There have been a couple of outages in the past year, mainly on the data side. Maybe the longest one was an hour or two.
Otherwise, speed is much greater, now by a factor of 10 on the download, than Uverse that I had.
Rico is good for the most part but th Mini in my bedroom freezes on live TV periodically, requiring reboots that take several minutes. Sometimes several reboots. It's a widely reported problem at tivo community.com.
Otherwise having 6 tuners is great and I use the streaming to the iPad often.
Do you have the Mini connected to the Roamio via MOCA?
Thanks for the pointer to tivocommunity.com. I registered after reading your post.
I'm just a caveman. Your modern world frightens and confuses me.
I'm studying that possibility. Seems more cost effective/more bang for the buck than the Roamio Pro. Any warranty issues if you upgrade it yourself?
No personal experience. TiVo definitely knows if you have put in a different drive, but in most cases people have not been denied warranty service for self upgrade. The hard drive is the most common source of failure, but it's also the easiest to fix yourself, especially on the Roamios. Just plug in a blank drive.
When I bought mine, the price difference between Plus and Pro was greater than it is now. If you put in your own drive, you do get the much longer 3-year warranty on the drive.
If you want a TiVo Mini, find a place stilling selling them at the old price without service, such as $88 at Fry's. All new activations include lifetime service without additional charge. The new price is ~$150 with service included.
I managed to get a few months' credit for the DTAs and was told that the store could maybe give me more, so I'll check on that when I return them.
I also found out that there's a newer DOCSIS 3.0 modem available that I can swap for the one I have. The new one has an internal router. Should I go for that? I'm comfortable administering my old Linksys, such as adding more allowable device addresses when friends come to visit. Have you (or anyone else here) used the router in the Comcast modem, and if so, how do you like it?
Originally Posted by c3
Why are you renting it? $8/month is too expensive.
To follow up on what I consider to be an insane practice, the renting of cable modems, Forbes has an article that has some data that indicates by purchasing your own modem you'll get a return on your investment of about 11%, and that Comcast makes roughly $275 mil to $300 mil per quarter just on modem rental fees, more than the revenue they made from the last Olympics. Comcast on the other hand makes about a 234% rate of return on their investment based on a bulk wholesale cost of $40 per modem. Also, I read today that Comcast is toying with raising that modem rental rate to $10 and have made some noise in the Portland area about the increase.