Use for old Roamio

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ipswichclam, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. ipswichclam

    ipswichclam New Member

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    I have a 6 year old Roamio Plus that I plan to replace with an 1 or 2TB Roamio.

    The old one works ok, but between the age of the machine and the size of the drive, I am ready for something new. I have 4 minis connected to it, BTW. I will move the cable card from the old machine to the new.

    Will I be able to use the leave Roamio on the network and connect to it to transfer old shows if I want? Or use it like a mini to access the new Roamio?
     
  2. DougJohnson

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    Does it have all-in service? If so, you can either leave it on the network to transfer shows, use it like a mini, or sell it on eBay. You can do those things without all-in, but you'll need to keep paying service fees if you keep it and it is not worth much on eBay.

    But I don't see a need to replace it just because of age. If it is still running well, you can swap in a larger hard drive very easily.

    -- Doug
     
  3. ipswichclam

    ipswichclam New Member

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    No, it does not have all in.

    Maybe you are right, I should swap the HD.
     
  4. brobin

    brobin Active Member

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    Just put in a new HD rather than buy a whole new unit. I've done it and all you have to do is swap it and plug it back in. Just make sure the drive is not SMR (see other discussions).
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You are paying toooooooooo much if its not on All-in/Lifetime. At $15 a month, it really adds up over the years.
     
  6. brobin

    brobin Active Member

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    72 months x $15 = $1080! vs. $550 one time fee.
     
  7. Sheffield Steve

    Sheffield Steve Member

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    If you are paying $15/month you need to call Tivo

    I did and am paying $6.95/month + tax
     
  8. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Paying anything monthly is still too much. It would just take a little longer until you reach the equivalent value of the All-in/Lifetime and you will still be paying.
     
  9. johnfasc

    johnfasc Active Member

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    Keep it for parts, the fan and remote will always be usable. And probably worth more than if you sell it.
     
  10. Old Roamio 0

    Old Roamio 0 New Member

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    Can an old tivo be restarted for use if it is dropped from a plan? I think new ones one can deactivate, and later have reactivated with the monthly fee. Old tivos? - maybe but I don't think so - judged from looking at my tivo list of equipment online at my account on their site.
     
  11. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Series 4 (Premieres) or later models can be reactivated.
     
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