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TiVo Mini Unboxing

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

  1. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    This might explain why your Premiere 4 is recognized as a "Q4" by your working Mini.

    Is Hulu Plus working? MSOs don't have Hulu Plus do they?
     
  2. cmonroe

    cmonroe New Member

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    Yes, Hulu Plus works great.
     
  3. cmonroe

    cmonroe New Member

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    Thanks for the quick tutorial, I'll give this a shot tomorrow.
     
  4. cmonroe

    cmonroe New Member

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    For those curious about timing, see this text file of notes about a video I sent to ZatsNotFunny (should be up in a day or two). It outlines how fast channel changes are, browsing, starting recordings, etc. It will make more sense once you see the video but for now the notes should give you some info.

     
  5. cmonroe

    cmonroe New Member

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    There is only one LED (in the center of the box) and it can be shut off via software just like all other TiVo units. Note that the LED in the Mini is not intrusive at all, you will barely notice it. You can see it in the bottom left corner of the video I mention in the post above that will be posted in a day or two.
     
  6. overFEDEXed

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    Neither one of my two stores, are Magnolia. One store was NEVER able to order the Mini.
    The closest store to me, did make the Mini order, but later said that it became unavailable. (Found that out, when we called back, to make a relatives order)
    I called the 800 number and my original order is still good, for the 15th so....

    It may still be canceled or delayed.
     
  7. overFEDEXed

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    Next weekend would be a great time. Dublin, Georgia, St. Patrick's day festival.
    Just kidding. It's nothing like Savannah.

    I've had really good luck with BB. It was great, when one of my neighbors, was our BB store manager.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    You never know. When the HD DirecTiVo came out in 2004, I picked up eight of them at $1k each and sold six of them for around $1500 each on ebay. The profit covered my two boxes and the cost of upgrading the hard drives. You never know what people will pay when they want something and there is short supply.

    I also did the same thing in 2001/2002 with the DirecTiVo. I think they were only a couple hundred but I bought ten of them and sold seven, each for over $300 each on ebay. Which covered the cost of my three. I'm still amazed sometimes at the prices that people will pay to get items early.
     
  9. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I expect that Tivo will contact eBay and have it taken down.
     
  10. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    With what justification? If he bought it legitimately at Best Buy, it's probably his to resell.
     
  11. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I believe that he's violating eBay TOS by selling an item that is not available for actual retail sale yet. That's between him and eBay/Tivo... I don't care enough to look it up. I'm sure there is something that they can get him for. I've had auctions pulled for a lot less.
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    He bought it at a retail store so it must be available for retail sale. Otherwise how could he have purchased one? If it was sold by mistake, that is not his fault. Personally I've never had an auction pulled on eBay. That sounds like it would be a pain if they pull an auction. Do you lose the fees you've payed?
     
  13. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Nope, they give you your money back and tell you not to re-list it. I've not re-listed after they pulled it. So, I don't know what happens after that.

    I don't think it will matter that BB sold it to him or not. He won't be able to list it until launch date.
     
  14. Bwatford141

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    I doubt that they're going to pull the auction. I did nothing wrong and only walked into a store and bought one. I also doubt that someone would be willing to pay $250 for a Mini, but who knows...
     
  15. Bwatford141

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    Oh, and thanks for the free advertising everyone ;)
     
  16. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    appreciated but if this comes out this week you can kiss that profit goodbye
     
  17. jjd_87

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    I can't imagine anyone is gonna pay an 150% markup to get a device they can't even use till its released.
     
  18. Bwatford141

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    Can't use it? My other one is activated with lifetime and working perfectly.
     
  19. Bwatford141

    Bwatford141 Member

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    Although hijacking one tuner has given me a bit of tuner anxiety.
     
  20. lessd

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    I have buy trying to sell a Boes product in the international market, what a pain.
     

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