|Item Weight||3.7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.4 x 14.2 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||R84600|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
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TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB DVR - With No Monthly Service Fees - Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - Compatible only with HDTV Antennas (does not work with cable)
|Price:||$399.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Compatible only with HDTV Antennas. (1) Does not work with cable or satellite TV. No monthly TiVo service fee required.
- Record four shows at once and up to 150 hours of HD programming. (2) Pause, rewind and record free HD programming.
- SkipMode skips entire commercial breaks of recorded shows at the press of a button.(3) QuickMode speeds through recorded and buffered shows 30% faster, with pitch-corrected audio.
- Searches TV and streaming content simultaneously. Integrates access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, VUDU and more.(4)
- Over-the-air reception varies widely by location, and is affected by surroundings, distance from transmitter, terrain, and availability of local channels.Power: 12V
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How does TiVo Roamio OTA make the HD antenna experience better?
When you plug an HD antenna feed directly into your TV, you can watch live TV. But that’s it. You can’t pause, rewind or record. You can’t see what’s on tonight, or next week. If you’re out, you miss the shows you like to watch. TiVo Roamio OTA gives you a two-week program guide so you see what’s coming up. Plus all the control features you could ever want, and some—like SkipMode and QuickMode—you won’t ever want to give up. TiVo Roamio OTA will satisfy even the biggest family’s entertainment appetite. It records up to four shows at once and provides up to 1 TB of recording capacity—enough for roughly 150 hours of gloriously uncompressed HD programming(2). Need even more room? Add an external hard drive or a TiVo-ready NETGEAR ReadyNAS, and record to your heart’s content. It’ll feel like a pricey, premium experience…but without the nagging monthly subscription fee.
Leap commercial breaks in a single bound.
TiVo BOLT introduces the world to the speed and convenience of skipping entire commercial breaks at the press of a single button.(3) SkipMode transports you past these interruptions and back to your recorded show in an instant. It’s fast-forward perfected. Now you get to watch only what you want, and skip over the stuff you don’t.
Comfortably speed through your shows.
Life is short, and sometimes you just want to make the world go faster. That’s why we’ve added QuickMode. Watch recorded shows 30% faster—without the audio getting squirrely on you. QuickMode’s pitch-corrected audio lets you comfortably speed through slow-moving programs like news, sports and overly long award shows. It’s a great way to catch up when you’re pressed for time.
Watch on every TV without added service fees.
TiVo Mini is the all-purpose companion to your TiVo BOLT. Delivering Tru Multi Room control, TiVo Mini gives you the exact same TiVo experience on additional TVs in your home(5), including access to streaming content from Amazon Prime, Netflix and more.(4) Plus, you get all your favorite TiVo controls, like SkipMode, QuickMode, pause and rewind. Best of all, each TiVo Mini you add in your house requires no additional service fee.
|TiVo Roamio OTA||TiVo BOLT 500 GB||TiVo BOLT 1000 GB||TiVo BOLT+|
|TV source||HD antenna only||cable or antenna||cable or antenna||cable only|
|4K Ultra High Definition||1080p||✓||✓||✓|
|Recording capactiy||up to 150 hours||up to 75 hours||up to 150 hours||up to 450 hours|
|Simultaneous recordings||4 shows||4 shows||4 shows||6 shows|
|Multi-room compatibility with TiVo Mini||Ethernet or MoCA (MoCA requires TiVo Bridge)||Ethernet or built-in MoCA||Ethernet or built-in MoCA||Ethernet or built-in MoCA|
|Access to streaming apps||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more|
|Out-of-home streaming||not available||✓||✓||✓|
|TiVo service required||service included at no additional charge||monthly, annual or all-in service pricing options available||monthly, annual or all-in service pricing options available||monthly, annual or all-in service pricing options available|
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|Connectivity Technology||Built-in Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Ethernet and MoCA||WI-FI||Built-in Wi-Fi||Built-in Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||14.2 x 7.4 x 2 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||6.12 x 6.12 x 1.25 in||4.5 x 4.5 x 0.7 in||2.7 x 8 x 4.3 in||2.7 x 8 x 4.3 in|
|Item Weight||3.7 lbs||1.13 ounces||0.78 lb||0.59 lb||0.7 lb||0.7 lb|
|Internet Applications||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Pandora||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Vudu||youtube, hbo_go, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, pandora, netflix, fox||Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Vudu, YouTube||Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Vudu, YouTube|
|Total HDMI Ports||1||0||1||1||1||1|
|Total Usb Ports||2||0||1||1||2||2|
TiVo Roamio OTA. The premium TV experience without the premium price.
