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My Tivo Mini Wall Mounted Install

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by maddigital, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. HDRyder9

    HDRyder9 Member

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    No IR port is a bad design in my opinion. I think most people will want to hide the Mini behind their TV.
     
  2. jjd_87

    jjd_87 Member

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    Is reading disabled in these mini threads?!
     
  3. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    There will be a USB version. Tivo just doesn't have one for sale yet.
     
  4. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    I am looking for the same thing. A way to have a "mini" shelf or something that can attach to the back/bottom of the actual TV. In my case, I am working on how to attach a TiVo Mini and an Apple TV2. The TV I am going to mount to the wall is a few inches thick so maybe I can even rig up a little shelf to mount (so the Mini and ATV can be either horizontal or vertical).
     
  5. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    An option in this scenario is the TiVo Slide Pro Remote. That said, I have my Mini mounted to the back of my TV using the TiVo Mini Wall Mount Kit - without the IR Adapter - and have no issues at all with the standard Mini remote.
     
  6. Tivogre

    Tivogre Active Member

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    I was able to mount the TiVo mini to the back of the TV using the TiVo mount kit. I mounted the bracket using one if the 4 screws that attach the VESA mount to the TV. I also found Sewell makes a 6" HDMI cable that it perfect to avoid hiding a coiled cable. They also have 12" and 18"
     
  7. Tivogre

    Tivogre Active Member

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    This has been my experience as well. Apparently, enough of the IR signal still gets to the mini. It's surprising how well it works - from all around the room.
     
  8. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Tivo is selling a mounting kit that comes with a USB IR receiver. I ordered two of them both my two Minis.

    I just got the kits yesterday and used them with my minis.

    My feedback:
    1) The mounting kit is PLASTIC. Sort of sucks as it has two plastic tabs that hook into the back of the mini. These tabs slide into and then click up higher into the mini. The first mini I mounted one of the plastic tabs snapped off with very little force. The second install I used feather touches to hook it up.

    2) The mounting bracket can hook to the back of a TV or to the wall. They did not really include enough nor the right screws for the TV mounts, but I was able to make due on one of my TVs and had enough room for one screw to mount. (Screenshot 1) My other TV I used some velcro I had laying around to attach it.

    3) The IR Receiver is pretty nice. It has a long enough cord and has a red led to indicate it received an IR signal. (Screenshot 2)

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  9. Tivogre

    Tivogre Active Member

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    Rfryar, is bet you don't even need to use the USB IR.
     
  10. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    I didn't (as said above) which was more frustrating because they do not offer the bracket without the USB adapter. Fortunately, I was able to pass the adapter on to a TCF member.
     

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