Are the Mini's really worth the trouble

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by mark1958, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Skybolt

    Skybolt Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Annapolis, MD


    First let me say this, I am a windows media center convert. I had a 7MC server and 5 clients running for years and loved them.

    I recently replaced my 7MC server with a Romeo Pro HD and 5 mini's. All are wired with cat5 and the past few weeks everything has been working like a charm. I under stand the difference between the mini and running Romeo's around the house. I personally don't see why you would have too. The mini really works pretty well, and I have no complaints so far. The whole family seems to be ok with UI change and likes the features of how everything works.

    EDIT: I should also add that I originally started off with series 2's.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  2. jmerr74

    jmerr74 Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    If my wife hasn't complained once about the switch from Comcast boxes to a TiVo Roamio and three minis... it is very safe to say they work amazingly well. Once I set my MOCA network up (I had to wrap my head around it) and got everything on it... it is amazing. Maybe a slight delay in channel changes but overall seamless, I couldn't be happier. I won't go back to Comcast boxes ever again.
  3. gespears

    gespears Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    We've got two mini's on our Roamio and have no issues. Even my wife is able to use them with NO issues. (knock on wood, or my head, same thing)
  4. JoeTaxpayer

    JoeTaxpayer Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    After reading this thread, I ordered the Mini. $114 at Amazon. This will save me $8/mo for the outlet/card fee from Comcast. A 14 month break-even.
    The current TiVo it will replace is a Series 3 HD. This model still works, but doesn't stream, can only move shows, and can't delete from other TiVos. It also doesn't do Netflix.

    I also have a small TV on a DTA, for $4/mo, and if I like the Mini experience, I might get rid of that DTA and Series 2 TiVo as well, replace with another Mini. I got the TiVo for $25 with LT service, and it served me well. At first, the DTAs, were free. Then they bumped to $4.
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015


    A $69 Mini from Woot would have had an 8.5 month break even.
  6. mark1958

    mark1958 Member

    Feb 13, 2005
    I believe those were the older Ir model TCDA92000, that would be a deal breaker for myself.
    Would have to have the Rf model 93000.
  7. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    I added RF to one of mine. Works fine.

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