Cutting the cord? The TiVo Roamio OTA was built for those looking for a full-throttled entertainment experience without cable or satellite. It works with any HD antenna, delivers 1 terabyte of recording capacity (up to 150 HD hours of HD programming) and integrates all your streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, HULU, YouTube, Pandora and more.(4) Best of all, it’s now available without a monthly TiVo service fee. Without those hefty monthly TV bills—and with TiVo service included in your purchase price—TiVo Roamio OTA is the most economical premium TV experience available anywhere. Kindly enter your zip-code in the following link https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps to check the available TV reception in your locality.
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For my cord cutting benefit there is NO monthly service charge for the Roamio - 400$ after taxes and that will be paid for in 3 months of not paying 135$ per month to DirecTV. Then I got Sling TV to cover my AMC and ESPN needs (20$/month) (Need to watch some sports and The Walking Dead). My other solutions to good programing are the following - I watch all of my Lakers Game in a 10 minute recap on YouTube, I watch Game of Thrones on HBO NOW 15$ per month (well worth it) and I have Amazon Prime 99$ per year with all sorts of awesomeness (2 day shipping, music, and lots of PRIME shows to watch all for the low price of 99/year or 8.25/month) - so all told by cutting the cord
DirecTV - $1620/year never ending
TiVo - $400 initial set up
HBO $ 15/month = 180/year
Sling $20/month = 240/year
Amazon $8.25/month = 99/year
1st year = $919
year 2 and beyond = $519/year
5 years of DirecTv = $8,100
5 years of new set up = $2995
Savings of ~ $5,105 - FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS SAVED as long as these prices don't change too much!
Take the plunge - cut the cord and save some $$$$$
OK been 6 months since I cut the cord - best decision EVER! I also found out that I did some bad math above. I split HBO with two friends (5$ each per month). I already had both internet (60/month) and amazon prime (for the free deliveries) so that would have been a wash. so basically I pay 300$/year for Sling/HBO and the TiVo is a one time set up. 5x300 + 400 and antenna 40 = 1940 for 5 years not 3K. So even more savings than thought. - basically I have 6 grand to spend on entertainment of MY choosing or Saving or Vacationing.
Update: Day three and I am still unable to register this box under my TiVo account. TiVo support says it might be "a couple more days".
2nd Update: This TiVo box was finally transferred from Amazon to my TiVo account. I now have full access to TiVo features through the web and mobile app. Again, this is a great product, but the registration process was unbelievably bad. I hope this means they finally worked out the kinks so no one else will have to go through the same process.
A week or so later I noted a "like new" in the Warehouse listing s and ordered yet again with fingers crossed. 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...) the product was indeed "like new" inside.
The setup guide, remote with (2) AA batteries, power cord and TiVo unit were all neatly and securely packaged inside the original box. The TiVo had no scratches, scuffs or rattles, so I figured I was good to go. Everything was there and in its original packaging there was no movement of the Roamio, protecting it from damage.
I immediately noted the TP number on the back of the unit and went to TiVo's website to activate the service.
SERVICE ACTIVATION: B
You can call or go online to activate your TiVo service, but it's going to take some time before you can use your device.
Since I've never been a TiVo user I had to register on the site first, then I was able to activate my Roamio OTA by putting in the serial number. I was told it registered successfully and that it would take up to 24 hours to register. I decided to do other things for a day and come back online to see if registration was complete prior to attempting setup.
It took about 16 hours for TiVo to complete the registration process. I was a bit confused to see 'no subscription' in my TiVo account, however since this unit comes with NO MONTHLY fee (it's all included) there was no need to add a credit card to the account.
EASE OF SETUP: B+
The included Setup Guide can be found online at the TiVo website if your box didn't ship with one inside. I loved the simple directions! Anyone could set this thing up with relative ease.
I was a bit concerned that I would have a struggle using this device going through my Sony AV receiver (with 7 speakers hooked up to it, I use it instead of the TV's sound system....). Thankfully it went off without a hitch and worked fine, but I can't use the TiVo remote function for volume control - I have to use the AV receiver controller.
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. This process took about 1.5 hours for me to complete with 3 updates of the system finally concluding in showing me an onscreen guide.
When you go through the guided setup you enter your zip code, and based upon that info the Roamio OTA looks for channels. The TiVo found 21 channels in my area (I know I get 14 clearly). After finding all the channels the device locks them into its setup info. Unfortunately that means you'll see even those that have no picture when you go through channels.
