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Who got a TiVo Roamio for Christmas?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by MarkSFCA, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. MarkSFCA

    MarkSFCA New Member

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    Post your results here. Happy Holidays!
     
  2. snoopdogg1

    snoopdogg1 New Member

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    Got the Pro to replace my HD XL. I have a TiVo user for a long time, going back to dial up connection on Series 2. BUT, I am about to pull my hair out installing the Roamio because, while it recognized my wireless SSID name, it will not connect to it! I tried rebooting the router to no avail. It is a Cisco Wireless N router. I cannot, as others have suggested, connect first through Ethernet because I would need a cable about 50 feet long. My internet is located on the second story, and my TV/ TiVo are on the first floor. What do I do?!!
     
  3. vinsuz

    vinsuz New Member

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    Dude, the whole benefit of the Roamio over an HD is that you can stream, which is not possible over wifi -- even N. The Pro has a Moca filter built-in; if you don't know, Moca is Multimedia Over CoAx (or something like that), so you don't need to run a 50 ft CAT 5 cable. Just plug in your coax! I have both of my HD's connected via Moca, and they work great. You may need to change some settings on your router, but YMMV.
     
  4. JDSmooth

    JDSmooth New Member

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    I got a Roamio Pro for Xmas (granted, I helped my wife through the ABT chat to get the best price), along with a slide pro remote. I got the Roamio setup with no issues already, and then moved our XL4 to the master bedroom and set it up with the slide pro. I just finished the season pass copies using the website. Truthfully, the most time was spent reordering the season passes that apparently get moved in random order, and setting up the remotes to work our surround sound systems as well as the tv power.

    Now our house has three TiVos and a mini. Great Xmas for me!
     
  5. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo Member

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    I got my plus for Christmas the day the Roamio was introduced in August...........I cheated:)
     
  6. reneg

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    I got a Roamio Pro & Mini from Abt through chat/phone call. It's replacing a Premiere & HD. Going to switch the cablecard over tomorrow.
     
  7. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Sort of. :) I was waiting for the final Best Buy gift card tally to decide whether to get a Plus at Best Buy and use the bonus $50 gift card to get a Kindle gift card to use towards a 3 TB hard drive at Amazon, or just use the TiVo email deal and get a Pro. We got either $100 or $150 in BB gift cards so it looks like I'll be going that route tomorrow.
     
  8. spaldingclan

    spaldingclan Member

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    I bought one two days ago with a gift card. Delivery on friday
     
  9. wigguynyc

    wigguynyc New Member

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    Got the Roamio Pro as an upgrade from Tivo HD.
    So far..I find the new interface, more difficult to use. It takes too many screens to program in my Season Passes.
    I'm supposing there will be a "learning curve" to get over to make it SEEM not as difficult. BUT, reality says...no, it still takes too many screens to do what I used to be able to do in 2 clicks.
     
  10. RichieR

    RichieR New Member

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    I got the Roamio Plus for myself for Christmas and I'm loving it! It beats the heck out of the cable DVR. Now I just have to figure out all the nuances. Lots of reading to do.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
     
  11. kbmb

    kbmb Active Member

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    Parents LOVED the two Roamio Basics I got them and the stream (they are coming from TivoHDs).

    Headed to install them tomorrow. All activated fine and both used the PLSR code to get $399 lifetime on them!

    -Kevin
     
  12. lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    I didnt get a Roamio, but I got a Slide Pro!

    I now own like one of everything short of a Roamio lol
     
  13. snoopdogg1

    snoopdogg1 New Member

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    Got it working.... Mostly. Had to connect the new Roamio to an old tv at my upstairs router just to download the update so I could update wirelessly. Moca is not active on my Time Warner Cable connection. (No Fios in my area). The Roamio software was updated and now I can connect wirelessly!

    Now I just have to call TiVo / Time Warner to get my M Card activated on the new Roamio. On the list for tomorrow.
     
  14. moraga695

    moraga695 Moraga695

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    Got my new 3TB Roamio Plus ordered from Weaknees as my Christmas gift from my wife today. Had no problems with Comcast moving cablecard over from old TiVo. Comcast activation staff were working on Christmas day (kudos to them) and the hold time was only about 5 minutes! The Comcast cablecard activation hot line person knew exactly what she was doing. All six tuners are even working! So far, so good.
     
  15. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I am dreading going down to Comcast a little bit today. Our Roamio will be replacing two 7+ yr old Series 3's, so I cannot just reuse the cablecards. I need to go pick up a new one. :( I'm hoping I do not have problems with them knowing what it is that I need. I sure am looking forward to eliminating the $7.95 extra outlet charge for the second TiVo, plus the $1.50 per card fee for the second cards in each device, though!
     
  16. dahacker

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    I'm going to beat you all getting my old Tivos on eBay today!
     
  17. kbmb

    kbmb Active Member

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    Please make sure you get an M card from Comcast. I went last weekend to get a card for a basic and they gave me a single stream.....they claimed "oh we don't give out single stream cards anymore".

    If it's a Comcast Motorola CC....it should be red with a M card on the front and the serial number starts with M. That's for the moto cards....not sure about other vendors.

    -Kevin
     
  18. DeltaOne

    DeltaOne Mount Airy, MD

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    My advice is to get two cable cards. They don't test them -- your chances of getting a non-working cable card is high. Either way means multiple trips to the Comcast office -- but you can return the unused cable card at your convenience. And your goal today is to get the Roamio working.
     
  19. takeshi

    takeshi New Member

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    Your provider doesn't have to offer Moca. You can use Moca adapters. I didn't want to run wired ethernet into the master bedroom for the Mini and smartTV but they're now connected via Moca using the Actiontec (Roamio Pro on the other end) that Tivo sells.
     
  20. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    My Christmas gift to myself was a 4TB Plus from weaknees. Ordered it yesterday.
     

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