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Roamio Pro - The Good, the Bad & the Unkown?

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

  1. bucm4sko24wle2mi

    bucm4sko24wle2mi New Member

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    I concur with RandyWalters. I think the Pro should have the OTA support included.
     
  2. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    I'd love to know if the new remote is backward compatible with Premiere's and older TiVo's since I just might have to order them to get the family used to the new button layouts before any Roamios are ordered.
     
  3. Game Master

    Game Master New Member

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    On the main TiVo page it says From the backyard to 30,000 feet. How long is that?
     
  4. bfollowell

    bfollowell New Member

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    About 5.7 miles!
     
  5. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    For RF mode, a Roamio device will not do you any good on a non-Roamio DVR because only the Roamio has the wirelesss connection built into it. The IR mode should work OK, though (but it is slower).

    What you probably want is a Slide remote (perhaps the new one coming out), which works on the Premiere and has a dongle (and a keyboard, and IR learning, and more).
     
  6. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    I'll look into it when it comes out. I know what you mean about the IR being slower since when I was using the original slide remote with Bluetooth it was quite fast and responsive on the Premiere even while using the HDUI (this was back before all the software improvements in 2012) it felt like night and day.

    I wasn't a big fan of it's shorter length compared to the regular sized remote and ended up going back to the Glo remote. It has been said that the Roamio remote is almost as short as the slide remote was. Here's a comparison between the slide and the standard sized remote [media]http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/tivo-slide-2.jpg[/media] and here's a comparison of the Roamio remote and the standard sized remote [media]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013/08/three-remotes.jpg[/media]
     
  7. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Here is an unknown I'm wondering about the Roamio. Is the program description truncated from 5 lines down to 3 like users of the Premiere have been seeing with the 20.3.1 software update?
     
  8. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    I'd have to look side-by-side to be sure, but the thinner font might be squeezing a little more text into the given lines. I am trying (and failing) to find a really long description, but I am looking at a 4-line description on one channel right now.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JWhites

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    How is the performance with transferring shows from a Roamio to a Premiere or from a Premiere to a Roamio? Are the times as fast as a Premiere to Premiere? What about multi room streaming shows from a Roamio to a Premiere or from a Premiere to a Roamio? Any stuttering or performance issues? How does the Premiere and Roamio identify each other in the My Shows list? Does the Premiere identify the Roamio as a "TiVo Roamio" and display a Roamio icon like as shown here with a Premiere to Premiere? [media]http://blog.tivo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/4.png[/media]
     
  10. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    I found a show on Lifetime called Devious Maids and one called PGA Tour Golf that are both experiencing the truncation.
     
  11. BigJimOutlaw

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    [​IMG]

    It's good on Roamio.
     
  12. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    ah ok thanks. maybe this is a sign they'll fix it on the Premiere in the next update :( I do like the new font, it looks nice.
     
  13. Davelnlr_

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    Being a new customer, he would get a Genie free. Then the cost would be approx $20-$25 a month to use it (Advanced receiver fee). This includes Multiroom viewing, High Def fee, and DVR fee. It would be less expensive to buy the new Tivo, and pay the month to month fee in some cases depending on whether he currently has to pay a surcharge for HD service. If he doesnt, it would be more expensive with the Genie. If he does, it would be about the same as Tivo's month to month rate.

    I always buy lifetime. It has worked out well for me so far. I still have my original SVR2000 Sony Tivo with lifetime for a guest room. Works perfectly with a comcast DTR box. Also have lifetime on a TivoHD, Premier, and just recently, an XL.

    While its a large chunk of money up front, it eventually pays for itself. My advice to friends, is go month to month and wait until they get their tax return, and use it (or a portion of it) on the lifetime.
     
  14. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Seriously...how many people really use MoCA....are there any stats? Percentage of TiVo users using it whose units who have that capability? My uneducated guess would be a small percentage...
     
  15. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Once I learned about MoCa I sold my TiVo "N" adapters and went to MoCa, because I have one TP-4 near a RJ45 router connection I did not even have to purchase any MoCa adapters. I can't say enough good about this MoCa system.
     
  16. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    When I learned about MoCA, I removed the Ethernet wiring I had previously run all over the house and purchased a 4 tuner Premiere and MoCA adapters for my router and distant desktops where WiFi doesn't reach, then relocated the router to a better location in the house. MoCA has been a godsend for me.
     
  17. tomhorsley

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    I was using MoCA till (apparently) lightning blowed up one of my boxes. Maybe if I get a Roamio I'll be able to figure out which one and go back to using it instead of wireless.
     
  18. JWhites

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    Well just remember the standard $199 Roamio requires a MoCA adapter which is like $49 through TiVo, so if you wanted it built in you'd be looking at the Plus at $399 or the Pro at $599.
     
  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The Pro is $599.
     
  20. vurbano

    vurbano New Member

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    From the previous lifetimes they sold me and from their overpriced hard drives and from the new subscriptions of new subs with used equipment.
     

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