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TiVo Mini Unboxing

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

  1. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I picked one up this PM. Activation had a minor glitch on line. I called TIVO CS and they said it couldn't be activated until tomorrow. Tried the online activation a second time and it went right through.

    There was no delay after activation. I went to the TV and the setup process was a snap.

    So far everything is as advertised and as other posters have noted. I am very happy with the small form. It replaces a Verizon DCT700, and gives me HD, guide and bells and whistles of a normal DVR. A big step forward!!
     
  2. wizardman13

    wizardman13 New Member

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    I live in the Southern MD area and I was told the same thing (on Saturday afternoon about being 12 in the warehouse). He told me Waldorf had two in transit and my best buy wouldn't be getting any at all. (My store is not a Magnolia store). I didn't care to order at that time. When I came home last night and read your post about 12 for the whole East region, I ran back to the store to order two. I didn't realize there was only one warehouse for all these stores. Mine are suppose to come in on Thursday.

    My problem is I was looking for a package deal with Tivo with a 4XL and the minis. I don't have a Tivo now so I was hoping for some kind of deal.
     
  3. bluebsh

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    picked up two at a local retailer, they where on the shelf but not scanning... they did a product lookup and sold them for the listed price
     
  4. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Makes me wonder if the delay was caused by inventory problems.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Will Walmart be carrying the Mini?
     
  6. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I HIGHLY Doubt the 17th is the release date. That would be a Sunday. I have a feeling it is in next weeks Best Buy ad and the idiots think they cant sell it till then
     
  7. Am_I_Evil

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    got mine all hooked up and activated...paid the $149 for lifetime...seems to have worked fine for the few minutes i played with it...will have more time later..
     
  8. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    I went into a BB to see if they be chance had any, and I was really depressed at how poor the selection of HT stuff is at BB. It wasn't a Magnolia, however, so I doubt it would ever have the Mini, unless they update it to work with the 2-tuner boxes that this store sells.
     
  9. Bwatford141

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    Yeah, that's ok. I will just return it to BB and lose my 50ยข list fee.
     
  10. Bwatford141

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    I couldn't tell you. I have mine hooked to my wired network. Everything is very quick! There is about a 4.5 second delay when "channel surfing" as discussed previously, but I only surf the guide.
     
  11. brholl

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    I zoomed in to cmonroe's picture in comment one. It says that only ethernet or coax connections (MoCA Network Adapter) will work. I think wireless would be too slow.

    Also, as I was typing this I noticed that Tivo's website was just updated to include the Mini. Looks like it's live now!
     
  12. brholl

    brholl New Member

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    Yay, this is exciting. I just placed an order using the TiVo Premiere 4 + Stream Bundle promotion (kept the Premiere 4 and MoCA Network Adapter but not the Stream) for a $78 savings and added one Mini at the regular $99.99 price. I've been wanting to upgrade to the Premiere 4 but had no reason to since Comcast On Demand from Tivo isn't available in my Minneapolis suburb yet. The Mini is definitely worth it plus I'll be ready if Comcast ever gets the service working in the SW suburbs. I would have bought everything at Best Buy tomorrow if it weren't for the deal. I hope it ships fast.
     
  13. compnurd

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    LOL holy ****. It is up for sale on tivo.com

    http://www.tivo.com/products/tivo-mini/index.html
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    And still selling the Premiere, Stream, and MoCA bundle. But no bundle with the Mini.
     
  15. jano18

    jano18 New Member

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    I just bought a Mini w/lifetime & 3 year warranty for $295.97 & free shipping. I already have my 2 tuner Premiere w/lifetime & 3 year warranty sold for what I paid for it to my friend. Now I just have to wait to get it to start playing with.
     
  16. UCLABB

    UCLABB Active Member

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    Didn't they show a bundle with the mini on the beta page a few days ago? Was the full price without discount tho.
     
  17. grey ghost

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    A Mini won't work with a 2 tuner Premier. It will only work with a 4 tuner Tivo. Do you have one of those also?
     
  18. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Yeah, I expect TiVo will get a LOT of returns because of this limitation. I'm sure that within a couple of weeks that during checkout they will have giant bold flashing things reminding customers they have to have a 4 tuner TiVo for this product to work.

    Better yet, they could check their account and if they don't own a 4 tuner TiVo they just won't allow sale of the item to that customer without talking to a customer service rep.
     
  19. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    Now any projections for when the new series 5 will be out?
     
  20. grey ghost

    grey ghost Member

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    Soon I hope. That's what I'm waiting for. I just can't bring myself to buy 3 year old technology even though I'm dying for a 4 tuner Tivo:D
     

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