Heat from the device was minimal, and the remote was responsive even if it wasn't in the direct line of site of the Tivo box. You can change this in Settings to a shorter time if you like, or manually set it into Standby by pushing a button on your remote. We're selling them for less than that price, hardware included! This device does all these things very well and I'm pleased with its performance. I found the 14 I wanted by checking signal strengths also in Settings and making sure they were all there. Although it's Yet Another Monthly Fee, TiVo is one of those rare items that's actually worth it -- like the iPhone and Netflix. I found the TiVo website and YouTube to be helpful, as well as the TiVo forum. It took about 16 hours for TiVo to complete the registration process.
You will also have to go to My Channels and uncheck 'All' - choose movies or similar - and the Guide will eventually condense to show you only the checked channels. When not using the TiVo it automatically goes into Standby mode after 4 hours of non-use. I haven't found a good place yet. Everything was there and in its original packaging there was no movement of the Roamio, protecting it from damage. This process took about 1. Lots of very positive user reviews on this product.
Makes it easy to type in long search terms! It was repackaged and upon taking it out of the box there was a rattle like a screw was loose in inside the device. I loved the simple directions! I decided to do other things for a day and come back online to see if registration was complete prior to attempting setup. Special pricing on this page cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions! What I wish was better and may be with time. I've always heard that lifetimed boxes get most of the lifetime sub money back by selling on Ebay, but I have not tried that route yet. This refurb comes with a 90-day warranty. I returned it, and debated whether or not to reorder. All units include power cable and remote.
I was told it registered successfully and that it would take up to 24 hours to register. Price breaks are available if you're already a TiVo subscriber. I was able to easily add my Hulu, Netflix and Amazon account information, and all of the services launched with minimal lag time. The remote is well laid out and the only thing it's lacking is a backlight for my aging eyes! I was a little worried that there would be a loss of channels as some reviewers have experienced , but thankfully that didn't happen. It arrived two days ago and while the original box was crushed on the corners why they don't put it inside another box and pad it I don't understand. As always, be sure to visit the merchant's site to review and verify product information, price, and shipping costs.
Records up to 4 shows simultaneously. The time is set via the internet. Only for base 4-Tuner Roamio. Setting up recordings of programs within the guide is easy, but it would be great if there was something in the box that indicated a step-by-step way to do it. Then I plugged it in and got the same result. The pairing of the two devices was seamless and works very well. The TiVo found 21 channels in my area I know I get 14 clearly.
I didn't gain any channels, but that wasn't expected. Maybe you'll have better luck with Premieres, but I wouldn't expect too much. Certain product images are © TiVo Inc. Even having not used a TiVo remote before, within a couple of hours I was using it with ease - not even having to look down at it to navigate. The mouth movement doesn't match what you hear.
I know Weaknees is loved for many things, but buying used Tivos is probably not one of them. It is so easy to set up a recording and get the TiVo to keep recording the shows I like. That's one of the lowest prices I've seen for the hardware. What are your thoughts on TiVo nowadays? Anyone could set this thing up with relative ease. I can access Showtime via my Hulu app and maybe Amazon is the key for the others eventually.
This is not a lifetime warranty on the unit, but rather a lifetime subscription to the TiVo service, applicable to the specific unit purchased. What's more, for Comcast subscribers, which will resolve one of the big downsides of trading your Comcast box for a TiVo: no Comcast on-demand content. Now I just cross my fingers that this thing has a long life to make up for the relatively high start-up cost. The TiVo had no scratches, scuffs or rattles, so I figured I was good to go. Standby should theoretically extend the life of your TiVo by not having the hard drive spinning all the time. . It brings broadcast together to give you even more entertainment options.
Edit to add: there are instructions on transferring the service on the TiVo website, because they know people do it all the time. Unfortunately that means you'll see even those that have no picture when you go through channels. Product prices and availability is subject to change. Pricing information is provided by the listed merchants. If it had, I wouldn't own it. The toughest part of setup was getting the updates and waiting for the TiVo to accurately nab over air channels and populate the onscreen menu.
It gained all my channels even without a boost! Records up to 6 shows simultaneously. TiVo is a registered trade- mark of TiVo Inc. I expect an earful after that sentence. Speaking of recorded programs, be sure to go into Settings to start your recordings a minute or so early to not get them cut off. All units include power cable and remote. It's very much like using a Roku or similar device in that way, but you can search for programming via the TiVo guide which is helpful. To fix that you have to go into Settings - Channels and uncheck the channels you don't want in your Guide.