TiVo Mini LUX is here

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by pfiagra, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

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  2. tarheelblue32

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    I see they also raised the price to $200. I guess that backlighting isn't cheap.

    They may also have taken the opportunity to update the processor. If I recall correctly, when the original Mini was updated to have the Roamio remote instead of the Premiere remote, the internal hardware also got a little boost.
     
  3. compnurd

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    I didn’t. No hardware difference between the IR and RF mini
     
  4. cwoody222

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    Wow that’s so disappointing.

    Guess I’ll just keep my A95 mini.
     
  5. lhvetinari

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    Weaknees has it listed as preorder (shipping est. to start on the 21st) for 179.99


    TiVo Mini VOX 4K at WeaKnees.com


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  6. tarheelblue32

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    I definitely remember that they reconfigured the motherboard, so there were at least some hardware differences.
     
  7. compnurd

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    Same amount of ram and same BCM chip
     
  8. tarheelblue32

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    I also remember someone did a speed comparison test and found the newer Mini was slightly faster. Possibly the ram was faster.
     
  9. mk553

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    If it works with the slide (keyboard) remote, let me know. I just got a Mini Vox, and it doesn't work with the slide out keyboard. Only the volume/channel, etc., buttons work.
     
  10. compnurd

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    Nope
     
  11. tarheelblue32

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    Okay after looking through the old archives I finally found what I remembered about someone doing a speed comparison between the "old" and "new" Minis. His conclusion was that the new mini was 10-20% faster than the old one. I obviously have no idea how well his tests were conducted, nor do I necessarily agree with his conclusions, but there it is for whatever it's worth.

    TiVo Mini v2 is now on TiVo Store
     
  12. tarheelblue32

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    Must have been a mistake. It was indeed listed as 179.99 when I looked last night, but the price is now listed as $199.99
     
  13. BigJimOutlaw

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    Hilarious that they increased the price on 3 year old tech. Even $180 was kind of a joke at this point.

    No new Arris hardware passed through the FCC, so if anything is different it won't be substantive.
     
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  14. pfiagra

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    Warehouse: Hey boss, we got a ton of these LUX remotes that people ain’t buying.

    Pointy-Haired Boss: Hmmm, let’s see. What can we do to move this inventory?

    Sales and Marketing: Bundle them with the Mini VOX, increase the price, and give the masses no option but to purchase one if they want a Mini VOX.

    Pointy-Haired Boss: Genius! The best part is we get to come out with a new product and make it look like we are innovating.
     
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  15. tarheelblue32

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    Did TiVo ever start bundling the Lux remote with the cable Edge, or is that still only an ota Edge thing? If not, then we'll probably get a "new" cable Edge model in the near future with the Lux remote too.
     
  16. dmk1974

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    Sounds like a Dilbert!
     
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  17. lhvetinari

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    It always seemed cheap to me for them to do that - I assumed it was (at the Edge’s launch) something to do with keeping the Lux remotes in stock, but now it just looks bad.


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  18. dmk1974

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    I had bought 2x of the Mini Vox from BB last week when on sale for $129 as a just-in-case. Still have 2x A93 boxes that are just fine though. I really see no big benefit of this Mini Lux compared to Mini Vox since I'm on TE3 anyway.
     
  19. bs0755

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    Hi:

    I have been away from this for awhile, so I am not quite up to speed....

    I already have several Minis, and I just ordered a Mini Lux--primarily for the optical audio and backlit remote. I do recall with the last Mini purchase that it came with the new UI, and I had to spend 45 minutes on the phone with customer service to switch back to the old UI. This time I plan on giving the current interface a longer trial, but if I don't like it, is it still possible to switch to the original, and if so, is it still a hassle?

    Also, I still own a Roamio and XL4 as my host DVRs, so I assume that I will not be able to get any 4K programming? Would I be able to through any of the apps?

    Thanks in advance! (Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.)
     
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