Originally Posted by giant25
I figured you were talking about the Roamio OTA $300 lifetime, saw that last week. I dumped Dish earlier this year, haven't looked back. For anyone else reading, the Roamio OTA appears to be the same as the entry level Roamio DVR but without cable support. I thought about getting one of those and adding a Mini for a second room. The Kodi (formerly XBMC) solution is nice/flexible/free, but you kinda have stay on top of it sometimes to keep it all fluid (I have a Win 7 PC with WMC doing the recordings and then a Chromebox and Raspberry Pi for my frontends, along with Harmony Remotes). There are alot of moving parts, might be nice to try Roamio someday...
OK-- found an old rabbit ears antenna and a spare 15' cable. Mounted to an outside eave, and bring in KSBY, CW, KCOY, and KKFX rock solid, no issues. Still no KEYT,
Tivo MLB app causes copyright error message upon switch to live TV. Power cycle is only "fix" atm.
Also,my model seems to have a CableCard port, but Tivo says it's not supported--however, over at TivoCommunity, there are rumors of a simple hardware hack/workaround, something I'm not interested in doing for multiple reasons.
ok, three things--Plex is supposed to be arriving in June. I don't have a huge media library, but it's something I could see value in.
TLDR--we're in. with all our other home entertainment options, paying for Dish is just cray-cray. One might well call our purchase of a Roamio OTA nuts as well, considering only four solid channels, but I think it'll pay for itself before the end of the year, ETA: most important feature?--ease of use. Gui and intuitive menus make it easy to like