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Has anyone put a 3rd Mini on their XL4 yet?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jmpage2, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I'm curious if anyone has put a 3rd Mini on their 4 tuner TiVo yet? Originally we were told that there would be a limit of two units until dynamic tuner allocation arrived, but that limitation is not in print anywhere I can find on the TiVo website.

    I am happy enough with the Mini that I am contemplating a 3rd one for the guest room.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Pick one up and let us know if it works. :)
     
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Are you using MoCA or ethernet for network connectivity for the Minis? If using XL4 as a MoCA/ethernet bridge I wonder if there are any limitations on #devices connected.
     
  4. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    The Xl4/Elite can only handle three simultaneous remote streams at a time, regardless of how many devices are connected.... three devices running at once should be well under 100megabit, so MoCA should be fine with that.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I use my XL4 as a MoCa bridge with 8 other devices connected to the Ethernet port via a Ethernet switch and it works fine.
     
  6. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    Record 4 shows and play back on the XL4 and 1 Mini at the same time as you are using menus and playing shows on the 2nd Mini.
     
  7. overFEDEXed

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    I got my two from Tivo and have two more sitting at BestBuy. I would experiment but I don't think that I will be picking them up.

    Maybe I'll go down to the store to cancel. Then, they can release them for somebody else.
     
  8. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Up to 16 MoCA devices can be on a MoCA 1.1 network.
     
  9. tvn

    tvn New Member

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    I have three Mini connected via MOCA to a Premiere 4 and everything works great. Minis are on three different floors of my house. No issues. Tuner allocation is frustrating because I don't want to release two tuners. But you can watch three recorded shows or two and one on Live TV simultaneously.
     
  10. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    This is the info I was looking for, thanks!

    Looks like if I want to populate the guest room with a Mini it will not be any problem at all.
     

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