New TiVo Mini imminent?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by dmurphy, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    FCC documents confirm it is the same as Arris Mi4, electrically, cosmetically, and construction-wise.

    - from BigJimOutlaw's post IP900 is an Mi4
    http://www.goamt.com/wp-content/upl...IENT-ATSC-HEVC-UHD-WITH-MOCA-2.0-TIVO_AMT.pdf

    - from FCC documents ACQ-IP901 is an ACQ-IP900, electrically, cosmetically, and construction-wise
    IP901 Set Top Box Cover Letter Datalogic Mobile, Inc ARRIS Group, Inc.

    - from FCC documents TCDA95000 (Mini Vox) is an ACQ-IP901
    IP901 Set Top Box Cover Letter Cover Letter ARRIS Group, Inc.

    therefore TiVo Mini Vox is the same as Mi4 hardware-wise.
     
  2. BigJimOutlaw

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    Yep and from this we basically know what we're getting. Bolt performance, but with 2 GB of RAM instead of 3. That will probably be fine since the Minis don't have all of the DVR background processes to deal with. 6 watts.
     
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  3. DrewTivo

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    If Best Buy is to be believed, it will be $180, vs. the current Mini price of $150.

    Question 1: Is it worth an extra $30?
    Question 2: Is it worth more than an extra $30 on assumption there will be some discounted minis out there.
     
  4. jcrandall

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    Weaknees also listed it at $179 before pulling it, so I believe that price is accurate.

    As to your questions - Yes - I feel it is worth $30 extra (4k and voice capability, likely faster with upgraded hardware), and to two - simply in the eye of the beholder, everyones situation is different.

    I'll be buying one to upgrade an existing mini, but only one, the other 4 minis are on smaller TVs and functionally sufficient.
     
  5. compnurd

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    Same boat I will be buying one for my main 4K tv and the bolt is going to the basement as a server in standby all the time lol
     
  6. compnurd

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    I also got no problem with 180 for the upgraded hardware and new remote. Zero problem
     
  7. Mikeguy

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    Unlike you guys, I want it for $99 at a November TiVo "White sale." ;)
     
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  8. tarheelblue32

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    Absolutely worth it. I was expecting the new Mini to be priced between $199 and $249 at launch.
     
  9. BigJimOutlaw

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  10. compnurd

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    I want to know how hydra is going to run on this before I rush to put it on my main tv
     
  11. Sparky1234

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    Plus one.
     
  12. I WANT MORE

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    "Middle of...
    Will this work with a Roamio or will you need the Bolt base unit?
     
  13. krkaufman

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    I doubt that Hydra has done anything to improve the Live TV viewing experience from a Mini, so that'd be my main roadblock to a Mini as my primary viewing device.

    On the plus side, the Mini Vox looks to have also added optical digital audio output -- though gone are the composite & component A/V jacks.

    Ethernet has been bumped-up to Gigabit and MoCA to 2.0, though I haven't seen definitive info on whether the MoCA is standard or extended/bonded 2.0, or includes bridging functionality. (I expect standard and client-only, unfortunately.)
     
  14. BigJimOutlaw

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    "Compatible with TiVo BOLT, Roamio, Roamio ota, Roamio Plus, Roamio Pro, select premieres" (that would be the 4-tuner Premieres.)

    Also, it's HDMI-only so no analog anymore.
     
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  15. blobly

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    Was waiting for this so I can dump my cable box in the bedroom
     
  16. compnurd

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    I am curious if they will have the Live TV screen on more of the menus than now
     
  17. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Good question. That'd be a needed Mini improvement for those who like the Video Window.
     
  18. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Interesting text from Mini VOX description at Weaknees:

    TiVo Mini VOX can connect to earlier generation TiVo Premiere 4 and XL4/Elite DVR’s; however, the voice control functions of the TiVo Mini VOX will be disabled in this configuration. ​

    Given this statement, I expect that the Mini VOX's host DVR must also have Hydra running for voice control to function.
     
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  19. ej42137

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    Good question, but I would like that annoying window on fewer menus.
     

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