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Using Tivo Premier 4XL tuners with Mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by NoVa, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    I am trying to escape the use of additional cable boxes in secondary bedrooms & was trying to see if the forthcoming Tivo Mini allows the use of the Premier 4XL individual tuners to watch live TV?

    In other words, I would be essentially using 1 of the Premier 4XL's tuner to stream & control live TV in a secondary room via the Mini & also watch already recorded content off the hub that is the Premier 4XL.

    Possible?
     
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Yep, that's the precise plan and purpose of the Mini... Stream live TV from a 4-tuner Tivo and recordings from any Premiere.
     
  3. NoVa

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    Thanks BigJimOutlaw for the confirm.
     
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    If a tuner is allocated to the mini, then you can't use it to record. Your four tuner DVR becomes a three tuner DVR.
     
  5. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    But there will supposedly, if the screenshots Megazone posted apply, be an option to allocate 0 tuners if you want (i.e. no live TV for the Mini).
     
  6. NoVa

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    Yes logically that will happen, so here's hoping there is truth to the speculation of a 5 or 6 tuner Tivo. :up:
     
  7. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    At least in the demoed software it's not an on the fly thing. Obviously when you're actively watching live TV from another room the ties up a tuner. But in the initial software it's a config change (not on the fly) to assign a tuner to a mini; so if it can stream live TV you lose a tuner even if it's not currently being used for that :(

    Hopefully they get dynamic tuner allocation (so you only use the tuner while actively watching live tv) working before the retail release of the mini.
     

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