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What do you think of the name Roamio?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by trip1eX, Aug 20, 2013.

What do you think of the name Roamio?

Poll closed Sep 3, 2013.
  1. Quite clever.

    17 vote(s)
    28.8%
  2. Still confused.

    42 vote(s)
    71.2%
  1. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    I'm not on board yet with the name.

    I think of Romeo and Juliet every time I say it. And still having a hard time connecting that to watching tv.

    And the spelling makes me want to pronounce it differently or makes me think about cellphone roaming or wonder what the bleep someone is talking about.
     
  2. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Saying the name out loud makes me feel like I'm referring to a telenovela
     
  3. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

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    I hate the name.
     
  4. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    "Roamio, where for art thou, Roamio?"


    :D
     
  5. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Can we called it the S5? Or would that sound like another rumor for a new Samsung phone? :)
     
  6. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    They will probably be playing a commercial with that line! :D
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Ironic, since the "roam" features (external streaming) aren't available at launch.
     
  8. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Umm.... Identical poll posted a week ago.
     
  9. mchief

    mchief Morey

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    Need a who cares option.
     
  10. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    I was trying to eliminate the middle of the roaders.
     
  11. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    Sorry. I was on vacation all week. Just got back today with time to kill and internets to catch up on. I didn't know the name was already announced. Darn it.
     
  12. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    He's showing up in my account now, with his fresh new TSN. :D Account says to check back in 24 hours for activation to complete. Lol.
     
  13. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    It is a stupid name. Even if it does eventually stream externally (as promised).

    I'd love to see TiVo release a feature complete product at launch - maybe one day... Ah. It'll never happen.
     
  14. Bigg

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

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    Hate it.
     
  15. djwilso

    djwilso Member

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    The only plus about the name is that fewer people will constantly misspell it as they do with "Premiere".

    Other than that, it's a terrible name in my opinion.
     
  16. TivoQueensDad

    TivoQueensDad New Member

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    My first thought was that it would have a built-in equivalent of Sling Box. Given that the initial "roaming" ability is to move some shows to iDevices only, I don't think it's an appropriate name choice. It over promises a feature that Tivo under delivers on.
     
  17. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I couldn't care less what they call it as long as it works... :cool:
     
  18. vurbano

    vurbano New Member

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    Stupid name
     
  19. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    I get the notion that TiVo wants to promote the "Roaming" capability as TV Everywhere is the new big thing, but it is a really stupid name coming from one's lips and our brains keying in on Shakespeare's tragic character (Romeo) and Valentine's day. Maybe the "Roamer" was already Trademarked.

    However, maybe they have a really clever commercial lined up that takes advantage of the word "Roamio" like Dish did with the Boston Family saying "Happer" over and over. I thought Hopper (same idea as "Roaming") was a dumb name until the ad campaign kicked in and a whole heap of people have easily recalled the "Hopper" name in discussions. Joe Clayton at Dish was right about the Hopper name. Perhaps Tom Rogers at TiVo will be vindicated once the full advertising campaign kicks in, sans Tebow, I hope.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    This poll is flawed. I don't think it's "Quite Clever" nor am I "Still Confused", I just hate the name. :)
     

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