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Mini is slow?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by DCIFRTHS, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    I believe that I heard the TiVo mini is slow. Is this true? If so, what is slow about it, the UI, remote response, Now Playing List population, etc?
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mini is fast - much faster than series 4 units and on par with the new series 5 units for responsiveness of the UI and the Flash apps.
     
  3. PoobBubes

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    Only changing channels on live TV has a delay. Everything else should be pretty quick.
     
  4. stoli412

    stoli412 New Member

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    30-second skip is not quite as instantaneous as when you're at the main TiVo, especially when you do it in rapid succession. But that's to be expected since it's being streamed across your home network. Otherwise the Mini is very fast.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's true of all streaming, even TiVo to TiVo. This is due to network latency compared to reading data directly off a HDD connected to a SATA port.
     
  6. Finalrinse

    Finalrinse New Member

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    I have two 4 channel TiVo's and a Mini. The Mini is faster than either TiVo. The guide and menu is practically instant. I'm totally satisfied with the Mini.
     
  7. AdamNJ

    AdamNJ New Member

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    Does anyone know if the channel change speed has increased when paired with a Roamio? I am hoping it is faster then what I saw on youtube when working with the premiere.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2013 #8 of 24
    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    I've never seen anyone say that it's slow. Just the opposite.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2013 #9 of 24
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Channel change on the Mini seems to be the same speed on mine, whether linked to the Elite(XL4) or the Roamio. But the channel change speed on the Roamio itself is noticeably faster than the Mini or the ELite(XL4)
     
  10. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    If you have a link to that video, would you please share it? I'm off to search for it, but a link would be great. Thanks!
     
  11. AdamNJ

    AdamNJ New Member

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    here is the video i was referencing:
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvcJLJtTKkE[/media]

    and here is another one:
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ykNCF7G_8[/media]
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Even directly on the Premiere channel changing is slow. That's why most people guide surf rather then channel surf.
     
  13. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Thank you.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Even if channel changing was instant I would still guide surf.
     
  15. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    I didn't realize that surfing the guide was referred to as Guide Surfing. I used to think that I channel surfed abut what I really do is Guide Surfing :)
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Well in that case the Guide is blazing fast on the Mini compared to the Premiere so you'll love it.
     
  17. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    I was just reading another thread, and I think it was you who said that the Roamio has a new font that gives the whole UI a nicer look. Do you know if there is any plan to bring this new look to the mini?
     
  18. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    Yes, this fall.
     
  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Sweet!! That will be a welcome change on my two Minis.
     
  20. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Funny story... You know how thrilled we are about the Mini's speed? I have already gotten so spoiled by the Roamio's speed that when I sat down at the Mini the other day, before I realized what I was saying I thought to myself, "man this is slow." ;)

    We are fickle jerks that are never satisfied. Or maybe that's just me. :D

    I do love the Mini.
     

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