Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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Roku DVR

Roku DVR

OK I/we have four TiVo's and we love them. They are all the Pro+ models that have both Antenna and Cable connections and six tuners.  I have upgraded them to have three terabyte drives so we can store many complete series on them GOT is an example.

We really want to cut the cord [Comcast] But as of yet nobody has come out with a really good replacement for our TiVo’s.

Here is what I would love to see: A dream Machine!

Roku DVR: What it needs is the ability to record anything that is being watched and called up from any of its app’s it should have a minimum of six tuners, one to five megabytes of ram for buffering, at least one terabyte of built-in SSD that can be used to store complete shows which are recorded PLUS room to add a HD of unlimited size I think currently 16TB is the largest available. Multiple ports two USB 3.x to connect external HD’s USB thumb drives to copy to<->from two or more HDMI ports to TV’s or monitors, Antenna connection for OTA.   Ability to network with other local Roku’s [ultras, etc]. so they can see and play recorded shows, videos, etc. on the Roku DVR like we can with our TiVo’s.

All of these should easy to do. If I was younger and had the capital I would build them myself but being in my seventies it is not practical to start myself.

 

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Re: Roku DVR

Roku's are purely streaming (or TV's with built-in streaming.) What you are describing can be done with a computer and tuner cards. It'll probably cost more than the Tivo's.

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Sure there are ways to do it today but not very user friendly. 

Roku's are very user friendly! 

The Cost for what I described should be very minimal. Hardware you are looking at case,Mother board, ports, ROM [if smart at least double the size needed to start for firmware upgrades], RAM, SSD, etc.

I would bet they would sell like hotcakes if they did not get greedy.

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