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Old 03-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #151
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Two sitting right next to other TiVos at my local BB. No premieres yet for me or I'd pick one up.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #152
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Which location?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #153
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My question is "How far behind the new Mini will the announcement of a new(higher performing) 4 or 6 tuner Tivo be??" Will it coincide with the end of the Premiere 4/Stream bundle special(Mar. 11) or is this just wishful thinking on my part"
It looks like they extended the Premiere 4/Stream bundle promotion. I just got an email about it where the fine print says it's available until March 17th. I wonder if this means they're pushing out the release another week?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:17 PM   #154
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I see it has a USB port. Does the Bluetooth remote work with the unit?
USB will probably work for wireless (or wired) keyboard as well like it does for the Series 3 and the Premiere.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #155
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Which location?
The city rhymes with Cork, and there is nothing New about the city.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #156
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Called the "Worst Purchase" in Westbury, NY....while they didn't have any they told me South Setauket and Riverhead did....my buddy just picked mine up in South Setauket...
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #157
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It looks like they extended the Premiere 4/Stream bundle promotion. I just got an email about it where the fine print says it's available until March 17th. I wonder if this means they're pushing out the release another week?
Thanks for the heads up on the change. They still have not changed the notice on the website. Could the March 17th extension be for current subscribers only?

March 11th??


Got a question for the Mini owners, can you use a Tivo wireless adapter instead of a direct ethernet connection? If not, I guess I could extend my network using a Apple Express 2 and then run the ethernet from there

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #158
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It looks like they extended the Premiere 4/Stream bundle promotion. I just got an email about it where the fine print says it's available until March 17th. I wonder if this means they're pushing out the release another week?
BB management are saying the 17th as well, so I bet it will be another week.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #159
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I went by the Springfield VA, Best Buy on the way back from a movie with my GF.
I gave the Magnolia Rep the model and the SKU and they could not find any info about the Mini.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:06 PM   #160
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I went by the Springfield VA, Best Buy on the way back from a movie with my GF.
I gave the Magnolia Rep the model and the SKU and they could not find any info about the Mini.
I had them pull it all up at store in our region as well. Springfield was on the list as having zero in stock. With at least one store on order or in transit and 12 in the MD warehouse. I'd rather not run the screenshot/photo as I don't want to get this guy in any sort of trouble. So your guy didn't check the regional inventory thing or they've been hidden. But the SKU definitely brought it up with the correct pricing (as we know it).
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #161
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I picked one up this PM. Activation had a minor glitch on line. I called TIVO CS and they said it couldn't be activated until tomorrow. Tried the online activation a second time and it went right through.

There was no delay after activation. I went to the TV and the setup process was a snap.

So far everything is as advertised and as other posters have noted. I am very happy with the small form. It replaces a Verizon DCT700, and gives me HD, guide and bells and whistles of a normal DVR. A big step forward!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #162
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I had them pull it all up at store in our region as well. Springfield was on the list as having zero in stock. With at least one store on order or in transit and 12 in the MD warehouse. I'd rather not run the screenshot/photo as I don't want to get this guy in any sort of trouble. So your guy didn't check the regional inventory thing or they've been hidden. But the SKU definitely brought it up with the correct pricing (as we know it).
I live in the Southern MD area and I was told the same thing (on Saturday afternoon about being 12 in the warehouse). He told me Waldorf had two in transit and my best buy wouldn't be getting any at all. (My store is not a Magnolia store). I didn't care to order at that time. When I came home last night and read your post about 12 for the whole East region, I ran back to the store to order two. I didn't realize there was only one warehouse for all these stores. Mine are suppose to come in on Thursday.

