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Old 08-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #1021
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You do realize it would take hours just to FF past the junk to the one thing you want to see that happened at some random time during the broadcast?
If you're good with the Peanut, you can move through Olympics pretty quick.

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huh? Some people don't care about the Olympics. Especially this year with the Russians being bigots.

Is the Olympics the only reason you have one? Surely you watch other shows.

OK now I know you're trolling.
Of course I watch other shows. But the Olympics are something basically everyone watches. TiVo just makes them a million times better.

I'm not sure that boycotting the Olympics is going to do anything about the Russians and their disregard for human rights. The IOC should ban Russian Olympians from their own Olympics until Russia gets their act together and treats all of their citizens as humans.

I'm not trolling. The Olympics are like the basics.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #1022
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But the Olympics are something basically everyone watches.
I think that's a basic fallacy. A lot of people might watch some part of them. But I think that's about as far as you can take a general statement.

There've been far more Olympic games in my lifetime, even than in my adult lifetime, that I've not watched at all (ignoring newscasts, commercials, etc) than there have been Olympic games that I've watched some part of. And I don't think there was a single Olympic games that I watched any sort of appreciable number of hours until the last summer Olympics which was available in 3D, and even then, maybe I watched 4 to 5 hours total, including opening ceremonies, some of which I fast forwarded over, too.

Yes, that's anecdotal. But at least among those I am around in person, not at all uncommon, thus I'm relatively comfortable making that as a generalization.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:24 PM   #1023
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Of course I watch other shows. But the Olympics are something basically everyone watches.
Not everyone. Same goes for the Superbowl unless New England is playing.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #1024
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Of course I watch other shows. But the Olympics are something basically everyone watches. TiVo just makes them a million times better.
Not here. MMA is about the only sport I can tolerate.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:52 PM   #1025
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #1026
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What is MMA?
Mixed Martial Arts.

I don't think I've watched more than 30 minutes of the Olympics cumulative in my life.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #1027
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You know what the next advance in DVRs would be?
Index recordings so that you can skip to specific points.
Hello TiVonians. newbie browser, shopping my first Tivo.
My much favored Sony DHG-HDD500s (from 2005?) had index marking that I loved, you could even name each index mark, worked great for long programs and it's smooth customizable playback doesn't seem to have been bested. I'm still using one of my now guide-crippled Sonys ...but I digress.
I need a new DVR. TiVo may be next, and anything to keep from renting a box from TWC. glad this forum is here.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #1028
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Not an option for me. Still running Win2K. Hope to change that later this year.
Wait, are you claiming you can download tivo files on your Win2K system but NOT convert them between TS & PS on the same system?

(I haven't done the conversion yet either.. I'm on OS X.. I'd like to keep the closed captions too.)
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #1029
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Wait, are you claiming you can download tivo files on your Win2K system but NOT convert them between TS & PS on the same system?

(I haven't done the conversion yet either.. I'm on OS X.. I'd like to keep the closed captions too.)
The problem is that the old version of ffmpeg that I have to run on Win2k doesn't appear to support transferring TS files back to the TiVo.

I'm not sure what conversion you are talking about. My reading of the situation is that in order to have the captions there on a Premiere, recordings must be xferred in both directions in TS format.

It's possible that it has been fixed on the R5's and will be fixed on the Premieres.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:06 AM   #1030
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Not everyone. Same goes for the Superbowl
Exactly.

I have *zero* interest in watching *any* sports, that includes the Olympics and the superbowl of tackleball.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:19 AM   #1031
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Exactly.

I have *zero* interest in watching *any* sports, that includes the Olympics and the superbowl of tackleball.
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Not even tackleball?
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:09 AM   #1033
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Not even tackleball?
Well, it has almost nothing to do with feet. That would be soccer.

So it is better tackleball, throwball, or carryball.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #1034
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Well, the .00001% of the US population who doesn't watch the Olympics has come out of the woodwork here. The rest of us will enjoy them thanks to TiVo's ability to store and retrieve tons of broadcasts quickly and easily.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:45 PM   #1035
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According to Neilson only 70% of Americans watch at least part of the Olympics in 2012. So we're the 30% not the .00001%
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:32 PM   #1036
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According to Neilson only 70% of Americans watch at least part of the Olympics in 2012. So we're the 30% not the .00001%
And a WAG that of those 70%, many just watch a leetle bit. Like me. So 30% don't watch at all, maybe 30% watch just a tad, maybe 30-40% watch more.

Huge numbers, but not all of us.
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I'd watch a lot more if they had locker room coverage at the Olympics. But then, there's probably lots of sports I'd watch if they did that, not just the Olympics.
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I'd watch a lot more if they had locker room coverage at the Olympics. But then, there's probably lots of sports I'd watch if they did that, not just the Olympics.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #1039
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Hey all, looking for some suggestions/input.
I've been reading about the new Roamio and trying decide on the best setup so I can view recordings on 2 different tv's in separate rooms from a base unit. The only constraint is I have to have OTA capabilities on both TV's since I do not have cable or satellite capabilities.

