TiVo Mini v2 is now on TiVo Store

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Arcady, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm already using a Roamio remote on one and a Slide Pro on the other. The only one that has the old remote is the one in my Wife's office and she doesn't care.
     
  2. FORDguy97

    FORDguy97 New Member

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    Does the new mini list itself as a series 4 (like v1 mini) or series 5 (like roamio) ?

    Tivo central -- settings & msg -- acct info / system info

    Also, does using the usb rf dongle add any noticeable delay in button presses? Thanks
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Using the RF dongle does not result in ay delay that I can perceive.
     
  4. usc-fan

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    Dont think we will see any major upgrades with the mini until the 4k tivo start coming out.

    series 4

    No delay with rf dongle
     
  5. jeremymc7

    jeremymc7 New Member

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    Interest in seeing if there is any performance or stability differences between the models.
     
  6. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    Got my mini 2 last night, didn't get to do the setup until this morning. Replaced my Mini with it, so setup was a snap.

    RF remote is great. I will probably mount the Mini to the back of my TV and get it out of sight. Not a priority project, though.

    I noticed NO performance gains, but never would have complained about the original Mini (once it was setup). I never experienced any of the lag that some people complain about. My house is small, 1200 sqft foundation size, and only 2 floors, so maybe the smaller coax runs help for the MoCA network?

    My conclusion is that unless you are in your 30 day window, not worth it. Even then it is questionable... Just not sure it was worth the hassle. My wife will like that both remotes are the same, however.
     
  7. sbiller

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    Thanks for the update!

    I would like to see some side-by-side comparisons such as application launch times, start-up times, channel change times, etc. It sounds like there isn't anything noticeable.

    I have my new Mini coming on Monday but won't be able to set it up until the following weekend.
     
  8. davezatz

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    Mine's coming today, but I won't have time to set it up next to a second TV and Mini 1 until probably mid week next week or next weekend. Also, whatever other enhancements it may possess may not be active right away? Who knows... I'll be satisfied with less buzzing and a better seated power cable.
     
  9. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    If your TiVo Mini buzzes, it is defective. Another poster here stated that TiVo replaced their AC adapter and the buzzing went away.

    None of my three units make buzzing sounds. One of them has a slightly loose power plug. (It has never fallen out or anything.)
     
  10. Fofer

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    No buzzing at all here with my v1 TiVo Mini. And I'm sensitive to that sort of thing.
     
  11. steve_togo

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    Do we have a time line as to when will this be available from bestbuy or any other retailers.
     
  12. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Probably whenever they run out of stock on the old Mini.
     
  13. steve_togo

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    So is the sku or anything is different so it will make the searching easier
     
  14. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Original TiVo Mini (TCDA92000)
    Version 2 TiVo Mini (TCDA93000)
     
  15. HazelW

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    So it defiantly has rf built in? Early reports did not think so.
     
  16. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Several people here have reported built-in RF and included RF remote in the new 93000 (v2) Mini.
     
  17. kazak99

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    I received my Tivo Mini today. It is marked as Model: TCDA93000. I have tried using the "TiVo+Green D" to change my remote to RF mode, but it does not go to RF mode. It stays in IR mode.

    The Mini remote is identical in appearance and button selections as my Tivo Roamio Basic remote.

    Unless there is another way to switch the remote to RF, it doesn't appear to do it.
     
  18. kazak99

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    I called Tivo about this. We did a global reset to the remote by holding the Tivo+TV Pwr button until the red light stayed on. Then hit Thumbs Down three times and then Enter (red light went off). Then the "TiVo+Green D" and the remote changed to RF mode.

    Glad it worked!
     
  19. davezatz

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    Who knows if the OnePass software update enables anything. The board listed in the 93000 FCC filing had RF onboard and obviously the remote is capable of RF. Presumable they'll take the same language. I didn't do any extensive testing - does the little light on the remote or the Mini show a different color for IR versus RF? I added my new Mini to the priority list, but I won't be able to take another look for a few days.

    Update: Doh, posted at the same time another RF confirmation was coming in.
     
  20. kazak99

    kazak99 Member

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    I probably posted the error prematurely, but the info and directions from Tivo may be useful to others if they encounter the same issue.
     

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