To fix that you have to go into Settings - Channels and uncheck the channels you don't want in your Guide. 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. I found the 14 I wanted by checking signal strengths (also in Settings) and making sure they were all there.
I hooked up my Mohu Curve 50 TV Antenna, Indoor, Amplified, 50 Mile Range, Modern Design, Tabletop, Paintable, 4K-Ready HDTV, 16 Foot Detachable Cable, Premium Materials for Performance, Includes Stand, MH-110567 to the back of the TiVo without powering it up (it's AC powered) and did a channel scan. It gained all my channels even without a boost! Then I plugged it in and got the same result. The pairing of the two devices was seamless and works very well.
USING THE ROAMIO OTA: A-
On the one hand, my experience of using the Roamio OTA is better than expected I'd forgotten how much I missed having a snappy interface to view TV programming. The Guide moves swiftly and is very intuitive, and OTA channels pop up without a delay when going channel to channel. I love being able to search the Guide and still watch TV in the preview box.
The remote is well laid out and the only thing it's lacking is a backlight for my aging eyes! 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.
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. I found the TiVo website and YouTube to be helpful, as well as the TiVo forum.
I was able to easily add my Hulu, Netflix and Amazon account information, and all of the services launched with minimal lag time. 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. You do have to be careful if you are an Amazon Prime member to take note of Prime versus regular Amazon Video offerings, as it would be easy to click a paid one.
NOTE: There's also "Movies" which appear to be bundled. FYI... you pay for these. You'd have to purchase with a credit card on your account though, so it should be easy to avoid.
I like that I can add additional storage to the device, however for my purposes I think the generous 1TB drive (recording up to 25 shows before overwriting them) should be enough. 150 hours of saved programming is something I'll never get through anyway.
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. (If this is important to you.) The time is set via the internet.
Once you have recordings you can fast forward through them, rewind, skip commercials, or watch them at 30% faster speed. All good things and another great reason for cordcutters to get this device.
When not using the TiVo it automatically goes into Standby mode after 4 hours of non-use. 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. It wakes the same way - a button push - very easy. Standby should theoretically extend the life of your TiVo by not having the hard drive spinning all the time.
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 easily put it on a shelf or behind the TV and still have it work well.
The main reason I purchased the TiVo Roamio OTA was to have an onscreen Guide for my husband to easily follow (he's not a techie type...) and for me to be able to record OTA shows while still being able to view Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime content. This device does all these things very well and I'm pleased with its performance. I also love that this one comes with NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION FEE! (If it had, I wouldn't own it.) Now I just cross my fingers that this thing has a long life to make up for the relatively high start-up cost.
What I wish was better (and may be with time...) is the limited number of apps available don't include HBO Now or Sling TV. Maybe, just maybe, they'll give them to us for Christmas? I'm forever hopeful. (I can access Showtime via my Hulu app and maybe Amazon is the key for the others eventually. Time will tell.) . For now I've still got my Roku attached to my TV for those things and Crackle which I also enjoy. It means changing a HDMI input on my TV and not having that integrated into the Guide, but at least I still have them as options.
Another thing I wish was better - sometimes live TV video is not synced accurately with the audio. The mouth movement doesn't match what you hear. I'll have to troubleshoot it a bit more as it may be something related to bringing the audio through the AV receiver versus a direct connection.
On the upside, I was able to still get all the same OTA channels I had before (all major networks in HD) without the TiVo in the mix without a loss of signal strength. I didn't gain any channels, but that wasn't expected. I was a little worried that there would be a loss of channels (as some reviewers have experienced), but thankfully that didn't happen.
I've not regretted cutting the cord with cable several years ago, and thought I was doing just fine without this device, but I can see now that this cordcutter's experience just got a bit better thanks to the TiVo Roamio OTA.
I would recommend it to others who are looking for a cable-like experience with the ability to record shows, without the cost of cable TV service or a monthly subscription fee.
10/13/16 - VUDU just started offering FREE movies! You can sign up on the VUDU site for an account and then login to VUDU on the TiVo to access this free content. Over 240 movies in SD and HD - everything from kids movies to scary stuff. Obviously most of it is older, but still some good ones like "Point Break" (the older one), "True Grit" (the newer one) and others.
A nice bit of extra for TiVo Roamio OTA users who don't want to pay for streaming services, but want additional content to supplement their over air programming.
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