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The Tivo Mini lives....

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by dave13077, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Sep 27, 2012 #221 of 1620
    wco81

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    Yeah I guess Tivo and Ceton both jumped the gun, announcing extender products early in the year and now those announcements are starting to vaporize.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2012 #222 of 1620
    BigJimOutlaw

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    We're not likely going to get a big buildup with a lot of advance notice, unfortunately. There was only about 2.5 weeks between the sudden "Join the Stream Team" promotion and general availability.

    The goal was/is fall. It only just started. I am giddy about it too, but I've accepted, err, more like tolerated the fact that I have to be patient. Heh. It'll happen. ;)
     
  3. Sep 27, 2012 #223 of 1620
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Many many companies announce products 6-8 months ahead of release dates. Nothing unusual there. We are only at the start of the three month "fall", so asking "when" only a few days into things seems a recipe for disappointment. We are less than 30 days from a big product launch, which was announced earlier this year as well.

    Nothing has vaporized. In the *recent* past Tivo has actually been pretty good on meeting announce dates (no flames- the dtivo was not on them). Stream, 4 tuners, additional capacity, updated software (though not all the way updated), have been timely.

    Its clear to me, they want to get this out before Christmas but with enough space after their recent stream launch that they get more press. Launching them together (if they could have) would not have gotten as much coverage as two separate events.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2012 #224 of 1620
    wco81

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    Some companies like Apple doesn't announce until they're ready to ship right after the announcement or shortly thereafter.

    I guess Tivo announcing early kept people from tying themselves to other platforms. I've waited, instead of pursuing getting the Whole Home DVR setup from DirectTV.

    I might move to Comcast and buy a Tivo to get this but not sure it's worth waiting out.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2012 #225 of 1620
    jkudlacz

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  6. Sep 28, 2012 #226 of 1620
    jkudlacz

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    You do realize that APPLE is probably the ONLY company in the world that announces a product only few days before it is available to ship.

    No other company can afford to do it that way. Mini is coming, we have at least 2.5 more months before we should start getting worried. I bet we will see it before December, to be honest I am hoping before November.

    I just ordered Tivo 4 with 4 tuners and Ethernet MOCA bridge to setup my whole house for Mini. Now I am counting days, to bad I don't know exactly how many more days are left. :)
     
  7. Sep 28, 2012 #227 of 1620
    innocentfreak

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    Well Ceton extenders are supposed to go to beta testers the beginning of October. I don't think they will make this year with the Q, but it all depends on how much beta testing it needs.

    As it has been mentioned the TiVo Mini requires the next update so once that roll-out completes I would expect to hear more details.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2012 #228 of 1620
    compnurd

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    The P4 supports MOCA already and so will the Mini's... Dont think you needed the bridge unless for something else now
     
  9. Sep 28, 2012 #229 of 1620
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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  10. Oct 1, 2012 #230 of 1620
    mr_smits

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    Thanks for the update. I was hoping the extenders would roll out soon, but it doesn't sound like it will be before December.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2012 #231 of 1620
    buscuitboy

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    Bad news as it looks like the Ceton Q DVR has essentially been cancelled.

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/02/ceton-echo-delay-q-dvr-on-hold/

    also, it says this:

    Echo Media Center extender is delayed slightly and the beta units have not yet gone out, Ceton still anticipates a release in time for the holiday season.

    Not good news either and I tend to wonder if any of this stuff will get released (including the Mini). Although, I guess with these potentially off the market, maybe it gives the Tivo mini a much better chance of getting released & actually seeing the light of day.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2012 #232 of 1620
    MichaelK

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    not following.
    what does any of that have to do with if TiVo launches the mini or not?
     
  13. Oct 11, 2012 #233 of 1620
    mr_smits

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    Any updates on the Mini?
     
  14. Oct 11, 2012 #234 of 1620
    innocentfreak

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    No and some are guessing early 2013 at this point.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2012 #235 of 1620
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Other than this post, I have not seen any such guessing.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2012 #236 of 1620
    mr_smits

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    That is unfortunate but it's better the Mini appears well baked than half baked. I'm holding off on upgrading a S3 until the Mini appears.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2012 #237 of 1620
    innocentfreak

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    There was discussion over on Dave Zatz's site on one of his posts.

    The new Mini supposedly needs the next update to work. The updates usually soak for around 2-3 weeks before mass launch. If the update launches this month then we should see mass rollout by Thanksgiving. TiVo is still saying the update will be this fall and we know the update is in testing. TiVo tends not to release anything after Thanksgiving due to limited staff because of the holidays. This then puts us at January and CES. TiVo would probably then have the Mini on display with the Series 5 behind closed doors under NDA. After CES and all the press releases die down, they would announce the Mini with price and a release data about a month later or in mid to the end of February.
     
  18. Oct 11, 2012 #238 of 1620
    sofakng

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    I sure hope they announce the Mini soon and give a date, even if it's a ways off.

    Right now I'm moving from Dish Network to Comcast (with a TiVo Premiere XL4) but I want to connect my kitchen TV to the TiVo. I could buy a used premiere with lifetime and then multi-room streaming but that's a waste if the mini comes out... (plus a TiVo is quite large so I'd love for a small mini at least for the kitchen)
     
  19. Oct 11, 2012 #239 of 1620
    spaldingclan

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    I just want a mini for my bedroom. We watch maybe 10% of our tv viewing in there so a full blown tivo would be a waste of upfront purchase and monthly cost too.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2012 #240 of 1620
    markp99

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    This is exactly my thought. I have an old S3 sitting idle, but would much prefer the form factor of the mini in my bedroom setting. Would be much less conspicuous.

    We're still waiting to see cost/subscription info.
     

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