

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    Just curious to see if there are any hickups specific to FIOS. I noticed some comments about issues that some had with their Premieres and Comcast. I didn't have any problems when I got the Premieres on FIOS, but since Roamio is a new platform, I thought I'd see what the experience has been.
     
  9. Will Binegar

    Will Binegar New Member

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    I'm also wondering how much, if any, the remote codes vary from the Premiere's. I run everything with a universal remote, and it would be great if there's little or no tweaking that has to be done there.
     
  10. apw2607

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    The original Premier did an appalling job of scaling 720p content to 1080i. The fact Roamio now supports 1080p@60 would suggest that with the new chip set there is a good chance the Roamio will do a better job with 720p to 1080i (and 1080p) scaling than the premier .... I will have mine on Saturday and will be looking at this in detail.
     
  11. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    Did you previously have a TivoHD or Premiere with a paired CC? If so, what did you do to pair the card to the Roamio? I'm just wondering if the web site or automated phone number will work or if there needs to be some kind of unpairing of the card first before pairing with the Roamio.
     
  12. Will Binegar

    Will Binegar New Member

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    That was my next question. I'm hoping the process will be to pull the CC from a Premiere, plug it into the Roamio and call the Roamio's data in to Verizon.
     
  13. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I have a Premiere XL and a S3. The Roamio has a new cablecard which I activated yesterday using the web site.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That is all it took for me on FiOS the last time i messed with cable cards on my Elites.

    I hope the process is still the same because it was surprisingly painless.
     
  15. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I have a Harmony One. Everything works with the Roamio as it did with my Premiere. The only thing missing is the back button which is new on the Roamio remote. The back button is not an issue for me so I do not plan to update the One for the Roamio.
     
  16. Will Binegar

    Will Binegar New Member

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    Great! Thanks for the info.
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    And with the new remote being all RF you can't even learn the back button huh?
     
  18. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    What does the back button do that the original back button (6 s back) did not do
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think it's mainly used in the apps. I have a back button on my Samsung Smart TV and a lot of apps need it to navigate to the previous screen.
     
  20. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I think I read that this back button is actually for the apps such as netflix and maybe even a future web browser. Has little value for the general TiVo UI.
     

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