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Watch shows on my computer

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by scott216, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Exactly Dan. I'm getting one because they are an improvement over what I have now (I have an Elite as well). I don't spare much expense when it comes to TV. It's the one big ticket item in the house that I can honestly say everyone uses every day.
  2. Rose4uKY

    Rose4uKY Member

    Mar 28, 2003
    We were happy with our Premiere we got a few weeks ago thinking it's better than our old series 3's we had. We loved it and I knew about buying the Tivo Stream box extra but we don't have IOS and we thought we were fine with what we had until I went to TiVo.com to figure out about transferring my season pass from my lifetime series 3 to my Premiere and I see these ads for Roamio and immediately came back here to read. But being able to watch my shows at work on break on wifi with my Android tablet. I hope that happens soon! But bought the Roamio also for what it does now and to have the latest one. We got the Plus and it's less than our Premiere were sending back but it's ok just the two of us and will be fine.

    just got delivered a few minutes ago now to pack up the Premiere for return. I didn't mess with the Premiere much but we also bought 2 mini's. I like that it has built in stream and I know it will eventually have Android. But reading all the good reviews and people say it's faster than the Premiere and my boyfriend loves it having the RF remote too. I feel like we didn't have the Premiere long enough to experience it only 3 weeks or so but now I am looking forward to the Roamio. I wish he'd wake up and hook it up.

  3. pmdesign3

    pmdesign3 New Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    hi, I just upgraded from my series 3 hd. I previously used a slingbox 350 to watch live and recorded programming while traveling for work. While there was some delay in the remote, it worked pretty well.

    I just tried to connect to my new roamio via the slingbox. Slingbox does not have the new remote in its files and therefore i can not control the roamio via the slingbox.

    i called slingbox, they said call Tivo. I called Tivo they said they offer no support for slingbox issues. i called slingbox, they said it was because the new remote is RF not IR. I then switched my remote to IR, but still no luck.

    Anyone having similar problems or have a solution? I only watch remotely on a laptop so streaming to ipad or iphone is not a solution
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    My guess is that the Slingbox tech support is talking out its rear end (they're notoriously bad, and, last I checked they charged you if you even sneezed during a call). I would suspect Sling will eventually update their plugin(s) to correct this issue, but who knows how long that will take...
  5. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    There's nothing special you need to do; it works just like every other TiVo does with IR remotes. I use the same universal remote to control my Roamio Pro that I use to control a Premiere or a Series 3 unit; pick a remote address, use the system information screen to switch the TiVo to just that remote address (default is address 0 which makes it recognize IR signals from any address instead of just one).

    The IR sensor on the Plus/Pro is about one inch to the left of the TiVo shadow logo on the front panel.
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    If you want a Slingbox, buy one.

    Personally, I don't like Slingbox because it means someone at home can't watch the TV while I'm using the Slingbox. With Tivo, they can.
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    AT least transfer speeds to TiVo Desktop from the Roamio Pro are close to 2.5 times the speed when transferring from the Premiere.
    So you can get it to the PC much, much faster when transferring content from a Roamio Plus or Romaio Pro.
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    They certainly can watch the TV when you're using the Slingbox...
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    He's referring to the fact that since you're using the video outputs of the TiVo you're taking control of it while watching the Slingbox. Someone could watch the same thing as you, or something connected to another input on the TV, but they can't use the TiVo to watch something else. The Stream is pure network based, so it does not effect the source TiVo in any way. You could watch something via the Stream while someone else watches something completely different via the TiVo.

    The only way to get this same effect with a Slingbox is to buy a Mini and dedicate it to the Slingbox.
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Just set it up as a TiVo Premiere. The remote has all the same buttons and should work fine. (except Back, but that doesn't do anything anyway) If they don't have the Premiere remote you can use the S3 remote to get most of the functions. However it wont have the A, B, C & D buttons.
  11. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    Dan, Dan, Dan...are you really going to let TiVo let you down with another "will happen?"

    Lucy promised that she wouldn't yank the ball this time, Charlie Brown.

    I'm sure that the usable HD UI on my Premiere "will happen," too.
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    A usable HDUI is not a "will happen" for the Roamio, it's a reality. There are some promised features that I'm looking forward to, but the main reason I'm buying a Roamio is because of the faster UI. The Elite is frustratingly slow, and Roamio fixes that with raw horsepower. That in itself is enough for me to spend the money. Anything else that comes along down the road is a bonus, but I'm not holding my breath.

    My only hesitation, which caused me to wait a week to order a Roamio, was the dread of having to deal with Charter to get the CableCARD re-paired. It's always such a freaking nightmare.

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