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Roamio Wifi--What is the Truth?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Latitude94941, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. sleepdragon

    sleepdragon New Member

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    FYI, TiVo T6 (MOS version of the Roamio Plus) does not come with WiFi board and they run on the same version of software as far as I know...
     
  2. ferrumpneuma

    ferrumpneuma fading fast

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    Imagine how chocolaty the mid-range would be! 2.4 Ghz radiation totally screwed with the danceability of my audio system.:thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
     
  3. DigitalDawn

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    The following will get rid of all RF interference:

    Trace a line around your TiVo with this:

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  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Funny :eek:
     
  5. Time_Lord

    Time_Lord Member

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    Wait do you think it'll work? I know it can't be cheap if it's aimed at audiophiles. You think I can purchase it for $1,000??? If I get two would it work even better?

    This reminds me of an article posted by some audiophile I read a year or two back, he claimed that the output from his music that he stored on a harddisk was drastically improved when he replaced the SATA cable with some uber expensive one.
     
  6. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    If you replaced a $5 cable with a $200 cable your music would sound better, or you would go crazy, better to have your music sound better. I know somebody that has one of these expensive audio systems and when they go away more than a few days they remove the speaker cables to bring to a special audio store that re-energize speaker cables. True audiophiles are different than most people.
     
  7. Time_Lord

    Time_Lord Member

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    PT Barnum was right, there's a sucker born every minute
     
  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    A laptop running Wireshark is the only thing I can think of that would prove it one way or the other. Run a several hour capture and filter the results based on the MAC address of the WiFi card in the TiVo (it's printed on the card).

    Edit: Nuking it from space sounds fun, but the EM pulse would surely destroy your audio system anyway if it's that sensive.
     
  9. leiff

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    Im looking in the inside of my Romeo basic right now. I operate permanently with lid off because it runs cooler and quiter this way. I see the Wireless lan module attached with a screw and it appears it would snap right off. I'd like to do this since I don't use the WiFi and I'm paranoid about WiFi signals. can I get confirmation this snaps of as easily as it looks without damage?
     
  10. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Wrapping the audio equipment in a tin foil hat would work ;) :)
     
  11. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Are you paranoid about Wi-Fi cancer, or is it something else?
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Extraneous RF signals are everywhere. Even without man made devices.
     
  13. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    This thread should get on the John Stewart TV show
     
  14. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

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    Fun for all and all for fun.....but I tell you this. My new Asus router introduces above white noise crap into my adjacent computer's flat panel sound bar unless the antennas and/or display are positioned just right.

    No one needs more unnecessary/extraneous 2.4 Ghz radiation running around in one's house.
     
  15. leiff

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    in all honesty I get headaches from WiFi signals believe me or not, tis the truth, so yes id like to take module out of my Romeo basic.
     
  16. dahacker

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    Sorry to hear that. If I had EM sensitivity, I would definitely already have a spectrum analyzer and would certainly know full well if the Roamio WiFi transmitter were on or not before having to clip it.

    Also, if you have EM sensitivity, I don't think taking the cover off the Roamio is helping you any.
     
  17. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    There's probably a government grant to some university to study these brain differences. Well worth the additional charge to our Chinese credit card. :rolleyes:
     
  18. DigitalDawn

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    1"s and 0's are 1's and 0's.

    Since it's analog, one could make a case for higher-end speaker wire. Not sure the rate of return for $1000 per foot vs. $5.00 per foot makes sense. However, I would be open to a blind A/B test to confirm.
     
  19. leiff

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    the green board raised from the main board is the WiFi module. you can see it is attached by one screw and 1 black piece of plastic in the far corner. im hoping the black piece can be easily detached after screw is removed and the moduale can be safely removed and reattached later if I want to
     

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  20. tim1724

    tim1724 Member TCF Club

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    It can't be the 2.4 GHz signal. That would be far, far, far too high-pitched to hear.

    More likely it's a faulty power supply in the router. That will put out RF in a range that you could hear when it's picked up by other equipment. Lots of power supplies put out all sorts of noise. Even though switched-mode power supplies should normally switch on and off at a frequency too high to hear (50 kHz or more) you can still often get harmonics off them in an audible range. (And sometimes they feed it back into the mains supply, affecting anything on the same circuit, even if the RF is shielded properly.)
     

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