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I am considering a TiVo Roamio Plus and 6 TiVo Mini boxes and 7 Roku 3 boxes.

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by TazExprez, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. tivoboy

    tivoboy Member

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    I'd really like to see a roamio running six tuners to six minis at the same time. Either same channel or different. Any though about how much CPU/GPU or disk speed impact that would create?
     
  2. lpwcomp

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    So? That applies even if you
    My point was that it could be done remotely. I really don't care one way or the other about the usefulness of the exercise.
     
  3. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    It might be if there are 2 sporting events that you want to watch live at the same time at the Mini's location and you want to be able to flip back and forth between them with the buffers intact it
     
  4. Bigg

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    I was getting at the practical application of that. Of which there is none...

    HOLY *&$%!!! 400!!!

    Wouldn't you still lose a pause position though? And I don't think the Mini can get at a tuner that's recording. That's how I handled March Madness was on the XL4 directly with the games recording, so I could get to those tuners through the menu. You can't do that with a Mini...
     
  5. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    You get at the shows through the "My Shows" of the host. A bit cumbersome, but possible to switch back and forth (and you shouldn't lose the pause position with that mechanism).
     
  6. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    That would be totally impractical when watching live sports and flipping between games...
     
  7. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    "Totally"? Why? You are missing absolutely no action of either game (and you don't care about being as "live" as possible because you're behind in the buffer in any case.)

    How many remote clicks does it take to switch (I'm traveling at the moment)?
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Assuming it's two games of the same sport, for example 2 NFL games - 3. Back, up or down, play.
     
  9. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Too much menu movement to be practical. Hence why I located my TiVo where I am going to watch sports, and the Minis everywhere else...
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    Exact same number of remote clicks to switch between tuners for this purpose - Pause, Last, Play.
     

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