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Old 05-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question can a mini coexist with a Series 3?

I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere, but I am assuming a mini can't interact at all with a Series 3 Tivo, correct? I'm thinking mainly because a Series 3 can only do multi-room "transferring" and not "streaming". Is this about right or can the mini interact with a Series 3 somehow in another way?

I have a few Series 3 lifetimes that are basically just being used as cable boxes in a basement. Not heavily used, but I do use their storage to record some shows. Free up space on my main level Premieres. Then multi-room transfer as needed over my (hard wired) home network.

If I had a 4-tuner Premiere and mini in my set-up, the mini would not then be able to view ANY material recorded on any of the Series 3, right? I realize I could probably "transfer" content from a Series 3 to a Premiere and then "stream" it from the Premiere to a mini, but is there maybe some other functions the mini can do with a Series 3?

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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You're correct. The Mini is strictly a streamer, and the Series 3's don't stream. I haven't tried it but I don't know of any other functions that a Mini/S3 together could perform directly.

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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You can't access a S3 from a Mini at all. It's grayed out at the bottom of the My Shows list on the Mini.

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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I did this with my Tivo HD:


Work ok for now, still need a little fine tuning.

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Old 05-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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Yeah, you'd have to copy to the Premiere, and then stream to the Mini.

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