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Old 08-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #31
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Fast enough? Sure, but not reliable enough for all cases, such as living in an apartment/townhouse/condo complex with congested 2.4Ghz channels. The Roamio's ability to use 5Ghz should help.

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by c-collins View Post
most likely because 802.11ac is not a finalized standard yet.
. Nope. More likely a future funding source AKA upgrade "Roamio AC"

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #33
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Also to be fair to Tivo they probably spec'ed out the Roamio design about a year ago so wireless AC chips would have been much more scarce back then. Most smaller companies are forced go with what you know will be available. If your a Sony or an Apple you can go with what you want to be available because you have the leverage to make the supply chain comply.

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Old 10-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #34
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dropped the ball on ac

802.11ac should have been included in the Roamio, no question about it.
The whole idea of Roamio was to make a big splash with cutting edge features.
"Good enough" doesn't cut it when I am an early adopter and spending $400 or $500 for a box that is missing the newest spec. "Use a bridge" doesn't cut it, unless I am using a box I bought years ago and want to save the upgrade cost.

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Old 10-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #35
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I found the wi-fi is all but useless in my Roamio. It connects, but will not stay that way or run with any reliability. I only need it to connect to get the guide and scheduling services. Im not streaming or anything else. I can go across the street to my neighbors with my iPad with no issues for signal strength... So if I have it 15FT away.. not good. The WIFI is like an after thought on this system and the lack of support/functionality is a bummer.

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Old 10-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #36
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I'm quite enjoying the Roamio so far. It has a lot of quirks to work out but its by far the best Tivo experience I've had.

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Old 10-27-2013, 11:30 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by a80099 View Post
I found the wi-fi is all but useless in my Roamio. It connects, but will not stay that way or run with any reliability.
That is not the case for me. Both of mine work fine, although one of them I later replaced with a hardwired connection. Never experienced anything like that.

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