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The Tivo Mini lives....

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

  1. Oct 15, 2012 #281 of 1620
    rainwater

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    Assuming the 350 uses the same remotes as the Slingbox Pro-HD, you can select a TiVo with alternate remote codes so you don't have that issue.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2012 #282 of 1620
    mr_smits

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    Very true. I'm hoping that this string of positive updates continues and whoever was responsible for the initial Premiere crappiness is not involved with planning now. The update this year has been excellent. Streaming from room to room between Premieres is a feature I use daily.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2012 #283 of 1620
    aaronwt

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    thanks, I'll need to check into it. In the setup I selected a Premiere and that is what it came up with.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 #284 of 1620
    rainwater

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    In the past, I've set it up as a TiVo Series3 which has listings for all the remote codes. The only difference is the missing 4 color buttons which I never need from my Slingbox anyways.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2012 #285 of 1620
    aaronwt

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    Did it still have the Zoom button?
     
  6. Oct 15, 2012 #286 of 1620
    herbman

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    I use my series 3-era glo remote with my premiere every day. Aspect works as zoom.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 #287 of 1620
    rainwater

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    It has the "Aspect" button which I believe is the same.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2012 #288 of 1620
    wmcbrine

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    "Window" (Series 2, where it did nothing), "Aspect" (Series 3), and "Zoom" (Series 4) all send the same code.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2012 #289 of 1620
    brentil

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    I'm actually more interested in waiting for "media extender" type updates for other devices to use a Stream with over the Mini now. The last TiVo Survey focused on what other devices we want to see Stream support on and the 3 major consoles were all options. I already have Xboxs on all my other TVs where I had wanted to put a Mini.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2012 #290 of 1620
    Dan203

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    If they do a Windows 8 app then it should be relatively easy to port it to Xbox. They're trying to standardize everything on the Metro UI and the same basic API.

    Also I heard a rumor somewhere that Apple is working on allowing iOS apps to run on the AppleTV so that might be an option as well.

    Dan
     
  11. Nov 1, 2012 #291 of 1620
    mr_smits

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    Any more rumors about the Tivo Mini? I was hoping Margaret would have provided another nugget of information...
     
  12. Nov 1, 2012 #292 of 1620
    BigJimOutlaw

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    The latest tiny tidbit is from a new interview with Margret Schmidt, which brings us back to where we started... in that some people thought Tivo would wait to release the Mini until the tuner hijacking worked fully with 2-tuner boxes, but she confirms it's still intended to be an accessory for 4-tuner models (at least at first).

    "Next up is TiVo Mini — connect it to a TV in another room in your house, and it can stream live TV and recordings from your 4-tuner TiVo Premiere DVR."

    So no, nothing really new yet.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2012 #293 of 1620
    jmpage2

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    If they don't have it out in the next week or two after the fall update rolls out it's unlikely they will release it this year.

    Very tough to get excitement about a new product after the holiday season is in full swing.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2012 #294 of 1620
    jjd_87

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  15. Nov 1, 2012 #295 of 1620
    macery

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    Nice catch! Except I hate the part:

    NOTE: You can stream recordings from any 2-tuner Premiere series box, but you will be unable to set up your TiVo Mini without a 4-tuner TiVo DVR.

    Time to buy a new TiVo lol
     
  16. Nov 2, 2012 #296 of 1620
    aaronwt

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    But it also says
    Which would imply that this is only for a cable company supplied TiVo Mini and Premiere.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2012 #297 of 1620
    macery

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    True the wording is confusing. I assumed that line was more to say setting up the "host DVR" to get the channels you subscribe to. Hopefully we'll find out soon enough with the release of the mini
     
  18. Nov 2, 2012 #298 of 1620
    moyekj

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    Notice also they mention Pandora, Live365, YouTube apps, but not Netflix. Glad to see Pandora there but I'd definitely want Netflix too. Again may be taking the wording (or lack of) too literally and will have to wait until release to know for sure.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2012 #299 of 1620
    moyekj

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    That confirms the earlier postings about this. However we don't know for sure if this indeed will be the final web page upon release so could be subject to change. I still say they should at least give you the option of not taking any tuner for live TV when setting up the Mini, such that all other functionality minus live TV is available, which would be fine to a lot more prospective buyers than requiring a 4 tuner unit to be available. Seems silly, for example, that you could setup a Mini initially taking a tuner, and then go back to your 4 tuner unit and disable tuner sharing completely you effectively end up with what I just described anyway.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2012 #300 of 1620
    waterchange

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    How does the Slingbox 350's picture quality compare to the Hava HD on your Kindle Fire on your local network? If you're not aware, the Vulkano android app will stream from your Hava HD.

     

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