President's Day Sale 2020

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TivoJD, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Southern CT


    If you just do a scan for existing networks you will see a duplicate of your network but it will be 5ghz rather than 2.4 GHz. 2010 probably is too early.
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  2. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006

    you own the router you can change it and Spectrum will not even care. The only time they would need to get involved is if you changed Motorola SB6141
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  3. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Does the Mini work in setups where both 2.4 and 5Ghz networks have the same name (which is to say, virtually any modern setup, including Google Wifi)?

    Reviews on Amazon are claiming it doesn't, but that's hard to believe.
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  4. blackngold75

    blackngold75 Active Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    I use mine on a FiOS network that automatically "merges" the 2.4 and 5Ghz networks together. It's been a couple of months and has been flawless.
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  5. Narkul

    Narkul Active Member

    Nov 7, 2004


    I was considering just buying a mini off ebay rather than new. Are the older mini models ok to use or do they have drawbacks? My main Tivo uses the superior TE4 as I don't do transfers, rarely use the guide, and don't mind hitting the skip for the rare pre-roll.
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    The latest Mini is more powerful than the earlier models, something to consider.
  7. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    It is very strange. They use "Washingtons" and "Abrahams" to describe the savings. Yeah no Benjamins cause he was never president (plus Benjamins are 100s so some of the offers would not even qualify for even one "Benjamin"). I have NEVER heard the term "Abrahams" before. Seems Tivo is on a first name basis with Lincoln but not Washington, they don't use "Georges". Or some of their offshore people are doing the ads/emails?

    Anyway the discounted monthly/yearly subscriptions, not bad. Kind of hard to commit to even discounted lifetime now since future of the Tivo DVR is in question. The monthly/yearly requires a 2 year commitment, that's ok. However I did not see anything about if the price changes after 2 years, did I miss something? Usually it would say after 2 years price changes to xxx. If not a pretty good deal. For people purchasing this offer, not so much for everyone on the current full price plans...............
  8. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    The older models run TE4 just fine.

    If you use streaming apps, do not get an older model, the apps are horrible on them.
  9. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    They also kind of reversed the terms for savings IMO. They should have used "Abrahams/Lincolns" to describe the savings on the main units since they have the greatest overall savings. Should have used "Washingtons/Georges" for the savings on accessories, the remote is only $15 off, that's 15 "Washingtons" but only 3 "Abrahams". If advertising/sales etc is being handled offshore now they might not even know who Lincoln or Washington were ;) If US people handling this, well geez..................
  10. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Don't be so sure. The NWS site, which I use for my weather, shows today as Washington's birthday. Close counts I guess. and enter your zipcode then full forecast.

    See, I was able to go off-topic then to off-off-topic. That takes skill. :D
  11. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Not sure of your point. Today is the date Washington's birthday is celebrated, as per Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The federal holiday observed today is Washington's Birthday, not President's Day. States vary. It doesn't matter how many people call it President's Day.
  12. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Or even, Presidents' Day. ;)
  13. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    I have 3 of the original Minis and they run fine with TE3 and no app usage. They are great Tivo clients, IOW - we don't use them for anything else.
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  14. OrangeTurtle

    OrangeTurtle Member

    Jul 17, 2015
    So, I just gave this a try again ( I had tried it before and it removed both items when I got rid of the dongle)- this time it worked! The mini stayed in the cart (I also ordered a Lux remote (and don't have to pay shipping). I received an email saying they are processing my order and will let me know when it ships. Figured $119 for the mini vox is a solid price.

    Thanks for the idea!
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