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Thinking of Roamio - which one

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by serial_port_me05, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I have a 2-tuner premiere, and a TivoHD, and I'm considering replacing one of them with a Roamio Plus. I'm particularly interested in the ability to stream my shows while out of my home. The Tivo Stream was a non-starter for me because (as I understand it) it required that it be connected to my router via a wired connection: the Stream does not work wirelessly. That was a problem for me, because my computer and router are nowhere near my tivos: I've been using wireless adapters.

    If I get a Roamio, can I set it up wirelessly and have the out-of-home streaming functionality, even though it's connected to my network wirelessly? I know from poking around on the tivo site that wireless capability is baked into the Plus and Pro and that I won't need a network adapter, but does that mean that I'll also be able to stream wirelessly, too?
  2. curiousgeorge

    curiousgeorge New Member

    Nov 28, 2002
    This was an unwelcome surprise. The pre-purchase propaganda is pretty misleading on this. It should say Antenna OR cable, not list both, implying you can have both like the Premiere.
  3. kcossabo

    kcossabo Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Plus or Pro?

    I read Plus and upgrade the HD, I am in, is there a link as I thought the HD had the OS and it was complicated (Thinking back to wee knees days)

    Also on the product page;

    under Compatibility & Specs, there is an odd line. Line header is "Works with" and the plus is Built in, but the Pro is N/A?

    I assume this is a format issue and the N/A should be under the Cable Box?
  4. djjuice

    djjuice Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Previously there was some work to be done, but with the roamio's its plug and play. Just drop in the HD and the roamio will do the rest...
    Go for the 3TB WD AV-GP drive WD30EURX
  5. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

    Mar 7, 2002
    Cary, IL
    Seriously? You don't need to screw around with a boot disk and expansion? If so, sweet!

    Also, why not the 3TB WD Red Drive? I have a 2 TB Red in my Premiere 4 and it's fast, quiet, and stable (8 months and counting).
  6. tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

    May 10, 2005
    i just put in a 3 tb red in my plus today. So far so good
  7. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    And the plus and pro models can't even be configured to do OTA.
  8. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    The stand-alone stream needs to be hardwired, but can be ANYWHERE on the home network.

    Use MOCA for the Roamio, wired is always better (some may balk- but interference can happen anywhere and changes over time). While a Roamio can connect wirelessly, that is really only for guide service. Higher functions require a hard-wired connection.
  9. curiousgeorge

    curiousgeorge New Member

    Nov 28, 2002
    I knew that going in and it's clearly stated. The part that was shifty is that the basic is shown to have cable and OTA, which it DOES, but it's implied that you can have both (like all TiVos with both before), but you have to CHOOSE at setup, which is the same as not having it, IMO.

    The TiVo promotional materials need to make it clear that it's cable OR OTA, not AND.

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