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OK, I want to buy Roamio but have ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by kendawg, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. mxfanatic

    mxfanatic Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    The Mini only use a tuner when they are watching Live TV. Otherwise, no tuner taken.

    I think there are some other things that happen when the Roamio needs the tuner for recording that the Mini is using. A warning message, or something.
  2. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
    When there are more recordings scheduled than tuners available, the person watching live TV on the Mini gets a pop-up asking if they are still watching. If they say yes, then the lowest priority recording gets cancelled. If they don't respond (or say no) then their tuner is pulled back and used for the scheduled recording.
  3. mpnret

    mpnret Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    We took the cheap way out. No mini or mini service cost required. Of course it's only the cheap way out if you already have the equipment. Ipad replaced the small kitchen tv and my Sony Vaio 24"HD runs TiVo desktop in another room. My son uses his Ipad at his place to connect to our Roamio (just like having a TiVo at his place without any cost for him). He will soon be loading TiVo desktop on his laptop to output out the HDMI port to his TV.

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