Roamio S5 TiVo reviews and facts

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

  1. Hi8

    Hi8 TiVoPro - wanabe!

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    funny you say that, as the link up a few posts:
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    Tom Rogers on Fox Business a little bit ago.
    
    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/26191...ix-all-in-one/ 
    bring you to the CEO of TiVo implying a fix for the CBS / TWC conflict -- saying no problem if you have the "Roamio" just hook up an OTA antenna to get CBS back..

    sounds to me like he's saying they work together!

    my guess is he's wrong but you would think him saying that confirms the assumption most people will make.
     
  2. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, he's wrong. He did several of those interviews on launch day and made several incorrect statements on the Roamio. There's only on Coax input on the back, therefore, It's either one or the other.

    There's certainly going to be some wrong assumptions and from users of the Series 3/HD and the Premiere's capable of OTA and Cable simultaneously.
     
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Technically he's not wrong. He just forgot to mention that you have to unplug the cable coax, plug in an antenna and redo guided setup. :p
     
  4. aindik

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    Or, just buy a Roamio AND a Roamio Pro. Problem solved. :)
     
  5. Hi8

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    What's the deal with this? I have an old Sony SRV2000 that has lifetime still on my account that I don't even have anymore..... Can I transfer that Lifetime to a 'new' TiVo?
    [​IMG]
     
  6. sbiller

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    My account info on tivo.com shows a number of boxes that have been sold to other users and transferred to their accounts. My guess is TiVo's computer system might not have the exact same information. You can give them a call and ask about the box.
     
  7. lessd

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    First the unit would have to show up in the user preference part of your TiVo web sight, and 2nd the unit would have had to been activated by January 20th 2001 for the one time lifetime xfer to work .
     
  8. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    I am currently looking at purchasing a used Series 1 unit on Craigslist he sent me the data and it shows activated on 9/10/2000, so this would qualify right?
     
  9. jmbach

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    Looking at the information on TiVo Web site, does not look like any of the Roamio units support THX. I wonder if licensing got too expensive or after the initial reception for the Roamio, they will come out with a Roamio Elite that has THX. Or maybe they just said why bother.
     
  10. bdraw

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    I'd try the coax before replacing it, but any splitter that won't pass over 1Ghz is certainly going to be a problem (MoCA works in the spectrum above normal cable channels).
     
  11. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Typo in your post: the cutoff date is January 20th, 2000 (not 2001).

    There really are very few of these out there that people don't know about.
     
  12. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    No, the cutoff date is Jan 20 (21st?), 2000, not 2001
     
  13. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Yes, it's annoying. What I've been told is that the TiVos will be removed from my account once officially added to their account, but they never have done so.
     
  14. Fofer

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    I had an old (sold long ago) lifetimed TiVo S3 showing up on my preferences screen too. This meant I was able to (A) see the new owner's Season Passes online and (B) every time I went to schedule a recording at m.tivo.com I'd see that other TiVo in the pulldown list as a possible destination. This annoyed me.

    I called TiVo and they said that because the new owner never created an account on tivo.com, it was on my account, and the only way to remove it (without screwing over the new owner and potentially causing their TiVo to stop working) would be to contact them and have them create a new account on tivo.com so we could transfer the TiVo from my account to hers.

    Thing is, I sold that TiVo six years ago, on eBay! Good news, I still had the email (thanks Gmail!) and was able to contact her. She was cooperative and thankful and we got it done.

    Now, this old TiVo still appears in "My account" under "Active TiVo devices" (along with my current Premiere, Stream, and yet another old S3) but it does NOT appear under the "device preferences" screen, so it doesn't pose any issue. I can no longer see her SP's and the m.tivo.com online scheduling page only presents my own Premiere as the recording destination.

    It seems off that TiVo required this of me, if I just wanted it off of my account, and didn't want to screw up the nice lady who bought my lifetimed TiVo and never saw the need or incentive to also sign up and register it on tivo.com.

    In any case, in retrospect, part of me now wonders if I should have just left it on my account. I mean, if anything it was merely mildly annoying to me -- and the new owner surely didn't even notice nor care. And the upside of keeping it there would have meant that I had not one, but two lifetimed devices linked on my account, both of which would make me eligible for Multi Service Discounts in the future. (So if I got rid of this Premiere and then later on decided to come back to TiVo, I'd still have that old one for discount eligibility.)

    Ah well.
     
  15. jmpage2

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    THX certification is a bit of a scam anyways (big fat licensing costs to THX to certify the gear and stamp a logo on it). There is no indication that any of the TiVos that have been THX certified have had any single difference in the hardware or software other than inclusion of a "setup tool" that would make them better than their non THX siblings.
     
  16. lessd

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    What I do is after about 50 days of selling a Lifetime TiVo (and the buyer has not moved the unit) I open a TiVo account for the buyer using his address and his PayPal E-Mail, then have TiVo move the unit into this new account, e-mail the buyer with the log-in information, tell him he can change the password or another information and I am done.
    You can open a blank TiVo account by using a old non activated TSN as a new customer, than don't follow through with the activation.
     
  17. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Also remember to use POE filter. I use a full moca network had some problems at first but after I installed the Poe all was good
     
  18. Big Boy Laroux

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    Is there a place to get a POE filter cheap? cheapest (and appears to be ONLY) one on amazon is 20 bucks!
     
  19. lessd

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  20. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    TiVo sells them for $8.99
     

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