Setting Up a TiVo Roamio Is Really, Really Hard

By Karen Fratti 

TiVo is expected to announce earnings later this afternoon that are pretty much unchanged from last year, at 7 cents a share. In March, they acquired some of Aereo’s assets and if you’re an ex-customer, you’ve been inundated with TiVo Roamio offers in your inbox.

They really want you to get into the Roamio OTA, which is pretty hardcore. It works with any antennae, integrates Hulu and Netflix with regular broadcasts, and most importantly, records four shows at once. Aereo didn’t do that, and thank goodness, because it probably would have been shut down much sooner.

Maybe if it weren’t so hard to set up, more people would buy them. Apparently, it can take hours and hours hours: