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Roamio S5 TiVo reviews and facts

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

  1. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

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    Thats true. I did that with my old premier. However, it may only apply if you purchased the Tivo from another supplier, such as a best buy or amazon. I originally purchased the monthly, and when I looked at my account, it said i have xxx days left to change this to lifetime if I wanted. In the end I did :)
     
  2. andyw715

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    Every once in a while the TiVo sounds from my HD sound quite tinny. Not sure if its an HDMI handshake issue or what. This is usually when going from watching a live or recorded show to NPL
     
  3. NYHeel

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    Actually I think Tivo did say this. I think it was Tom Rodgers during one of his interviews. One of the reviews might have mentioned it as well.
     
  4. ppartekim

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    Using the HDFury3 since I only needed component and no 3D.
     
  5. lessd

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    Many co that are bought out just sell the assets, not the liabilities, in TiVo case, being a public co, that type of purchase would not be easy as Dell is finding out.
    My co would only purchase the assets of another co. NEVER all the liabilities, but we never purchased a public co.
     
  6. ncbill

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    Tivo has also offered $199 lifetime in the past to move Premiere overstock.

    So if one or more of the new Roamio models isn't selling a couple of years from now...

     
  7. tvn

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    From what I'm reading from Tivo's emails, it seems as though I'll need a MOCA adapter attached to my router. The Roamio Plus will be in a room without ethernet. So, I'm assuming the wireless is only for connections, not passing MOCa to the Roamio Plus with built-in MOCA. I plan to have four Minis. Can anyone confirm that I need the MOCA adapter, just like with the Premiere XL 4?
     
  8. dswallow

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    While it's always good (and maybe even fun) to look for the best deals; there's also a point where the savings isn't worth spending too much extra time seeking it out or agonizing over decisions about it.

    For many, especially those who essentially live paycheck-to-paycheck, the present-value of the money is of far greater value to them than the potential savings three years down the road, or more. It's the rare techie gadget that isn't superceded by something newer/faster/better/cheaper within 3 to 4 years -- and often much earlier -- anyway. Sure, you'll be able to find people that have had their receivers used and active for longer, but there's lots of cases where that won't be the case, too.
     
  9. dswallow

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    You will need a device someplace that bridges the ethernet connection (your internet) to the MoCA network. A Roamio Plus or Pro could be that device.

    One thing that might be possible is if the wireless network connection in the Roamio Plus/Pro can bridge to the MoCA network like it can between the wired ethernet and MoCA network. Since it's really just the guide data/updates/live UI data that you need internet/ethernet connectivity for.

    Someone who has chosen to use the wireless connection would need to look to see if the option to bridge the MoCA network exists for them, or if it's only there for wired ethernet configurations.
     
  10. innocentfreak

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    They also offered it at the launch of the Premiere. It wasn't a transfer, but it gave you $100 off lifetime including MSD and you kept the original lifetime.

    I used two TiVo HDs to upgrade to Premiere XLs and then gave the HDs to my parents.
     
  11. ncbill

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    Sure, some people see the $20-$25/month cable company 2-tuner HD DVR as "cheaper" than buying a 4-tuner Roamio Basic w/ lifetime.

    But just like w/ autos, those who lease always end up with a higher TCO than those who buy.

     
  12. BigJimOutlaw

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    Yeah the Plus works in the same was as the XL4. The WiFi would work well enough for external service connections (guide data, Netflix, etc) but your Mini streaming will need to be handled by ethernet and/or moca. You're correct, a moca adapter connected to the modem/router will set your house up.
     
  13. Philmatic

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    One of the TiVo engineers mentioned to The Verge that it will be restricted to WiFi until TiVo implements specific techniques that Apple requires to allow video streaming applications to work on 3G/LTE. It could be something as easy as adaptive video bitrate support. That would likely require an update to the app and to the Stream hardware.
     
  14. Fofer

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    In that case, I'd expect video streaming over cellular (using the hotspot "trick" so the app thinks you're on wifi) in the meantime to stutter and otherwise not work well at all. Without adaptive video bitrate support, the underlying cellular connection will be a bottleneck, in most cases.
     
  15. wco81

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    I've never used MOCA. Would I just connect the coax to the Roamio and the Mini or do I need this MOCA adapter plugged into my router as well?
     
  16. aindik

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    You either need a MOCA adapter to your router, or you need an Ethernet cable from your Roamio to your router.
     
  17. tvn

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    Thank you. I wish I could have negotiated one when I made the major purchase! I'll have to wait a few days before hooking up the Minis.
     
  18. wco81

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    Just a Wifi connection between the Roamio and router isn't enough, has to be ethernet?
     
  19. aindik

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    Yes. The point of MoCa being that WiFi isn't fast/reliable enough.

    And now that I think about it, you might need the adapter anyway if it's a Roamio (as opposed to a Roamio plus or pro).
     
  20. rothsss

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    Is there any advantage of ethernet over moca or the other way around? I have both connections and need to decide. Thanks.
     

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