Originally Posted by ThAbtO
My question is why do you need the Mini? Is it for a 3rd TV?
No not for a third TV.
is set up for off air programs only, in the living/media room..
- (A) Many local Low Power Digital stations showing older TV not on any current cable station!!
- (B) As I type this two of my local off air stations contracts with local cable expires due to rebroadcast fee dispute.
is set up in another room where the cable lead for the internet connection is located. House is already wired networked due to early DirecTV whole home set-up that is getting boxed up to go to back to DirecTV due to a too many
rate increases pushing my DirecTV bill to close to $200.00 a month!
(3) The Mini
was originally planned for the bedroom.. but wife demands to be able to ''Cable Channel Surf" in the living room! So now plan on setting up a MINI in the living room, paired with the Premiere-4
which will have the cable connection.
By purchasing the TIVO hardware I not only have more recording turners than I had w/DirecTV but also after 10 months the TIVO's would pay for themselves based on "LEASE/RENTAL" charges I would of paid my local cable provider for their HD Tuners alone. (not counting the cost of DVR fees which even out for the TIVO service fees).
When I started this project it was my understanding that I could assign one of the Premiere's tuners to the Roamio... which was a misunderstanding on my part.