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Old 08-25-2014, 03:00 AM   #1
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tivo mini hardware update?

I was in Best Buy today and saw a tivo mini in a light lime green box. Is that a new hardware revision for the tivo mini?
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:20 AM   #2
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Same hardware, just new Roamio-style packaging.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:44 AM   #3
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Maybe Roamio-styled packaging means Roamio-styled remote included?
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:58 AM   #4
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Maybe Roamio-styled packaging means Roamio-styled remote included?
No, just the packaging.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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No, just the packaging.
Yeah i didn't realize until after that my Mini boxes are lime green.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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So at what point will they start including Roamio style remotes?
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #7
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Also found this http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-06/...mio-treatment/
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:29 PM   #8
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Yes the boxes have been like this for awhile now.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:46 PM   #9
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So at what point will they start including Roamio style remotes?
Who knows? It's pure speculation that the Mini IR remote will be changed to the Roamio style. TiVo isn't known for making the best business decisions but I would think when ever they use up existing inventory levels to a certain point. Then they might not do anything however having a single common remote control has been a sucess both from support and from marketing imprinting as everyone knows the family peanut shape remote control blogs to TiVo.

From TiVo and Zatsnotfunny websites and posts here from users talking to TiVo CSR's, there are major things and changes happening next month so who knows, we shall just have to wait a little longer.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:52 PM   #10
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Next thing we'll hear is that TiVo has been sold. That would be a major change.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:17 PM   #11
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Who knows? It's pure speculation that the Mini IR remote will be changed to the Roamio style. TiVo isn't known for making the best business decisions but I would think when ever they use up existing inventory levels to a certain point. Then they might not do anything however having a single common remote control has been a sucess both from support and from marketing imprinting as everyone knows the family peanut shape remote control blogs to TiVo.

From TiVo and Zatsnotfunny websites and posts here from users talking to TiVo CSR's, there are major things and changes happening next month so who knows, we shall just have to wait a little longer.
Awesome. Personally I would love to see a refresh of the Stream packaging to groovify it like they did the Mini. Not sure swapping out new remotes with the Mini or repackaging would qualify as part of the "major changes" being hinted at, but you're right that only time will tell
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Next thing we'll hear is that TiVo has been sold. That would be a major change.
lol always the optimist huh?
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #13
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Same hardware, just new Roamio-style packaging.
They did fix the power plug not looking like is was fully inserted
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:11 AM   #14
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I was in Best Buy today and saw a tivo mini in a light lime green box. Is that a new hardware revision for the tivo mini?
No, that's not it. Apparently our poor little TiVo friend has contracted "Lime" Disease!
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:44 AM   #15
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Thank you all for the replies, I was hoping there was a major change... guess not though.
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No, that's not it. Apparently our poor little TiVo friend has contracted "Lime" Disease!
omg no! Poor thing! Let's all sign a "Get Well" card and take turns nursing him back to health!
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omg no! Poor thing! Let's all sign a "Get Well" card and take turns nursing him back to health!
Haha, be careful though, it's a very controversial subject!
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Haha, be careful though, it's a very controversial subject!
How so?
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #19
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How so?
Lyme disease , not lime green TiVo packaging. I know first hand from experience, unfortunately
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Whoa I've had that a few times with that dang red ring. Kinda screwed myself over because I was given medication for it but it said I couldn't be out in the sun, but it was the summertime and my job required me to be out in the sun at 10 hours at a time during a heat wave. (Six Flags Security at the main gate metal detectors). Anyway I meant no disrespect and wish you continued good health.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:52 AM   #21
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the only thing keeping me from buying a mini right now is that the mini unlike Romeo won't do 1080p.I'm hoping mini version 2 will be able to do 1080p. I dont mean 24 fps, i mean 1080i upscaled to 1080p 60 fps
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Whoa I've had that a few times with that dang red ring. Kinda screwed myself over because I was given medication for it but it said I couldn't be out in the sun, but it was the summertime and my job required me to be out in the sun at 10 hours at a time during a heat wave. (Six Flags Security at the main gate metal detectors). Anyway I meant no disrespect and wish you continued good health.
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the only thing keeping me from buying a mini right now is that the mini unlike Romeo won't do 1080p.I'm hoping mini version 2 will be able to do 1080p. I dont mean 24 fps, i mean 1080i upscaled to 1080p 60 fps
FYI, you're not "up scaling", you're deinterlacing. It's the same resolution, 1920x1080. If done properly there's no difference, and no networks are broadcasting in 1080p anyway, so the 1080p in your case would just switch the deinterlacing duties from the display device (or receiver, scaler, etc. that may be inline) to your mini.
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Im pretty sure the Mini does display 1080p, just the same way the Premiere and Roamio does, being used with apps like Netflix.
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Im pretty sure the Mini does display 1080p, just the same way the Premiere and Roamio does, being used with apps like Netflix.
Yes, I believe you are correct, that what I see when playing my Amazon HD recordings though my mini (of course using the Apple playback trick). Amazon and superHD Netflix are the only traditional avaliable 1080P content the Tivo has short of perhaps uploading your own HD recordings from your computer.

