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View Poll Results: Do you plan to buy a TiVo Mini at launch?
Yes - I plan to buy one Mini 53 32.52%
Yes - I plan to buy two or more 13 7.98%
Maybe, but I will not be an early adopter 47 28.83%
No, I have no plans for a Mini 41 25.15%
Undecided 9 5.52%
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Do you plan on buying a TiVo Mini at launch?

Do you plan to buy the TiVo Mini at launch or shortly thereafter?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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I'll be waiting to see what features I will get for the $250. At this point... I'm not sold that there is enough value for what I want.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
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I'll be waiting to see what features I will get for the $250. At this point... I'm not sold that there is enough value for what I want.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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I didn't realize it was going to be $250. Too bad I can't change my vote.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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The mini is coming out just as I need more boxes because we are losing channels with straight cable to TV. so I am buying a mini and xl4 to go along with our existing Premiere.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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I'll get one upon Best Buy availability, as I have some gift cards that will bring it under $200. Otherwise I would've waited.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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I normally am all over new stuff like this, but my cable company is holding me back on this one. I still have some channels in my area that are broadcast in analog only, so even though I have an Elite I'm forced to hold on to a standard Premiere just so I can record those analog stations. As soon as they switch to all digital I'll be able to dump the Premiere and get a Mini instead. 4 tuners is enough for me, so the ONLY reason I need the Premiere right now is those stupid analog stations.

That being said if TiVo releases a 6 tuner unit I'll probably buy one anyway just so I can go nuts with the padding and never have to worry about a conflict again.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:56 AM   #8
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$250 is about $50 higher than I would like but I'm not going to sweat that and since I have the required 4 tuner host already I probably will be picking one up pretty early barring any disastrous feedback. Plan to use it as a front end to eliminate need to use sluggish Elite directly and plan on allocating 0 tuners to the Mini since I don't need live TV for that location.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:41 AM   #9
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Well given that I am OTA only and it will not work without having a Cable only TiVo 4/XL DVR I will not be buying one.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #10
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I have been waiting for this to put in my kitchen, and I voted yes, but I am just becoming so aggravated that this thing is not on sale yet that i am beginnning to not want one out of spite.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #11
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At $250? No, I'll wait for the inevitable sale, refurb, or secondhand units. Won't jump until it's $200 or less.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:33 AM   #12
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If my total cost to add a mini (including service in the mini) was less than $150 I would very seriously consider jumping at it.

The only advantage I get from the mini that I don't get from my providers (FiOS) box is the ability to watch shows I recorded on the TiVo.

So my two choices for the mini (unless TiVo changes their pricing) are spend $150 on the mini and $6 per month, or $250 total cost one time on the mini.

OR

spend $6 per month for a box rental from Verizon.

The break even point in the mini (with life time service) is almost 4 years, I don't see the advantage of a mini.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #13
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I plan on getting a Mini at launch so I can replace the Premiere in my bedroom. I will turn in that cable card to save $4 a month off my FioS bill. The Premiere will move into my main viewing area, where my Elite is, and will become an OTA only box. I also use this box to take with me to my GFs house so we can watch shows. It's been a PITA to connect and disconnect it from the bedroom. In my main viewing area I will have easy access to the back of it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #14
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If my total cost to add a mini (including service in the mini) was less than $150 I would very seriously consider jumping at it.

The only advantage I get from the mini that I don't get from my providers (FiOS) box is the ability to watch shows I recorded on the TiVo.

So my two choices for the mini (unless TiVo changes their pricing) are spend $150 on the mini and $6 per month, or $250 total cost one time on the mini.

OR

spend $6 per month for a box rental from Verizon.

The break even point in the mini (with life time service) is almost 4 years, I don't see the advantage of a mini.

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The price of the Mini is supposed to be $100. Lifetime is supposed to be $150 or a $6 monthly charge.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #15
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No. I have no use for one at my house anymore.

I will eventually pick up one for my parents house once the next 4-6 tuner TiVo model comes out.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #16
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The price of the Mini is supposed to be $100. Lifetime is supposed to be $150 or a $6 monthly charge.
Sorry I was on the train heading into work when I wrote that and swapped the amounts, either way the purchase price of the mini along with lifetime service is still $250 and my monthly cost of a box from Verizon is $6 per month, the break even point stays the same at almost 4 years, and there is no break even when paying a monthly service fee. *PLUS* you loose a tuner on your 4/4XL

The reason I would purchase a mini would be for $$ savings and since I don't think it brings that much to the table to justify the premium price I will not be buying one.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #17
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I think once the dynamic tuner thing is worked out these things will fly like hotcakes

I will pick up 3 at that point. Have one P4 for the main room, a P2 for the bedroom and a mini for the kids rooms and office.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #18
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I think once the dynamic tuner thing is worked out these things will fly like hotcakes

I will pick up 3 at that point. Have one P4 for the main room, a P2 for the bedroom and a mini for the kids rooms and office.

I will buy 2 Minis: when dynamic tuning is available and either a a new Tivo is released (with OTA) or when / if 2-tuner Premiere support is supported.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #19
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As it does not support OTA, its of no use to me in its current form. Its a CATV only device.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #20
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Undecided. I likely will eventually own 1 to 3 of these things, but the timing might depend on deals. If there's a compelling discounted bundle at launch, I will jump. If not, I'm not in a huge hurry.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #21
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I'm looking at buying one the day they are released because my situation almost exactly mirrors aaronwt's above in post #13, then one more for our small kitchen TV the day dynamic tuning comes available.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #22
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I want one to replace my Series 3 and drop two cable cards from my FIOS bill. It will be nice to have a smaller box for the bedroom TV. Looking forward to seeing what a mess I make of the wall when I try to mount it behind the TV...
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #23
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I won't get one since I'm OTA only.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #24
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I will only buy one if/when it works with the TiVo Premiere two-tuner, since that's what we have now.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #25
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Maybe, but I will not be an early adopter

I'm excited to see this come to market, as I see it as being required for keeping Tivo relevant in the market place. I currently don't need this in my house, but I expect in the future I will.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #26
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If it was $150 I would have gotten 2 and replaced some other things in the house. But $250 seems a bit much. I am just going to wait around and see if there's a deal to get it for less than $200.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:33 PM   #27
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I dont understand the $6 dollar fee, what are you getting for the extra $6 a month ?
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I dont understand the $6 dollar fee, what are you getting for the extra $6 a month ?
The ability to only pay $99 upfront instead of $249. The math is pretty clear that people should pay the full price upfront but some will want opt for the monthly payment.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #30
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I would be all over the mini, except that I have NO PLANS to upgrade my two-tuner premiere. Make the mini work with that and I will buy at least one, if not two.
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