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Yet again. Premeire vs Roamio

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Paradisel, May 1, 2014.

  1. christheman

    christheman New Member

    Feb 20, 2013
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I'm sure something like that produces better picture quality. But honestly I've never seen an issue with my Roamio set to 1080p/60
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I remember beta testing those. They work well although I sold the two I had when the DVDO DUo came out. If you only have one device, like the TiVo, you probably don't need to mess with the EDGE. But with multiple devices it can come in handy.

    But we are only talking about broadcast content. Having the Roamio scale to 1080P60 or having the Roamio scale Netflix content to 1080P24, it looks fine using the Roamio just for that.

    A better device to improve the picture quality would be a Darbee Darblet. But again it's only broadcast content and only so much can be done to broadcast content since it is not the best looking content to begin with because of the way it is broadcast.
  4. christheman

    christheman New Member

    Feb 20, 2013

    Hi, thanks for pointing the Darbee out to me. I vaguely recall seeing other people talking about it on other forums. The description and talk about it on Amazon makes me think the overall effect might be similar to Photoshop's Bicubic Sharper filter (usually used in combination with scaling down a picture), or Unsharp Mask (a more general filter used to enhance detail).

    I'd have to see a demo of it to actually see what it does, but based on a bunch of reviews I just read, that is about what I would expect it to do.

    A hardware version that runs in real time would be nice, along with a DVDO (to use as a high-end hardware scaler - one input and one output - also running in real time), between a cable box or Tivo and an HD-PVR.

    One of my goals would be to bring down the file size of my re-encoded broadcast video, since it is not really using all that bandwidth in many cases. It is either that or else get a brute-force top-of-the-line I7 computer just to crunch video 24 hours a day with 2-pass encoding.
  5. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    Atlanta area
    I don't think this was mentioned, but from my understanding, upgrading or repairing a Roamio's hard drive is much easier than doing this with a Premiere. Simply swap the drive in a Roamio and you are done. The software is on the DVR's board so it preps the new drive as needed.

    Upgrading or replacing a drive in a Premiere requires the use of other (free) software, obtaining an image and doing it all in a traditional PC via an available SATA port.

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