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Mini and lag?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by falcon26, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. falcon26

    falcon26 Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Northern Ca
    I am thinking about getting a Mini to replace my Premier, which is to me is extreme slow doing anything. I have a Roamio which is 10 times faster and more reliable than my premier is. Couple of questions.

    1. When changing chennels is their a lot of lag time?
    2. I lose 1 turner from my Roamio correct?
    3. I can just hook it up to my Ethernet Network on Comcast?
    4. Menus etc are they fast and fluid or slow as hell like the premier?
    5. No cable card, but does that mean I will not get On Demand stuff?

    I have a change to get a mini for $60 is why I am thinking of doing it.

  2. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

    Apr 4, 2003
    Atlanta, GA USA
    1. Not much. Half second maybe.
    2. Only while watching live tv. It's released when you hit the TiVo button or after 4 hours.
    3. Yes.
    4. Very very fast.
    5. I get OnDemand on mine.
  3. 59er

    59er TiVotee

    Mar 27, 2008
    New York, NY
    Do you have the new Summer Update software yet for your Premiere? It's still not fast like the Roamio, but performance is greatly improved.
  4. Futureinsights

    Futureinsights New Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    Got it on my mini, but not the premier 4 yet, yes, me likey in the mini, no lag, etc. haven't tried on demand, nor you tube yet, Netflix still the same.
  5. Quake97

    Quake97 New Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Southeastern PA
    I got a mini a few months ago and I was worried about the lag too, but in reality its not a problem at all. I rarely change channels using the up and down buttons on the remote and there is a lag there, but again, not a big deal. Overall, the mini feels like a regular DVR to me.


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