XBox One and Tivo Roamio

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  1. siddhartha macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    Anyone using this combination?

    I know the XBox One has an HDMI passthrough, which I'd have to use if I don't want to get an HDMI switch (and if anyone has one they recommend, I'd love to learn about it) for my TiVo.

    I have 3 HDMI ports on the TV in question, and have the PS4, a PS3, a TiVo Roamio, and now the XBox One.

    Should I try to do the passthrough thing, or simply use the XBox One as a pure gaming console, and leave all TV stuff to the TiVo, and get an HDMI switch?

    Thanks!
     
  2. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    I've not tried combining a TiVo setup with an Xbox One, but overall, the Xbox does a pretty good job of just pushing the signal through if you want to use your regular remote with a cable box. I'm not totally sure that the xbox would have enough control of the TiVo box to put away your TiVo remote though. It'd still be able to change your channels with no problem, but I don't think you'd be able to access your DVR content or any On-Demand interfaces with the One's controller or the Kinect. Ultimately defeating the purpose of the TiVo. Perhaps an option to look into would be a Universal remote with Xbox One and TiVo compatibility. Surprisingly enough the One does have an IR sensor on it that understands remotes.

    Depending on what you play on the PS3, you may be able to get away with running that through the Xbox's HDMI In. The only downside of the port is that it can't passively push content when the system is off. Looking at various forums. Some people are reporting anywhere from 20-40ms of lag, depending on the resolution pushed by the console. But I also read of an extreme of 140ms. I'm thinking that the super high lag is some sort of one-off problem rather than the norm however.


    The TV I'm using only has 2 HDMI ports, so a switch was a necessity, and I found a pretty decent product in the Kinivo 501BN HDMI switch. It's a 5 port, which may be overkill, but if any ports die, then you can just rearrange a cable or two rather than getting a whole new product. Some reviews before I bought it had suggested that Port 5 dies out pretty quickly, but after 7.5 months of use (almost exclusively on that port I'd like to add), I've had no issues whatsoever.
     
  3. siddhartha thread starter macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    Thank you-I ended up ordering that HDMI switch through Amazon. I play only Demon's Souls on PS3 (which, before the media player option was added to PS4) which was one of the two reasons I kept the PS3
     
  4. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I would guess that everyone has heard the news of the upcoming dvr functionality?

    https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-...firms-dvr-capabilities-are-coming-to-xbox-one

    Of course, it required the TV tuner addon, and an external USB drive. The nice thing is it will let you watch live or recorded shows on any windows 10 computer, or Smartglass device (ipad, iPhone, android). This is also a single tuner setup only, unless they add multiple tuber support.

    Advantage of TiVo Roamio OTA: multiple tuners, OOH streaming (tivo stream required.)

    I have been testing (via parallels) the Xbox game streaming to windows 10, it works great, but if the Xbox is in use as a dvr (not recording, but watching) you can't game remotely in the other room, as you share the same screen.
     

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