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TiVo Mini Unboxing

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by cmonroe, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure he's not confused. It says he has the 2-tuner sold to a friend. Presumably, he's trying to convey that the Mini will be replacing the 2-tuner in his setup.
     
  2. GTXgp

    GTXgp New Member

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    I agree. If there are 4 shows that need to record on the XL4, does the XL4 take control of the 4th tuner (overriding the Mini) or does the 4th show go into conflict and not record?
     
  3. jjd_87

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    For now the 4th show doesn't record. This is suppose to change with a future software update.
     
  4. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    Actually, maybe it's better the way it is. That way the 4 can figure out how to resolve the conflict such as picking up the repeat episode. Otherwise, a mini viewer might be shut out of being able to use it after the fourth program starts recording.
     
  5. lessd

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    Without a tuner being available I thought you could still watch a recorded program on any TP in your home, of the 4 or 2 tuner type.
     
  6. jjd_87

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    Correct. You can even set it up to not use a tuner at all and just use it to watch recordings. Just no live tv if you do that.
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    That is great !! how hard is to set the Mini up without any tuners, than at another time get a tuner allocated to the Mini ?? Like switching back and forth tuner/no tuner
     
  8. johnner1999

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    i agree - i'd be fine having zero tuners assigned, since in the bedroom we never watch "live" tv... we record all of our shows and I assume/hope, you can start a stream while a show is recording no?
     
  9. jjd_87

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    Its a setting on your 4 tuner premiere.

     
  10. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    From how I read it if you happen to say have 2 minis you can tell the host premiere 4 to only share one tuner and then whichever mini grabs it first for live TV has it. It's shared between them in other words, correct? Then the host TiVo will still have 3 tuners to record and use.
     
  11. jmpage2

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    Yup. And if/when TiVo gets dynamic tuner allocation working then the XL4 would have that 4th tuner available for doing a scheduled recording.
     
  12. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Thanks! So if they can make the minis share a tuner, why can't the P4? ;-)
     
  13. bearcat2000

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    Has anyone tried to use a slide remote with the mini yet?
     
  14. sbiller

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    Keep in mind that anytime you switch tuner configuration you lose all in-progress recordings so you'll need to be careful about switching back and forth.
     
  15. HenryFarpolo

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    I just tried it...it didn't work....I did not play with it to find out why. What I did find is that it controlled the TV it normally controls two rooms away.:)
     
  16. sbiller

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    Sounds like your Slide Remote is paired with the USB dongle in the other room.

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1788
     
  17. Bigg

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

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    Agreed.
     
  18. jano18

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    Yes, I have my XL4 in Living Room & a 2 tuner Premiere in my Bedroom that I am selling to my friend for what I paid for it.
     
  19. jano18

    jano18 New Member

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    If I remember correctly because it was late when I ordered it, they had warnings that you had to have a 4 tuner & either a moca or Ethernet connection available. They specifically state it will not work with a 2 tuner or wifi.
     
  20. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo Member

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    Are you saying the pairing with the USB is providing extended range or the inability to work with the Mini?
     

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