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

  1. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    If you're good with the Peanut, you can move through Olympics pretty quick.

    EDIT: Combine posts.

    Of course I watch other shows. But the Olympics are something basically everyone watches. TiVo just makes them a million times better.

    I'm not sure that boycotting the Olympics is going to do anything about the Russians and their disregard for human rights. The IOC should ban Russian Olympians from their own Olympics until Russia gets their act together and treats all of their citizens as humans.

    I'm not trolling. The Olympics are like the basics.
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I think that's a basic fallacy. A lot of people might watch some part of them. But I think that's about as far as you can take a general statement.

    There've been far more Olympic games in my lifetime, even than in my adult lifetime, that I've not watched at all (ignoring newscasts, commercials, etc) than there have been Olympic games that I've watched some part of. And I don't think there was a single Olympic games that I watched any sort of appreciable number of hours until the last summer Olympics which was available in 3D, and even then, maybe I watched 4 to 5 hours total, including opening ceremonies, some of which I fast forwarded over, too.

    Yes, that's anecdotal. But at least among those I am around in person, not at all uncommon, thus I'm relatively comfortable making that as a generalization. :)
  3. brianric

    brianric Active Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Not everyone. Same goes for the Superbowl unless New England is playing.
  4. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Not here. MMA is about the only sport I can tolerate.
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    What is MMA?
  6. SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Mixed Martial Arts.

    I don't think I've watched more than 30 minutes of the Olympics cumulative in my life.
  7. gigaguy

    gigaguy Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Hello TiVonians. newbie browser, shopping my first Tivo.
    My much favored Sony DHG-HDD500s (from 2005?) had index marking that I loved, you could even name each index mark, worked great for long programs and it's smooth customizable playback doesn't seem to have been bested. I'm still using one of my now guide-crippled Sonys ...but I digress.
    I need a new DVR. TiVo may be next, and anything to keep from renting a box from TWC. glad this forum is here.
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Wait, are you claiming you can download tivo files on your Win2K system but NOT convert them between TS & PS on the same system?

    (I haven't done the conversion yet either.. I'm on OS X.. I'd like to keep the closed captions too.)
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    The problem is that the old version of ffmpeg that I have to run on Win2k doesn't appear to support transferring TS files back to the TiVo.

    I'm not sure what conversion you are talking about. My reading of the situation is that in order to have the captions there on a Premiere, recordings must be xferred in both directions in TS format.

    It's possible that it has been fixed on the R5's and will be fixed on the Premieres.
  10. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010

    I have *zero* interest in watching *any* sports, that includes the Olympics and the superbowl of tackleball.
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    Blasphemer!!! :p
  12. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Not even tackleball? :p
  13. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    Well, it has almost nothing to do with feet. That would be soccer.

    So it is better tackleball, throwball, or carryball.
  14. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    Well, the .00001% of the US population who doesn't watch the Olympics has come out of the woodwork here. The rest of us will enjoy them thanks to TiVo's ability to store and retrieve tons of broadcasts quickly and easily.
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    According to Neilson only 70% of Americans watch at least part of the Olympics in 2012. So we're the 30% not the .00001% :)
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    And a WAG that of those 70%, many just watch a leetle bit. Like me. So 30% don't watch at all, maybe 30% watch just a tad, maybe 30-40% watch more.

    Huge numbers, but not all of us.:rolleyes:
  17. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I'd watch a lot more if they had locker room coverage at the Olympics. But then, there's probably lots of sports I'd watch if they did that, not just the Olympics. :)
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    LOL :)
  19. Sep 2, 2013 #1039 of 1049

    wldlif7 New Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hey all, looking for some suggestions/input.
    I've been reading about the new Roamio and trying decide on the best setup so I can view recordings on 2 different tv's in separate rooms from a base unit. The only constraint is I have to have OTA capabilities on both TV's since I do not have cable or satellite capabilities.

    I currently have a premier and a series 2 (not using though) actually want to get rid of. From what I've read I do not believe a mini can be used with a std premier since it only has 2 tuners. Would my best bet be to buy a std Roamio and use as my main unit and put the premier on my second TV or dump all I have and buy the the Roamio and a mini? I believe I only save $4/mo having a mini over the premier, but over time I would probably be money ahead since I would do the lifetime on the mini.

    Am I missing some advantages or disadvantages to one config over the other?

    Any input is appreciated
  20. Sep 2, 2013 #1040 of 1049

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    If your Premiere does not have lifetime service on it, it probably makes sense to get a Roamio and a Mini. If you move the monthly fee from the Premiere over to the Roamio, the costs will be $200 for the Roamio and $249 for the Mini with lifetime for a total of $449. If you buy just the Roamio and keep the Premiere, the cost will be $200 plus whatever the monthly fee is $15 (or $13 for MSD) for the Roamio. As such the Mini would pay for itself in 17 (or $20 with MSD) months. You could buy the Roamio with lifetime service for $600 (or $500 with MSD), but that would end up costing more.

    The downsides:
    1. The Mini won't be able to stream live TV if the Roamio is recording on all 4 tuners. Previously recorded programs can be streamed though.
    2. The Roamio is OTA or cable, not both like the Premiere, but if you never plan to get cable or never plan to use both at the same time that's not an issue.
    3. The Mini has no user storage so thing likes Amazon VOD and Web Video downloads won't work.

    If none of the downsides are a problem, it makes sense.

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