TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Roamio DVRs
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 09-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #31
ShayL
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fofer View Post
Yes, there certainly is.

Parallels is not a very good experience.
ShayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #32
ggieseke
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by innocentfreak View Post
Could someone explain to me why the big deal about unboxing videos? It is packaged just like every other TiVo with less stuff.
Amen. The day I can't open a cardboard box without a video tutorial on youtube will be a few hours before the med students at UTMB start carving up my cadaver. Hopefully they don't post THAT video.
ggieseke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #33
Rkkeller
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,241
I think people expect YouTube videos like what happens with cell phones. The reason I did not video mine is this is IMPORTANT and I wanted to get it setup and WORKING as soon as possible. So no time for a video.

When my next HD comes, which should be soon, might put up an installing HD video.
Rkkeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #34
Davisadm
TiVo is Back!!!!!!!!
 
Davisadm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by innocentfreak View Post
Could someone explain to me why the big deal about unboxing videos? It is packaged just like every other TiVo with less stuff.
Highslide JS

Agreed, you open the box, take it out, and plug it in.
Davisadm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #35
TC25D
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShayL View Post

Parallels is not a very good experience.
Parallels works great on my Mac Mini and my MacBookAir. Ran Windws7 fine and runs Windows8 just as well.
TC25D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #36
Fofer
༺♥༻
 
Fofer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 70,005
TC CLUB MEMBER
Yes, we know. I have Parallels 8 (with Windows 8) on my MacBook Air and it's amazing software.

But just try editing video video on it, via VideoReDo. It's not an ideal experience. Native Mac software for such a function would be much better indeed. Alas, Dan203's explanation as to why there isn't a Mac native version yet makes sense...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- a list of some favorite browser add-ons that help make TCF even more enjoyable!
Fofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:57 PM   #37
ggieseke
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,016
Multimedia programming in Windows is a very specific environment, and I'm pretty sure that VRD uses DirectShow extensively.

Porting it to the Mac world would about as likely as me driving my Vette through the delta quadrant, fighting the Borg as I go.
ggieseke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #38
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davisadm View Post
Highslide JS

Agreed, you open the box, take it out, and plug it in.
FYI the Thumbs smileys can be added like this...

Code:
:up:
:down:

__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:31 PM   #39
bareyb
Under Maintenance
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Posts: 22,397
TC CLUB MEMBER
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
Don't have mine yet. If I get it soon I'll do one.

Weaknees said it would ship "early next week" when I asked last Friday, but still no shipping notice yet.
Why did you buy it from Weaknees? Just curious... Amazon has them in stock now with PRIME.
__________________
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by human error
bareyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:33 PM   #40
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by ggieseke View Post
Multimedia programming in Windows is a very specific environment, and I'm pretty sure that VRD uses DirectShow extensively.

Porting it to the Mac world would about as likely as me driving my Vette through the delta quadrant, fighting the Borg as I go.
We actually don't use a lot of DirectShow. Really only for reading TiVo files and VMR for video playback. What we do use is a lot of MFC.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #41
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by bareyb View Post
Why did you buy it from Weaknees? Just curious... Amazon has them in stock now with PRIME.
They were out of stock on Amazon, with a 1-3 week wait, and Weaknees had a $40 off coupon. However Weaknees ended up delaying the order longer then I expected so I might as well have bought it from Amazon.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #42
ggieseke
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
We actually don't use a lot of DirectShow. Really only for reading TiVo files and VMR for video playback. What we do use is a lot of MFC.
Interesting - I'd have guessed more. It would probably still be a b*tch to port.
ggieseke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #43
bareyb
Under Maintenance
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Posts: 22,397
TC CLUB MEMBER
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
They were out of stock on Amazon, with a 1-3 week wait, and Weaknees had a $40 off coupon. However Weaknees ended up delaying the order longer then I expected so I might as well have bought it from Amazon.
They are selling like hot cakes now. Amazon sold 17 of them yesterday and they just got 18 more. In the 30 minutes I've been here at the Hotel they sold 3 and now have 15 left (more on the way!). It would appear TiVo may have a winner on their hands. I hope so...
__________________
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by human error
bareyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #44
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by ggieseke View Post
Interesting - I'd have guessed more. It would probably still be a b*tch to port.
It would be. We'd like to eventually boil all the core functionality down into a few libraries and then switch to a cross platform UI like QT, but that's a very ambitious goal.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #45
BlackBetty
I <3 TiVo!
 
