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TiVo prepping nex generation DVRs

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

  1. Aug 19, 2013 #901 of 1049
    steinbch

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    I've got a 2-tuner Premiere with lifetime that I'll be willing to sell as soon as the ordering info is posted.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2013 #902 of 1049
    Dan203

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    The only real advantage to you would be consolidating those tuners into a single box. Managing a single To Do List is a lot easier then managing two. A 4 tuner box and a Mini would be $850 with lifetime, you could probably sell your two Premiere's for close to that, so it might only cost to $100 when it's all said and done. Plus if the new unit really does have an external power brick, rather then an internal power supply, that would be a big boon for long term reliability.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 #903 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    Also saves on a CableCARD which if on FiOS is now $4.99 a month or $60 a year.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2013 #904 of 1049
    SullyND

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    Dan was replying to someone who is OTA though, right?
     
  5. Aug 19, 2013 #905 of 1049
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    You should put that in your signature.

    There's also a Buyer/Seller area for such matters:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=72
     
  6. Aug 19, 2013 #906 of 1049
    Dan203

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    Yeah the poster was OTA only. I actually almost suggested the same savings on a CableCARD and then caught myself right before I posted. :)
     
  7. Aug 19, 2013 #907 of 1049
    Aero 1

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    i thought of the to do list, but honestly, its not that big of a deal to us. the power brick idea is interesting and the central hub aspect of this is a little scary because if it goes down, there goes all recordings and all live tv functionality until it gets fixed.

    to me, if there is no exclusive improvement or features only available to the S5 and not available to the older models, its not worth my time and an extra $100 out of my pocket to go through the trouble of selling my old units, calling tivo for transfers and possible paying ebay and paypal fees. only time will tell if its worth it.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 #908 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    Missed that.

    The bid thing with the power brick is I hope the cord is long enough. In one of the rooms I have the TiVo above the TV and always had issues with the 360 there because the cables weren't long enough for me to set the power brick anywhere.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2013 #909 of 1049
    MScottC

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    I'm very disappointed that the larger units don't do OTA. That is really what I was waiting for. And if the smallest unit can't take a 1 TB drive, I'm really going to be annoyed. I simply wanted a 6 tuner model that allowed me the option of dropping cable. This bites.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2013 #910 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    This is the first quad tuner OTA box. You will probably be waiting a long time for it since the tech is well behind where cable tuners are at.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 #911 of 1049
    MScottC

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    Perhaps... but don't cut off all the other options that come with the larger models as well. I can actually deal with the 4 tuners. My wife and I have dealt with 2 tuners since I purchased the original S3. I just wanted this to go along with a mini for the guest room and at least a TB of storage, along with all the streaming options.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 #912 of 1049
    greatking8

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    For the 4 tuner model, do you think it will be 4 tuners that can do both OTA and Cable or 2 tuners for OTA and 2 for cable?

    I was holding out thinking all 4 could be for OTA but I have a feeling the 4 tuners will actually be 2OTA/2QAM.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2013 #913 of 1049
    bradleys

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    From what we heard you select either OTA or Cable at setup - and all tuners are available for that purpose.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2013 #914 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Early word is that you will be able to select 4 OTA or 4 QAM, but won't be able to mix and match. It's 4 usable tuners for one source or the other.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2013 #915 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    The one rumor is it will be 4 qam/4OTA, but you can't mix. You will only be able to use one or the other.

    TiVo likes to keep it simple so I doubt it would be 2+2 since more of a support nightmare from customers expecting 4 tuners. Then again they did it before with the series 2 dual tuner.

    They could also do 4qam/2ota but I doubt it.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2013 #916 of 1049
    sbiller

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    I think the embargo drops in 90 minutes... for those inclined to stay up late into the night! :)
     
  17. Aug 19, 2013 #917 of 1049
    CoxInPHX

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    I was really hoping for a 6 tuner with 3TB, (or at least 2TB), but not for $600.

    Guess I will have to wait for the Woot Renaming sell-off!!! :rolleyes:

    Or the price to drop to $500 at the very most.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2013 #918 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Killing time til then... lol. So what does everybody think of the hardware design?

    The pics from that site aren't the best. The source images were resized creating a moire pattern on the mesh, but overall they're not bad looking. Not great either. I'm not a big fan of silver electronics. The cell phone pic off the TV made the Roamio-4 look almost totally silver, but the actual box looks better than that.

    The lights are hard to see in the mesh noise. At least in the photos.

    If there's a Find my Remote button, where might it be (Tivo logo = button?) Guess we'll find out soon enough.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2013 #919 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    I think in the past they have also held it til 9 AM, but hopefully it drops tonight.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2013 #920 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    Not a huge fan of the design. It looks almost like a binder or file folder with a flip cover.
     

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