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post #331 of 679
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Originally Posted by Dawn Gordon View Post

Actually, after reading hundreds of posts in the TiVo Community forums, I would highly suggest Ethernet over MOCA. It's more stable and has higher bandwidth.

Really? I was all set to go with ethernet as I figured it would be the best way, but ended up going with MOCA since it was built in to the ROAMIO and after reading people complain about Ethernet creating a situation where their mini kept reporting a dropped connection
post #332 of 679
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Originally Posted by Dawn Gordon View Post

Actually, after reading hundreds of posts in the TiVo Community forums, I would highly suggest Ethernet over MOCA. It's more stable and has higher bandwidth.

Those posters must not have their MoCA wired or configured properly. I installed MoCA two years ago between my router (upstairs) and a Wireless Access Point (downstairs) that services two Tivo's, two Computers, and two cellphones for WiFi. I've literally never had to touch the MoCA part of the setup even once since the initial configuration.
post #333 of 679
Yes, if MoCA is setup properly it is rock solid. Just like wireless can also be rock solid if setup properly. The problem is many people don't set them up properly.
post #334 of 679
Just wanted to pop in and comment, my Basic has been working like a charm. Mine is running a 2TB upgraded drive, recording all my OTA work and download some shows like Covert Affairs, Sons of Anarchy, etc... from Amazon (1080p/24). Running the Basic set on Native resolution into an Oppo 103D which outputs everything at 1080p.

Also glad tivo has been popping out FW updates and addressing issues, they seem to be taking this model line seriously.
post #335 of 679
One minor issue I'd live tivo to address is the FF button that jumps all the way to the end of a show you're watching when you're just trying to skip 30 seconds ahead. It doesn't happen very often but it can be annoying.
post #336 of 679
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

One minor issue I'd live tivo to address is the FF button that jumps all the way to the end of a show you're watching when you're just trying to skip 30 seconds ahead. It doesn't happen very often but it can be annoying.
I've not experienced that . Skip forward has always just skipped 30 sec, unless I accidentally hit the FF button before hitting skip. Then it jumps to the end.
post #337 of 679
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post


..... unless I accidentally hit the FF button before hitting skip. Then it jumps to the end.

Doesn't that just skip you to the next tick mark(15 or 30 minute mark)? At least thats the way my skip works while FF'ing(but then again I don't have the 30 second skip enabled).

post #338 of 679
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Doesn't that just skip you to the next tick mark(15 or 30 minute mark)? At least thats the way my skip works while FF'ing(but then again I don't have the 30 second skip enabled).
It always did on the HD but on the Roamio it seems it depends on where you are in the recording.
post #339 of 679
Most of these accidental skip ahead issues are found with 3rd party universal remotes. If you enable 30 second skip the problem disappears.
post #340 of 679
If you hold the Skip-to-Tick button(s) for too long it is designed to Skip to End (or Beginning)
post #341 of 679
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I've not experienced that . Skip forward has always just skipped 30 sec, unless I accidentally hit the FF button before hitting skip. Then it jumps to the end.

I wonder if that's what I've been doing by mistake. I'll pay more attention next time but t'm just nitpicking and really is a non issue.
post #342 of 679
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I've not experienced that . Skip forward has always just skipped 30 sec, unless I accidentally hit the FF button before hitting skip. Then it jumps to the end.

+1

I've had a lifetime Roamio pro for a few months and last week I got a Roamio basic for OTA since TiVo transferred my $6.95 a month rate I had on my ota Premiere to the basic. Then they gave me lifetime on the Premiere for $99.
post #343 of 679
Have you guys seen any Roamio deals for Black Friday ?
post #344 of 679
Yes, mine. But you have to live in Palm Beach County, Florida.
post #345 of 679
update here, I am loving the Tivo Roamio + 2 Mini setup i have. Finally feel like I have a 21st century TV solution
post #346 of 679
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Originally Posted by guillermo79 View Post

update here, I am loving the Tivo Roamio + 2 Mini setup i have. Finally feel like I have a 21st century TV solution

 

I really wish TiVo had the four (OTA) tuners and mini out when I dropped them roughly a year and a half ago. I have zero complaints with WMC outside of perhaps I'm itching to try their new hardware. Recently I got OpenELEC working great with WMC and just picked up a new Xbox for $99 so I'm dug in deeper than ever before. I wonder when Microsoft will stop the guide data service... pretty much my only justification at this point.

post #347 of 679
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Originally Posted by guillermo79 View Post

update here, I am loving the Tivo Roamio + 2 Mini setup i have. Finally feel like I have a 21st century TV solution

How is the lag on the mini when changing channels, setting season passes, Netflix, etc? I've got a free DVR from the cable company for a couple more months on my second TV but thinking about switching to a mini when the promo runs out.
post #348 of 679
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Originally Posted by kamouflage View Post

How is the lag on the mini when changing channels, setting season passes, Netflix, etc? I've got a free DVR from the cable company for a couple more months on my second TV but thinking about switching to a mini when the promo runs out.

