More Misc FAQs About the TiVo Roamio

Posted on August 30th, 2013, by Michael

We’ve posted a list of Roamio questions on the blog, and we have a Roamio FAQ on our site. Now here are some more random questions and other things we’ve learned about the TiVo Roamio Series5 DVRs.

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Is the TiVo Slide Remote compatible with the TiVo Roamio?

Yes! It sure is, we’re happy to say.

Is this interface really that much faster.

Yes. It really is. It’s significant.

How do I copy my Season Passes from my other DVRs to my new Roamio?

Before TiVo reworked their website, you could go to tivo.com/spm – “SPM” is for Season Pass Manager – and copy lists of Season Passes from one unit to another. With the redesign of the website, we can’t find that. We hope someone will find it and post a link in the comments!

And we got a comment with the link, that works: https://www.tivo.com/apps/spm.do

How do I change the remote to go to IR or RF mode?

TiVo + C puts the remote in IR and TiVo + D puts it back in RF. More info on the Roamio remote info page.

Does this unit have the 30 Second Skip?

Yes. You can use the 30 second skip on this unit. That said, the 30 second slip is enabled by default. But if you want the true skip, you can do it.

I hate the video preview window!

OK – that one was me (Michael). I hate it. Fortunately, you can turn it off here in the settings, always. Like on the Premiere line, you can disable it per-occurrence by pressing the Slow button on the remote. But there’s also an option to turn it off permanently (I didn’t have a chance to check a Premiere to see if this has been added in a software update over the years). I’m very happy to have peace and quiet in the menus.

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  1. Rialtus Says:

    Season Pass manager (after you’ve signed in): https://www.tivo.com/apps/spm.do

  2. Michael Says:

    Thanks! I’ll edit the post.

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