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IR remotes still work?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:57
I see that the new Roamio has a RF remote, does this mean I can not use my existing IR Harmony?

IR Support or IR jack on the back of the Roamio

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:49
I was wondering if the new S5 is going to support IR commands. I do a lot of custom jobs where we need to setup IR eyes since most of the equipment is racked and hidden away. I know the S5 has a RF remote. I hope that they kept a way to have custom remotes work with it either through IR or custom drivers.


Still need a tuning adapter?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:32
I haven't found anything in the specs... will this box still need a tuning adapter or did they finally build in SDV support?

If the former, they lost me.

Can a Roamio Rebuild a Data Drive from Scratch?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:17
The Roamio tivos are the first retail offering to have a built in Flash that houses the "executable" portions of the tivo software (as opposed to the data, e.g. videos, program guide data, etc.)

Presumably, this should allow them to tolerate replacement of the internal hard disk (termed a "data disk") with a blank/new hard disk and be able to boot and rebuild the internal disk.

One would still lose recordings, but at least it would obviate the need for backup images.

I'm wondering if anyone has tested this yet (to confirm that it will rebuild the data disk if provided a new drive) and can say whether or not the tivo will attempt to fully utilize the new drive (potentially to 3GB or beyond).

What do you think of the name Roamio?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:16
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.

Anyone not able to get the 399 MSD?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:13
I tried calling TiVo because when I added the Roamio Pro to the cart with lifetime service it was coming up at 499. The TiVo rep said that both the TiVo boxes currently on my account have used the MSD in the past to get the lifetime service so I would be unable to use the MSD on a new Roamio. Anyone ever heard of this before? I hung up and said I needed to think about it...

New Roamio Streaming capability vs Slingbox 350

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 14:33
I've been using the Slingbox for years. Just wondering what you guys thought about it vs the future streaming capabilities of the Roamio (outside of your network).

I actually bought a Western Digital Streamer with the Slingbox app and it works pretty good. It's kind of like a Tivo Mini just without the monthly fee and a bit slower. As a result I'm leaning towards the basic Tivo Roamio since I already have that and can watch tivo already through the slingplayer app on my ipad.

DIAL Support

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:56
Does anyone know if it is an open standard and will work with any software? Will we be able to use chromecast software to push youtube and netflix videos? And can we pun the chrome browser? If so, this is going to be huge.

Taking offers on an Elite, Premiere, Stream and Wireless G Adapter

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:29
I'm taking offers on my Tivos, details below. Please PM me if you are interested in anything listed below. All items are from a smoke free home and are in flawless condition. No scratches, marks, etc. they are all working perfectly!

TiVo Premiere Elite (XL4) - lifetime service - Labeled as an Elite before it was changed to an XL4. 2 TB hard drive for approx 350 HD hours. 4 tuners. Cables and remote included

TiVo Premiere - lifetime service - original base model Premiere. 45 HD hours. 2 tuners. Cables and remote included

TiVo Stream - unit with power cord and Ethernet cable. Only 1.5 months old

TiVo wireless G adapter

Please PM if you are interested in anything from above. I've used Tivos since 2004 and bought/sold many units. Below is a link to my eBay profile where I have 100 percent positive feedback of buying and selling since 1999. Thanks for looking.


For Sale: Lifetime TiVo Elite with Geek Squad Warranty

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:16
The Geek Squad Extended warranty expires on October 9th, 2015.

Original box, original remote, original power cable, and original ethernet cable.

Will be double boxed and shipped by FEDEX ground.

Shipping only to the continental US.

$510 Shipped.

Paypal payments only.

PM me if interested.

TiVo Slide Remote

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:11
Does the Tivo Slide Remote work with Roamio?

TiVo HD and HD XL
All TiVo Premiere boxes
TiVo Mini

best remote ever...

FS: Lifetime TiVo Elite with Geek Squad Warranty and all original accessories

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:08
The Geek Squad Extended warranty expires on April 6th, 2016.

Original box and all original accessories.

Will be double boxed and shipped by FEDEX ground.

Shipping only to the continental US.

$550 Shipped.

Paypal payments only.

PM me if interested.

Shipping Charges on Tivo.com ridiculous!

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:51
They want $60 for 2-Day and over $135 for Next Day to IL Chicago suburb...Give me a break and you have to pay tax. Free shipping is 5-7 days delivery time...


Now on Amazon with Prime!

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:44

How many Minis can a Roamio support?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:42
Is there a limit (I assume so) on the number of Minis you can slave to a single Roamio? Debating swapping out my 4 Tuner Premiere, 2 Tuner Premiere, and old TiVo HD in the basement for a new 6 Tuner Plus and a pair of Minis, but haven't been able to figure out if it can support two (or more) Minis. I already have a Stream as well, in case that matters...

Any chance JMFS will work on a Roamio?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:38
Planning on getting a Roamio. If current tools work might I will get a plus and upgrade it myself to 4 or 5 Terabytes. Otherwise I would go for the pro and probably still end up upgrading it.

Anyone care to speculate?

Trying to understand the value of built-in WiFi

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:29
Unless I'm a non-technical user that has NO wireless router in their house, what is the value of built-in WiFi in the new Roamio units? Doesn't seem to be a benefit for tablet or smartphone as remotes or viewing.


- Enables quicker transfers between Roamio <-> Roamio/Mini/Stream units around the house?
- Just removes requirement for Ethernet cable in config? (Tivo <-> Router)

What am I missing here?


Roamio Wi-Fi

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:27
Why in the world didn’t TiVo use 802.11ac wi-fi in Roamio? I am updating all of my Apple toys to the new standard. I asked TiVo chat and they were ho-hum, 802.11n works fine. So does my 1964 Pontiac.

Roamio OTA reception?

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:03
I know the TivoHD had great OTA reception (so I've read) and the Premiere models did not. I'm interested in any experience early adopters have comparing OTA reception to previous Tivo models.