DirecTV to FiOS/TiVo Redux - 2 years later

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Diana C, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. HoTat2

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    Hey thanks Steve;

    Will definitely suggest to the others here to wait on paying for lifetime service and encourage them to be patient and look first for the best sales and other discounts. Not just run and order theirs direct from TIVO.com for instance.

    Actually only looking into a double play package with TWC with TIVOs since we're already using Ooma for phone service.

    The other issue is that everyone here (currently at six adults and one teenager, yeah a full house I know) will want to feel they aren't losing anything by leaving the DIRECTV setup where they all have DVRs. No one cares for clients here.

    Also, while the rest would gain 2 or more tuners, in a way I would actually lose as many as 5 since I have the Genie and a OTA TIVO Roamio because the AM21 was such a wipeout.

    But to substantially lower the bills for TV here as well as the other increased functionality and features of the TIVO as Sixto explains. I guess I can live with it.

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  2. sangs

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    Hey, don't be badmouthing the Bolts Diana! ;) In all seriousness I had consistent problems with several Roamios and Mini combos, but once I switched to the Bolts, my FiOS-TiVo marriage has been as close to perfect as possible. Not to mention the Bolts run circles around the Roamios speed-wise, especially with regards to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. The ONLY thing I wish FiOS offered that DirecTV does is all games in HD for their sports packages like MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass and NHL Center Ice. I hate it when the Tigers, Red Wings or Pistons end up on one of the SD channels. It doesn't happen a lot, but it annoys me when it does. Luckily I get all the Mets and Giants games in HD though. It's literally the only thing I miss about DirecTV.
     
  3. slice1900

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    I think she was referring to the curent Bolt having fewer tuners and a smaller hard drive than the top of the line Roamio. I'm sure a higher end Bolt is coming sometime this year.
     
  4. Diana C

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    Yes..I was referring only to the configuration. We have had nearly zero issues with our Roamios and Minis, once I identified and replaced a bad coax run (it was causing innumerable MOCA errors, not just on the device connected to it, and it took quite a while to isolate). Other than that, we've had no problems. Having come from a Genie and a few HR24s the Roamios seem VERY fast. While loading a streaming app takes several seconds, the in-app performance of Netflix and Amazon are fine. The Hulu app on the Bolts is a newer generation than the one on the Raomios and the Roamio version is slow, clunky and unreliable. The Roamios should be getting the new one as soon as the current software roll out is complete.

    While I expect a Bolt Pro will appear this summer, unless it adds more to the base Bolt that just 2 more tuners and more disk space I don't see us upgrading. We have never upgraded just to have something new. We upgraded to the Genie to get a few more tuners and support for minis but when we left we still had 2 HR21s (which, with our original HR20, are still sitting here in my office along side 6 SD DirecTiVos). :)
     
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  5. sangs

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    Wait, so you can be happy with what you already have? Well you'll never survive with that attitude in this day and age. ;)
     
  6. Sixto

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    It's funny that you say that. I usually want the latest-and-greatest. For years I've always had a long list of what I wanted in my next DVR. The weird part now is that my current Roamio Pro / FiOS setup is really just about perfect. Other then that I'd like a native 4K DVR, which I expect the Bolt Pro will do, really, candidly, honestly, my current setup is perfect. The App is great. MRV works as I want. It's fairly fast, though I expect the Bolt to be faster. Overall, I might actually be fine if I was stuck with this setup for years and years. I'm not saying that with any agenda in mind, it really is nice. And the cool thing is that new unexpected features keep coming, such as I didn't expect commercial skipping and SkipMode is awesome. My only real fear is that TiVo exits the retail market.
     
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  7. slice1900

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    Even if Tivo did exit the retail market, existing Tivos aren't going to stop working. So you'd never get to see them make a native 8K DVR, but is anyone but Samsung, LG and Panasonic excited about 8K?
     
  8. HoTat2

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    My only real complaint about TIVO is their insistence on keeping just a 30 min. live buffer like a signature feature or something.

    Nothing wrong with maintaining signature features as traditions of course, as long as they're good ones.

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    Well ... sure hope Rovi keeps the same great TIVO tradition going if this deal goes through. Wonder if even the TIVO brand name will even continue.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/business/dealbook/tivo-said-to-be-in-merger-talks-with-rovi.html?_r=1&referer=


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