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It seems like the Mini should herald in a new era for TiVo where MSD is no longer something they need to offer. It just complicates their pricing and creates customer confusion. In my opinion, they really should just make lifetime on Premiere DVRs $399 for all customers. I suspect that the number of purchasers buying multiple-DVRs will be very small from this point forward. After a 6-tuner is released the number will shrink even more.
Is anyone else having a problem with the clock on the mini? My 4XL is correct. I've rebooted the mini, reconnected to the server,etc. My clock is exactly five hours fast. System info on mini shows product lifetime. Today's date is also five hours fast, daylight savings time but shows the zip code is not set. Last service connection is also five hours fast. I don't see a guided setup to set the zip code. Any ideas for a fix would be helpful. Thanks in advance
How's the Hulu+ experience on the Mini?
I have a subscription primarily because my daughter uses it while away at college. I assume its a lot more "Roku-like" on the Mini versus the Premiere. I'm a fan of how Hulu+ is integrated into the unified search, browse TV & Movies, etc. I have found a show or to I've decided to watch because I have Hulu+ (e.g., The Following).
It didn't occur to me until I set it up and it downloaded data...
I bet there's something in Tivo's agreement with Tribune that makes them pay on a per device basis. So, they couldn't download the data to the Premiere and just "echo" it on the mini, although that would make total sense. I bet the mini looks and says, "hey, where am I?" and then downloads its own data. Because Tivo's paying per device, you pay too.
Of course, it could be like having an iPod touch and having to pay for upgrades
because your accountant told you you had to...
Just two hours ago, Igot my Tivo mini. I can already tell the simplicity and feature set will blow anything else away. Here are the instant wins for me:
1. Same awesome Tivo interface that I'm used to. Well, basically... we still use SDUI on our Premiere because we're old school. Still, everything's in the right place.
2. No need for another Comcast cable box or card. no extra "outlet" fee and no box rental. The two of those fees together mean I'll recoup my lifetime purchase in 10 months.
3. Everything streams... even the "do not transfer" content, which I can't figure out for the life of me why some of it is flagged that way. It doesn't matter to the mini.
4. Zero setup. I literally plugged the thing in, turned it on, told it to set itself up, and it did. No configuration - it found my premiere and there it worked.
5. No noise, low power. I had a Series 2 with lifetime limping along with a Comcast DTA box on that TV, and it was amazing the difference in sound. I would imagine that my electricity usage will dip with a solid state device on that plug instead of a spinning drive device (that's a half decade old.)
6. Same bat channels, same bat content. I don't have to wonder what's stored on what box. It's all in one place, and the mini just shares it.
It's not for everyone. I'm a Tivo snob since 1999, so I'm weird like that.
The things that I hope Tivo will do soon:
1. Dynamic Tuner Allocation. It is a little onerous to have to give up a tuner ALL THE TIME for the extender, even when I'm not using the box. I guess they want to avoid turning on the extender and getting a message that says "I'm sorry, all four tuners are in use. What recording do you want to cancel?"
2. Netflix and Amazon. To be able to have those apps would be golden.
Is there any downside to ordering a Premiere XL4 from someone else, i.e. an Amazon affiliated seller? It would be a bit cheaper, and the payment part is easier, since I'm already set up for Amazon.
I just looked at my two tuner Premiere from my Mini and the My Shows list is showing up as an SD screen. Has anyone else tried this? When I view both of my Elites the HD screen is shown. So I wonder why the two tuner Premiere isn't showing the same thing?
I'm curious if anyone has put a 3rd Mini on their 4 tuner TiVo yet? Originally we were told that there would be a limit of two units until dynamic tuner allocation arrived, but that limitation is not in print anywhere I can find on the TiVo website.
I am happy enough with the Mini that I am contemplating a 3rd one for the guest room.
Sorry, but I am kinda new to this. I have a used Tivo HD with Lifetime upgraded to a 1TB Drive. Everything works but it is used.
Please IM me offers.
