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Old 06-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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TiVo Mini w/o Subscription

I have the XL4 and just got the Mini for my other bedroom (office). I m returning my cable DVR and have an old Series 1 in that room which is being retired. So I got the Mini since I don't need to record in that room.

I figured I could hook it up and at least access the XL4 TiVo recordings until I get the subscription. I called TiVo support and they said that it won't work unless I pay for the monthly/lifetime service.
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I was wondering if that is the case, or can the Mini be used kind of like a transfer device to view pre recorded shows on the TV it's connected to.

I plan on getting the lifetime service in a couple of months, but for now, I wanted to see if the Mini would work for viewing recordings only until then.

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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Mini uses MRS protocol to view programs from other TiVos which requires service activation to work, so without service it's useless.
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Mini uses MRS protocol to view programs from other TiVos which requires service activation to work, so without service it's useless.
Ah....Ok, I understand. Thanks
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