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Does the MINI have basic functions without subscrition?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by siratfus, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. siratfus

    siratfus Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Hey Guys,

    Any thoughts or fears of the Tivo Mini failing? We all know with TIVO units, the percentage is really small and it's usually fixable by swapping hard drives. But the Mini's longevity is unknown at this moment, and there is no hard drive. So failure would basically mean the end of it.

    Also, does the Mini have basic functions without subscription? You know, just to make sure I don't get a lemon prior to slapping lifetime on it.
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Nope. Without a sub it does nothing.
  3. DeltaOne

    DeltaOne Mount Airy, MD

    Sep 29, 2013
    I see the Mini's lack of a hard drive (or any moving parts) as a plus. If it works for 30 days it'll probably work for years.
  4. siratfus

    siratfus Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Tivo's warranty is 1 year. So do they work with you to transfer the lifetime if they need to give you a new box?
  5. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    Warranty repairs through TiVo, no problem. If it breaks after a year, they'll normally work with you for a reduced rate on a replacement, but it will depend on your situation.

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