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Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Bwatford141, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    There are no moving parts. If something doesn't fail in the initial warranty period, it's not likely to fail in 3 or 4 years. I wouldn't even consider a BB warranty for the Mini.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's not true. TiVo honors in store warranties. If you prove that a unit was replaced under an in store warranty they will transfer your lifetime service to the new box.
     
  3. DavidAsher

    DavidAsher New Member

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    I actually had two in my hand (Marlborogh, MA), and the store manager caught wind and shut it down just before checking out. TiVo has said no sale until Mar 17th... 5 more minutes and I would've been out the door with them.

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  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I will be getting the 4 year warranty from Best Buy. Those are the same prices for the Roku 3 extended warranty. They are inline with their other products of similar cost. The four year warranty for my Panny 3D BD player was also $20 from BestBuy. The player was $92.
     
  5. aaronwt

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    It's so cheap for the extended warranty. Plus if you ever sell it, it helps with the re-sale too. That's the main reason I got the four year warranty from BestBuy on my two Elites. I knew I would probably be selling them down the road when a Series 5 is released. So a transferable warranty really helps the sale. And I'll get the four year warranty on the Mini as well. Since it's possible I could sell that down the road too. Within four years there might be a replacement for the Mini and I would upgrade right away.
     
  6. DTxAg

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    Can you tell me if the Mini supports any kind of "swap tuner" functionality? In other words, can you jump from one show being buffered and another show being buffered?

    I would assume not since the Mini is tied to one tuner of the Premiere, but I thought I'd ask.
     
  7. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    If you mean put a show on pause, jump to another channel and return to the paused show...YES.
     
  8. Bwatford141

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    I'm not completely sure what you're asking. Do you mean, can I touch the "live tv" button on the remote and go to another tuner? If so, then no it will not let you do that.
     
  9. Bwatford141

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    I just tried this and, no it will not let you do that.
     
  10. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    I got the warranty on two Elites, but the bang for the buck just isn't there for me with the Mini. 20% for a device that should have a near zero failure rate is not consumer friendly. And the primary reason I got the warranty on the Elites is that there were no confirmed ways to replace a failed hard drive at the time, the only major warranty concern with a TiVo DVR.

    The Mini doesn't have a hard drive or a laser - what do you think is likely to fail after the initial warranty period?
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Extended warranty is worth it if you consider the lifetime sub as well. Only 8% if you consider the total cost of $250.
     
  12. Bwatford141

    Bwatford141 Member

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    Good point!
     
  13. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Hmmm... but lifetime is for the life of the box. If Best Buy replaces your Mini under the extended warranty, does the Product Lifetime Service transfer?
     
  14. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    That has been Tivo's policy to date.
     
  15. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    True - I should have factored in PLT, at least for my purchases, but having paid with American Express, I will have a 2 year warranty and still can't see any significant reason the device will fail outside the first months.

    I'll save the $ for the warranty on the 6 tuner box with lifetime this fall (or whenever).
     
  16. aaronwt

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    Could be the power supply or anything else. Plenty of devices with no moving parts can fail for one reason or another. I'm not saying it's the norm, for any device, but it can happen.
     
  17. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I don't know how you are trying to do it, but it works fine. Hit pause, select another channel and hit last to return to the paused channel.
     
  18. DTxAg

    DTxAg New Member

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    Bwatford141 had it right. I was asking if you could jump between tuners using the LiveTV button (if you're watching two shows and the two tuners are buffering those shows). Didn't think it would work, but thought I'd ask anyway.
     
  19. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    Asked that way, I agree...can't be done.
     
  20. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    So is it doing that because when you pause it sets up a recording on the host TiVo, then when you return using "Last" button you're really watching the now recorded version? If not I don't see how the single tuner dedicated to the mini can accomplish that.
     

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