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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.
I'd also appreciate an AP code from anyone willing to share. Thanks!
Dang, I wasn't one of them. Any others?
You should have bought both at the same time, then you would have gotten the discount on both. That's what my e-mail says....
Add me to the list of desperately wanting an AP promo code!!
Bottom Line: All Tivo units that do NOT require a cable card and are connected via a cable box can access On Demand.
Tivos that connect via a cable card cannot access On Demand.
I'm late to the game here, but I'm an AP member who didn't get a code. If anyone has an extra, I'd love to upgrade my last Permiere Elite to a Roamio Pro...
I am pretty sure I know most of the answers to the following questions, but I am this close to ordering a Roamio Pro and want to ask first.
The Mini is something akin to those old "Rabbits" that allowed you to send a cable channel feed to another TV in a room without a cable connection. I am sure the mini is much more sophisticated and allows the user to pick any channel on an idle tuner while the old rabbit could only view the same channel currently being watched on the actual cable box.
Also, if I bought a mini without lifetime or MSD, wouldn't that allow me to use it with only the same limited free programming info?
I assume the built in Wi-Fi means I no longer need the 2 little USB wireless network connectors I paid about $50 for a few years ago.
The built in streaming enables me to ???????
Are you using it with a TW cable box? If so, why would you need the Series 2 Toshiba to access on Demand, wouldn't the cable box by itself do that?
You need to pay for service to use a mini.
Wifi will let you conned to the net for service. But, its not ideal for actual streaming and officially is not supported for that function. Ymmv.
Streaming lets you stream any recorded show to an ios device, internal to the network and externally. Go to the stream forum or look at the TiVo site for details. Android Support is coming, but seems to be taking a while. "Months" is what wehave been told.
Yes it does, but it allows me limited functionality. The Tivo is not HD but the cable box is. I have the cable box connected to my TV direct and also through the Tivo. I can't record direct from the cable box so any Tivo recordings are not HD. Since it is an On Demand you might think there was no need to record except that the TW box controls really SUCK.
When I decide to watch an On Demand program, I have to make a choice. I can record it on the Tivo and watch it without HD or I can watch it live from the cable box in HD and be annoyed with jerky at best controls over rewinding and any of the other great controls we are given when watching something on Tivo.
I understand, I must pay for the service just to use the mini, I am not paying for lifetime or monthly programming guides.
As for the streaming, I was only curious about that. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would want to watch any program on a cell phone sized screen.
I have Android on a Galaxy S4 which has one of the largest screens out there but is still a joke. My monitor is 32" and I would go larger. I get a little bit sick anytime I hear someone refer to a cell as a 'computer'. They have computing connectivity but almost zero functionality.
Once you locate a website on a cell, the amount of scrolling necessary to view it is maddening.
How about watching on an iPad or eventually other tablet? I can't wait for Android support so I can watch on my nexus 10.
Still way to small as I consider anything smaller than my 60" Sony Bravia.
I have a tablet that I NEVER use. It is too big to carry around and therefore is always in the vicinity of several much larger screens.
I certainly prefer my 65" HDTV, but I can't watch that everywhere. Also if something is not of the best quality, it can look better on a tablet. Of course it depends what I want to watch. But I watched the first episode of Breaking Bad on my Samsung S4 while out of town. I wanted to see if I liked it. I did and now watch all on the big screen HDTV. So at least for me it has a purpose.
One thing just occurred to me. I don't know if this affects you or not. I am near sighted so I watch the tablet about a foot or foot and a half away from my face with no glasses. If you're farsighted and need glasses I don't think that would be fun.
Anyone know if we can still apply the $100 off lifetime (MSD) in addition to these discounts?
Anyone with an extra promo code?
I was reading the fine print in the email. It says TiVo service required. I assume that means you only need to commit to the minimum monthly service of $6.95. Is that the case?
Do we know that the AP promo code is reusable or not, in the context of reusing the same code a couple times (got one from a friend) as compared to hundreds (shared code on interweb)?
I got a mini for $50 by calling CSR directly, but if I can get another one for $25 I would get another one for my home office.
My Roamio is running out of disk space already, but it is under-utilized in terms of tuner allocations.
Well, in the case of Comcast, you're not correct.
Breaking Bad was a great series. I used to need reading glasses but I had multi-focal lenses implanted in both eyes and no longer need glasses. Not having access to the large screen TV at times is true, so I just don't watch TV when I am away.
Last year I was in the hospital for over three weeks and never missed a beat. When I got home, all my shows were waiting for me on my unattended Tivo. I don't think I could ever go back to watching TV without Tivo.