I've only had my mini for a week but so far haven't noticed any lag at all for channel changes and DVR functions, don't use it for Netflix or other apps. I'm connected to a base 4 tuner OTA Roamio via Ethernet.
post #349 of 679
i'd say the lag is about on par with the cheap cable box from comcast. so it's not instant channel change like you might get on U-verse, but nothing bad
post #350 of 679
I'm thinking about getting a Roamio with 4 minis. Right now I have Comcast/Xfinity. We have three DVR's (Living room, master bedroom, and media room) and two non DVR boxes. I would like to save some money (monthly fees are killing me) but more than that I'd like a better interface and to be able to have one central DVR so I can watch football wherever I am (I work a *LOT* and am home at odd hours). My wife will no longer let me record Monday Night, Sunday Night, and Thursday night football in the living room (it interferes with her "Dance Mom's" and "Housewifes of bla bla bla") and that's usually where I want to watch. I had couple of Replay TVs when they first came out and I *loved* them until the company died. I addicted my wife too (actually I created a monster). I almost moved to TiVo when it became obvious that Replay was not coming back but then the comcast DVRs came out and I got lazy.

The questions I have are two:

1) Can anyone here compare the Roamio (and it's minis) to the new Xfinity X1 boxes (and it's satellites)? They seem pretty similar with the edge to TiVo. I'm looking at about a $1500 investment if I get lifetime subscriptions for all the boxes. I'm leaning towards Roamio but I don't know. Renting is attractive but the TiVo has such a nice interface and I don't expect to upgrade to 4k for at least 4 years.

2) Does OnDemand work with the new cable cards? A no might be a deal breaker with my kids.

Any thoughts?
Edited by DeadEd - 12/5/13 at 3:16am
post #351 of 679
I have a Roamio with 5 Mini's and I love the system. Depending on where you live, you can get Comcast VOD on your TiVo. Problem is that the nation-wide Comcast roll-out of this feature is taking a very, long time. The link below will take you to a page where you can input your zip code (bottom of the page) to see if it's available in your area.

http://www.tivo.com/discover/cable
post #352 of 679
Comcast VOD rollout has been halted, with no further plans to continue it (Comcast and Tivo agreed to pause and 'reevaluate', which means it's done). Approx. half of the footprint can get it on the Tivo (not including the ATL unfortunately).
post #353 of 679
Thanks for the replies on mini lag.
post #354 of 679
The free OnDemand works fine for me. I've watched episodes of Game of Thrones and watched a few of the episodes of current TV shows that I missed. This works without a problem (except ads). I've not tried any of Comcast's paid OnDemand.
post #355 of 679
I live in Bay Area and on demand is working with Tivo for almost last 2 years. Pretty good.

2 days ago I got Roamio Pro and I love it. Super fast. Used Netflix app and works pretty good. I like new interface.

I have also Tivo premiere XL and I'm able to stream shows between 2 tivo's. Pretty good quality. Also streaming to ipad is good.
post #356 of 679
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Comcast VOD rollout has been halted, with no further plans to continue it (Comcast and Tivo agreed to pause and 'reevaluate', which means it's done). Approx. half of the footprint can get it on the Tivo (not including the ATL unfortunately).

That's really sad news.
post #357 of 679
Thanks for all the input everyone. I will try and finish reading the 1000 messages in the Xfinity-X1 thread and then ask there if anyone has any experience with both. Basically it seems the gist is that the Roamio is what the X1 aspires to be.
post #358 of 679
If you are in a Comcast area that has VOD on the TiVos then you can have it all.
post #359 of 679
I have a tivo roamio and comcast xfinity, and was wondering if anyone else experiences subpar HD resolution on some channels, and flickering brightness on others? I don't think it is my TV, because it displays a superb picture with blu ray, so I'm trying to figure out if it's my cable service, or the tivo, or a combo of both.

I figured out how to check my signal strengths, and they appear to be just fine, in the 90s.

Thanks!

Justin
post #360 of 679
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Originally Posted by JustinHEMI05 View Post

I have a tivo roamio and comcast xfinity, and was wondering if anyone else experiences subpar HD resolution on some channels, and flickering brightness on others? I don't think it is my TV, because it displays a superb picture with blu ray, so I'm trying to figure out if it's my cable service, or the tivo, or a combo of both.

I figured out how to check my signal strengths, and they appear to be just fine, in the 90s.

Thanks!

Justin
It (most likely) is the stations themselves that are not providing a quality picture. It is unlikely to be a Tivo problem (assuming you set it to output your TV's resolution). Some HD channels are only 720p, and others seem to be intentionally fuzzy. For example, I used to love watching TCM, but everything is just a little fuzzy on a big screen. The quality is OK for a rare old movie, but high quality DVDs are sharper than what I see on that station.
Your cable company could be part of the problem...signal strength is not always steady. I don't know if this is true (or how it could be true), but a Comcast tech told me that one of my neighbors had a faulty TV that was screwing up the signal throughout the neighborhood whenever they turned it on.
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