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Spoiled by speed

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

  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    My Roamio is fast. And I'm a demanding user. It's a very rare occasion when the response isn't instantaneous.

    When I first added the Mini, it said something like "you can only use a Mini with the HDUI interface, do you want to change?". There was no option given.

    Then once I did that, next was the "and you lose a tuner too. Ok?".
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    It might start to do something instantly (thank God), but it doesn't FINISH it instantly. What holds up performance now are the unnecessary animated transitions- they are just too slow. They were "cute" for about 10 minutes, many years ago. Now they just slow down my navigation. ERRRRRG.
  3. dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    No. VA/D.C.
    I moved up from TiVo HDs, skipping the last gen. In just 4 days with Roamio, I've made the decision to change out the remaining boxes to Minis. I'm glad I skipped the last couple of generations, and hope this box lasts quite a while. I just realized today that I've had the THDs for 6 years!
  4. uw69

    uw69 Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    I did the same exact thing, installed my 2nd mini today, one more to go. :)
  5. Devx

    Devx New Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Transferring content from my mostly full THD to my Elite took about 3 days. At least that's what it seemed like since I saw the blue light for 3 straight days. Each transfer was only about 30-32Mbps even with tuner parking on both boxes. :(
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Transferring from my Elite to my Roamio was actually quite fast. But transferring from my Wife's 2 tuner Premiere to the Elite was a bit slow. Although I started using the Roamio immediately and transferred things as I went, so it may have felt faster because I wasn't in a hurry. With the Wife's TiVo I was trying to get done in a certain window so that I could catch a time when she wasn't recording to swap them out.
  7. flar

    flar Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Roamios don't lose a tuner when you add a Mini. They have dynamic tuner allocation. Was that question from the Mini or from the Roamio?
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    There was a post I was replying to that was not in your reply/quote. In it we were talking about an Elite.

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