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TiVo prepping nex generation DVRs

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Aug 19, 2013 #861 of 1049
    rogmatic

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    The software will be the interesting part.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2013 #862 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    My compulsive need to google the model numbers every couple days to find a hit like this finally paid off. :D
     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 #863 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    I am definitely on hold from a day 1 buy at those prices. It is now entirely dependent on what upgrade offers and bundles are available.

    With no upgrade offer and just MSD that is $1000 for the Pro model and $800 for the Plus.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2013 #864 of 1049
    Dan203

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    I can't believe it's actually called a Roamio. :rolleyes: Oh well I'll just call it the S5
     
  5. Aug 19, 2013 #865 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    Looks like Guide to me.

    The zoom button and regular guide button on the remote look like they say something different.

    Either the directional pad is smaller or the remote is somewhere between the size of the Slide and the Peanut. On the Slide you don't have the room for a Guide button there and I can't see making the existing buttons smaller.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2013 #866 of 1049
    davezatz

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    Your Googling has exceeded my Google Alerts. :)
     
  7. Aug 19, 2013 #867 of 1049
    MeInDallas

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    Yes it does look smaller, I didnt notice that at first. Maybe its like someone said and has a wall wart power supply, or one like a laptop. Maybe even the 2.5 form factor hard drive like was discussed. Seagate has a 500GB video drive capable of 12 HD streams, so maybe they threw that in there :cool:

    EDIT: Looks like Western Digital changed the specs on their 2.5 A/V drive to now say 10, it used to say 4.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 #868 of 1049
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I actually wouldn't mind it having an external power supply. At least those are typically cheap and easy to replace.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2013 #869 of 1049
    MeInDallas

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    Exactly, I agree on that one! TWC uses the DCX3510M Motorola DVR in my area and it has an external power supply on it, very small size for a DVR too.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2013 #870 of 1049
    sbiller

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    No OLED! Arghhhh... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 #871 of 1049
    Dan203

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    I never really cared about the OLED on the S3. Maybe if it were 2x the size it might have been useful, but it was so small I couldn't read it from across the room anyway.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 #872 of 1049
    davezatz

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    I couldn't really see it either unless I was walking by the unit, but there was something sophisticated about it - I'm seduced by the eye candy and it looked nothing like the cablecos generic box. Hoping for better Roamio pics tomorrow - based on these lower res product shots, it almost looks like they're doing something similar to the Slingbox PRO-HD with a metal grate front and light behind. Hm.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2013 #873 of 1049
    bradleys

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    I don't think so... I think it is just the scaling of the image that makes it look different.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2013 #874 of 1049
    series5orpremier

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    I was speculating they might adjust the price of lifetime as a function of the number of tuners. Maybe that's what they've effectively done with the upfront hardware pricing. I was thinking they could make retail lifetime $600 for the 6-tuner models, keep it at $500 for the 4-tuner, and actually reduce it to $400 for the Premier which they could keep around as the entry level box while permanently lowering it's suggested retail price to $100.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2013 #875 of 1049
    davezatz

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    I found that the pic in the FCC filing looked smaller than the current Peanut...
     
  16. Aug 19, 2013 #876 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    It looks like the big one says Guide, and Zoom was moved to the right side where the old Guide button was. Now to figure out what the small one on the left says... Looks a little like Search, but...
     
  17. Aug 19, 2013 #877 of 1049
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am really looking forward to the detailed reviews, hopefully something will come out to tell me that this is more then a simple incremental update.

    I will probably swing for the $400 Roamio Plus model, but only because I never purchased a 4 tuner Elite.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2013 #878 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    If they did that, a new TiVo wouldn't even be a consideration for me.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2013 #879 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    It's more or less incremental. Depending on the models, it's a CPU upgrade, HDD upgrade, Stream integration, 4-tuner OTA support, RF remote...

    MoCA and app support are missing from the 4-tuner description, so those are flags to watch until we hear otherwise. Can't imagine why there wouldn't be app support.

    I'm probably in for a Plus sooner rather than later. The sluggish Elite has been annoying me, and the extra tuners will free up the chance to add another Mini at some point.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2013 #880 of 1049
    series5orpremier

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    So maybe it's more palatable marketing just to add that $100 to the upfront price of the box, which appears what they may have done.
     

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