Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Loach

    Loach Member

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    If you want to connect other devices via MoCA that do not have built-in MoCA, such as your Series 3 box, you would need a MoCA adapter at those locations:

    Coax from wall --->MoCA adapter---Cat 5e and Coax ---> Series 3
     
  2. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I disconnected an old Series 3 because I didn't know this :rolleyes: Thanks for the info Loach :up:
     
  3. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    I love the smell of new electronics and even more so tinkering with them, learning their secrets.
    I got my new Roamio Pro yesterday afternoon, called TiVo and after a bit of CSR B/S and finally getting a supervisor on the phone had the $12.99 service off of it and transferred my grandfathered $99 MSD from my Premiere to it as agreed when I purchased it. The supervisor at TiVo was kind enough to take another $199.00 of my money to put PLS on my Premiere and I went ahead this time and got the 3 year warranty.

    I have FiOS so set up of the cable card for the most part was painless and only took a 10 minute call to Verizon to get done with most of that waiting on hold for someone to pick up.
    The transfer of season pass's also went painless as did the transfer of recordings from my Premiere to the Roamio and only took about 6 hours and did not seem to slow the Roamio down one bit while also recording two shows, why? Because I just wanted to give this baby a test drive. I will test her limits later after I get use to how she purrs. Having to re-program my Harmony One was a bit of pain but it always is, and also something no one should be without that runs as many components as I do.

    As other's have mentioned, the Roamio Pro is what the Premiere should have been.
    Apps like You Tube and Amazon open very fast, faster than my Sony NX HDTV or my PS3 with the exception being Netflix. I'm not sure what's up with that and have only just recently noticed in the forums people are having trouble with it. I have Ethernet to my Roamio so I'm not sure what the problem could be. Does MoCa work better? Can MoCa and Ethernet be connected at the same time, would that screw something up?
    So far so good, I am loving my new Roamio!!!

    Edit: The Netflix thing was easy enough to figure out. Go into settings/channels/video providers uncheck Netflix then recheck Netflix then connect to TiVo service. I think I had to do the same thing to the Premiere.
     
  4. Tivo II Jack

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    I am going to pass on the adapter, I still have both Seies 3 units in service, but only until I finish watching or transferring shows I recorded before I got the RoPro.

    One doesn't even have a cable card because I had it's card paired with the Roamio.

    I think the Roamio is a HUGE improvement over all others and I am still learning many of its new things. Can I add a question or 2 about them. Say I am looking at my recordings in My Shows and I want to return to live TV. Is the only was to do that with the Live TV button on the remote?

    Also when in My Shows there is a banner right above the Tivo logo and Tivo Central which shows still photos of several shows. I have looked at this feature several times and have found no use for it whatsoever. It also seems to be related to Tivo suggestions and in the 16 years I have been using Tivo, I have ALWAYS had Tivo suggestions turned off. It appears that with Roamio I can set it to not record suggestions (which I did) but cannot totally turn off suggestions.

    Is there any way to remove that annoying banner which I never enter except accidentally and find myself trapped there until I realize what I have done.
     
  5. rlcarr

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    Or just connect the ethernet port of the of a single-port MoCA adapter to a plain old ethernet switch.

    That's what I do. Upstairs coax goes into a FiOS ActionTec router which (a) puts LAN traffic into the coax and (b) has its ethernet port connected to a switch that the a couple of desktops, a printer, and WiFi access points plug into.

    Downstairs, coax goes into the Roamio Pro and the Pro's ethernet port is connected to another ethernet switch, which in turn has the TV, blu-ray player, game console, etc. connected to it.

    So LAN traffic through the upstairs switch is put on and off the coax by the ActionTec and LAN traffic through the downstairs switch is put on and off the coax by the Roamio Pro. (And of course the Pro puts its traffic directly on the coax).
     
  6. rlcarr

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    I also note that someone upstream said you can only bridge MoCA and CAT5/6 in "exactly one place". That is probably true with respect to the technical, networking meaning of the word "bridge". However, it does not mean that you can only have one MoCA device. You can actually have up to seven (IIRC) but that all have to drive their own, separate CAT5/6 "clusters". You can't connect one of those CAT5/6 clusters directly to another.

