TiVo Mini v2 is now on TiVo Store

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

  1. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    It definitely can use RF for the remote, out of the box. Mine is behind my TV, and I can change the channel from A totally different room.
     
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Amazon.com has the new version of the Mini listed, but not yet in stock: link
     
  3. strangedesign

    strangedesign New Member

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    I took 20.4.6 (the OnePass upgrade) on all of the new Mini 2's I just swapped out. I haven't noticed anything new although I haven't done a deep menu by menu sweep.

    I have had them running now for about 3 days and really don't notice any difference other than the RF remote which was totally worth the hassle for me to swap out my Mini 1's. The only "bug" I have found so far and it might not even be Mini 2 related is that after the 20.4.6 upgrade the startup video of TiVo walking through different "scenes" is broken and stops in the first scene and goes right to TiVo Central.
     
  4. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Saw this when I rebooted a Mini 1 the other day. There was an uncomfortably long black screen, the black and white portion of the video finally started, then it cut to T.C.
     
  5. steve_togo

    steve_togo Member

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    How did you swap out, did you buy direct from tivo?
     
  6. steve_togo

    steve_togo Member

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    Thanks, I just bought one recently at bestbuy...
    But it is the old version.
     
  7. strangedesign

    strangedesign New Member

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    Yes. I purchased my Mini's in Jan directly from them so I was within my 30 day return window.
     
  8. murrays

    murrays Well-Known Member

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    I literally just hooked up my Mini today and saw this thread. I called Tivo to see what options I have short of returning my Mini to get the RF remote. After some back and forth trying to explain that it would be a hassle for both of us to return the Mini, they offered to send me a slide remote and I'll have to order my own dongle. I asked for the Roamio remote, but I guess I shouldn't complain :)
     
  9. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    The Slide remote might come with a dongle included.
     
  10. murrays

    murrays Well-Known Member

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    I went ahead and ordered the dongle from Weeknees for $15...the order showed "C00260 TiVo Slide Pro Remote" which appears to be the product number without the dongle.

    Either way, I'm happy with the transaction other than trying to explain to the CSR why he should give me something ;)
     
  11. steve_togo

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    I am confident it does come with a dongle at least mine came with one.
     
  12. Fofer

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    The TiVo Slide remote I got for free from TiVo when I got the Roamio + Lifetime (10 year loyalty deal) did *not* come with a dongle. I had to call them after it arrived, and request one. Thankfully, they obliged.
     
  13. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    Darn, wish I would have thought of that before I returned the OG Mini.
     
  14. eaadams

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  15. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    Aside from the SKU/Model number on the serial number plate, yes.
     
  16. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Yeah, yeah on box and bottom of the Mini. Plus my receipt says Mini 2. :) I took pictures of that stuff, but it wouldn't be interesting to most and why I only posted the side-by-side.

    But, hey, TiVo Mini 2 is also .3 ounces lighter:
    https://twitter.com/davezatz/status/566302066721968128

    Power cable is more snug.
     
  17. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    I ran a series of unsophisticated tests on my version 1 Mini and new Mini which arrived a few days ago. Both Mini's were connected to the same television, same video settings, etc. I've added my new Mini to the priority list but it hasn't received the OnePass update yet.

    Old Mini:
    Software version: 20.4.6-01-6-A92
    TiVo Service Level: C: 031515
    Collab Slice Version: CP_Standard_t2 v.26
    MBT: 50
    Flash Player Version: mainline3/2014.09.11-1305
    Startup: 2:55
    Live TV launch from TiVo Central: 1st time - 6s; Subsequent to same channel: ~3s
    Channel change: 4.7s
    Launch Amazon Instant Video: 17.6s
    Launch YouTube: 15s, 12s (2...n)
    Launch Vudu: 10.8s
    Launch Netflix: 13s, 12+s
    Launch WTWN: 5s
    Launch Opera TV Store: 13s

    New Mini
    Software version: 20.4.5c-01-6-A93
    TiVo Service Level: C: 031515
    Collab Slice Version: CP_Standard_t2 v.266
    MBT: 51
    Flash Player Version: mainline3/2014.07.08-1005
    Startup: 2:30
    Live TV launch from TiVo Central: 1st time - 3.5s; Subsequent to same channel: ~3s
    Channel change: ~3.5s - 4s
    Launch Amazon Instant Video: 16s
    Launch YouTube: 14s, 13s (2...n)
    Launch Vudu: 8s
    Launch Netflix: 14s, 12s
    Launch WTWN: 5s, 1s (2...n)
    Launch Opera TV Store: 13s

    Conclusions/Speculation:
    I think the new Mini is about 10 to 20% faster than the old Mini depending on the task. It might have a faster graphics rendering engine that could be leveraged by the OTT apps. It possibly has a bit more memory to improve caching and OTT app performance. For example, WTWN populates almost instantly after the first time it is launched. Overall, the new Mini does feel slightly more snappy than the old Mini.
     
  18. strangedesign

    strangedesign New Member

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    Wow your "Live TV launch from TiVo Central" and "Channel Change" times seems really long to me, even on your new Mini 2. All of my Mini's are 2 secs or less.
     
  19. sbiller

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    Could be that my methodology is flawed. Depends on when I click start on the timer. :) I also need to decide, do I click start on the timer simultaneous with depressing <select> on the remote or do I start the time immediately after. From a channel change perspective, I wait to see a moving picture on the screen. I think the TiVo channel banner appears first. I attempted to stay consistent from testing the old to the new so any differences shown should be real.
     
  20. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Doing it that way, your times for the old Mini are about what I experience when I have timed it. If the new Mini really is 1s faster changing channels, then that is a significant improvement.
     

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