BlackBetty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
I'll have my Pro Tuesday. I'll take a video of the unboxing if no one else has. Not real confident about talking on camera though, so it may be silent.
Get it yet?
BlackBetty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #46
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
No, stupid UPS is taking forever. I have dinner plans at 6:00pm so it'll have to wait until late tonight after my wife goes to bed and all the shows we have recording are done.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #47
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Just heard a knock at the door and it was UPS. My Roamio is here. Don't have time to set it up though.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #48
bareyb
Under Maintenance
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Posts: 22,397
TC CLUB MEMBER
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
Just heard a knock at the door and it was UPS. My Roamio is here. Don't have time to set it up though.
Sweet! I'm waiting to see how Comcast pans out. If it works out for you, I'm gonna pull the trigger. If it's still a major nightmare I'm gonna have to put this off for a bit.
__________________
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by human error
bareyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #49
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
FYI I'm on Charter, not Comcast.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #50
bareyb
Under Maintenance
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Posts: 22,397
TC CLUB MEMBER
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
FYI I'm on Charter, not Comcast.
Oh.... Didn't know that. That's what I get for making assumptions. Sorry to hear they are a nightmare too. Good luck. I'm crossing my fingers for you. It could very well be a piece of cake, you never know... A lot of folks seem to be having good luck these days.
__________________
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by human error
bareyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 03:30 AM   #51
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Alright here is my video...


Roamio Unboxing
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

And here is a quick one showing how you open the remote, it's a bit strange...


Roamio Remote
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 07:17 AM   #52
HenryFarpolo
Registered User
 
HenryFarpolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Andover Ma
Posts: 208
Thanks Dan...I'll park it next to my "watching Paint Dry" video.
HenryFarpolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 07:33 AM   #53
aaronwt
HD Addict
 
aaronwt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern VA(Woodbridge)
Posts: 14,072
I never even opened the top box except to get the remote. I guess I should open it sometime to see what is in it? If the remote would not have been RF, I would have never even touched it. Although I have not used the Roamio remote since connecting my Slide remote.
__________________
Roamio Pro
TiVo Mini x4
Roamio Basic OTA
39TB unRAID1--53TB unRAID2--36TB unRAID3
XBL/PSN: WormholeXtreme
aaronwt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #54
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
The top box only had the remote, batteries and power cord.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #55
aaronwt
HD Addict
 
aaronwt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern VA(Woodbridge)
Posts: 14,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan203 View Post
The top box only had the remote, batteries and power cord.
I thought I saw a bunch of paperwork in there? I was going to see if there was some crazy welcome letter, but I never got around to it.
__________________
Roamio Pro
TiVo Mini x4
Roamio Basic OTA
39TB unRAID1--53TB unRAID2--36TB unRAID3
XBL/PSN: WormholeXtreme
aaronwt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #56
Dan203
Super Moderator
 
Dan203's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Nevada
Posts: 25,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post
I thought I saw a bunch of paperwork in there? I was going to see if there was some crazy welcome letter, but I never got around to it.
Nah it was just a "getting started" poster, a CableCARD setup guide and a "connecting your DVR to the internet" guide. I did not get one of those hand signed thank you notes.
__________________
Dan Haddix
Super Moderator
Developer for VideoReDo
Dan203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #57
JasonD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 268
Dan,

thanks for the Vid, reminds me of my unboxing experience. It was cool to relive it again!

Jason
JasonD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 05:01 PM   #58
BlackBetty
I <3 TiVo!
 
BlackBetty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryFarpolo View Post
Thanks Dan...I'll park it next to my "watching Paint Dry" video.
Never fails to amaze me why people feel the need to go poo poo on someone's thread. Yeah we get it, you have no interest in an unpacking video. That's why you had to just come into this thread to show how little interest you have.
BlackBetty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #59
Devx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 269
An unboxing video can be useful to serve as a visual record of what's included, size of items and how (awful) the packaging is. Sometimes manufacturers do an unusually poor job of identifying those things or make that information difficult to find.
__________________
Roamio Pro
Roamio Plus (3TB)
Premiere Elite/XL4
THD 2TB x 2
Humax S2 300GB (retired)
Devx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #60
MeInDallas
Registered User
 
MeInDallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 835
I wouldve love to of heard some theme music in the background like "Misirlou" that wouldve been nice
MeInDallas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |