Um, I do this several nights a week.... pause recordings on my XL4 in the living room, and then resume right where I left off on the mini.
The only downside to hitting pause is sometimes a difficulty in deleting the show because the Premier is "holding onto it" still. I haven't tested yet to see if the new software version has modified that behavior, but it probably hasn't. The work-around is to hit 'live tv' instead of pause and then you can resume and then delete without issue.
Are you trying to pause live tv and then continue watching that show on the mini? that functionality is not supported. You'd have to be able to 'browse' the tuners on whichever Tivo you were watching to find the one that has your paused show. As of right now, you can only cycle through tuners on your local one. I'd suspect that the odds of them writing this code are fairly low, with all of the other highly requested features/functions/updates that are being worked on.
Alot of peeps dont watch live tv... yuck commercials! if you want to change rooms, and are doing the live tv thing, just hit record and then pause.
I see what you mean:
"Stream and watch Live TV with full Trick Play functions
Pause a show in one room and resume it in another
Stream recorded shows to another DVR
Access your 4-tuner TiVo DVR through your Ethernet or MoCA home network to schedule recordings, WishList searches and Season Pass recordings
Share web entertainment from another TV, including movies and music from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and other broadband content providers
Stream HD recordings to up to three TVs
TiVo Mini does not have a tuner or hard drive, and does not need a CableCARD. Additionally, the remote in the TiVo App cannot control TiVo Mini."
It should read "Pause a recording in one room..."
Also, "Stream recorded shows to another DVR" doesnt make sense, either.
And the 4-tuner line needs an update...
There is no video window in the upper right ... if you were watching live tv. If you are streaming a show and hit tivo, left, etc you get the preview window. To free up the tuner, it releases it asap, so no window. I can see them maybe adding options to control this behavior for this down the line as well as options to control the timer on auto-sleep on the mini.
The beeps have acted weird forever. Something to do with HDMI/ Dolby/ protected audio stream etc. Have had em turned off for like 5 years, forgot about the behavior. <shrug>
If you hit 'slow' to hide the video preview window, you can hear the beeps in the HD menus.
Dont know what the v53 error is about, never seen it, cant speak to it, sorry.
After you've had your tivos a bit longer, you'll probably find yourself watching live tv less and less... seems to happen that way with most everyone