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Old 03-10-2013, 10:41 PM   #31
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Extended warranty is worth it if you consider the lifetime sub as well. Only 8% if you consider the total cost of $250.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #32
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Extended warranty is worth it if you consider the lifetime sub as well. Only 8% if you consider the total cost of $250.
Good point!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:47 PM   #33
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Extended warranty is worth it if you consider the lifetime sub as well. Only 8% if you consider the total cost of $250.
Hmmm... but lifetime is for the life of the box. If Best Buy replaces your Mini under the extended warranty, does the Product Lifetime Service transfer?
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Hmmm... but lifetime is for the life of the box. If Best Buy replaces your Mini under the extended warranty, does the Product Lifetime Service transfer?
That has been Tivo's policy to date.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #35
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Extended warranty is worth it if you consider the lifetime sub as well. Only 8% if you consider the total cost of $250.
True - I should have factored in PLT, at least for my purchases, but having paid with American Express, I will have a 2 year warranty and still can't see any significant reason the device will fail outside the first months.

I'll save the $ for the warranty on the 6 tuner box with lifetime this fall (or whenever).
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:43 AM   #36
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I got the warranty on two Elites, but the bang for the buck just isn't there for me with the Mini. 20% for a device that should have a near zero failure rate is not consumer friendly. And the primary reason I got the warranty on the Elites is that there were no confirmed ways to replace a failed hard drive at the time, the only major warranty concern with a TiVo DVR.

The Mini doesn't have a hard drive or a laser - what do you think is likely to fail after the initial warranty period?
Could be the power supply or anything else. Plenty of devices with no moving parts can fail for one reason or another. I'm not saying it's the norm, for any device, but it can happen.
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I just tried this and, no it will not let you do that.
I don't know how you are trying to do it, but it works fine. Hit pause, select another channel and hit last to return to the paused channel.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:06 AM   #38
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I don't know how you are trying to do it, but it works fine. Hit pause, select another channel and hit last to return to the paused channel.
Bwatford141 had it right. I was asking if you could jump between tuners using the LiveTV button (if you're watching two shows and the two tuners are buffering those shows). Didn't think it would work, but thought I'd ask anyway.
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Bwatford141 had it right. I was asking if you could jump between tuners using the LiveTV button (if you're watching two shows and the two tuners are buffering those shows). Didn't think it would work, but thought I'd ask anyway.
Asked that way, I agree...can't be done.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #40
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I don't know how you are trying to do it, but it works fine. Hit pause, select another channel and hit last to return to the paused channel.
So is it doing that because when you pause it sets up a recording on the host TiVo, then when you return using "Last" button you're really watching the now recorded version? If not I don't see how the single tuner dedicated to the mini can accomplish that.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #41
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True - I should have factored in PLT, at least for my purchases, but having paid with American Express, I will have a 2 year warranty and still can't see any significant reason the device will fail outside the first months.
These days a lot of devices with no moving parts seem to fail after a few years because of cheap capacitors. My Slingbox died because of this as did my TiVo S3 OLED unit.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:31 PM   #42
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These days a lot of devices with no moving parts seem to fail after a few years because of cheap capacitors. My Slingbox died because of this as did my TiVo S3 OLED unit.
Ah. Good point.

Fortunately, I can use a soldering iron, so still not worth it to me. But perhaps maybe not as near risk free as I thought.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #43
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I don't know how you are trying to do it, but it works fine. Hit pause, select another channel and hit last to return to the paused channel.
Hmmm...I tried this last night and it didn't work. How many tuners do you have allocated to your Mini? I only have one.
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