Posted on November 20th, 2014, by Jeff
Today we released the TiVo Roamio, TiVo Roamio Plus and TiVo Roamio Pro in two new capacities: One with a single 6TB internal hard drive (the largest internal drive available), and one with 12TB (one 6TB internal, one 6TB external). Our 6TB drives, as always, are designed for digital video recorders running 24/7.
The 6TB models record up to 960 HD hours.
The dual-6TB models record up to 1,930 HD hours.
We have also released self-install hard drive upgrade kits, both 6TB and dual-6TB, for those who already own a TiVo Roamio, Roamio Plus or Roamio Pro and want to upgrade.
Finally, we have released a 6TB external hard drive, which can be added to an existing Roamio, but the external 6TB is not available for self-installation due to software limitations. The price on these kits includes our work here to attach them to your TiVo, and outbound shipping for the assembly.
We can’t help but recognize the elephant in the room: TiVo’s release of the Mega, which has 24TB and redundancy. We hope to add this monster to our lineup when it is available (and yes, of course we’ll try to get this beyond 24TB when the time comes), but considering the Mega has no release date, we think our 6TB and 12TB options are compelling, especially given the pricing.
All new capacities of complete Roamios and kits are shipping immediately.
Posted on November 16th, 2014, by Jeff
We have just dropped prices on all TiVo Roamio models! The base-model Roamio has dropped $50. The Roamio Plus has dropped by $75. The Pro has dropped by $100. Prices are good through the holiday season, while supplies last.
Remember that the TiVo Mini is still only $149.99, which includes lifetime TiVo service. This fantastic deal means that you can now eliminate all monthly fees for additional TVs in your home by using TiVo Minis in your other rooms. For example, if you purchase a TiVo Roamio Plus for the main TV in your home and subscribe in with lifetime service, you can add multiple Minis around your house and pay your cable company for your programming package and for one CableCARD. No DVR fees. No cable box subscription fees. No fees for additional rooms. And if you’re contemplating the Mini, don’t forget the TiVo Mini RF version, available only at weaKnees, which includes an RF TiVo Remote. With the TiVo Mini RF, your remote will not require a line of sight to the Mini, so you can hide the Mini behind the TV, in a closet or in a cabinet.
Posted on September 10th, 2014, by Jeff
Over the last 3-4 days, we have had a rash of calls from TiVo customers reporting that their TiVo DVRs are rebooting at or toward the end of a recorded show. Early calls were from Series3 owners, but we’ve now heard from a Series2 owner as well.
It doesn’t seem to matter whether you press the TiVo button at the end of the show (to bring you back to Now Playing) or whether you delete the show. In either case, the unit reboots spontaneously. We believe that TiVo is aware of the problem and is working on a solution, but you should not assume that your TiVo itself has a problem. If you want some peace of mind, you can always run a hard drive test using the Kickstart 54 TiVo hard drive test.
EDIT (9/11/14): TiVo is reporting that they have resolved the problem. Please force an update on your TiVo DVR.
Posted on September 7th, 2014, by Michael
Starting today, September 7, TiVo Minis purchased directly from WeaKnees include Product Lifetime Service! This means NO additional monthly fee to use Minis. The price for this package of Mini and service is $149.99 – that’s a $100 savings over the pre-promotion price of $99.99 for the hardware and $149.99 for the Lifetime Service.
If you have any 4 or 6 tuner TiVo DVR, you can use up to three Minis with it to see live TV, recorded shows, and much more, in other rooms.
TiVo Mini DVR Companions are compatible with:
Minis require a hard-wired link to the main DVR. This can be ethernet or coax – but coax might require a MoCA adapter in some configurations. Minis are NOT compatible with Wifi.
Posted on August 19th, 2014, by Michael
We’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the DIRECTV GenieGO 2, and it’s here!
The GenieGO allowed DIRECTV customers to stream and copy shows from most current DVRs to their phones, laptops, desktops, and tablets.
The GenieGO 2 is 2-3 times faster, and includes a coax port, SWM splitter, and coax cable to make installation much, much easier!