Mini Downgrade to old experience

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by eaadams, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. eaadams

    eaadams Member

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    Just got a new mini box, my old one I think died. My Roamio Pro apparently has the "old" experience and it wants to know if I should downgrade the mini.

    Is there a good reason to upgrade the Roamio to the new experience? I'm scared it will get sluggish as I like my classic Rock UI.

    Will this affect how my Mini can work?

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  2. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright Member

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    I think the new experience on Roamio is better than TE3 personally, plus brings more capability like Auto commercial skip which once you use you won't want to be without. I recommend upgrading.

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  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    You may have problems with the new remote. It may not wish to pair with the old interface. Since you can change the Mini "Experience" easily, you might try it with the old interface. If you find it has problems, it's simple to get the new experience on the Pro, then the Mini will follow. If you do get the new interface on the Pro, you will need a new remote and dongle to use the voice option.
     
  4. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Si non confectus, non reficiat TCF Club

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    I have a Mini Vox on the old experience. Only issue is what JoeKustra mentions - the Vox bluetooth / any old RF remotes just won't pair, so you're stuck with line-of-sight.
     
  5. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright Member

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    Also, HDR doesn't work on the Vudu app on the old interface if you use it, that was another reason I upgraded to the new interface, better apps support that I do occasionally use.

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  6. eaadams

    eaadams Member

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    It said you can't have new experience when main box is old. So I guess I need to look into romio new experiences

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  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    There are many threads here on TE4 (the newest TiVo UI) and TE3. Recommended that you check some of them out, as there are real pluses and minuses to each.
     

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