    For example, let's say you have FiOS. You have the ActionTec in the computer room and via its ethernet port and a switch you have a bunch of things connected to CAT5/6. You have the Pro in the living room and via its ethernet port and a switch you have a bunch of things connected to CAT5/6. And you have a MoCA adapter in the bedroom and via its ethernet port and a switch you have things connected to that as well.

    The topology of that is a coax "backbone" with separate CAT5/6 "clusters" hanging off the backbone (via the MoCA-capable devices). That's all fine.

    But as I understand it, what you cannot do in the setup I described is to in addition to existing wiring, connect (say) the bedroom switch directly to the computer room switch. (Though if the bedroom switch was not connected to a MoCA device then it would be fine to connect the bedroom switch to the computer room switch because in that case you're back to having just one "cluster" hanging off a MoCA device.)
     
  7. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    The Discovery Bar (at the top) is NOT related to TiVo suggestions; it's related to the ability to have advertising there, especially for cable companies using TiVo to be able to show off their current On-Demand and pay-per-view offerings. As a revenue source, it's not going to be able to be turned off.

    For your other question - why do you need more than one one-button way to go from My Shows to live-tv? There are other ways, but they involve more button pushes and menu navigation...
     
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Can you say "derailed"?
     
  9. Tivo II Jack

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    You coiuld have stopped after the word advertising, I knew what was coming as soon as I saw it...BUT...I really haven't seen any ads there, just links to TV shows and 95% of the time they are to shows I already have season passes for.

    It's not a "need", its just a question. In the old interface in Tivo Cental, Watch Live TV was 2nd in line on the opening page and that is what I got used to using. I searched but was unable to find any means of going to live tv from within the interface.
     
  10. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    And you were the one expressing relief that this thread would end on January 31st (when the advisory offer ended)! Should we keep it going just for you? I wonder how many different topics we've covered by now? :D
     
  11. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    On my Premiere, I got tired of the Discovery Bar so I reverted to the SD interface. It's been that way for years now :)
     
  12. moonscape

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    What a shame that option doesn't exist on the Roamio. I have trouble visually with the interface, and am not sure how it will all sort out. Right now I resort to checking recorded programs on the Roamio via the S3, but having that Discovery Bar real estate to improve font size/real estate/readability would make all the difference in the world.

    I realize I have visual issues others don't and they rightfully market to the vast majority, but it would be nice to have the option available.
     
  13. Tivo II Jack

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    I fully agree and since Crispy said it was an advertising spot, I have been watching it closely. The four windows in the bar have ALWAYS been links to shows I have season passes to and those links take me to episodes I have already recorded. The only exception has been the Winter Olympics and I don't really see that as an ad.

    Also, I am still wondering if and where there is a means within the interface to go to Watch Live TV. The only way I can do that now is with the Live TV button on the remote.
     
  14. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I have to say that after a week, I'm kind of getting used to the bar. I did turn off the live preview window though because, out of habit, I hit the TiVo button when I need to silence the tv for a minute (like taking a phone call).
     
  15. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Certainly not enough...keep 'em coming!
     
  16. lgnad

    lgnad Pantless Mofo

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    You should suggest to tivo a "high contrast" and/or "larger fonts" setting on the menus for the visually impaired. Seems like an important oversight, (no pun intended!) and something that could even be advertised as a feature. I temporarily have a mini on a 22" set while I'm getting ready to hang a bigger set in the bedroom and its definitely not easy to read some of the smaller elements from across the room, particularly when Im tired.

    I honestly dont know why they take so long to make HD screens, and why there aren't different "skins" available. Seems pretty simple to me!
     
  17. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    Guess I'm the only one who is.
     
  18. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Was the "Watch Live TV" menu selection removed from the TiVo Central menu (I don't have a Roamio)?
    If so, I think that was an ignorant decision on TiVo's part.
     
  19. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Yes. They replaced it with "What to Watch Now"... which takes you to a grid with selected shows categorized by "Popular TV, Movies, Sports, Kids".

    But, to me, pushing the "Live TV" button on the remote is the best way. It works from any screen you're on at the time.
     
  20. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    What is live tv again? I forget.
     

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