I just bought an XL4 and the Roxio Titanium 11 to transfer files from my tivo to my mac. I set everything up but my Tivo Transfer does not "see" my DVR. If i run the Tivo Transfer program and leave it on for a couple hours, eventually the Tivo DVR will show up. Anyone else having this problem?
I have contacted customer service and we've tried everything, checked all that everything needed to be enabled was, checked the firewalls, restarted tivo and computer, Checked Media Access Key, did a bunch of other stuff and still the same problem. My hardware and connection work fine. I downloaded the tivo desktop on the PC and it does "see," my DVR. Also the iTivo program does locate the DVR as well, Just not the Mac Tivo Transfer. Someone please help!!!!
I'm upgrading from a Premiere to a Premiere 4. Is it possible to transfer or clone my hard drive and put it in the new TiVo so I don't lose all my recordings and thumbs info? I'm pretty comfortable with cloning/upgrading a hard drive for use in the same TiVo, but I've never needed to transfer one to a new TiVo.
Specifically I have a Premiere with a self-upgraded 1 TB drive, and I'm upgrading to a Premiere 4 along with a new 2 TB drive. So I've got a lot of things going on and not sure what's possible and in what order things need to be done. Any help is appreciated!
Admit it! You've thought of the Tardis and Doctor Who visiting your favorite tv series. I've been reading a book by one of the writers that mentions that they've thought about that too.
So, what shows should the Tardis visit?
Any chance tivo will add a n 90 minute buffer to any new or current tivo premiere models?I,I really miss that feature.
i dont know if you call it sentimental or foolish but when i start watching something, i pretty much go with it til the end. i just want to see how it continues and i hate to let the actors down because i know they rely on me watching. plus i hate wasted effort. i cannot remember the last show i watched 1 ep then canceled the SP because it's been that long.
for years i hoped ER got canceled but it took 4 years then i was glad it was over. i was glad zero hour was canceled but i watched to the end. i think deception is a stupid soap opera for prime time but the mystery part of me has me hooked. black gold pretty much is the same thing every season but i watch it. i'm getting to hate the drama on survivor but i'll never stop ( just FF thru in like 15 min)
1600: the son kills me in a bad way but ill watch it. and i doubt this really counts but my local station runs stargate repeats every weekend and i always watch them even though i have a set of dvds with them...sick i tell you
so what shows will you continue to watch until the end?
How does this all work. I have "heard" some people got 1 point and a ban, others, myself included, simply 1 point.
What do the points mean etc. etc.
4 hours in the podcast room! good he doesnt have any other more important work to do. they did a great job casting the math nerd girls. i dont know if this brand of humor has a name but it constantly makes me cringe..i hope thats their intent
Is anybody watching this show: http://channel.nationalgeographic.co.../lords-of-war/
It's got the gun guy from Pawn Stars. They basically setup a tent and have people come in with their weapons and they appraise them and then have an auction.
I've watched a couple of episodes so far and it isn't bad, especially being that it is only 30 minutes long.
When watching a recorded show, I fast forward thru the commercials. I have only recently seen this behavior happen. I never had it happen before, but only now for several months. When pressing the fast forward and releasing the button, the fast forward continues until I press Pause or Play to resume. I have seen the fast forward start and suddenly it is at the end of the recording. I know you can press fast forward and hold it and it will advance to end of recording. But this happens when you start the fast forward and button is released. Fast forward is going then suddenly jumps to end. If you did not watch the screen, you may not realize you skipped half the show and the end of recording banner appears for deletion.
Wondering if anyone has had this happen (tivo software problem?) or maybe the remote is wearing out. Buttons feel like they always have, not getting mushy or have to press harder.
I was looking around for a Google TV unit, and noticed that the Netgear NeoTV GTV100 and Vizio Co-Star look very much the same, even use the same remote. Anyone know if they are technical the same hardware wise, just branded\marketed differently?
What I liked about the Co-Star was the it has pass-through video, thus I could use it 'in-line' with my Tivo. Not sure if the Netgear device also offers pass-through video; assuming it would if they are the same hardware.