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Roamio owner initial feedback

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

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Here is a FiOS PDF that has the phone number, website address, and what info you will need to enter to get the cable cards paired.

    http://www.verizon.com/cs/groups/public/documents/onecmsresource/11047_ccf_crm_cable_d97e.pdf
     
  2. ginginlala

    ginginlala New Member

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    If it is helpful for anyone in my situation:

    I have Verizon FiOS and the plan was to take the CableCard from my Premiere, install it in the new Roamio, and do the FiOS automated setup (I'm selling the Premiere).

    This went flawlessly without FiOS intervention EXCEPT I couldn't access HBO after setup (the rest of my premium channels came through just fine). This was resolved very quickly by contacting FiOS tech support, supplying card/host/data ID, etc.

    The Roamio is across the board a dramatic upgrade!
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That was because the Cable cards were not paired. On FiOS, HBO and Cinemax channels are restricted and will not show up unless the cable cards are paired to the TiVo. (The other premium channels are fine without a paired cable card.)

    Not sure if there are any other channels that require pairing now, other than the FiOS pairing test channels. But until fairly recently this was not an issue. Cable cards did not need to be paired on FiOS until sometime last year or early this year.

    But at least the pairing process has been painless the five times I've done it since I did not need to interact with a person. It was fully automated.
     
  4. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Finally pulled the trigger on a Plus, upgraded to 2TB from WK. Been suffering my Cv motorola 8300 for faaaaaaaaaar too long. The promo code was only $25 though. Wasn't it higher a day or two ago?

    Am somewhat worried that channel/app based services from apple, intel and the like and/or eventual Cablevision app on the ps4 and/or elegant pass through via XBO will render the need for a cable box of any kind moot. That said, I figure even if they launch and are robust and attractive they may not have true DVR capability. (I guess if everything becomes available for streaming just after airing that could solve that however).
     
  5. DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    No, the Weaknees Plus discount was always $25. The Pro discount is $40.
     
  6. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Ah! Okay thanks. I must've been thinking of that. So I guess my initial feedback is that I appreciate the built in storage upgrade, discount, and free shipping :)
     
  7. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    Did you use the website to set up the card or the automated phone number?
     
  8. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I don't know what the poster used, but I used the website and it was quick and easy.
     
  9. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    What is the promo code?
     
  10. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    ROAMIO
    ROAMIOPLUS
    ROAMIOPRO
     
  11. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    Thanks. I had googled it and came up with RoamioTivos for a promo code and it didn't work.
     
  12. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I haven't read the other responses since yesterday.. But at the moment, it's actually MORE than just curiosity, since last night my Premiere 4 rebooted while recording for one of the very few times. It was a rerun of the Tonight Show at the time, so I didn't care, but at other times, I would care.. Also, the reboot was actually way slower than I remembered it. (But still not as glacial as S3/TivoHD)
     
  13. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I've never gotten information about anything. Just the cards, though usually they come in a pointless plastic sleeve/case.

    The Tivo will tell you the phone # to call. Though unfortunately, it will actually tell you (IIRC) the 1800 COMCAST number, NOT the "direct" CableCard setup #, which I don't have handy. The regular # will usually work, the direct Cablecard line may be more helpful/knowledgeable.
     
  14. brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    877-405-2298 is the CC number.
     
  15. Goldwing2001

    Goldwing2001 Goldwing2001

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    I just set-up my Roamio Pro. Called Time Warner to pair my cable card / tuning adapter from my old tivo onto my new one. I was up and running in 20 min.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I haven't heard anyone mention the remote finder on the Roamio Plus and the Roamio Pro. Do any owners have any thoughts on that feature?
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No use for it here. However my Sister has kids and they're always hiding the remote from her and each other, so for her it would be great. Unfortunately she only has HDs so not an option for her. I've thought about getting her a Roamio but we still have analog stations here and she wouldn't be able to do without them. (Almost all of the kids stations are still analog only)
     
  18. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    When I use Netflix on my Premiers it frequently blinks out. It's one of the reasons I hate using Netflix on TiVo. What is the cause of this? The TiVo not passing the correct frame rate to the TV?

    Thanks!
     
  19. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Wow. If you don't mind saying, what state are you located in? How did you manage to get it paired without talking to a person?* Do you have a phone number you could supply?*

    Thanks!

    *EDIT: I see that you posted a link to the instructions earlier
     
  20. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Did you happen to notice if the power cord (where it plugs into the back of the TiVo) is like the Premiere (can be inserted regardless of direction) or if it can only be inserted one way like on the S3 boxes?

    I'm curious because I have the Premiere's power cord behind a wide, heavy rack, plugged into a surge protector, and it would be a pain to rerun it ;)

    Thanks!
     

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