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Dynamic tuner allocation?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Bwatford141, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Who said, from TiVo, that DTA would come to the TP-4 ???
     
  2. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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  3. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    I know for a fact it is coming to the TP-4s
     
  4. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, When I said that Tivo "said it was coming" I was talking about discussions and comments made by CSRs (and people here on this site) back when the mini was first released. Not the belated promises - yet to be fulfilled - that they were finally going to do it (via Margarets twitter).
     
  5. dhoward

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    Ok. I will bite. How do you know this for a fact?
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'm sure people have been beta testing it for a while now with the Elite/XL4 boxes.
     
  7. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    And RCN's guy confirmed it was a feature of the next release.
     
  8. Bigg

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    I would consider it, although right now I'm in effect charging Comcast's DVR rate to my roommates to use my TiVo stuff, and if I go to DirecTV at some point in the future, then I have to sell my TiVos, so I'd rather not get any more invested in TiVo than I already am...
     
  9. dhoward

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    What is taking Tivo so long to add DTA to the Premier line. It is technically Fall :eek: It would be nice if they could speed it up. As is usual, Tivo is sending Roamio updates and putting the earlier series Tivo's on the back-burner.
     
  10. BigJimOutlaw

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    If it's anything like the Elite's launch, these minor Roamio updates might be Fall beta builds and they're holding back on the bigger fall release until the Roamio-related fires are put out.

    If Premiere owners got the update now, it would be a beta build with inherent risks they didn't sign up for. So they're letting the smaller pool of Roamio owners be the testers first. Lol. (Not that I mind, I have some bugs I'd love squashed asap.)

    Tivo has been soliciting for beta testers. If you're anxious, sign up and then ping Margret. Maybe she can do you a solid. But it's probably not too far away...

    https://fieldtrials.tivo.com
     
  11. slowbiscuit

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  12. NoVa

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    Trying to get a grasp on the anticipated DTA update for Premiere owners:

    Currently, I can only watch and/or record on one tunervia the Mini - while the main Premiere still has 3 tuners to use.

    So if DTA comes out for the Premiere - does that mean that if the 3 tuners on the Premiere is not being used, that Mini can watch live 1 channel while recording another - i.e. turning it into a 2 tuner Mini?
     
  13. jrtroo

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    The mini cannot record anything, it has no hard drive. It can be used to trigger a recording on the Premiere, which is what I think you are actually asking.
     
  14. NoVa

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    Yes. Can the mini be made to watch 1 channel live while 'triggering' record on another tuner?

    Currently, I am limited to watch what I am recording
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can press the record button to start recording the channel you're watching, then exit live TV, then go back to live TV and it should grab a different tuner.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It will start the recording on a different tuner than the Mini is using. I know in my use it will typically grab the same tuner I had before when I come back. Unless another recording started between the time I exited out of Live TV and came back. But any recording I start while watching LiveTV from the Mini, has always used a different tuner than the one the Mini was using.

    or did the behavior change with the most recent update?
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I honestly never tried it. I just assumed that if you hit record on the show you're actively watching via the Mini then it will need to use that tuner because it may need to grab data out of the buffer to get the whole show. If it starts recording on a different tuner then I guess you only get from that point forward instead?
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes. It would be nice if it used the tuner that you were actively viewing to start the recording. Then it would behave similar to the Roamio. Then if you changed channels it would just grab another tuner.

    But right now it does start the recording from the point that you initiate the recording. Although if the tuner it uses is on the same channel, then maybe it puts what's in the buffer in the recording?

    EDIT: Yes, I just checked and it will grab what is in the buffer if the tuner it uses is on the same channel.
     

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