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I've had a Tivo mini for two hours, and here are my thoughts...

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by redbeard25, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    New people just getting into TiVo have to pay $500 for Lifetime + something for the hardware, so IMHO the Series 3 will go for $300 to $400 for some time now. There is only a small group of people in USA that even know about the Mini, and 90% of them are on this forum.
     
  2. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    That could be, and hopefully is, true. But I wonder if the dimensions are changing now that you consider that just a couple years ago, the big difference between an original S3 for example, and an HD or XL, was pretty much THX and/or drive size. Or, the ability to use a single multistream card vs 2 single stream cards. Pretty much until right now, there really wasn't that much you couldn't do with an earlier box that you could not do with a brand new box. Now, there are very large differences. If we were talking about them spending $150 total, I'd for sure agree. But at $300, people would really need to be driven to Tivo to pay it, and if they are, why in the future will they settle for no streaming, no whole house, no mini, etc? You're right that very few people know about the mini, but consumers are being flooded with advertisements about whole house solutions from everybody else - including sat.

    It's something I'm wondering about. My guess is that an HD with lifetime is going to be taking a pretty measurable resale hit pretty soon. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  3. SOCATivo

    SOCATivo New Member

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    Just a thought. Now with 6 tuner devices available, I doubt there's any way TiVo will bother to implement dynamic tuner allocation.

    I am glad (and sad) I didn't buy this device, but I would still if they implemented this and didn't tie up one of my XL4 tuners.
     
  4. Philmatic

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    DTA for the Roamio line is out as of today, it's "coming soon" for the Premiere.
     
  5. SOCATivo

    SOCATivo New Member

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    Wow. I hope it does come soon! Can't justify a new machine/sub but will add to my Premiere...
     

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