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Extra tuner for tivo mini in sd menus

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jdanna, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. jdanna

    jdanna New Member

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    So I just got a TiVo premiere4, and after using the HD menus for about a day, I immediately went back to the SD menus. the hd menus are absolutely unusably slow, to the point of being worthless.

    Question is, now im thinking of adding a TiVo mini, but it wont let you enable a tuner for it without turning on the HD menus. if you switch back to SD, it seems to re-enable the tuner for normal use.

    Is there any way to allow a tuner for a TiVo mini, but keep my permiere4 in SD menus?

    I really want to buy a TiVo mini for another room in my house - but I would honestly throw the premiere4 in the garbage before turning the hd menus back on. Hell I would rather gargle broken glass then use the hd menus ever again.

    Am I just not able to get the mini, or is there a trick to leave it enabled with sd menus?
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You only have to use HDUI to choose how many tuners to dedicate to Mini. Once you set that you can go back to SDUI mode.

    NOTE: Mini only has HDUI option, but you'll find it is MUCH speedier than on Premiere and is actually a pleasure to use. I use a Mini as a front end to my Elite which I find too slow to use directly.
     
  3. jdanna

    jdanna New Member

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    Oh yay that's great news.

    Is there a way to verify the setting took hold? When I had hd menus on and I brought up the tuner pop up it said that one was reserved for remote devices. When I switch back to SD it doesn't show that anymore, it shows what all 4 tuners are tuned to.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's pretty easy to test - with 1 tuner dedicated to Mini try recording 4 things at once to see what happens.
     
  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    The HD menus are slow during the first few days and speed up later.
     

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