Sabrina could be a better option.

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  1. Sep 26, 2020 #41 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Ahhh...

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  2. Sep 26, 2020 #42 of 444
    Alex_7

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    Either Walmart ****** me over lol or the only way to get the $49.98 price is to physically walk in the store and have them ring you up.

    I’ll keep you updated when I do get it next week
     
  3. Sep 26, 2020 #43 of 444
    xberk

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    This is a Power Delivery Hub .. I'm not sure if that will actually be enough power ..
     
  4. Sep 26, 2020 #44 of 444
    Pnyklr

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    Perhaps it will passthrough DD correctly.
     
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  5. Sep 27, 2020 #45 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    No Sabrina for me. I'm still holding onto a glimmer of hope that TiVo will provide some sort of integration between TS4K and its existing DVR ecosystem and potentially discontinue the TiVo Minis. In fact, they really should redo their OS's on their DVRs to allow more freedom on what can be installed. TiVo is really shooting themselves in the foot by not having the ability to let its existing DVR/Mini customers take advantage of networks like Disney+ and others.

    EDIT (10/3/20): I threw in the towel and gave up on the TS4K and purchased Sabrina.
     
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  6. Sep 27, 2020 #46 of 444
    shwru980r

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    As soon as they add an OTT app to stream from the legacy DVRs, the mini is dead. They recently released a new version of the mini plus a separate wifi adapter. They aren't going to kill these new product lines anytime soon.
     
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  7. Sep 27, 2020 #47 of 444
    JOSHSKORN

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    Mini Lux? What's this adapter?

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  8. Sep 27, 2020 #48 of 444
    krkaufman

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    Mini LUX is just the Mini VOX but with a backlit remote.

    The adapter is a USB wireless adapter for TiVo Mini VOX/LUX models, to allow a *supported* wireless connection for the Mini rather than Ethernet or MoCA.

    https://zatznotfunny.com/2019-11/tivo-mini-wireless-adapter/
     
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  9. Sep 27, 2020 #49 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Well if you're already set for separate streaming devices, there is no reason to buy Sabrina. This is more for the crowd that bought into the ts4k.

    And the longer you hold onto that glimmer, the larger the decrease in value of your dvr equipment goes. People that cling on to their dvr's need to accept that they have a window to sell for coin and find another alternative or just run their equipment into the ground over the next couple years until cable companies finally stop supporting cable cards entirely.

    I highly doubt they are investing any more time than they have to in the dvr system with 99% of their time being to just fix bugs, smooth out kinks and so forth. The mini lux is probably a lost ditch effort to get some coin from newer Edge owners and people with og Mini's that didn't upgrade to the mini vox.

    Only when you work through the seven steps and arrive on acceptance can you finally move forward. You're just not there yet.

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  10. Sep 27, 2020 #50 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Considering it's on Android 10, it just might. Remember, audio issues were not just a Tivo issue. People with the Shield were experiencing similar issues which means the root cause was android. Since both are still sitting on 9, I'm guessing what ever incremental update that was pushed caused it. With Sabrina on 10, that underlying issue might have been fixed, and if not, they'll probably quickly fix it since it's a launch product, and it will trickle down to the products on Android 9. That's my layman's guess anyway.

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  11. Sep 27, 2020 #51 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    How would it not be? You need pass through to at least power Sabrina. Even if Sabrina doesn't support PD, it'll still push through 5v2a at minimum most likely or whatever Sabrina draws. Never looked into how hubs power the other usb ports on itself, but I don't know of any usb-c hubs that have a separate power input. And you could always just power an HD separately anyway, if needed. I know my one 2.5 enclosure has dual USB as well as a pin and barrel connector which I have a USB A to the pin/barrel connector and can either use the dual USB for added power or single USB and pin/barrel to USB for power. If it's needed, but 9 out of 10 I've only used a single USB to use it.

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  12. Sep 27, 2020 #52 of 444
    foghorn2

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    Mine coming tomorrow, and no shipping fee or tax!
     
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  13. Sep 27, 2020 #53 of 444
    NashGuy

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    Take this with a grain of salt but I read on another forum that Google's new Stadia cloud gaming app for Android TV will require Android TV 11 for installation from the Play Store and proper performance.

    So far, the only TV-connected device to support Stadia has been the Chromecast Ultra (and possibly the base-level Chromecast?). It hasn't been playable through a native app, only via casting. And it looks like Google is on the verge of killing off the Chromecast Ultra because it hasn't been available to purchase through their online Google Store for several days now. (Makes total sense that the Chromecast Ultra would just be replaced by the Chromecast with Google TV since it has all the Ultra's features and more, at a lower price.)

    So it's not far-fetched to think that the new Chromecast with Google TV will receive an update to the just-released Android TV 11 (and therefore access to the Stadia app) when it launches this Wed., 9/30. Or, if not then, then very soon thereafter. And it's possible that the update to 11 will add some new features/settings (e.g. auto framerate match, auto dynamic range match, broader audio support, etc.) that aren't showing up yet for folks who were able to purchase the new device early, before its intended launch date.
     
  14. Sep 27, 2020 #54 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Any update for Sabrina is good for the competing products so that'd be nice. Can totally see the phase out of the Ultra. I'm sure slickdeals will be filled with Target and Walmart clearance threads.

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  15. Sep 27, 2020 #55 of 444
    foghorn2

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    Im going to pair the Air Tv remote to Sabrina, ill have dedicated rew/ff pause buttons, Will need to figure out how to map the sling and guide buttons to work with Sling TV.

    You can buy that remote directly from AirTv for $20.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2020 #56 of 444
    Alex_7

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    How much was the total?
     
  17. Sep 27, 2020 #57 of 444
    foghorn2

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    59.98, its some kind of "bundle". maybe thats why there is no tax
     
  18. Sep 27, 2020 #58 of 444
    dbpaddler

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    Home Depot will be carrying it, so I'll wait to get it there with my military discount. $45 works.

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  19. Sep 28, 2020 #59 of 444
    Alex_7

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    I checked the price again, it dropped to $49.98 so I cancelled my current $59.98 pick up order and reordered for shipping it arrives Tuesday.
     
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  20. Sep 28, 2020 #60 of 444
    jaselzer

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    Where did you find it? If you do not mind sharing that info?


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