Streaming from 2 tuner Premiere to Mini w/o Romio

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  1. WS65711

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    Thanks for the info. The XL4 seller had already given me a reference number to provide to TiVo, but the unit booted up and worked and showed it had Lifetime, so then I wasn't sure if I really had to contact Tivo or not.
    The seller of the mini didn't provide me with any of that, and the mini wouldn't get any farther than its initial setup, where it told me it was "already activated".
    I called TiVo just prior to seeing your post and the girl moved both units over to my account. She indicated it would take between 15 minutes to an hour for the mini to see the XL4. So now we wait . . .
     
  2. WS65711

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    I've made slight progress, but what I'm getting now is not very encouraging.
    For full disclosure, the "new" XL4 upstairs is still updating the Guide, although the actual downloading part is finished (I think).
    The mini does allow me to select the XL4 now as its host. But then after booting up to its "Home" screen, the home screen disappears after about 10 seconds, goes black for a few, and then ends up at this dreaded "check connection" screen.
    Both the XL4 upstairs and the mini downstairs are currently connected via hardwired ethernet.

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  3. krkaufman

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    I'd recommend renaming your XL4 to a unique, custom name, then force a couple TiVo service connections on the XL4 (to make sure the name is updated on TiVo's servers), and reboot it after completion of the second service connection.

    Then, do a factory reset of the Mini.

    Once reset, the Mini should run you through Guided Setup, eventually prompting you to select a host DVR. Choose the XL4.

    On selecting the XL4 as your host DVR, you should then be prompted by the Mini that its software needs to be downgraded, as the Mini appears to be running the TE4/Hydra UI, and the XL4 can only run TE3 ... and the Mini needs to run the same software as its host DVR.
     
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  5. WS65711

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    :(
    I'm pretty sure at this point that the issue is not with the XL4, since my other Premieres indicate that the XL4 is on the same account as they are.
    When I first powered up the mini it told me it needed a software update, so I assumed that was a firmware update and I didn't hesitate. Maybe that was a TE3 to TE4 update?
    I'll have to try to find the instructions online to factory reset the mini as it came with no paperwork.

    Edit: I found that I need to do the "Clear and Delete Everything". I had to work quickly to do that, because I only get limited time before the stupid wire chewing dog pops up.
    After the reset though, it's not asking anything about a software downgrade . . . :(
    I'm thinking now that I maybe should have chosen the A92 vintage mini.
     
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  6. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    What software version is on your Mini?
     
  7. WS65711

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    kr has told me it looks like the TE4 version based on the picture I posted of the "Home" screen. I can no longer get there however, I am currently caught in an endless loop of trying to redo the mini setup. After it asks me for the country, then connection type, it begins to connect, then fails, then loops back to asking for country again. There is truly a reason that my Tivo avatar is what it is.
     
  8. WS65711

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    So at this point I still own an A93 mini that I currently cannot use due to the fact that it is stuck in the TE4 software version. Yesterday I received an A92 mini from Ebay and now have it set up and working fine with the TiVo Wireless-N adapter in my kitchen. The only issue at the moment is with physical placement of the mini for line-of-sight to the remote. So the RF remote option would be better for me for this unit, but you also need another adapter to use the RF remote with the A92. So I still have interest in getting that A93 to "downgrade" to TE3... :rolleyes:
     
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  9. WS65711

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    On the A93 it's version 21.10.2.V3-A93-6-A93
     

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