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Roamio S5 TiVo reviews and facts

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Aug 19, 2013 #1 of 899
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Cnet is first

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/tivos-latest-dvr-goes-whole-153646182-cbs.html
    http://reviews.cnet.com/video-players-and-recorders/tivo-roamio-pro/4505-6463_7-35826606.html

    Engadget

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/20/...utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget

    All thing D

    http://allthingsd.com/20130819/tivo-unveils-next-gen-roamio-dvrs-out-of-home-streaming-coming-soon/

    Gizmodo

    http://gizmodo.com/tivo-roamio-lightning-review-your-one-stop-entertainme-1122785245

    The Verge

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/20/4638390/tivo-roamio-pro-review
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/20/4638806/tivo-announces-roamio-roamio-plus-roamio-pro-dvr

    - Very fast UI
    - HTML 5 app platform
    - wifi capable
    - stream outside the home network (coming this fall)
    - RF remote
    - both Pro and Plus have built-in Stream
    - DIAL Support
    - Remote Finder
    - Netflix, it takes you directly to the show rather than to the Netflix
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    - HTML5 App Store coming
     
  2. Aug 19, 2013 #2 of 899
    innocentfreak

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    Also as Zatz listed has What to Watch now built in like the iPad has.

    Engadget Review.

    Multichannel

    TechCrunch

    The Verge Nilay seems to like it and he hated the Premiere. Price seems to be his big complaint.

    Wonder if he will be cut off like Dave was ;)
     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 #3 of 899
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Android-Stream support also still coming.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2013 #4 of 899
    innocentfreak

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    https://tivo.com/shop/roamio

    TiVo Roamio page is live. Some of this we know.

    Can't sign in though yet, or find an upgrade offer page.

    TiVo Roamio - 4 tuner requires Coax/bridge adapter. Hopefully that means Moca but like the Mini you can't use it as a bridge.

    Per Engadget TiVo Roamio doesn't have Moca and as predicted can't use Antenna and Qam.
    Also no HDMI-CEC so no controlling Roamio from the Xbox One without IR.

    Remote is larger than the Slide with no backlight, but smaller than the Peanut. Back button is used for the apps like Netflix and Youtube.

    Broadcom BCM7241 per Engadget Review.

    WiFi N built in.

    DIAL built in which is the standard used by Chromecast.

    Pro and Plus - Stream built in

    TiVo Mini fans will be happy to know that you can now dynamically assign a tuner to a Mini for live TV...per Engadget.

    None of them come with ethernet cables or HDMI cables.

    Coming Soon:
    We're told there's a new, three-column My Shows view coming this fall...Per Engadget.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2013 #5 of 899
    MeInDallas

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    I wonder how many people are diggin out their credit cards now :D
     
  6. Aug 20, 2013 #6 of 899
    moyekj

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    Mission...
    Tried to buy a Romio Plus via tivo.com, but even after logging in it shows lifetime price of $500 instead of $400. I have 3 other lifetime units - they don't qualify me for MSD anymore?
     
  7. Aug 20, 2013 #7 of 899
    innocentfreak

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    No it says at the bottom they do. It looks like it is still going up. I tried to sign in and it showed me in, but crashed when I clicked My Account.

    Not going to wait to see if any upgrade offer?
     
  8. Aug 20, 2013 #8 of 899
    MeInDallas

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    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Reviews are VERY Positive!
     
  10. Aug 20, 2013 #10 of 899
    rothsss

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    Has anybody managed to order lifetime for less than $499.99?
     
  11. Aug 20, 2013 #11 of 899
    wco81

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    Will it have external drive support?

    That would make getting the Plus now and adding an external drive, which would go for a lot less than the $200 difference between the Plus and the Pro.
     
  12. Aug 20, 2013 #12 of 899
    innocentfreak

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    It has Esata but no word on which drives are supported. I would love to see something like Synology supported, but not as a striped drive.
     
  13. Aug 20, 2013 #13 of 899
    moyekj

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    As long as I can get MSD to make it $800 total I'm in. But currently even though I can login it's not applying MSD so no sale until that is fixed.
     
  14. Aug 20, 2013 #14 of 899
    George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    WOW! I just happened to go to www.tivo.com to setup a recording on my Series 3 and was surprised to see the TiVo Roamio info.
     
  15. Aug 20, 2013 #15 of 899
    MeInDallas

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    Yes look in the FAQ and the same Western Digital expander can be used for an additional 1TB of space. Also I noticed its 100% HD menus now, no more SD menus.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2013 #16 of 899
    innocentfreak

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    Seeing the Roamio intro video...it really seems they needed a 2TB model. It jumps from 75 hours to 150 to 450.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2013 #17 of 899
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    We just have to wait for the "community" to develop a drive upgrade procedure!
     
  18. Aug 20, 2013 #18 of 899
    MeInDallas

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    What are the chances that the same JMFS works for this?
     
  19. Aug 20, 2013 #19 of 899
    innocentfreak

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    Won't know until someone tries. We don't know what if anything was changed to support a 3TB drive.
     
  20. Aug 20, 2013 #20 of 899
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Since they have broken the 2 TB barrier, I suspect it will need to be changed. Getting away from the Partition size / cluster limitations of the NTFS architecture just had to change the process - IMHO.
     

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