pre purchase question

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by LechtanRA, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. LechtanRA

    LechtanRA New Member

    Aug 6, 2011


    I am curious if Tivo will work in the way I want before I purchase. I am looking to have it record while I am at home during the week-ends. It would be attached to the internet and Charter Cable during that time.

    During the week I am at a location where I do not have access to cable or the internet. Would I be able to bring the box with me and watch the recorded shows during the week?

    I would be doing the record on the week-ends, watch during the week for a few months.

  2. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    In short, yes, Tivo is perfectly capable of doing that(of course in conjuction with some sort of display, to view the Tivo's output, at the destination). If this is to be done often, extra caution will need to exercised in transporting the Tivo. It's not exactly designed as a portable device.

    However, longer term, you may eventually find a less cumbersome method, (than taking the Tivo on the road) to achieve that end.
  3. torshire

    torshire New Member

    May 3, 2006
    Don't get a TiVo Premiere. Both me and my best friend bought them, and they crash and restart several times a day. You can find other threads about this in this community. Apparently it's an acknowledged software problem that has yet to be fixed.
  4. P42

    P42 Active Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    The Premier's HDUI seems to be dependent upon an internet connection - so use the traditional SDUI, which looks just fine IMO, when on the road.

    So people have problems with their Tivos, some don't, shrug.
  5. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 22, 2009


    My Premiere is dong fine - no restarts, no rebooting. However, the remote is getting sluggish but I use a Harmony Remote most of the time and I've notice no sluggishness with it. I only use the TiVo slide remote (which is way too sensitive anyway) for the keyboard.
  6. LechtanRA

    LechtanRA New Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    I have a nice LCD TV in the room I am using and currently have it pulling the local digital programming. The reason I am looking at the Tivo for it, is once I am done with this assignment in Dec I want to put the Tivo and TV into a spare bedroom as a permanent setup.

    I have a couple of large laptop bag/cases that should be large enough to hold the Tivo for travel storage.

    Thanks, I just didn't want to make the investment and find out if locked out if the cable system wasn't attached. Having never seen a tivo in action yet does not having the outside world connection cause any slowdown issues or quirks?
  7. LechtanRA

    LechtanRA New Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Good to know about the SDUI, thank you.

    I have heard the same "some do, some don't" for just about everything including my Roku, but that works fine too.

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