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The Roamio unboxing experience is really lame

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by dtivouser, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. ptr727

    ptr727 New Member

    Dec 2, 2004
    Here are a couple of thoughts:
    - Ship the units with software that is feature complete and high quality, i.e. no immediate update required.
    - Improve the performance of the update process, e.g. one download and one reboot only, smaller download, less time to apply update.
    - Improve the out of box flow to one click, i.e. do you accept the EULA, and then use all defaults, e.g. why do you need to ask me if you should use DHCP, use DHCP and if it fails ask me what to do, I can always change it later if I'm the minority that needs custom network settings.

    The TiVo OOB experience may have always sucked, my all my other consumer devices just work when I power them on for the first time, including my FiOS DVR's, they just worked, no update required, they updated themselves later that night when I was sleeping.

  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Wouldn't hurt (at least with a capable CPU now) if more of the updating could happen in the background, then reboot to complete the process. Rather than tying up the box for the duration.

    Also, I don't know if the hard drives have an image on them anymore or if they're blank and updated from the flash volume, but in any event the packed-in version should be kept up to date for future manufactured boxes. I've gotten old software with newer manufacture dates before.
  3. chrispitude

    chrispitude New Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Unboxed the Roamio earlier this evening, called in the lifetime purchase, now waiting for the Roamio's network update to complete so it recognizes the service.

    Interesting observation: in live TV, the current show name is listed as "TiVo Service Unavailable", yet the "Up Next" does list the actual show name for whatever's next. Seems to be an oversight...

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