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Suggestions for MINI v2

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by DEC2955, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. DEC2955

    DEC2955 Member

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    Do you know if this "IR" is ''Plasma Safe''??..
    In other words would not mistake bright image on a plasma TV as a IR signal?

    The reason I ask is.. I found that I had a USB powered IR system that came with a Windows media remote that I purchased for a system for a system project... but the power supply failed which caused a cascade failure for other parts of the system! ..and it works with the MINI but it is not plasma safe and every other commercial or explosion on TV the sensor flashes as if an IR command was received.
     
  2. DEC2955

    DEC2955 Member

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    Man could I use a second Mini.. but don't really have the $$ to make my wife happy!
     
  3. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas New Member

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    Since TiVo uses off the shelf parts (Broadcom SoC, Zenverge transcoder, standard PC memory, HD, motherboard) and works with DVR manufacturer PACE to build them I don't see much need for hardware designers.

    It's one thing if you're doing proprietary custom designs but that doesn't seem to be TiVo. TiVo is all about it's software.

    True. When unboxing a Mini I was surprised to see the same remote as the Premiere and not the Roamio. I really like the new Roamio's remote with its smaller size and rubber coated buttons. Makes the bigger remotes seem awkward and antiquated.
     
  4. DAF54

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    Funny, my Roamio and Minis have the exact same remote.

    Edit: I'm a moron. They aren't the same after all. Same shape, same buttons, same layout, but Roamio remote is about an inch smaller in length. Never mind.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I think the remote would be the entire reason to do a refresh of the Mini. Then they would include RF and an RF remote to match what the other TiVos they currently sell have.
     
  6. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    Is the guide button in the same place?
     
  7. DAF54

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    Nope, hadn't caught that either. On Roamio it's at 6:00 position under top "wheel." On Mini, it's at 3:30 position.
     
  8. aaronwt

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    The guide button is also larger.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There is also a "Back" button on the Roamio remote that is useful for some of the applications. The Roamio remote also has the remote finder feature where it plays a little tune if you touch the remote icon on the front of the Roamio.

    There is a USB dongle that comes with the Slide Pro that allows you to use the Slide Pro or the original Roamio remote with a Mini. It even has a little button on it for the remote finder feature. But currently it is only available with the Slide Pro.
     
  10. tarheelblue32

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    I wonder why they won't sell the dongle either separately or with the standard Roamio remote for people who want to use it with the Mini.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Don't know, they should.
     
  12. Bigg

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    Yeah. The current one is UGLY. Oh well, it works. On their current development cycles, we're about 3 years away... In the mean time, I'll be enjoying mine. :)

    Is the Mini remote the same as the basic Premiere remote? I have an XL4, so I have the Glo remote. I can't track of the bazillion different versions of the peanut...
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah the Mini remote is the same as the standard Premiere remote.
     
  14. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    What is so ugly about the mini? I mean, it's nothing spectacular, but it looks okay to me.
     
  15. aaronwt

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    Yes. It looks alot better than some of the other streaming devices I have.
     
  16. Bigg

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    That makes sense...

    It just... is. The shape of it. Couldn't they make a squarish box? Ok, it's not THAT bad, but it's still kind of ugly.
     
  17. tarheelblue32

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    You would rather it be perfectly square? That sounds boring to me. I think the angled sides give it more style. If you want to see what an ugly set-top box looks like, you should have seen my old TWC cable box. Now those things are UGLY.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    How long before they can cram it into a dongle that just hangs off the back of your TV like a ChromeCast?
     
  19. tarheelblue32

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    Probably never.
     
  20. swerver

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    Maybe not "like a chromecast" but you can certainly hang it off the back of the tv.
     

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