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TiVo Mini pre-order, review and tips thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jmpage2, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Mar 5, 2013 #21 of 189
    MPSAN

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    Tivo sent me an email today that the current Bundle expires on 3/11. IF they have a new bundle with a P4 and Mini, and I need 1 Mini and 2 P4's I wonder if we could sell a New never opened Mini?

    Also, they may let you put 2 bundles in your cart and then change the Mini to ONE.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2013 #22 of 189
    MPSAN

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  3. Mar 5, 2013 #23 of 189
    Loach

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    I'll be a little surprised if there is a discounted bundle involving the Mini at launch, although I suppose it's possible if they want to take the Mini launch as an opportunity to pump up Premiere sales.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2013 #24 of 189
    takeagabu

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  5. Mar 5, 2013 #25 of 189
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    ? The only reason for the Mini is to support Premiere sales, now if they offer any discounts right away or not is another matter they may want to start slow to be able to deal with any unknown issues that come up.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2013 #26 of 189
    SactoEJ

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    My question is this: can 1 Tivo mini participate in a network with two XL4 Tivos as a client of both?

    If so, how does it work to switch from one to the other for a) Streaming existing content and b) grabbing a tuner for live TV?

    Thanks!
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  7. Mar 5, 2013 #27 of 189
    Loach

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    I'm sure they'd be happy to sell Minis to existing owners of Premiere 4s and XL4s like me as well.

    EDIT: And they might want to work through the demand from owners like me before making a push for new subscribers with discounted bundle packages.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2013 #28 of 189
    Loach

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    I believe you'll have to pair your Mini with one P4 or XL4 for purposes of hijacking a tuner for live TV, but you'll also be able to stream recorded content from other Tivos on your network.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2013 #29 of 189
    magnus

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    Will there not be a discount on service for the Mini if you already have a lifetime Premiere?
     
  10. Mar 5, 2013 #30 of 189
    waterchange

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    Nope.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2013 #31 of 189
    magnus

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    That sucks. I'm waiting for these to be at least $50 cheaper then.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2013 #32 of 189
    Dan203

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    The Mini requires another active TiVo to even function, so for it the Multi-Service Discount is implied.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2013 #33 of 189
    magnus

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    Ok, I guess so but for $250 what am I getting? Will it do Netflix and Amazon? If it does not do that then it's a pass for me until it does.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2013 #34 of 189
    moyekj

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    Netflix it's suspected not - at least not yet for some reason. Amazon is a definite no since Amazon instant streaming is not supported on TiVo platform period and Amazon downloads obviously won't work for a Mini without a hard drive.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2013 #35 of 189
    takeagabu

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    I'm hoping that the DRM will allow for download onto the xl4 and streaming to the mini
     
  16. Mar 6, 2013 #36 of 189
    teklock

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    This is fixed now... guess we're getting close?
     
  17. Mar 6, 2013 #37 of 189
    Dr_Zoidberg

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    What are the network options for the Mini? They talk about Wired ethernet...does the Mini support MoCa? The reason I ask is that where I'd put the Mini does not have access to a wired network.
     
  18. Mar 6, 2013 #38 of 189
    UCLABB

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    went to tivo chat and agent said no release date set and wondered where I got my info.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2013 #39 of 189
    rainwater

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    MRS does not work with Amazon downloads. It never has before.
     
  20. Mar 6, 2013 #40 of 189
    P42

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    @Dr_Zoidberg: Yes the Mini supports MOCA
     

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