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scored an elite and a stupid low price....what to do

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dsnotgood, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

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    So while browsing Craigslist I saw an elite for 160 with the wireless N adapter...all brand new. So I drove about 2 hours to get it and now its at my house. I already have 2 premieres with lifetime and space and tuners are not really an issue ( most TV is garbage nowadays so very selective ), question is, should I sell the elite for 350, sell one premiere for 480 and add lifetime on elite or what? I'm really stuck.

    Or add lifetime to elite and then sell that for more....arghhhh
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Sell the two tuner boxes and get lifetime on the Elite. The one Elite uses less than half the power of two, two tuner Premire boxes.
     
  3. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    This assumes that he will never have any desire for OTA reception.
     
  4. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

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    Can't, I need two boxes for 2 different TVs. I will only sell one if I decide to sell it. Another problem is no info on the mini and if they will work with 2 tuner premieres.
     
  5. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

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    Probably keeping cable for a while...currently pay $122 for fios with all cable channels plus movies, 35/35 internet and phone. Plus got a $500 gift card for signing up so its pretty cheap monthly.

    Just wish I had more info on mini.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Mini will not work with a 2 tuner Premiere at launch. So if it were me I would sell one of the 2 tuner boxes to pay for lifetime on the Elite, then once the Mini comes out sell the other 2 tuner box, replace it with the Mini and pocket the difference. You'll end up with the same setup you have now except with all recordings in a centralized location that is easier to manage and the need for just one CableCARD and tuning adapter. Plus both the Elite and the Mini will have MoCa built in, so you can ditch the wifi network and use the more reliable MoCa network for streaming. (the Elite has a MoCa bridge built in, so if you still need wifi to connect to your router you can continue to do so and the Elite will automatically bridge the MoCa connected Mini to the wifi with just one wifi adapter)

    Dan
     
  7. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

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    Yea thats what I am thinking to do too. I am just worried about how "channel surfing" will work on the mini since my parents dont really record stuff that often but just channel surf
     
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    From what I understand, the Mini will take control of one of the tuners on the Elite/XL4.
    It will supposedly be just like having a single tuner Tivo at the remote location with access to the recordings on the Elite/XL4.

    The one downside is that the "captured" tuner can't do double duty so the Elite/XL4 essentially becomes a 3 tuner machine rather than a 4 tuner machine.
     

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