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Old 08-08-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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TiVo Mini vs TiVo Stream ?

How exactly do the two differ, they both seem to stream yet the Stream has a iTunes app and the Mini.

Not quite sure how that works exactly.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:41 AM   #2
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Mini is when you want to extend the TiVo experience to a TV elsewhere in your house, it has a monthly fee associated with it or you can get lifetime

Stream is when you want to extend the TiVo experience to a tablet or iPhone elsewhere in your house, there are no monthly fees associated with this device

The Mini requires a 4 tuner TiVo Premiere to configure and permanently takes one tuner away from the host DVR to watch Live TV (This will change soon), of course you can configure it to not support Live TV at all and only watch previously recorded shows.

The Stream can watch Live TV, sort of. When you specify that you want to watch Live TV, it tells the host TV to record that show then plays it back. The downside of this is that it will leave the recording on the Host TiVo when it's done, and it can get a bit messy. The Stream also supports downloading the TV show so it can be viewed offline (Say on a plane, or elsewhere outside of your home), but this this subject to the whim of your local Cable provider and how aggressive they are with setting the copyright flag. Cox and Time Warner are notoriously bad for this, Comcast is better and FiOS is best.

I current have a Stream and love it, I'm waiting on the new TiVo's to drop this fall to upgrade my oldie 2 tuner Premiere to a 6 tuner beast and will replace my secondary Premiere with a Mini.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:42 AM   #3
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The six tuners out now ?

How did I miss that lol

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #4
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There's a 6 tuner model coming out??? Why did you tell me this??? Shouldn't that have been a spoiler???
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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Stream is when you want to extend the TiVo experience to a tablet iPad or iPhone elsewhere in your house, there are no monthly fees associated with this device
Fixed that for you.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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The six tuners out now ?
By the end of September.
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Fixed that for you.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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Unconfirmed rumor claims broad Android support in November. We'll see...
I'm not going to hold my breath. Most of the time that I use a second screen is during pro football. So the season will be at least half over with any way if it does actually come in November. Or did they mean November 2014?
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Thx for that, hate to see the price point on release lol
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