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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Jun 17, 2013.
The software will be the interesting part.
My compulsive need to google the model numbers every couple days to find a hit like this finally paid off.
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.
I can't believe it's actually called a Roamio. Oh well I'll just call it the S5
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.
Your Googling has exceeded my Google Alerts.
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
EDIT: Looks like Western Digital changed the specs on their 2.5 A/V drive to now say 10, it used to say 4.
I actually wouldn't mind it having an external power supply. At least those are typically cheap and easy to replace.
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.
No OLED! Arghhhh...
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.
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.
I don't think so... I think it is just the scaling of the image that makes it look different.
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.
I found that the pic in the FCC filing looked smaller than the current Peanut...
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...
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.
If they did that, a new TiVo wouldn't even be a consideration for me.
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.
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.