It not that it won't, it just there aren't much available.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:28 PM   #25
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Yes i meant to say deinterlacing not upscaling. For my particular display (lcd projector) native 1080i content looks better output of tivo at 1080p 60 fps as my roamio is set. Every desplay is different though. On my plasma - 1080i content looks best when output of roamio at 1080i unlike my projector which looks better at 1080p.
is it likely there will be a hardware rephresh soon? Tivo is pretty good at keeping secrets, as I recall the Romeo came out without hardly any advance notice.

This ebay auction claims $174 for mini with lifetime and $35 for a pro remote. I'm confused how it works. Are these the final price when the auction itself asks for $50?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Promo-D...item3394008b92

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Yes i meant to say deinterlacing not upscaling. For my particular display (lcd projector) native 1080i content looks better output of tivo at 1080p 60 fps as my roamio is set. Every desplay is different though. On my plasma - 1080i content looks best when output of roamio at 1080i unlike my projector which looks better at 1080p. is it likely there will be a hardware rephresh soon? Tivo is pretty good at keeping secrets, as I recall the Romeo came out without hardly any advance notice. This ebay auction claims $174 for mini with lifetime and $35 for a pro remote. I'm confused how it works. Are these the final price when the auction itself asks for $50? http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Promo-D...item3394008b92
What you're buying is a discount promo code which gives you those prices on TiVo's website. I would use the make an offer option on those eBay sales. They usually honor fair offers.
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Not such a good deal then since im in california and tivo website charges me tax. Does one code work for multiple items Or is it one item per code?
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They charge tax in a surprising number of states and they tax you for the lifetime service, too. I had my order shipped to a friend in OR who then shipped it to me, avoiding all taxes.


The last time I checked, the codes were good for 1 each of each Roamio model, 4 Minis, and one Slide Remote Pro. I'm not sure about Streams. I think you may be able to get >1 remote now and I wish I did.

You could combine orders with a friend or relative. For example, I ordered a Roamio Plus and a Pro. I got a 4 tb HDD for the Plus and the Pro went to my sister who still has a monthly Series 2.
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They charge tax in a surprising number of states and they tax you for the lifetime service, too. I had my order shipped to a friend in OR who then shipped it to me, avoiding all taxes.


The last time I checked, the codes were good for 1 each of each Roamio model, 4 Minis, and one Slide Remote Pro. I'm not sure about Streams. I think you may be able to get >1 remote now and I wish I did.

You could combine orders with a friend or relative. For example, I ordered a Roamio Plus and a Pro. I got a 4 tb HDD for the Plus and the Pro went to my sister who still has a monthly Series 2.
With my last purchase from TiVo, I got charged tax for the physical unit, but I have yet to be charged tax for the lifetime or monthly service. I am in Virginia though. I know Netflix charges me tax for their monthly service.
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TiVo has a chart on its site:

http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/31
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