Any TiVo Mini WiFi Adapter Update?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by RMSko, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps we can get some elucidation here. Paging @TiVo_Ted . . . . ;)

    (2 questions: any chance of the Mini wireless adapter hitting TE3? and, has a direct connection feature (without pre-existing home router use) between master TiVo box and Mini been abandoned/might it come with an update?)
     
  2. Mikeguy

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    And hey, if you want to lessen the price by $10-$15:

    If you are a first-time Amazon.com gift card purchaser, purchase a gift card for yourself of $50 or more, and then receive, by a couple of days later, an Amazon.com promotional credit of $15--and then use the 2 on your Mini wireless adapter purchase, with some change left over for a next purchase. See (including to see if Amazon.com deems you qualified for the offer, plus the other terms): https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=as_li_...id-20&linkId=6c545799213a5d077ec5e4cb68b7b9bb. Offer good through Dec. 22, 2019 "while supplies last."
     
  3. tim_m

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    Wish it supported the second generation mini at launch. Does anyone know once they do support the second generation will I be able to use it with my roamio? It would be nice to eliminate a very long needed 150 ft Ethernet cable.
     
  4. tarheelblue32

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    I'm skeptical that it will ever be supported on the older Minis. TiVo wants you to buy their new hardware, and only supporting the hardware that they currently sell is a way to encourage that.
     
  5. tim_m

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    That's what I figured but I can hope.
     
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Yes--Dave Zatz was using the Mini adapter with a Roamio box.
     
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  7. tim_m

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    Thanks for the info! Hopefully they add supper for the second generation mini sooner then later.
     
  8. jaselzer

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    :anguished:Tivo wont sell it on their own website? Still listed as "Out of Stock" on Amazon? Is this a case of putting it out there because Tivo_Ted mentioned November and it is not ready for release?
     
  9. cwoody222

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    Who said TiVo won’t sell it on their site?

    Amazon probably jumped the gun.

    No conspiracy or anything to get upset about.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    Breath deeply -- 1-2-3.

    The Mini wireless adapter almost certainly will be sold at TiVo's own website--TiVo just hasn't put it up there, yet (perhaps because its stock of the item has not yet been received by TiVo's own sales distribution center). Likewise, presumably Amazon has not yet received its stock to sell, and so the Amazon listing "still"* lists the item as out-of-stock, but allowing people to buy the item for shipping as soon as Amazon receives its stock.

    I doubt the TiVo or Amazon much cares about what TiVo_Ted said here earlier about when the adapter would be available. And in point of fact, what he wrote here was, "Our current plan shows general availability next month [November] for the WiFi adapter."

    * Since the time that the listing went up only yesterday.
     
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  11. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    An example of what happens when TiVo update a web page: SkipMode channels | TiVo

    It used to be a page of networks where SM can be used. Then they added EDGE.
     
  12. jaselzer

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    On Amazon now:

    Arrives: Nov 27 - Dec 3
    Fastest delivery: Nov 26 - 29
     
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  13. Mikeguy

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    Note as to the current availability via Amazon.com: the adapter currently as available is coming from WeaKnees (which is just fine/great); Amazon's own stock still is on back-order. A bit humorously, the WeaKnees.com website itself does not yet show the adapter, as far as I could find.
     
  14. jaselzer

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    To be perfectly honest, tivo putting this item up when no one knows when it will be available is ********. I am sorry to say this, but I feel it is disingenuous.
     
  15. jaselzer

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  16. Mikeguy

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    TiVo isn't (yet) offering the item for sale, WeaKnees and Amazon.com are. As you note, per the info. at WeaKnees and Amazon.com, the adapter is currently available, via WeaKnees.
     
  17. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    Maybe Tivoted will finally have to visit and give some updates about this adapter and other things.
     
  18. donsullivan

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    My guess is that the hardware (processor and/or memory) on the older Mini isn’t powerful enough to support the WiFi adapter. A software update can’t add more processing power to the hardware.
     
  19. jaselzer

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    Unfortunately, based on the information they provide, it looks as though the adapter does not ship with the ability to direct connect to the TiVo host. Only 5g WiFi. I will know tomorrow.

    BTW, who is WeaKness?
     

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