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Old 06-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Recording a show from the mini?

Pretty basic scenario - One Premiere-4 and one mini. One tuner allocated to the mini.

Say I have three recordings scheduled on the P4's three tuners then go over to the mini.

I get that it can watch live because it has its allocated fourth tuner. Can I use the mini to record that fourth show? Does that just force the mini to stay tuned to the fourth recording?

The situation I want to do is record three on the P4 then go up to the mini and schedule a fourth. Can this be done?

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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No. By allocating 1 to the Mini that tuner is off limits for recording on the P4 and can only be used for live TV for the Mini. i.e. Your P4 is now a 3 tuner unit for the purposes of recording.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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But I am asking if the mini then becomes a 1-tuner TiVo which can record 1 show. I'm guessing from your response the answer is no.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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But I am asking if the mini then becomes a 1-tuner TiVo which can record 1 show. I'm guessing from your response the answer is no.
No it cannot. The way TiVo implemented things the Mini can only use a tuner which is not recording anything.
To accomplish what you want you can dedicate 0 tuners to the Mini and then if you want to watch something with the Mini that is not already recorded you can use the Mini guide to schedule a recording on your P4 and then use MRS with Mini as a client to watch it - i.e. You can get close to live TV that way and yet still have 4 tuners to record from on your P4.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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Hmm... interesting. I'll have to check with the wife and daughter to let them choose the behavior they desire. Pretty simple trade-off to choose: extra tuner for recording POSITIVE traded for inconvenience of extra step of record/delete for viewing NEGATIVE. Let them choose.

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