I currently have a premier and a series 2 (not using though) actually want to get rid of. From what I've read I do not believe a mini can be used with a std premier since it only has 2 tuners. Would my best bet be to buy a std Roamio and use as my main unit and put the premier on my second TV or dump all I have and buy the the Roamio and a mini? I believe I only save $4/mo having a mini over the premier, but over time I would probably be money ahead since I would do the lifetime on the mini.

Am I missing some advantages or disadvantages to one config over the other?

Any input is appreciated
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:30 AM   #1040
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Hey all, looking for some suggestions/input.
I've been reading about the new Roamio and trying decide on the best setup so I can view recordings on 2 different tv's in separate rooms from a base unit. The only constraint is I have to have OTA capabilities on both TV's since I do not have cable or satellite capabilities.

I currently have a premier and a series 2 (not using though) actually want to get rid of. From what I've read I do not believe a mini can be used with a std premier since it only has 2 tuners. Would my best bet be to buy a std Roamio and use as my main unit and put the premier on my second TV or dump all I have and buy the the Roamio and a mini? I believe I only save $4/mo having a mini over the premier, but over time I would probably be money ahead since I would do the lifetime on the mini.

Am I missing some advantages or disadvantages to one config over the other?

Any input is appreciated
If your Premiere does not have lifetime service on it, it probably makes sense to get a Roamio and a Mini. If you move the monthly fee from the Premiere over to the Roamio, the costs will be $200 for the Roamio and $249 for the Mini with lifetime for a total of $449. If you buy just the Roamio and keep the Premiere, the cost will be $200 plus whatever the monthly fee is $15 (or $13 for MSD) for the Roamio. As such the Mini would pay for itself in 17 (or $20 with MSD) months. You could buy the Roamio with lifetime service for $600 (or $500 with MSD), but that would end up costing more.

The downsides:
1. The Mini won't be able to stream live TV if the Roamio is recording on all 4 tuners. Previously recorded programs can be streamed though.
2. The Roamio is OTA or cable, not both like the Premiere, but if you never plan to get cable or never plan to use both at the same time that's not an issue.
3. The Mini has no user storage so thing likes Amazon VOD and Web Video downloads won't work.

If none of the downsides are a problem, it makes sense.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #1041
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Thanks for the input morac!!

I'll more than likely dump what I have and buy new. Put the premier in the closet and take the series 2 to the local charity and donate.

Is there any advantage of buying the Roamio and mini from tivo versus best buy? Best buy has a lot less expensive extended warranty than tivo and its better from what I read.

Any input is appreciated
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There's no advantage to buying directly from TiVo, unless they are running some kind of special, which they aren't currently.

The only difference is TiVo makes more money off the sale, if you buy direct from them.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:36 AM   #1043
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Best buy has a lot less expensive extended warranty than tivo and its better from what I read.
The price of Best Buy's warranties seems to vary on the price of the device, whereas TiVo's warranty price is the same. Looks like it will depend on what you're buying as to if Best Buy is a lot less expensive.

Also, both the Best Buy and TiVo warranties are single-use.

I've never had a Best Buy warranty, but I'm strongly considering getting one under the assumption that if my Pro dies, Best Buy will do an immediate replacement. With TiVo's warranty, you have to wait 3-5 business days for while they ship a replacement. I've switched my house from 4 TiVos that could record (so if any one died, the others could pick up the slack while waiting for a replacement) to a setup with one Pro with three minis. If the Pro dies, there is no live TV (or recording) in the house until the replacement arrives.

$99 mini:
$39.99 = TiVo 3-year warranty
$19.99 = Best Buy 4-year warranty

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Online the Roamio Pro 4 year extended warranty at Best Buy is $89.99 but when I got mine from Magnolia it was only $79.99 for the four year warranty.
The extended warranty I paid was the price for an item costing between $500 and $749.99. The receipt says specifically Audio component. Although I don't know why it's listed as an audio component. Unless the salesperson did that to lower the warranty by $10.
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I was thinking along the lines that TiVo would not be the best place to buy from since they are not running specials for the base Roamio unit; which I have to buy for the OTA capabilities. Wish they would add OTA to a higher end unit, seems like TiVo only adds the OTA capabilities in the base units.

I am heading to Best Buy later this week to purchase a Roamio and buy 4 yr. plan, and a mini.

One other question;
Is there any market for a one year old premiers?
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Is there any market for a one year old premiers?
There is, but you won't get much without Lifetime service on it. Check on eBay or something to see how much they are selling for.
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That guy was just a spammer. All his "posts" were direct copies of other posts in the thread.
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Thanks. I deleted mine since it doesn't make any sense now, just like his comments.
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