Roamio S5 TiVo reviews and facts

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. DigitalDawn

    DigitalDawn Active Member

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    Let's say I had a Premiere XL4 plus the new 6-Tuner Roamio Pro. If I wanted to attach two Mini's to the XL4 and 2 Minis to the Roamio, would they all be available on the same network? In other words, could I view Roamio shows via the XL4 Minis and XL4 shows via Roamio attached Minis?
     
  2. atsang

    atsang New Member

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    Code doesnt work
     
  3. Philmatic

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    Yes... the "paring" only applies to the Live TV aspect and the default list of shows. You will always see all TiVo DVRs at the bottom of your "My Shows" list and you can stream any show from any TiVo.
     
  4. hangtime79

    hangtime79 New Member

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    Just grabbed the last Pro unit from Amazon. Unfortunately it says not to expect shipment for 1 to 3 weeks. :(
     
  5. aindik

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    TiVo with lifetime (MSD) pays for itself in 31 months. I intend to keep the unit longer than that. My current TiVo is on month number 72 or so.
     
  6. brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

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    I have two Tivos, one bought in 2002, second one in 2010. Both are working fine, only had to replace a fan in second Tivo.
     
  7. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    If it says that it's wrong. Component-out is in the Plus/Pro pictures.
     
  8. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Would not be the first port on the back of a TiVo that was non-functional.

    The av port on the base unit may support component as well. No one knows.
     
  9. elwaylite

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    Whats the benefit of the power adapter on the base model? If it fails you just replace the cord?

    Im happy about the size just looking at the remote, I can probably fit the Tivo and EHD on the same shelf.
     
  10. tgrad

    tgrad New Member

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    Can't you use Streambaby to stream .mkv files. I am pretty sure that format is supported.
     
  11. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    some people like built in PSU, some like bricks. who knows. It makes no difference except that brick would be harder to plug into some power strips
     
  12. Aero 1

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    the cord is not the thing that breaks, its the internal power supply that you should worry about. if it goes, its not as easy to replace like a power brick.
     
  13. elwaylite

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    Sorry, thats what I meant. So with this design if the brick fails you could replace the external part?

    I always keep my dvr's plugged into a UPS and have been very lucky so far with durability.
     
  14. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    same. never had a PSU issue.
     
  15. bdraw

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    Everything is HD in the UI except a few of the settings screens like video and remotes & devices. This annoys Nilay, but not me. As long as all the screens that I use with any kind of regularity are in HD, who cares?
     
  16. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    It shouldn't appear to be so hard to address something that should be so simple to do. Most of this is plain text and icons, which should be easy to do since functionally these sorts of things should be implemented as some fashion of a reusable object since the basic methods are used throughout the HD UI. It's part of what I would call the "fit & finish" of a product. It may not matter to the overall operation that much, but it's still something "unfinished."

    It's also something that is an oft-recurring complaint, which in general is very bad PR for the company. How often do we generally talk of TiVo being slowwwww to do anything these days... 'I mean even the HD UI isn't finished THREE YEARS after it was introduced'. If nothing else, it is indicative of how much TiVo cares about their software and the perception of their capabilities. That can translate to potential customers putting off future purchases until they determine "everything is actually finished" this time, for instance.
     
  17. zgamer

    zgamer New Member

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    Anyone know if any of the Roamio models support analog cable?
     
  18. Tico

    Tico Bear Down Cats!!!!!

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    I like it for nothing else than less heat in the box!

    Heat kills HardDrives
     
  19. Aero 1

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  20. elwaylite

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    Also a very good point. Ive noticed the external bricks on a lot of these newer, smaller DVR's and set top boxes.
     

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