My problem is I was looking for a package deal with Tivo with a 4XL and the minis. I don't have a Tivo now so I was hoping for some kind of deal.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #163
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picked up two at a local retailer, they where on the shelf but not scanning... they did a product lookup and sold them for the listed price
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #164
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Makes me wonder if the delay was caused by inventory problems.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #165
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Will Walmart be carrying the Mini?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #166
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I HIGHLY Doubt the 17th is the release date. That would be a Sunday. I have a feeling it is in next weeks Best Buy ad and the idiots think they cant sell it till then
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #167
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got mine all hooked up and activated...paid the $149 for lifetime...seems to have worked fine for the few minutes i played with it...will have more time later..
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #168
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I went into a BB to see if they be chance had any, and I was really depressed at how poor the selection of HT stuff is at BB. It wasn't a Magnolia, however, so I doubt it would ever have the Mini, unless they update it to work with the 2-tuner boxes that this store sells.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #169
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appreciated but if this comes out this week you can kiss that profit goodbye
Yeah, that's ok. I will just return it to BB and lose my 50˘ list fee.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #170
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Got a question for the Mini owners, can you use a Tivo wireless adapter instead of a direct ethernet connection? If not, I guess I could extend my network using a Apple Express 2 and then run the ethernet from there
I couldn't tell you. I have mine hooked to my wired network. Everything is very quick! There is about a 4.5 second delay when "channel surfing" as discussed previously, but I only surf the guide.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:26 PM   #171
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Got a question for the Mini owners, can you use a Tivo wireless adapter instead of a direct ethernet connection? If not, I guess I could extend my network using a Apple Express 2 and then run the ethernet from there
I zoomed in to cmonroe's picture in comment one. It says that only ethernet or coax connections (MoCA Network Adapter) will work. I think wireless would be too slow.

Also, as I was typing this I noticed that Tivo's website was just updated to include the Mini. Looks like it's live now!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:10 PM   #172
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Yay, this is exciting. I just placed an order using the TiVo Premiere 4 + Stream Bundle promotion (kept the Premiere 4 and MoCA Network Adapter but not the Stream) for a $78 savings and added one Mini at the regular $99.99 price. I've been wanting to upgrade to the Premiere 4 but had no reason to since Comcast On Demand from Tivo isn't available in my Minneapolis suburb yet. The Mini is definitely worth it plus I'll be ready if Comcast ever gets the service working in the SW suburbs. I would have bought everything at Best Buy tomorrow if it weren't for the deal. I hope it ships fast.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #173
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Yay, this is exciting. I just placed an order using the TiVo Premiere 4 + Stream Bundle promotion (kept the Premiere 4 and MoCA Network Adapter but not the Stream) for a $78 savings and added one Mini at the regular $99.99 price. I've been wanting to upgrade to the Premiere 4 but had no reason to since Comcast On Demand from Tivo isn't available in my Minneapolis suburb yet. The Mini is definitely worth it plus I'll be ready if Comcast ever gets the service working in the SW suburbs. I would have bought everything at Best Buy tomorrow if it weren't for the deal. I hope it ships fast.
LOL holy ****. It is up for sale on tivo.com

http://www.tivo.com/products/tivo-mini/index.html
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And still selling the Premiere, Stream, and MoCA bundle. But no bundle with the Mini.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:39 PM   #175
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LOL holy ****. It is up for sale on tivo.com

http://www.tivo.com/products/tivo-mini/index.html
I just bought a Mini w/lifetime & 3 year warranty for $295.97 & free shipping. I already have my 2 tuner Premiere w/lifetime & 3 year warranty sold for what I paid for it to my friend. Now I just have to wait to get it to start playing with.
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And still selling the Premiere, Stream, and MoCA bundle. But no bundle with the Mini.
Didn't they show a bundle with the mini on the beta page a few days ago? Was the full price without discount tho.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #177
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I just bought a Mini w/lifetime & 3 year warranty for $295.97 & free shipping. I already have my 2 tuner Premiere w/lifetime & 3 year warranty sold for what I paid for it to my friend. Now I just have to wait to get it to start playing with.
A Mini won't work with a 2 tuner Premier. It will only work with a 4 tuner Tivo. Do you have one of those also?
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A Mini won't work with a 2 tuner Premier. It will only work with a 4 tuner Tivo. Do you have one of those also?
Yeah, I expect TiVo will get a LOT of returns because of this limitation. I'm sure that within a couple of weeks that during checkout they will have giant bold flashing things reminding customers they have to have a 4 tuner TiVo for this product to work.

Better yet, they could check their account and if they don't own a 4 tuner TiVo they just won't allow sale of the item to that customer without talking to a customer service rep.
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Now any projections for when the new series 5 will be out?
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Now any projections for when the new series 5 will be out?
Soon I hope. That's what I'm waiting for. I just can't bring myself to buy 3 year old technology even though I'm dying for a 4 tuner Tivo
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