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TiVo Mini setup - Pain in the ass

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jmpage2, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #21 of 291
    NotNowChief

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    Are you talking about a Premiere or a Mini?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 #22 of 291
    moyekj

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    You can schedule recordings and new season passes and modify existing ones from the Mini. You just don't have access to season pass manager which is a strange omission given that it's easily accessible via RPC protocol.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 #23 of 291
    Loach

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    That makes me feel better. I was having some buyer's remorse about putting in my order yesterday after reading some of the earlier posts. I'm not sure how they could call this a whole home solution if I still had to walk to the room where my P4 resides to schedule a recording.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #24 of 291
    rainwater

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    I'm guessing season pass management will come. Clearly it supports it. I'm not sure why they are holding it back though. If they added it, it would truly be a mirror of the host box which would make sense for users.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #25 of 291
    tatergator1

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    I'm dreaming here, but ideally, Tivo will be rolling out profiles for the Premiere software sometime "soon", which amongst the options for the profiles, would be assigning access rights and privileges to profiles, which would control what you see in "My Shows", whether you have delete permissions, whether you can see the SP manager, etc.

    Many will remember the HDUI screen shots from way back when the Premiere was launched, indicating some sort of "profile" system. Maybe after 3 years and more momentum behind Whole Home, we might actually have a chance.

    (Let the "Tivo delivering products and enhancements in a reasonable amount of time" jokes begin.)
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 #26 of 291
    compnurd

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    I do also. I think we will see alot of updates as this thing moves on.. I mean hell iOS is always at least 1 or 2 software updates behind android in terms of features It is a brand new product give it time
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 #27 of 291
    jmpage2

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    Profiles would be great.... you might want to put a Mini in a kids room and restrict content and channel lists. A Mini in a guest room, you might want to lock down for things like show deletion, etc.

    If nothing else it would seem possible to allow administration of these types of things from TiVo.com.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2013 #28 of 291
    jmpage2

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    How do you do it? At first glance I simply noticed that the Season Pass Manager was missing.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2013 #29 of 291
    moyekj

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    For scheduling new stuff you can do it from Guide or from Search just like normal. For changing existing SP options you can browse to an existing episode on the host TiVo from My Shows and push into it and edit SP options there.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2013 #30 of 291
    jmpage2

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    Thanks. It seems they are making it more complicated than necessary, should just put the stupid SP manager right on the Mini. With its speed it would be a pleasure to manage a season pass or set up a new recording from the Mini.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2013 #31 of 291
    Dan203

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    I think this is the next step in their whole home plan.

    And they don't really need to add "rights" to delete recordings. They can simply use a reference count. So basically if the same show is recorded by multiple users then they will share the same recording, and each user can delete the recording from their My Shows, but it wont actually be available to be overwritten until all users have deleted it and the reference count is 0.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2013 #32 of 291
    HenryFarpolo

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    Mini!!
     
  13. Mar 13, 2013 #33 of 291
    jfh3

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    Well, this was by far the easiest and fastest TiVo product set up I've ever had. My Mini was ordered from Tivo and had lifetime already associated with it.

    About 20 minutes and most of that was trying to find the remote for the host Tivo so I could allow the Mini to use tuners.

    One thing that surprised me a bit was the that the default My Shows list was that from the host DVR though that can be changed in the "Remote & Devices" menu on the Mini.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2013 #34 of 291
    NotNowChief

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    LOL so what did you need an activation number and cable card for? In confused. You mean the media access key?
     
  15. Mar 13, 2013 #35 of 291
    NotNowChief

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    Hearing this makes me very interested to see if eventually this thing is gonna work with 2-tuner boxes once they get this dynamic tuner allocation squared away.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2013 #36 of 291
    Gromit

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    Just got my first mini setup and everything is working great.

    I'm in a condo. I ordered a POE filter, but I don't think I need it. Or put another way, I have no idea where I could put it that would actually work. I tried adding it before my cable modem but I couldn't get an internet connection. Plus, I'm not sure it would help there anyway.

    Setup took a few minutes, but I expected that. The mini was already activated since I ordered from TiVo.

    No issues getting on my network (MoCA). My setup - cable modem to Apple Airport Extreme with a second AE in the living room connected wirelessly to the first. My XL4 is connected to that router via ethernet. The mini is working fine via MoCA.

    No complaints about the time required to change channels. I just switched from DirecTV and I think it's a bit faster than their HD-DVR was.

    Oh, my TX/RX rates are 239/244.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2013 #37 of 291
    Dan203

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    He's wrong. You can only select 4 tuner devices from that list. The only way to stream from a 2 tuner is to pick it from the bottom of My Shows like you would from another TiVo. The default My Shows for the Mini is always the host it's linked to.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2013 #38 of 291
    Dan203

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    If the POE filter blocks your internet connection then it's broken. It's only suppose to block frequencies that are outside the range of normal cable operations. I've seen others who had the same problem and exchanging the POE filter for another one fixed the issue. Like anything these things can have defects that cause them not to function correctly.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2013 #39 of 291
    Gromit

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    Thanks, I'll try it again to make sure and contact TiVo if it's not working.

    Am I thinking correctly that I can (and should) use the filter even though I can't place it where the line comes into the condo? My modem and primary router are in the guest bedroom/office. But the XL4 is in the living room connected to the internet through a second router, and a coax connection for the TV signal. I'm not sure if the filter should go before the modem or the XL4.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2013 #40 of 291
    jmatero

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    Not to concerned with the season passes, etc on the mini. I use my iPhone or iPad for that as it's a better experience than using the premiere itself.
     

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