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Spoiled by speed

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Dan203, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Oct 4, 2013 #1 of 28
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Our cable system just finally started simulcasting all the analog channels, so I'm trying to convert my wife over from her 2 tuner Premiere to my old 4 tuner Elite. (she recorded a lot of analog so couldn't use a 4 tuner before) Anyway this means I'm spending a lot of time on the Elite copying all her shows over via MRV. (she has about 1.2TB worth) It is sooooo sloooooow! I've only been using my Roamio for a few weeks but I forgot how slow the Elite was. Hopefully she doesn't notice a big difference or I may end up having to buy another Roamio soon.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2013 #2 of 28
    djwilso

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    All these comments about speed really make me want one...
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 #3 of 28
    uw69

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    The Premiere must be a real dog, glad I skipped that series!
     
  4. Oct 4, 2013 #4 of 28
    mattack

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    In HD UI, it's slow as dirt. But there are a few things (ESPECIALLY the space indicator -- yes, I'm one of those who OCD-ly constantly checks how full my Tivo is, since I WANT TO WATCH EVERYTHING I RECORD OR DELETE IT MYSELF, and understandably can't realistically set everything to KUID) that made me stick with the HD UI after getting a Premiere 4..

    Another funny thing is that I'm now spoiled by the download speed from the Premiere 4 compared to my Tivo HD.. download to a computer (with kmttg) that is. I record mostly SD shows, so a SD show takes *around* 5 minutes (a bit more, but that's a rough estimate) to download on my Premiere 4. On my Tivo HD, it takes WAY WAY longer -- tens of minutes.

    Supposedly downloading from the Roamios is even faster.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2013 #5 of 28
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    A Premiere running the SDUI is fast. Under HDUI, it's painfully slow.

    Now that I have a Roamio, I can see why everyone complains about the Premiere. I always ran my Elite under SDUI, but was forced to change to HDUI to use a Mini on it. The Roamio is a pleasure; the Premiere is constantly pausing, waiting, displaying that little circle of patience.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2013 #6 of 28
    moyekj

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    I recall getting a lot of flack over they years complaining how ridiculously slow my Elite was running HDUI and Flash apps. So glad I no longer have to use that Elite anymore.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2013 #7 of 28
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think you mainly got flack for claiming that your Elite was slower then your Premiere. To me they are equally as agonizing to use. :)
     
  8. Oct 5, 2013 #8 of 28
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Oh I could tell a difference between the Premiere and Elite easily. I would frequently change some of the Elite's unused tuners over to channels I didn't receive (no recording) and the Elite would tangibly speed up immediately.

    Then I thought the Mini was a joy to use until I used the Roamio. Now the Mini seems slow too. :D Definitely spoiled.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2013 #9 of 28
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes I found my 2 tuner Premiere after several updates just about tolerable using HDUI and always significantly faster than my Elite. Even now compared to Mini and Roamio my 2 tuner Premiere is still tolerable and I still use it (though I'd never want to use Netflix on it again). The Elite I gladly cast off to other family members.
     
  10. bobfrank

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    I never owned a Premiere. My latest was the THD, so all I was used to was the SDUI. The Roamio UI is at least as fast as my THD, and maybe faster.

    Where the Roamio really surprises me is the speed of transfers between it and my computer, up or down. Blazing!
     
  11. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Calling it the "circle of patience" is being too kind ;)
     
  12. JohnnyO

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    I went from TiVoHD to a Roamio. I'm very pleased with the performance. I still have one TiVoHD in the basement, and used it the other day. My goodness churning through that UI (even though it is SD) felt like trying to run in waist deep water. What a frustrating experience compared to the Roamio!
     
  13. elwaylite

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    On my Premier I cut the HD Gui off because it slowed down so much. The Roamio is quick.
     
  14. crxssi

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    Well, I am glad you now see we were not crazy :)

    When released, the Premiere was almost unusably slow in the HDUI. I was forced to use the SDUI to keep my sanity. After a few updates, it went from unusably slow to painfully slow in the HDUI, but I switched to it.

    The Roamio is acceptable. I would not describe it as "fast", but it is very usable and certainly not slow. It is as fast in the SDUI as the Premiere was in the SDUI. The speed, alone, makes the Roamio a very worthy upgrade.
     
  15. rainwater

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    The Elite is just way slower than the regular Premiere for me. Opening something like Netflix takes almost 4x longer. The UI of the Premiere is slow but usable but the Elite/XL4 is just painful to me. I don't know why but it is very noticeable.
     
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    I use a mini with an Elite running the SDUI. No problems that I can see. Why were you forced to change to the HDUI?
     
  17. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I am highly amused by reading this post, because my experience is that the TiVoHD is blazingly fast with kmttg -- compared with the way it was before, with TiVo Desktop. ;)
     
  18. vurbano

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    its not. It was significantly faster than the TivoHD
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    In the SDUI maybe. But in the HDUI it gets bogged down and takes a second to respond to commands, which in turn causes you to think the command was missed so you press again and then it does it twice. And then other times it does miss commands and you wait thinking it's slow and it does nothing.

    With the Roamio that never happens. You occasionally get a bong if you go too fast, but at least that's a response to the command so you know it was was received.
     
  20. mattack

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    Weird, I thought they both did basically the same exact thing, essentially a curl or http download....
    so I don't know how they're any different in actual download speed -- unless I'm wrong, which I probably am.
     

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