Roamio Pro is so SLOW

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by mobouser, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. mobouser

    mobouser Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Albany Area...


    Hi all I got an older pro from 2014. Still works OK but it seems to be getting slower. Its directly wired thru cat5e to the internet and we have a 100mb service. Switching to amazon prime is the worse it will lock up and need to be restarted so maybe just the older GPU and so is it time to upgrade this machine.
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  2. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

    Jan 19, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    A Roamio is a great DVR — I say they're the best series TiVo may ever produce — but those were barely good enough for streaming when they were new, and shouldn't be relied on for that now. The apps in there are not getting updated much, if ever, and if one is updated it will seem even slower on that old hardware.

    Our Roamio Pro was much faster than our Premire XL, so was bearable for a while, but only once I switched us to real streaming devices did my wife start finding streaming fast and convenient enough for regular use. (Currently two Insignia Fire TV Edition sets and a Fire TV Stick 4K on another set, but there are many other options.)

    A Bolt would be faster, and in fact it was the first one they marketed as a streamer, but I had several bad experiences with its design and quality. The Edge is reportedly faster still, but is too new to be sure of quality and I have read too many negatives about it so far. They are still not the best streaming platforms, and both are missing some streaming services. I suggest you get a real streaming device.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I use a basic Roamio with Prime a lot. No problems. True, not the quickest to start, but after that it's fine. I also have 100Mbps service. but it only needs under 10Mbps.
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  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
  5. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY


    Apps on Roamio are slow. The actual UI on Roamio is quite fast enough for daily use.
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  6. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    What router do you have/ are you provided with?
  7. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Southern CT
    Roamio is fine for Amazon. Yes, it takes a minute to get to Amazon but once there things are pretty snappy.
  8. jonw747

    jonw747 Active Member

    Aug 2, 2015
    One Pass held some promise as it kept track of your streaming programs like your recordings, and you just had to click play and it would start the App and start playing the program saving some clicking around - but then fast little streaming sticks and smart TVs proliferated.

    As a bonus ... whatever you do on a separate device isn't going to crash your DVR.
  9. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Also, the guide updates for streaming stopped being timely or accurate. It was great for a while but now IMO is useless.

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