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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Aug 19, 2013.
No mention anywhere....
But I assume tuning adapters are still needed?
I just ordered I hope my old Premiere Elite sells on amazon before the Roamio arrives.
Tuner adapters are strictly a cable company abomination. Yes
Well I have to say this is turning out to be the anti-Premiere, and that's a good thing.
Off the bat with the Premiere launch people considered it a bit of a dud. There was a distinct lack of an answer to the question, "What does it do that's new or any better?" The reviews showed an interface that was slow and incomplete and remained such for the product's whole life. And apps just plain fell flat.
Roamio is shaping up to be a completely different beast. Fast, a viable (and fast!) HTML5 app platform, DIAL support, an app store, streaming out of the home... It's not finished out of the gate, but this is super promising.
Yeah it sounds like they are planning on releasing another software update in the fall to bring together some of the promised features. I wonder how many of these things will make their way down to the Premiere?
All three have e.SATA ports, no word on if you need a branded TiVO drive, but that is likely.
I posted this before but I guess no one saw it. In the FAQ section it does say that the 1TB My Book AV DVR Expander from Western Digital can be used.
And to add to that I wish they would allow others since Seagate has a 2TB DVR expander. I'm sure there are probably others. Western Digital only makes a 1TB DVR one.
I'm a little caught off guard actually. I expected the Roamio release to roughly coincide with the next software update, maybe launch a couple weeks afterwards so that the software (DTA, etc) was all in place. Basically about a month-ish from now... They must be feeling pretty confident.
Soon as mine arrives I will attempt to upgrade the hard drive to 2TB (got the entry level one). Hopefully the same process as the Premiere will work
Anyone think the new interface will be ported back to the Premiere boxes? It seems like the fall update would incorporate most of this in the S4 line.
Makes fixing power supplies easy.
More reviews with more technical details.
Interesting that TiVo decided to stick with the TiVo Streams quad-transcoding Zenverge versus the built-in dual-transcoding Broadcom BCM7425 in the Pace XG1. It probably makes the software migration and marketing/messaging a lot simpler going forward but I expect added to the build cost of the Roamio Plus/Pro.
Variety: TiVo Punches Live Cable TV, DVR Content Outside the Home with Roamio
Time: TiVo, say it loud: Youre a DVR, and youre proud!
Multichannel: TiVos New Roamio Lineup Targets TV Power Users & Cord-Cutters
That would be really nice if they would migrate at least something that would help the Premiere's performance at least. All the other stuff, like the apps, I really dont care much for, but anything to improve performance would be really great.
The base Roamio shows a delivery date of 8/21 from Bestbuy. ($14, Express shipping) Their warehouse is about one hour from me.
I'm waiting on a Plus at least so...wait it will be.
So from looking at the Tivo website, and comparing all 3 models, the only difference between the Plus and the Pro is the hard drive size?
Will the Mini get the UI update so it looks the same for Roamio owners?
Do you have a source for this? If this thing didn't take IR-in, and couldn't work with my universal remote, it'd probably be a deal-killer for me.
I ordered a Plus. But, two things I still want: Amazon Prime and better streaming from PC to TiVo (been using Stream Baby Stream but I'd like something less clunky and supported by TiVo).