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Do you plan on buying a TiVo Mini at launch?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jfh3, Mar 6, 2013.

Do you plan to buy a TiVo Mini at launch?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2013.
  1. Yes - I plan to buy one Mini

    53 vote(s)
    32.5%
  2. Yes - I plan to buy two or more

    13 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Maybe, but I will not be an early adopter

    47 vote(s)
    28.8%
  4. No, I have no plans for a Mini

    41 vote(s)
    25.2%
  5. Undecided

    9 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Mar 6, 2013 #1 of 114
    jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Do you plan to buy the TiVo Mini at launch or shortly thereafter?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2013 #2 of 114
    magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I'll be waiting to see what features I will get for the $250. At this point... I'm not sold that there is enough value for what I want.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2013 #3 of 114
    jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    What is it that you want?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2013 #4 of 114
    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I didn't realize it was going to be $250. Too bad I can't change my vote.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 #5 of 114
    UCLABB

    UCLABB Active Member

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    The mini is coming out just as I need more boxes because we are losing channels with straight cable to TV. so I am buying a mini and xl4 to go along with our existing Premiere.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 #6 of 114
    BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    I'll get one upon Best Buy availability, as I have some gift cards that will bring it under $200. Otherwise I would've waited.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2013 #7 of 114
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I normally am all over new stuff like this, but my cable company is holding me back on this one. I still have some channels in my area that are broadcast in analog only, so even though I have an Elite I'm forced to hold on to a standard Premiere just so I can record those analog stations. As soon as they switch to all digital I'll be able to dump the Premiere and get a Mini instead. 4 tuners is enough for me, so the ONLY reason I need the Premiere right now is those stupid analog stations.

    That being said if TiVo releases a 6 tuner unit I'll probably buy one anyway just so I can go nuts with the padding and never have to worry about a conflict again. :)
     
  8. Mar 7, 2013 #8 of 114
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    $250 is about $50 higher than I would like but I'm not going to sweat that and since I have the required 4 tuner host already I probably will be picking one up pretty early barring any disastrous feedback. Plan to use it as a front end to eliminate need to use sluggish Elite directly and plan on allocating 0 tuners to the Mini since I don't need live TV for that location.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2013 #9 of 114
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    Well given that I am OTA only and it will not work without having a Cable only TiVo 4/XL DVR I will not be buying one.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2013 #10 of 114
    NotNowChief

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    I have been waiting for this to put in my kitchen, and I voted yes, but I am just becoming so aggravated that this thing is not on sale yet that i am beginnning to not want one out of spite.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2013 #11 of 114
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    At $250? No, I'll wait for the inevitable sale, refurb, or secondhand units. Won't jump until it's $200 or less.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2013 #12 of 114
    Time_Lord

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    If my total cost to add a mini (including service in the mini) was less than $150 I would very seriously consider jumping at it.

    The only advantage I get from the mini that I don't get from my providers (FiOS) box is the ability to watch shows I recorded on the TiVo.

    So my two choices for the mini (unless TiVo changes their pricing) are spend $150 on the mini and $6 per month, or $250 total cost one time on the mini.

    OR

    spend $6 per month for a box rental from Verizon.

    The break even point in the mini (with life time service) is almost 4 years, I don't see the advantage of a mini.

    -TL
     
  13. Mar 7, 2013 #13 of 114
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I plan on getting a Mini at launch so I can replace the Premiere in my bedroom. I will turn in that cable card to save $4 a month off my FioS bill. The Premiere will move into my main viewing area, where my Elite is, and will become an OTA only box. I also use this box to take with me to my GFs house so we can watch shows. It's been a PITA to connect and disconnect it from the bedroom. In my main viewing area I will have easy access to the back of it.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2013 #14 of 114
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The price of the Mini is supposed to be $100. Lifetime is supposed to be $150 or a $6 monthly charge.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2013 #15 of 114
    innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    No. I have no use for one at my house anymore.

    I will eventually pick up one for my parents house once the next 4-6 tuner TiVo model comes out.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2013 #16 of 114
    Time_Lord

    Time_Lord Member

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    Sorry I was on the train heading into work when I wrote that and swapped the amounts, either way the purchase price of the mini along with lifetime service is still $250 and my monthly cost of a box from Verizon is $6 per month, the break even point stays the same at almost 4 years, and there is no break even when paying a monthly service fee. *PLUS* you loose a tuner on your 4/4XL

    The reason I would purchase a mini would be for $$ savings and since I don't think it brings that much to the table to justify the premium price I will not be buying one.

    -TL
     
  17. Mar 7, 2013 #17 of 114
    compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I think once the dynamic tuner thing is worked out these things will fly like hotcakes

    I will pick up 3 at that point. Have one P4 for the main room, a P2 for the bedroom and a mini for the kids rooms and office.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2013 #18 of 114
    mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    I will buy 2 Minis: when dynamic tuning is available and either a a new Tivo is released (with OTA) or when / if 2-tuner Premiere support is supported.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2013 #19 of 114
    jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    As it does not support OTA, its of no use to me in its current form. Its a CATV only device.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2013 #20 of 114
    Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Undecided. I likely will eventually own 1 to 3 of these things, but the timing might depend on deals. If there's a compelling discounted bundle at launch, I will jump. If not, I'm not in a huge hurry.
     

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