Streaming from 2 tuner Premiere to Mini w/o Romio

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  1. Nov 9, 2015 #1 of 69
    poppagene

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    After unplugging my Romio, my mini gives me a c422 error,

    The Romio TiVo box cannot be found. There may be a problem with your home network or the network connection on your TiVo box or the TiVo box may have been unplugged (C422).

    You can still watch shows from other TiVo boxes on your network.

    I didn't know the mini could stream from a 2 tuner Premiere after the Romio is disconnected.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2015 #2 of 69
    JoeKustra

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    Did it?
     
  3. Nov 9, 2015 #3 of 69
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    Why wouldn't it be able to? A mini is only dependent upon it's "parent" TiVo for live TV.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2015 #4 of 69
    poppagene

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    The mini streamed recorded shows just fine and I was able to switch to a different premiere 2 tuner and stream recorded shows as well.
     
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    JoeKustra

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    My error. I forgot that in "My Shows" those two-tuner Premieres are there and their content is accessible.
     
  6. krkaufman

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    My thought was that the parent TiVo is offline, so the Mini would need to find another parent to feed it.

    I'm unclear on what's being discussed, here. It seems as though the OP is claiming that their Mini is able to connect to 2-tuner Premieres as a host DVR, in order to stream their content directly.

    And, yes, I'm aware that a Mini can stream from a 2-tuner Premiere, but it's been my understanding that it would only be possible via the 'My Shows' listing of a Mini-compatible DVR: 4-tuner Premiere, Roamio or BOLT.
     
  7. krkaufman

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    Right, but the OP claimed that their Mini-compatible Roamio was unplugged, so where's the 'My Shows' listing coming from?

    edit: p.s. With the Roamio still unplugged, I'd be interested in what happens if they reboot their Mini. (Once TiVo added dynamic tuner allocation, quietly adding 2-tuner Premieres to the Mini compatibility list would make sense.)
     
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  8. krkaufman

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    Are you saying that you used the Mini's Settings UI to successfully switch to a 2-tuner Premiere for the Mini's "Host DVR" connection?
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    From testing. I pulled the network from my Roamio. I went to the Mini and selected (there was already a message about no valid TiVo), and a screen appeared telling me to use something else.... and I hit OK. Then the two basic Premieres on my network showed and I could access their My Shows and play their content. No mysteries.
     
  10. krkaufman

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    Right, that's what I was assuming the OP had experienced, but at least one previous poster made reference to the Premieres being listed in the "My Shows" listing -- which would no longer be available with the Roamio unplugged.

    A couple mysteries remain, actually --- at least for me, since I don't have a 2-tuner Premiere with which to test --- and they are: (1) what happens if the Mini reboots while the Roamio remains unavailable? and, (2) what happens if a Mini is factory reset (or a new Mini is added) while the Roamio remains unavailable? Basically, is a 2-tuner Premiere now allowed as the "host DVR" for a Mini?

    p.s. One more "mystery"... With the Roamio plugged-in and operating normally, can a Mini select a 2-tuner Premiere as its host DVR, or is the above capability only available as a fallback?
     
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  11. JoeKustra

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    All I can answer is that both my two tuner Premieres are "X"ed out in the selection screen. Always. Perhaps the OP was not being 100% accurate.
     
  12. krkaufman

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    From your description, it sounds like they're available as a fallback only. So, yeah, I'm now just curious about what the OP meant, specifically, when they said they could "switch to a different premiere 2 tuner"...
    "Switch" as in... changing the host DVR connection to another 2-tuner Premiere, or... the ability to select the 2nd 2-tuner Premiere via the "fallback" 2-tuner Premiere's "My Shows" listing?

    I don't have a 2-tuner Premiere, so I'm just curious. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  13. tvmaster2

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    Didn't you say in your entry two earlier that you COULD access your two-tuner Tivo Premiere's from the Mini? Confused

    ADMINS - please remove this entry. thanks
     
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    Didn't you say in your earlier entry, post #9, that you COULD access your two-tuner Tivo Premiere's from the Mini? Confused
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    I must have had too much wine.

    Way too much. Sorry.
     
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    lol - yeah, sorry about the double entry - html hell. So, the Mini CAN'T access 2-tuner Premiere's, at least in your installation? I was going to add a Mini to my mix, but noticed the box said "for four tuner Tivos"
     
  17. JoeKustra

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    No, I still have a pair of two tuner Premieres online. My two Mini boxes (v1 & v2) indicate their presence but can not access them in any fashion.
     
  18. tvmaster2

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    hmmm....maybe I won't sell the Premieres for the Minis afterall
     
  19. tvmaster2

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    do you have the Premiere's model number by chance?
     
  20. snerd

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    My Mini can stream from my 2-tuner Premiere by using the icon at the bottom of the "My Shows" folder. If you can't do that, there is a problem in your system.
     

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