TiVo Mini LUX accessing multiple tuners?

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  1. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

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    OK, I have a really weird use case and apparently a "noisy" environment for my Tivo Bolt.

    We have a 4-tuner bolt and Spectrum cable, which requires a tuning adapter. For whatever reason, Spectrum cannot provide a decent signal for 3 channels: CNN, CNBC, and NBCSN which are the channels where we watch 90% of our content.

    We have a Roamio downstairs (bad network port) with 2 tuners that works perfectly.

    I have literally torn the house apart, changing Tivos, cabling, Tuning adapters, everything that you can think of. The bottom line conclusion that I have come to is any Tivo, with any tuning adapter and any cable will mess these three channels up, regardless. So I do not need a "hey, have you tried..." suggestion, I have tried them all over many months.

    My choice is to drop Spectrum (which is a pain) or maybe get a TiVo Mini LUX. But the primary use case for my wife is jumping between multiple live programs, rewinding, pausing, etc. The Tivo bolt is perfect for this with the 4 tuners.

    My question is if I get a LUX, can she still bounce back and forth across multiple tuners? For instance, can I "assign" 2 tuners to the LUX and allow her to bounce, with only 2 options (not 4) and get the full tivo "tuner" experience? If I do assign two, would it act just like a Tivo or would be be a case of having the "reestablish" every time that she moves between tuners?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    No. Live channel surfing is one of the main feature gaps between a TiVo DVR and Mini.

    Do the Roamio's other 2 or 4 tuners not work? ;)

    Your issue seems similar to this poster's BOLT tuning struggles.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    One suggestion would be to replace the BOLT with a Roamio. They can be had for pretty cheap, relatively, these days.
     

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