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2-Tuner Support Not on the Roadmap

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by sbiller, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 12, 2013 #1 of 171
    sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Cnet's Joshua Goldman confirmed earlier today that TiVo has no plans for the Mini to work with the 2-tuner base Premiere model. They haven't disclosed whether or not this is a technical issue - most are speculating its not. My guess is the lack of MoCA coupled with the lack of tuners and the likely number of Premieres that are already connected wirelessly led TiVO to this decision.

    Let the bi*ching begin!

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    Note: MRS from a 2-tuner Premiere is supported. The base Premiere can not serve as a Mini Host DVR.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2013 #2 of 171
    magnus

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    But it has a Ethernet connection... So why would Moca make any difference at all?
     
  3. Mar 12, 2013 #3 of 171
    compnurd

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    Easier connection. Just like Direct TV, Dish and Cable companies do with there whole home, it is all on one moca coax system.

    None of them use ethernet
     
  4. Mar 12, 2013 #4 of 171
    moyekj

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    Mission...
    Well if they want to intentionally lock out potential customers that have no interest in live tv that's their business I guess...
    Still don't see why it would not just be a warning that without 4 tuner host you get no live tv.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2013 #5 of 171
    magnus

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    What does that have to do with it technically? Why would it not work if all your boxes are using Ethernet? The short answer, it doesn't matter. They just want to force you into a more expensive Premiere.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2013 #6 of 171
    supasta

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    I am wondering if they will extend any offers to subscribers that have two tuner models that are interested in the Mini. Has anyone called or investigated this at all with any information?
     
  7. Mar 12, 2013 #7 of 171
    geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    I emailed Tom Rogers and Reed Hastings about Netflix support from TiVo. I received a call from someone in TiVo's executive relations department stating they are working on it and hopefully will be ready by end of year. Judging by the hesitation in his voice to give a time frame, I don't think he can say anything timewise with certainty.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2013 #8 of 171
    magnus

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    Yep, I'll consider it close to being worth it when Netflix, Amazon, and 2 tuner support is there.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2013 #9 of 171
    lessd

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    So would many TP owners BUT TiVo, for their own reasons, decided not to support what you would like (2 Tuners TP), so you and many others will not purchase the Mini, do you really think TiVo had not considered that when they designed the Mini, or do you think TiVo is now saying ooops.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2013 #10 of 171
    magnus

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    I think they are simply trying to figure out a way to get us to upgrade for some reason. That's the only explanation. It doesn't make much sense though. The cost just does not justify it. I'd prefer to see it on Apple TV from my Stream.
     
  11. Mar 12, 2013 #11 of 171
    compnurd

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    Have fun with it
     
  12. Mar 12, 2013 #12 of 171
    magnus

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    Um, ok. Are you trying to be a jerk or something?
     
  13. Mar 12, 2013 #13 of 171
    compnurd

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    I am done with people whining about the cost. Ok to you it is too expensive and it sucks and you will never buy one. So what does everyone posting over and over again about that help anyone wanting to buy one because it Does work for them and DOES have value to them
     
  14. Mar 12, 2013 #14 of 171
    magnus

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    Unless you work for Tivo... and even if you do.... then get over it. People have a right to their opinion... we still live in America, don't we?
     
  15. Mar 12, 2013 #15 of 171
    compnurd

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    No we dont
     
  16. Mar 12, 2013 #16 of 171
    magnus

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    Well, I won't debate politics with you since we're not supposed to here.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2013 #17 of 171
    steve614

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    I think TiVo is shooting themselves in the foot if this is the case.

    Add wording on the box and in the materials that Live TV is not available when using a 2 tuner Premiere as a host.

    I guess they don't think the general public is smart enough to distinguish that subtle difference and want to avoid the potential support issues associated with that. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Mar 13, 2013 #18 of 171
    jfh3

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    No. TiVo is setting up the Mini to be part of a Whole Home system for a 4 (or more) tuner base DVR.

    The base Premiere is designed to serve one TV, not the entire household.

    Mini sales will take off once the next gen TiVo DVRs are released.

    Not quite sure why people are so upset about the base model not being supported. Between not having a MoCA bridge and the inevitable support headaches of people that just won't understand tuner hijacking, it is quite logical that the original Premiere is not supported.

    Come fall, no one will care. Anyone that wants a mini that doesn't already have an Elite/P4 will want a new host DVR anyway.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2013 #19 of 171
    BigJimOutlaw

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    They said it was on the roadmap for the last 10 months, and they could have clarified it at any point before now. So it's a misdirection that throws off planning and expectations.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2013 #20 of 171
    jfh3

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    Fair point.
     

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