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Has anyone accessed a two tuner Premiere with the Mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by aaronwt, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I just looked at my two tuner Premiere from my Mini and the My Shows list is showing up as an SD screen. Has anyone else tried this? When I view both of my Elites the HD screen is shown. So I wonder why the two tuner Premiere isn't showing the same thing?
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Sounds like a bug, might need to reboot them.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Maybe that's it? I rebooted both boxes and the Mini is installing an update right now. I forgot that it was going to download an update. Otherwise I would have rebooted it earlier.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes, that did it :eek:

    The two tuner Premiere is showing the HD screen for the "My Shows" list now when view from the Mini.
     
  5. phone man

    phone man New Member

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    Could you tell me more about the mini and a Premiere with two tuners? I see Tivo says the mini does not work with the premiere. I'd buy one if it does. I'm over the air TV only, no cable at all. A mini for the 2nd TV makes perfect sense. I don't need another premiere for a TV that's only used a couple times a week. The main purpose would be to watch pre recorded content from the premiere, not as a TV tuner for that TV. Even if it tied up one tuner it would be OK.
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    The Mini has to be paired with a 4 tuner Premiere to set it up and function.
    Once it has done so, it will then be able to access a 2 tuner Premiere.
    According to others, you can then remove the 4 tuner Premiere from the network and still access recordings from the 2 tuner Premiere,
    BUT it is unknown if it will continue to work in the long term.
     
  7. phone man

    phone man New Member

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    Thank you. That's a great bit of info there. I'll keep reading and waiting to see how the mini works out for others.
     
  8. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    And just to clarify in case anyone might get confused - by "access a 2 tuner Premiere" we just mean the mini can stream any shows from the 2 tuner Premiere's Now Playing list.

    It cannot access live-tv from the 2 tuner (I know some people have asked about that because they'd like to stream live tv from an OTA station. Unfortunatly that's not possible)
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    But you can record what you want to watch "pseudo-live" ota and then steam it through to your mini, right?
     
  10. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    For some reason I thought the mini could only schedule recordings on the 4 tuner "host" TiVo. So getting that "pseudo-live" recording started might be a minor annoyance.

    But yeah, if something's being recorded (OTA or not) on a 2 tuner Premiere you should be able to stream it from that Now Playing list.
     
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yes you'd have to start the recording from the 2 tuner ota TiVo.
     
  12. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    Or use your Tivo App on your mobile phone or tablet and start a recording on the OTA box.
     

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