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Roamio S5 TiVo reviews and facts

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

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Well then lets hope they can cram some awesome new stuff into the Roamio over the next year. :)
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    This was the year after though. The first year they had a bunch of quick updates which were expected, but then the second year they continued. This is when they started posting in the TiVo Blog talking about what was in the update, what was coming next, etc.

    Then it all stopped.
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Yeah it was nice back in the day when we had TiVo reps hanging out on the forum and telling us what was coming down the pipe.
  4. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

    May 10, 2000
    Garland, TX
    Wasn't it? One of them gave me a lifetime on a DirecTiVo box back in the day, because.. you know, I can't remember why he did it now. Been too many years.
  5. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

    Feb 5, 2011
    Cox Cable...
    When was The TiVo HD officially released (I know sometime between the S3 and Premiere)? That's missing.

    One could also wonder if TiVo might do a similar lower-cost release of a Roamio Plus/Pro, if they find the sales are sluggish, due to price...

    They could do something like take out the wireless daughterboard, and other cost saving parts, and have a Roamio "budget" with 6 tuners...
  6. Fofer

    Fofer Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 29, 2000
    Yep, check out some of these HTML5 "couch friendly" URLs... more to follow, I'm sure.




    This thread has the developer of PyTiVo adding a command for opening URLs on the TiVo...

    And here's discussion of it in kmttg:

    (and my interest in the Roamio just skyrocketed)
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Don't like. I have retained recordings on my TiVo from premium channels from which I stop subscribing months ago.
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    The TiVoHD was actually a S3, so it wasn't a new series. It was released less then a year after the original S3. They did this because the original S3 was way to expensive ($799) and sales were suffering. The TiVo HD was a cheaper entry ($299) into the HD universe.

    They did a similar thing with the S2 units with the 540 series. However they used completely different hardware then their predecessors and could have actually been considered a new series. TiVo simply chose not to designate them that way. Probably because they were total pieces of crap that were poorly made and actually slower then their predecessors in every way. The Premiere is known for being slow as crap at running the HDUI, but if you compare it to a S3 running the SDUI it is superior in every way. The 540 series S2 units were actually worse at everything compared to the 140 and 240 series S2 units that came before them. They were so cheaply made they even had a little TiVo sticker on the front that was natorious for curling up and falling off.
  9. Fofer

    Fofer Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 29, 2000

    Angry Birds on my Roku (with the Bluetooth remote, which has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope) is actually my favorite version of the game. I don't think it needs all that much horsepower. But it's all about UI, and the remote controller on that game is perfect for it.
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    This was discussed in another thread (the concept of a cloud DVR). And while we're just one forum of advanced users, the consensus was this would be a no-go from the get-go. I want my recordings on my DVR.

    And if they just TAG content, then that's just VOD. And there is no way, at this point in time, content creators are going to allow VOD without their piece of the pie. Look at how much is NOT available via VOD. They won't simply allow the MOS to provide it as if it was recorded.
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I got my Launch TiVoHD in Summer 2007. It was late July or early August.
  12. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

    Nov 27, 2006
    chicago, il
    I can't remember the last update. Used to be every few months.
  13. BruceShultes

    BruceShultes New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Albany, NY
    One of the changes I suspect will be added in the future is replacing the 802.11n with 802.11ac.

    It won't make any difference to me, since I am hard wired, but it could make a big difference for people who have to use wireless.
  14. wco81

    wco81 Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    San Jose, CA
    Wireless ac to Ethernet bridge?
  15. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Wifi to ethernet bridge could be added via software but its not really of much value.
  16. Fofer

    Fofer Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 29, 2000
    Huh? The box already has ethernet and 802.11n.

    A hardware update would be required for 802.11ac.
  17. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
  18. JohnnyO

    JohnnyO Crimper

    Nov 3, 2002
    I've had my Roamio Basic (with upgraded drive) running for a week now. This weekend I swapped it to the main TV. So far, it has been performing very well. It is a great upgrade from the TiVoHD!
  19. Airkat

    Airkat New Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    For anyone who has a Roamio and a Premiere, is it worth the upgrade? Are all the menus finally HD? I stopped following Tivo when they kept missing promises (like all HD menus and both cores activated to speed up UI).
  20. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    No, all the menus are not HD, however, the menus I use the most, are.

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