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Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by dave13077, Aug 21, 2012.
Looks like they are on sale now on tivo.com. Just finished ordering mine.
But then you are assuming the the Tivo is the slow part of the process....
For all we know it could be the app itself
There are already reports of people who have used Mini themselves that the Flash HDUI and Flash apps run much faster, so it's no assumption.
What does that have to do with Netflix? Until it is on the Mini we cant compare. Comparison wise, when i launch Netflix from my PS3 then my Tivo the PS3 only starts about 3 seconds faster. The interface flows faster but I am pretty sure the PS3 lets the app cache data
The HDUI itself is Flash and there are Flash apps such as YouTube you can run on the Mini as well - it's not only Netflix. I'm not talking just launch time, but interaction with the app as well. From what I hear the whole interaction with apps is faster as well on the Mini. I'll be finding out myself first hand soon, though apparently not for Netflix which is the one TiVo app I really care about - don't use YouTube and the like myself. Still, just a faster HDUI would be a good reason to have a Mini for me.
I wont complain about a faster UI but I have not has any issues with the HDUI on my 2 Tuner models. I have a 4 coming today and will compare after 24 hours. Thankfully i dont have to deal with a TA or anything
I had a problem with the Premiere where the Logitech Harmony Remote (which I love) was turning off the TIVO. The Roku doesn't have this problem because it is always on. Does anyone know whether any Logitech Harmony remote turns the power off on the Mini? This is a killer for me. Thanks in advance!
Are you saying you want it to power off (go into Standby, technically) or not want it to power off? Either way, with my Harmony there is a setting in the software which allows you to change the power settings for any device. I have several of mine set to "leave this device powered on" status.
There is no way to "turn a Tivo off" all the command can do is put it into standby which mutes the audio/video out.
Yeah you need to fix your Harmony setup. Just go into the TiVo page and set the power option to "this device does not have an on/off button" or whatever it's called. That will prevent the Harmony from turning the TiVo "off". (really just putting it into standby)
Harmonys are nice, but the setup can be a real PITA.
AFAIK, there is no way to turn a TiVo "off". As mentioned, this usually is converted to "put TiVo into Standby mode", which is actually a reasonable thing to do, since it uses a miniscule less power (turning off outputs), but more importantly, tells the TiVo to ignore the Emergency Alert System forced channel changes. I just let my Harmony do this standby thing, which is the default behavior with TiVos.
I still think that's silly to ignore the EAS alerts. I just wish people would stop putting themselves at risk.
You don't need to see an EAS alert in a recording from several weeks ago.
The problem with the EAS alert is the number of tests, so you begin to not bother even reading that the EAS is a test and ignore all of them, if a real one comes I think many people would just think it another test and ignore the thing, I have never gotten any EAS on an TiVo recording, the test EAS just interrupts the recording I am watching, making me have to go back to the program manually to finish watching, a pain. Does anybody really get the EAS signal into a TiVo recorded program ? as that makes no sense as your are time shifting that program and when you do watch it the EAS, if real, would not mean much.
Yes I have.
There are two kinds of alerts. The older one where the device changes to a different channel to display the that channels video and the newer kind which used OOB data to display a scrolling banner on top of the channel. The former gets embedded in recordings, the later does not.
My cable company still uses the older alert type. Fortunately they run their tests once a month at around 2 am. Also they seem to have stopped running Amber alert EAS messages on TV, which to me never made sense since they really only apply to people out and about, not sitting in their living room. I actually haven't seen an EAS for awhile now. I think the last real one I saw was for a storm from the summer.
I guess Comcast CT has the newer EAS.
Older one in Groton. But then again, our system is a crappy also-ran, so it's not surprising that you have a different type than we do.
If the TiVo is in standby, nobody is watching it (the outputs are off). Seeing an EAS for a storm happening when the program was recorded a week ago is rather pointless.
This is the problem I have with the EAS implementation on Tivo - on our Comcast system you get a forced tune every time they feel like doing a test (which often is in the middle/late part of the day here from some unknown reason) and which messes up recordings, and then there are the completely useless amber alerts which just mess things up even more.
EAS alerts are fine if implemented well, but these are terrible.