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Mini issues thread - collect them here

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jmpage2, May 3, 2013.

  1. martyscholes

    martyscholes New Member

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    To follow on Kingpcgeek's comment, Cisco never made PCs in the first place, but none of that really matters. I made the Procurve comment tongue-in-cheek because HP and Cisco are competitors in the switch market. They both make excellent gear.

    All of that aside, my home network is wired primarily with Procurve managed switches and I will be getting a Mini soon (possibly today), so I will be able to make a comment on how well my Procurve switches handle the Mini.

    Kingpcgeek, I certainly do not want to start a war or fan the flames, but all indications are that the PC market has seen its zenith and is in long term decline. If I were in charge at Intel or Microsoft, I would be concerned. Future growth is in other markets, not PCs.
     
  2. martyscholes

    martyscholes New Member

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    The interoperability question was about a direct gigabit connection, which I do not have, but I did successfully install a Mini last night to a Procurve 2424M and the networking side works flawlessly. In case this helps the next guy, the network path is:

    Mini (100mb copper) -> HP 2424M (1gb fiber) -> 4000M (1gb fiber) -> HP 1700 (100mb copper) -> XL4

    Since this is an issues thread, we did run into a problem connecting the Mini to a non-HDMI TV since the Mini requires a (not included) breakout cable. That was a bummer to discover late on a Friday night. Fortunately, even though the connector colors were wrong, a breakout cable from an old Nokia N95 phone worked well. I am glad one of my sons hordes old gear.
     
  3. sfm

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    Here's a stupid "feature" I ran into... We have a tivo xl4 (living room) and a single mini (home theater) with 1 tuner allocated for live tv on the mini. So tonight nobody is using the mini (nor have been for over 24 hours) and the xl4 is recording 3 programs (meaning no tuners available for live tv)... so I want to watch the hockey game in the living room... no problem I figure... I'll set the # of tuners allocated to the mini to 0 so I can watch the hockey game on the recovered tuner... I go to do that and the interface warns that it will stop all recordings! WTF? I figure that certainly can't be the case but sure enough, I set the # of tuners to 0 and it stops (for no good reason that I can think of) all recordings! Good grief... dynamic tuner allocation can't come soon enough.
     
  4. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    I am having troubles getting my Mini to allow me to stream shows from 2 out of my 4 TiVo Premieres. My main machine is my 4 tuner (of course), the other I'm able to stream from is my TiVo Premiere XL. The two regular Premieres are showing up but I am unable to choose them and see their NP lists. Any thoughts?
     
  5. martyscholes

    martyscholes New Member

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    From what I understand, the Mini can only attach to 4 channel Tivos.
     
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    That's not correct. The Mini host machine must be 4 tuner but you can MRS to Mini from any series 4 DVR.
    HeatherA I assume you've tried rebooting all machines including the Mini already?
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Northern...
    It's been that way since that option was added to the four tuner boxes. Anytime you change the number of tuners allocated to the Mini, anything recording will stop. I tried it out a few months ago. So now if I make changes I make sure I am not recording anything. But this isn't really an issue or bug. It was designed to do this.
     
  8. UCLABB

    UCLABB Active Member

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    ??? So if is intended or designed to be a problem, it is not an issue or bug? I don't think it HAS to be that way.

    By the way, is it the same in reverse, i.e., if you have no turners assigned to the mini and you want to assign one, but you are recording on one or two channels, do the recordings stop?
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes. It stops recording in that situation too.
     
  10. sfm

    sfm Member

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    Oh I get that it behaved as (stupidly) designed... it did, after all, warn me that it was going to stop the recordings... even then I couldn't believe they would be so stupid to implement it this way that I went ahead and did it and was still surprised that it actually terminated all the recordings :D

    Seems to me the only time it should be terminating recordings is if, after changing the # of tuners allocated for the mini, the # of available tuners for recording is less than the # of tuners actually recording at that moment.

    Regardless, hopefully if dynamic tuner allocation ever arrives (doubtful) this "issue" will go away as a side effect.
     
  11. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    True, it can only attach to the 4 tuner, but then it can watch from any of the networked TiVos via the home screen on the main TiVo. It's working properly for me now, it seems to have just taken several hours for it all to gel.
     
  12. fjc

    fjc New Member

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    So, if i have two Premiere XL4's (let's call them Living Room and Study), and I connect my Mini to the one in the Study, I can still watch shows using that Mini that were recorded on the Living Room TiVo?

    I had thought for some reason I was restricted to only recordings that are on the XL4 that the Mini is connecting to.
     
  13. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    Yes.

    No.
     

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