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Old 03-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #31
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That sucks. I'm waiting for these to be at least $50 cheaper then.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:16 AM   #32
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The Mini requires another active TiVo to even function, so for it the Multi-Service Discount is implied.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:02 AM   #33
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The Mini requires another active TiVo to even function, so for it the Multi-Service Discount is implied.
Ok, I guess so but for $250 what am I getting? Will it do Netflix and Amazon? If it does not do that then it's a pass for me until it does.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #34
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Ok, I guess so but for $250 what am I getting? Will it do Netflix and Amazon? If it does not do that then it's a pass for me until it does.
Netflix it's suspected not - at least not yet for some reason. Amazon is a definite no since Amazon instant streaming is not supported on TiVo platform period and Amazon downloads obviously won't work for a Mini without a hard drive.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #35
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and Amazon downloads obviously won't work for a Mini without a hard drive.
I'm hoping that the DRM will allow for download onto the xl4 and streaming to the mini
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #36
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Click on Mini pic and you get a box showing a Premiere. Oh well.
This is fixed now... guess we're getting close?
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #37
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What are the network options for the Mini? They talk about Wired ethernet...does the Mini support MoCa? The reason I ask is that where I'd put the Mini does not have access to a wired network.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #38
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went to tivo chat and agent said no release date set and wondered where I got my info.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:10 AM   #39
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I'm hoping that the DRM will allow for download onto the xl4 and streaming to the mini
MRS does not work with Amazon downloads. It never has before.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #40
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@Dr_Zoidberg: Yes the Mini supports MOCA
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:16 AM   #41
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went to tivo chat and agent said no release date set and wondered where I got my info.
I did the same thing. The reply I got was that it was not available and there was no release date. I did not get a question on where I got my info.

I think that the 3/6 date is bogus.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:19 AM   #42
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All these months of waiting, I'm sitting here waiting with my credit card.

Let's go guys, get this thing out!
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:30 AM   #43
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Rumors mill had two big releases today, TiVo Mini and Roku 3. Roku 3 came true, come on Tivo, now it's your turn.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #44
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Rumors mill had two big releases today, TiVo Mini and Roku 3. Roku 3 came true, come on Tivo, now it's your turn.
Might be reason enough to push the release back 24-48 hours. Don't want your big news to get lost in the Roku noise.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #45
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I REALLY hope they don't make me FACEPALM AGAIN.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #46
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It's not even 8am on the west coast yet, lets cut them some slack. But the fact that the chat reps know nothing and there's no press release does not bode well for today I'm still hoping to head to the Verzion store this weekend with my $7/month set top boxes in tow
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #47
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I have to admit. I am disappointed about today...so far. I thought the poster who said the 6th knew what she was talking about. I had been waiting to replace my HD with a P4 with the release of the Mini. When I read the post I decided to pull the trigger. I have a buyer for my HD and the P4 arrives today. I don't regret the purchase but I am disappointed I cannot marry it to a Mini. Tivo worries me in that they are very slow in releasing product and if the 6th was incorrect who knows when it will really become available. Oh well at least I get to play with a P4. The posters comments spread over the internet. I wish she would post and maybe update her original posting.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #48
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I have to admit. I am disappointed about today...so far. I thought the poster who said the 6th knew what she was talking about. I had been waiting to replace my HD with a P4 with the release of the Mini.
You aren't alone on this. Me too.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #49
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People are disappointed a date that TiVo never announced has come and there is no announcement? Clearly it is coming judging by the updates to tivo.com. Have a little patience.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #50
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As I see it Tivo has overpriced the Mini and I will not be buying one.

based on the bundle price of a TiVo Premiere 4 & Mini of $349.98, that makes the Mini's cost $100 which in itself isn't too bad HOWEVER the monthly service fee of $6 per month or $150 for the lifetime makes the cost unrealistic.

1) I give up a tuner on my Premier 4
2) instead of paying $6 a month to the cable company for a second box I pay it to TiVO (break even is almost 42 months vs cable company)

And if this actually comes to bear fruit: http://www.dailytech.com/FCC+to+Forc...ticle29357.htm then IMHO the Mini will be dead as far as many customers are concerned. I for one would end up dumping my premier and simply keep my premier 4.

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I don't know about your setup, but for me, a $6 set top box from the cable company would be non-HD and non-DVR with no networking features. Since the Mini can watch recorded shows, it should be compared with an HDDVR.

Comcast would charge a $10 HD fee which I am not paying now, plus $10 for a 1st HDDVR. (2nd ones would be $20 each).

As it is for me now, I have 3 Tivos, all with cable cards. Comcast charges me $10 each for the 2nd and 3rd Tivos (additional digital outlet BS). No charges for Cable Cards themselves.

With the Tivo Mini, I can get rid of at least one of my Tivos and loose $10/month Comcast fee, plus have reduced Tivo monthly fees ($6 vs $13). So it would save me $17/month and break even would be in less than 15 months. I think the pricing is quite reasonable. The only thing holding me back is that I must have Netflix streaming on the Mini, or its just not worth the switch.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #51
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People are disappointed a date that TiVo never announced has come and there is no announcement? Clearly it is coming judging by the updates to tivo.com. Have a little patience.
I wouldn't completely count it out till 10AM California time (1PM Eastern).
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #52
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You are right. Tivo never did announce this. I am not upset with Tivo. I am more upset that I wanted to believe the OP. You are also correct in that Tivo obviously is close because of some of the Beta pages that were setup and are now gone. It may still come out this week. I hope so anyway. Even more I hope it lives up to the hype that I have created in my mind. The day is not over. It is just starting in Calif....
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People are disappointed a date that TiVo never announced has come and there is no announcement? Clearly it is coming judging by the updates to tivo.com. Have a little patience.
I'm not disappointed with TiVo, I'm just impatient!

I want it and I want it now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #54
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That is my problem to. Tivo is going to love customers like us.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #55
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You are right. Tivo never did announce this. I am not upset with Tivo. I am more upset that I wanted to believe the OP. You are also correct in that Tivo obviously is close because of some of the Beta pages that were setup and are now gone. It may still come out this week. I hope so anyway. Even more I hope it lives up to the hype that I have created in my mind. The day is not over. It is just starting in Calif....
The OP never said March 6th. That info came from other people in the "TiVo Mini Lives" thread.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #56
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The OP never said March 6th. That info came from other people in the "TiVo Mini Lives" thread.
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I just finished the online dealer meeting For the TiVo Mini. I was told I could repeat all the info I learned, so here goes.

TiVo Mini Launch: March 6, 2013
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Tivo never did announce this.

TiVo did tell dealers that the Mini's release date is March 6. The OP did say it was March 6
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TiVo did tell dealers that the Mini's release date is March 6. The OP did say it was March 6
Has DigitalDawn commented on this today?
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #58
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The correct question is did the person who said that Tivo would release the Mini on Mar. 6th tell the truth? Has that person ever posted after their initial post? This is the only person who said that this info came from Tivo. How do we even know that it was not made up? Probably was not but still...
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The correct question is did the person who said that Tivo would release the Mini on Mar. 6th tell the truth? Has that person ever posted after their initial post? This is the only person who said that this info came from Tivo. How do we even know that it was not made up? Probably was not but still...
I also attended the online dealer meeting for the Mini. This is legitimate, coming from TiVo.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #60
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They haven't even done the press release yet 13:30EST.
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