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Roamio S5 TiVo reviews and facts

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

  1. Aug 20, 2013 #81 of 899
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It still has IR in. The new TiVo remote uses RF but the TiVo itself can still accept IR signals from a universal remote or an older TiVo remote.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2013 #82 of 899
    ilovedvrs

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    Processing Order August 20, 2013 1 TiVo Package, Product Lifetime TiVo Roamio $599.98 $599.98 Tax $14.00
    Order total $613.98

    1) when will amazon sell this? I have prime shipping and no tax.
    2) will it work with my bluetooth tivo remote I am using for my Tivo Series 3 HD?
    3) why can't we transfer lifetime? I went from the original tivo (1999) to a S2 to the S3 with transfers. why no love?
    4) how much is a Tivo Series 3 HD worth on ebay with lifetime?
     
  3. Aug 20, 2013 #83 of 899
    Dan203

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    I bet it does. Although I'm not sure if it'll happen right away or not. It's still unclear how many of the features talked about in these reviews are in the box right now and which are coming via some future software update.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2013 #84 of 899
    Dan203

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    Usually a few weeks, maybe longer

    It should

    They've only ever done a free transfer in that one case. The only other time they offered transfers it cost.

    Probably about $200-$250
     
  5. Aug 20, 2013 #85 of 899
    ilovedvrs

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    thanks Dan203, some more questions (tivo sales support is not open yet)

    1) Built-in MoCA bridge - requires network adapter
    Is this a TIVO product? if no can you link me to one a compatible one on amazon.

    2) Tivo Stream (aka slingbox) $129
    a) android app? free or $15?
    b) built in features are exactly the same as the TiVo Stream external?
    c) will it stream 1080p to my windows desktop? ( or just iOS devices which I hate and don't have?)

    3) vs my Series 3 tivo, what does not having THX cert lose me? will I notice worse sound quality?

    4) VUDU / Flixster for UV movies? I have almost 200 UV movies - any support or do I have to keep my Ruku?

    5) why no usb 3? is usb 2.0 or eSATA better for external drives?

    6) wow 3.7lbs vs 6.9lbs!! why is the Roamio half the weight?
     
  6. Aug 20, 2013 #86 of 899
    jcthorne

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    Has anyone published a review of the base 4 tuner unit?

    Does anyone know if the Roamio units will accept IR signals from older peanut remotes (and sling box)?

    Any word on an upgraded remote with back light and programming? The non-programmable remote is a non-starter for anyone with a home theater.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2013 #87 of 899
    ilovedvrs

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    Dagwood70

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    Disappointed that the base model Roamio (OTA model) doesn't have built in Steam functionality. I was holding off buying a stream in hopes it would. I guess I'm buying a Stream and using my Premiere until it dies. For my purposes the updates aren't worth it yet. Oh well.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2013 #89 of 899
    cncb

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    Is there any word whether these can play additional file formats from a PC like MKV? Also, very disappointed that the lifetime fee has gone up from $400 to $500 for new customers?
     
  10. Aug 20, 2013 #90 of 899
    aaronwt

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    It's been $500 for a couple of years now.

    It was that price at least as early as when the Elite was first launched since I paid $399 for MSD lifetime back then.

    It would be nice if they offered a discount to existing customers like they did when the Premiere launched. MSD Lifetime was $200 with MSD if you already owned an S3 back then and got a launch Premiere.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2013 #91 of 899
    cncb

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    I could have sworn it was $399 when I checked for a new Premiere recently but I guess I was mistaken...
     
  12. Aug 20, 2013 #92 of 899
    sbiller

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    It's $399 for Multi-Service Discount customers. Occasionally TiVo also has a coupon code the give the $100 discount to all customers...
     
  13. Aug 20, 2013 #93 of 899
    wco81

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    Is that an external drive?

    Does it add capacity or replace the capacity of the internal drive.
     
  14. Aug 20, 2013 #94 of 899
    bradleys

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    If they just bring the new app platform to the Premier line it would be a huge win. For both current owners and TiVo (increased install base for devs)
     
  15. Aug 20, 2013 #95 of 899
    series5orpremier

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    It only lasts 1-2 years before it fails and erases all your recordings. It's like flushing money down the toilet.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2013 #96 of 899
    atmuscarella

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    I also hope they make us some upgrade offers. The Premiere was pretty much available with lifetime for $500 or less via upgrade offers right from the start. Right now the base Roamio with lifetime & MSD is $600, not bad but $500 would be better :D
     
  17. Aug 20, 2013 #97 of 899
    series5orpremier

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    (The 1TB WD external drive)
     
  18. Aug 20, 2013 #98 of 899
    cmeinck

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    I'm excited about the Roamio and considering a move to sell (2) Premiere XL and (1) Premiere for Roamio Pro w/ minis in various rooms. At launch, performance sounded as if it was spotty on Minis. Is that the same? Any of the reviews use the complete solution of Roamio with Minis?
     
  19. Aug 20, 2013 #99 of 899
    compnurd

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    These sound great but I am headed back to Direct TV in 2 months... Not because of Tivo but because my cable company has a ****ty channel line up
     
  20. randywalters

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    I'm very disappointed that the 4-tuner model no longer supports antenna alongside cable like previous models did - it's now either/or and only has one RF input. On my S3 i record all my local stations over the roof antenna (PQ is better than cable version and i never miss a recording due to TA malfunctions), and i only use the CableCard tuner for the cable channels.
     

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