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Roamio Review - Let Down

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jdaniels1982, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I agree on all your points except the last one, cuz it's untrue and can't do that! It can cause "no picture", but not a bad one unless maybe there's a short in it that leaks into chassis ground causing noise, etc.
     
  2. ThreeSoFar

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    Trouble free first six hours here. Love it.

    It took about two hours to upgrade to the new 3TB drive and get guided setup to the end. Since then, transferring from my Premiere, streaming to the iPad.

    All six tuners....working great. As H as HD gets.

    Interface is noticeably better and faster.

    SPS30 and SPSP both worked, first try.
     
  3. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    So what you're saying is, it COULD be a bad cable card then?
     
  4. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    No. Not in any normal sense (activation, etc), but in the extremely rare broken card, someone jamming it in wrong and bending or breaking connectors, etc.
     
  5. Millionaire2K

    Millionaire2K New Member

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    So what you're saying is, it COULD be a bad cable card then?
     
  6. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Haha yeah I certainly see what you're saying, but I'm putting it into context with what you posted earlier about him having more than one doing the same thing, so that tells me that the chances are next to nil that he'd have that many (4?) with damage.
     
  7. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

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    question: what do you mean by transferring from your premier? can you transfer recordings from your old tivo to the roamio (hate that stupid name)?

    ah, you cant get me to pay $600 for a new dvr. i think thats a little nuts even though i love my XL4, i only got it in 05/2012 because comcast would not expand the recording space. a roamio regular would be fine with me except it only has .5TB space. and they got us penned in with this stupid 1TB extender restriction.

    and as far as all dvrs being buggy in the beginning, THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE "QUALITY ASSURANCE" PEOPLE TO TEST EVERYTHING. after all, how many things does a dvr do? not much really, i could knock a great test out in less than 2 hours!
     
  8. Rkkeller

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    Yes, you can transfer all you shows. You can also transfer all your SP's if you use a program or the Tivo.com website. I was done and setup like before in no time.
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    You're not limited to .5TB on the base roamio. All you have to do is plop in a new internal AV drive from the likes of WD in 1,2 or 3 TB sizes and woila', new bigger TiVo recording space! It automatically formats it and sets it up for you. Yes, it's THAT easy! See the main Roamio forum and read the "Hard Drive Upgrade Info" thread.
     
  10. bbrown9

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    That's odd. My husband and I both thought the picture looked brighter/better. It's plugged into a different input on my TV so maybe that's the difference.
     
  11. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    I agree mostly with you, but from the point of view of a normal user, who doesn't make the distinction between the physical cablecard and the cablecard firmware, that's not true. The current FIOS HBO poor picture problems are caused by cablecards, and can be fixed by swapping cablecards until one happens to get an 017 cablecard, and then the problems are solved. From the point of view of the user, they had a bad cablecard and then got a good one.
     
  12. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE New Member

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    Voila. :)
     
  13. Crrink

    Crrink Active Member

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    Oh, believe me, they do.
    There are forums like this for just about every popular car out there. The cars don't *usually* fail at performing their basic functions (stopping and going) but there are tons of medium to small annoyances, especially in the first model year of a new car.

    I agree with everyone who is irritated at the growing pains so many are having to endure for the Roamio experience, but like it or not, our choices are to put up with it, or to use something else.

    The Premiere was buggy as hell, at least for me, for a good year after it was released. So far the Roamio rollout seems to be going more smoothly based on my memory of the Premiere rollout.
    I wish it was perfect too, but I'll take it. It's good enough, and I do believe most, if not all, of the major problems will be fixed at some point.
     
  14. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    OK I'll concede that point, thanks for the info!
     
  15. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Hey, I was using the German version, so shoot me! :p
     

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