Is there a performance difference between the (CC & OTA) Roamio & the Plus & Pro?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by TazExprez, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The RF remotes get paired to the TiVo. I currently have half a dozen of the TiVo RF remotes paired to TiVos. They only control the one TiVo they are paired to.

    You need to try out the antenna split to see if it works without issues. If any channels are marginal, the signal loss when splitting might affect the reception.

    You can also run just one Cat5e/Cat6 cable and run it to a switch and then run both the TiVos to the switch. If the connection to the switch and another switch are GigE speeds, then you will see the same speeds from the two Roamio Basics attached to the switch.
     
  2. TazExprez

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    I am close to buying the whole TiVo setup and wonder what would happen if 3 of the Mini boxes did live TV streams and the other 3 Mini boxes did recorded content streams, all from a single Roamio Basic? I am getting 2 Roamio Basic boxes and this is a very unlikely scenario, but I wonder if a single Roamio Basic doing all of this streaming would get bogged down? Would it cause any trick play command delays from the Mini boxes? Would the Mini boxes be bitrate starved and produce a lower quality, stuttering video? Would the 10/100 Ethernet connection be a severe limitation in this unlikely scenario? I will not be transferring anything to my Mac, I will only be streaming live and recorded shows to the 6 Mini boxes from the 2 Roamio Basic boxes.

    I really like the Roamio Pro boxes because of the faster Ethernet connection and the included MoCA, which is faster than the Ethernet connection on the Roamio Basic. I wonder if this extra network speed would be helpful with 6 Mini boxes potentially involved in the scenario described above? Also, if I got the 2 Roamio Pro boxes, I would only get 5 Mini boxes, since I could place the Roamio Pro boxes anywhere, thanks to the MoCA capability.

    Thanks again for all of your help.
     
  3. erk48188

    erk48188 not hinky

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  4. Peter G

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    I reported to TiVo that their instructions were wrong on the Roamio Basic and MoCA. They admitted the error and said they were "working on" fixing the website. Thye copied the section from a Mini which can either be Ethernet or MoCA. A Roamio Basic/OTA can only connect through its ethernet port so needs a MoCA adapter to connect over coax. I have this set up and it works fine.

    Peter G
     
  5. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Really? Reread more carefully this text at the link you provided:

    Create and use a MoCA network

    Use this option to create a MoCA network in your home. Once it's created, you can connect MoCA-ready devices (like other Roamio Plus/Pro DVRs, Premiere 4/XL/Elite DVRs, and TiVo Minis) to your MoCA home network through the coax cable.

    Devices that aren’t MoCA-ready, like the four-tuner TiVo Roamio or Roamio OTA, can easily join the MoCA home network using a MoCA network adapter, available from the
     
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  6. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    You're a day late and a dollar short. I've already recanted and we've also established there's mistakes on their website.
     
  7. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe 10 minutes late. How did you make this mistake in the first place, since the website was very clear on this point?
     
  8. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    It was 13 days ago on May 6, not 10 mins ago!

    See the below posts and this image where it still erroneously says to connect with moca:



     

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