Roamio OTA with lifetime $299

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  2. b-ball-fanatic

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    haha....that's a bit of a stretch!
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I wish more companies would build stuff in Mexico rather then China. It would help our immigration problem if there were better jobs south of the border and it would save a sh*t ton of fuel shipping stuff a couple thousand miles by truck rather then half way around the world on a ship.
     
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    You're forgetting the added mandatory Drug Cartel Tax though!
     
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    Then who will pick our Grapes?

    But seriously, I have Fords built in Mejico and The Divided States of America (in Dogma we trust), and the Michigan built cars are better (Mustang and Focus vs. Fiesta and Fusion).

    Too many Speedy Gonzalez's overlooking things or Slow Poke Rodriguez's taking forever :D
     
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    Ford also now builds the Fusion in Michigan (at FRAP along with the Mustang). That's in addition to Fusion production in Mexico however.
     
  8. b-ball-fanatic

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    Wow, this went seriously off the rails......:eek:

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    Anyway, I posed a question here a couple days ago, so just in case it was lost in the shuffle: Any reason to expect any differences between the Roamio's and Premiere's OTA function or performance?

    I record, archive, and burn-to-disc a lot of football games every season, and I think I'm going to start using OTA for that, rather than cable. After reading that OTA offers better PQ, especially for sports (being uncompressed, I guess), I've been comparing some soccer and golf lately and do indeed see a noticeable difference. So now I'm just wondering if a Roamio OTA can offer any further advantage (over my Premiere). Not features differences...I know what those are...but just OTA performance.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Roamio has better OTA tuners then Premiere. Most people say they get better signals, and some channels they couldn't previously get, when upgrading from Premiere to Roamio.
     
  10. b-ball-fanatic

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    Cool! Thanks for the reply....looks like I might need a new Roamio before September! :D
     
  11. aaronwt

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    I figure if two Hitachi, five platter, 1TB drives can run in two separate Series 3 TiVos for over eight years, 24/7. Then the WD AV drives should easily be able to last for several years.

    My girlfriend has two of my S3 boxes that I had purchased in 2006. It ran 24/7 since putting in the first 1TB drive that was available back in 2007. A 5 platter Hitachi drive that ran very, very hot. And they are still running and working great for my GF recording OTA content.


    My Roamio Pro has been running fine since September 2013. Although hopefully this weekend I will be replacing the 3TB drive with a 5TB WD Red drive. If I get it delivered on Friday.
     
  12. True Colors

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    This is the main reason that I want to keep one of my Tivo premieres. I love the ability to record OTA and cable at the same time.

    I do understand that Tivo made a judgment call that not many people cared about this when they removed this capability from the Roamio family of products. But I wish they had at least one product somewhere in the Roamio lineup which could do OTA plus cable at the same time.

    TC
     
  13. aaronwt

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    Kind of difficult when there are no chips to support it. They are limited to the Premiere configuration where you only have two tuners and they can be OTA, cable, or a combination. Or like the current configuration where you can use all four tuners but can only be all OTA or all cable.

    Sure I would love to have a box that could use four tuners and be either OTA, cable, or a combination. But having only two tuners means less things to record and needing more boxes and more cable cards. Which for me is $5 for each cable card. I like my current solution of having a Roamio Pro for cable with six tuners and a Roamio Basic with four tuners for OTA. Which can also be used in a pinch with cable if something happens to my Roamio Pro.
     

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