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Roamio Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jacbec, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Roamio Plus/Pro can still Stream shows form other Premieres so the network still matters in that case.
     
  2. jacbec

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    Any guesses when the ghostware will be available to WATCH RECORDED SHOWS ON THE GO?
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Tom Rodgers said "Fall"
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    MPEG2 is low bandwidth. OTA is at most only 19Mb/s. That is not alot of bandwidth.
     
  5. Dan203

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    For sustained throughput on a packet based network it can be. The actual real world throughput of G is only about 20Mbps. N is only about 40-50Mbps. So if you try to use a TiVo to it's full potential over wifi by streaming to multiple Minis at once and you could easily run into the limit. By contrast MoCa is about 120-150Mbps.

    This is why I'm really, really, surprised the low end Roamio doesn't have MoCa. I thought all TiVos would have MoCa from here on out. Maybe it's some sort of conflict between MoCa and the ATSC tuners?
     
  6. jfh3

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    Given Tivo's track record, that could be "Fall 2014".

    At least he didn't say "imminent" - that's Rodgers-speak for "probably never".
     
  7. Dan203

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    He actually said "that lights up this fall", so it was pretty clear their intent is to have it in a couple months. Although you never really know. We've seen Fall features slip to Spring before.
     
  8. aaronwt

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    Does anyone know how many receive/transmit channels the Roamio has? The more it has the higher the bandwidth it can utilize over wireless.
     
  9. CuriousMark

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    I could have said high bandwidth when compared with AVC. But yes, in comparison with uncompressed video it is very low bandwidth. Of course uncompressed video is not travelling over anyone's Ethernet, MoCA, or Wireless out of any TiVo provided box currently so I didn't think I needed to mention that.

    I still believe TiVo wants to keep MPEG2 streams on a wire and is less concerned with AVC streams. I also know that a well set-up wireless network can be made to work well with both. TiVo just doesn't seem to want to deal with getting people's wireless set up well.
     
  10. duerrs

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    it is plenty fast enough.....i have been doing it for a long time.
     
  11. slowbiscuit

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    Fast enough? Sure, but not reliable enough for all cases, such as living in an apartment/townhouse/condo complex with congested 2.4Ghz channels. The Roamio's ability to use 5Ghz should help.
     
  12. bucm4sko24wle2mi

    bucm4sko24wle2mi New Member

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    . Nope. More likely a future funding source AKA upgrade "Roamio AC"
     
  13. c-collins

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    Also to be fair to Tivo they probably spec'ed out the Roamio design about a year ago so wireless AC chips would have been much more scarce back then. Most smaller companies are forced go with what you know will be available. If your a Sony or an Apple you can go with what you want to be available because you have the leverage to make the supply chain comply.
     
  14. hamlet00

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    802.11ac should have been included in the Roamio, no question about it.
    The whole idea of Roamio was to make a big splash with cutting edge features.
    "Good enough" doesn't cut it when I am an early adopter and spending $400 or $500 for a box that is missing the newest spec. "Use a bridge" doesn't cut it, unless I am using a box I bought years ago and want to save the upgrade cost.
     
  15. a80099

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    I found the wi-fi is all but useless in my Roamio. It connects, but will not stay that way or run with any reliability. I only need it to connect to get the guide and scheduling services. Im not streaming or anything else. I can go across the street to my neighbors with my iPad with no issues for signal strength... So if I have it 15FT away.. not good. The WIFI is like an after thought on this system and the lack of support/functionality is a bummer.
     
  16. GameJerk

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    I'm quite enjoying the Roamio so far. It has a lot of quirks to work out but its by far the best Tivo experience I've had.
     
  17. Joe Siegler

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    That is not the case for me. Both of mine work fine, although one of them I later replaced with a hardwired connection. Never experienced anything like that.
     

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