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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Jun 17, 2013.
Not an option for me. Still running Win2K. Hope to change that later this year.
Gonna jump up to XP?
In all seriousness... why? Are you still using the 14 year old PC it came on? I don't even understand why some people insist on keeping XP. Still running Win2K seems outright ridiculous. Almost nothing supports Win2K any more.
It costs money to upgrade. At this point, it doesn't make sense to lay out the money to upograde the O/S on this old h/w. Probably will just buy a whole new system. But anything has to wait until at least October. I got my last pension payment Aug. 1 and don't get first SS payment until October 23.
I don't know what your financial situation is. I assumed people who own TiVos, and are considering buying a new one, have enough money for basic luxuries, but maybe that was a poor assumption. However you should really consider upgrading your PC before upgrading your TiVo. Even a cheap, $300, PC will run circles around something you bought 14 years ago. Not to mention Win2K is a HUGE security risk. It hasn't been updated in like 3 years now. There are bound to be a million exploits out there by now.
Same here (except I'm not rushing to buy any at all). It's not like they've pitched some deal for those of us that have been customers for nearly as long as they've been around, that compels us to upgrade or miss-out.
Even if I hear about somebody upgrading them successfully, remember the fiasco by one of the big web-store upgrade sites selling a 4TB (2x2TB) Premiere upgrade that they had to recall? I'll give any upgrade option some time to be tested before I take a leap of faith.
Same here. If you can't afford an OS update in 14 years then seems odd you even be considering expensive TiVo stuff. But then, it's not really my business.
You're assuming that his 14-year-old computer is connected to the internet.
Don't attempt to "teach your Grandma to suck eggs". As I said, buying a whole new system is exactly what I plan to do.
The CPU and O/S are hand-me-downs but are not 14-years old. The mobo and memory are about 2 y/o. And drives have been added/replaced.
I might have been able to upgrade the O/S earlier this year using an OEM version that a friend had lying around but I had just found out that I would have this nearly 3-month gap in payments. You "qualify" for SS the month after the relevant b/d (I turn 62 tomorrow). You don't actually get a payment until the month after that and in my case, payments will be on the 4th Wednesday. So I've been having to try and save enough money to get me through the transition. I have been living on a 7-year (for max cash flow), early retirement(@55) pension I earned for 12-years of work as an O/S (NOS,NOS/BE, and NOS/VE) analyst at Martin-Marietta Data Systems (1979-1991).
I'm not actually sure if I will getting a new TiVo or not, but if I did, it could save me money in the long run by reducing the number of those stupid ADO fees I have to pay Comcast.
As far as using TS vs. PS for transfers, there are other reasons I don't want to do that. The fact that I do get captions if I transfer it to and watch it on my THD indicates (to me at least) that TiVo has a problem which they damn well should fix.
Finally, as a couple of you said, it is none of your business how I choose to spend my limited disposable income. I only posted those details to explain why things are as they are, not to seek advise and the criticism, explicit and implicit, is both unwelcome and unwarranted.
this reminds me of the guy on this board, i cant remember his name, that in one thread he was complaining how poor he is and he cant afford doctors or what not, but then in numerous other threads, he buys cell phones, juicers, beds and what not. i remember his avi, guy with a beard who i think lives in the woods.
Best Buy is now allowing you to add to cart the Plus model for those interested. It still shows backordered and set to ship 1-2 weeks. I would guess they should have stock soon though so it probably won't be that long.
Amazon is showing back in stock 8/22 or tomorrow.
To clarify, those will be DVR's sold by Weaknees, not Amazon. If you're wanting to take advantage of Prime shipping, Amazon still shows 1-3 weeks until more stock arrives.
And you can get a discount by ordering directly from Weaknees instead of through Amazon with the codes someone mentioned.
I did and the TR-6 shipped tonight, with $25 off and no tax.
My abbreviation for the new Roamio TiVos
Roamio basic with 4 tuners TR-4
Roamio Plus with 6 tuners and a 1Tb drive TR-6
Roamio Pro with 6 tuners and a 3Tb drive TR-6P
Yeah, and once you add service to it so it, you know, actually works, it's $1100!!!! The Premiere XL4 was $900, this is getting kind of insane, even though it looks like it's finally the box that the Premiere should have been.
I'm going to be jealous of this when I go back downstairs and watch TV in the fall. Right now, I've only been using the Minis in the kitchen and my room, and they are zippy.
It's tough to see the use case for 6 tuners if you basically only have 5 channels, 4 of which are terrible. Of course you can put a 1TB in there. Even if it's a thin 2.5" drive (unlikely), those are coming soon in 1.5TB from HGST (I'm getting one for the storage drive on my MBP to complement my new 500GB Samsung 840 series SSD).
And for those of you hemming and hawing over space, just remember you can NEVER have too much space! Even if you're good about DVR management, you'll run into times like the Olympics where you'll want to suck down hundreds upon hundreds of hours of HD video, 3-4 channels at a time.
You must be stuck in time with analog OTA.
Now that OTA has gone digital, there are a lot more channels. I grant you that most of them are crap and/or Spanish oriented, but it's not just the big 3 any longer.
And if you arrange some copper wires in a special pattern and connect them to your TV, you can usually get a lot more channels OTA, like this:
There's the big 4 and PBS. There are a couple of actual channels that are junk, and then the rest is all subchannels, which are really junk, and are horrible quality SD, since they're overcompressed. I wish subchannels would die so that we could go back to the 19mbps feeds!