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TiVo Mini pre-order, review and tips thread

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

  1. Mar 6, 2013 #81 of 189
    DaveDFW

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    "I think I'd rather buy the one that's twice the price!" ;)
     
  2. Mar 6, 2013 #82 of 189
    MHunter1

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    I'm concerned whether the Mini will have loud fan noise like the Stream does. I have to hide my Stream away in a closet and run an unsightly extension power cord to it because of the fan's annoying hum frequency.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2013 #83 of 189
    Dan203

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    I don't think the Mini has a fan at all.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2013 #84 of 189
    Dan203

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    I guess that's possible, but it seems silly since they actually provide very different functionality. The Roku is designed to stream from a bunch of different internet based programming providers. The Mini's main purpose is to stream programs on your TiVo across the local network to another room in the house. With the exception of them both, potentially, providing access to Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, the is very little overlap.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2013 #85 of 189
    Fist of Death

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    Thanks for the laugh - I needed that! :up:
     
  6. Mar 6, 2013 #86 of 189
    jmpage2

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    The entire point of this thread was to have a place to discuss pre-order status, as it was anticipated that those pre-orders would start soon (and for reference, I am the OP and I did not state that it was launching March 6th, just that it would be launching soon).

    As is usual, people just assume that any thread that is even tangentially connected is a dumping ground for them to discuss whatever the hell they please, completely off topic or otherwise.... that thread already exists, see ridiculously huge "Mini Lives" thread.

    I don't usually take myself or thread topics very seriously, but some of you guys need to learn some basic forum etiquette, because you fail at internet manners.

    I will go ahead and un-subscribe myself, feel free to carry on and make asses of yourselves.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2013 #87 of 189
    DaveDFW

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    This.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2013 #88 of 189
    SactoEJ

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    Wow!
     
  9. Mar 6, 2013 #89 of 189
    compnurd

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  10. Mar 6, 2013 #90 of 189
    dhoward

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    I am sorry you are taking the comments so hard. I believe I am the one who said the op was the one who gave the date. I forgot which thread had that statement and accidently referenced you. I apologize for that error. I do not think anyone was attacking you or even criticizing you. I agree that until tivo actually releases the mini then any comments are ok. It was nice of you to start a thread as you like many of us believed the march 6th info. I for one am glad to read all the comments because they make me feel that I am not alone in my dissapointment in Tivos non release. Misery love company. Now if UPS would just deliver my P4......
     
  11. Mar 6, 2013 #91 of 189
    jfh3

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    What marketing people? I've been on the "get info about the Mini" list for months and, as usual, haven't heard a peep from Tivo.

    Tivo has absolutely NO IDEA how to market any of their products to the public and doesn't really seem to care.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2013 #92 of 189
    tomm1079

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    can you get a mini and not tie it to a box? use it as a streaming only device?
     
  13. Mar 6, 2013 #93 of 189
    jfh3

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    Just spoke to a Best Buy regional manager. He checked area warehouses and he can't find the SKU for the Mini, so he can't tell me if there are any. He did say that usually if he can't see a SKU by release date, then Best Buy has pulled or delayed the item.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2013 #94 of 189
    BigJimOutlaw

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    You can select on the P4/XL4 not to allocate any tuners. (See Settings > Devices > Allow Live TV on Other Devices) and then just use it for streaming, yes. But having a P4/XL4 is still mandatory.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2013 #95 of 189
    jfh3

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    Release pushed back to next week - speculation is Tuesday - according to a sales rep that reports to have read a memo on the Mini and who says he can't tell me why.

    The official answer is supposed to be "We can't comment about online speculation, but expect to see more information regarding the Tivo Mini on the Tivo home page in the next few days"
     
  16. Mar 6, 2013 #96 of 189
    UCLABB

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    I'm trying to look at the bright side. My xl4 is still in transit so I can't use the mini yet anyway! I was even wondering if they'd sell me one without having a 4 subscribed.

    I had promised the mini for the wife who is constantly losing channels on her straight cable TV. Now, when I get the xl4 I guess she'll get it instead. :-(
     
  17. Mar 6, 2013 #97 of 189
    Austin Bike

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    Probably not. I've done hundreds of product launches over the years and I can't think of a single one where we considered changing the date based on a competitors launch. With venues booked, press invited, etc it is really difficult and expensive to change the date. I'd be willing to bet that in the afternoon of September 11th 2001 there were product launches that still happened.

    There are dozens of reasons that things move, but rarely is it a competitors launch.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2013 #98 of 189
    DigitalDawn

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    They told us March 6th at the dealer meeting. I guess they decided to postpone it at the last minute.

    I see that they have more dealer trainings set up, so maybe they just want to give it a bit more time. Should be this month though.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2013 #99 of 189
    takeagabu

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    Do you mind telling us when these trainings are set up for? Are they also in anticipation of a release of could they happen after a release?

    I am kinda hoping that the heard grumblings about netflix and amazon and are scrambling to get those in....but thats wishful thinking, and with tivo, wishful thinking is almost always wrong.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2013 #100 of 189
    aaronwt

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    They would have had to have been scrambling for months to get Netflix and Amazon in?
     

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