Tivo Mini Wifi Adapter

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  1. May 16, 2019 #21 of 193
    Mikeguy

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    The article/blog items I've seen (back from January) said either a mid-year or a second-quarter release (I also seem to recall Spring, but I may have translated that in my mind). The way tech. products (including development, testing, and manufacture, as well as delivery) and public mentions and announcements go,* I'd be way happy for that to be the case here--only another month-and-a-half until the end of the second quarter. ;)

    * Ever seen Kickstarter, lol?
     
  2. May 16, 2019 #22 of 193
    JoeKustra

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    My cable company is rolling out TiVo (Arris/Bolt+) and Mini (VOX) boxes this month. No mention of a Mini WiFi adapter.

    Service Electric Cablevision | TiVo

    "May" got changed to "Summer".
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2019 #24 of 193
    jaselzer

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    I suppose given the problems that Tivo is experiencing and the turmoil, that the adapter is "dead before arrival".
     
  5. Jun 18, 2019 #25 of 193
    JoeKustra

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    I would have loved to be in that beta.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2019 #26 of 193
    jaselzer

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    Me too. At least you would have one. Perhaps the only one. I am pretty confident that TiVo is just going to silently drop any conversation of this item. I cannot imagine many minis actually got sold, so why blow cash on an item that only a small group of people will buy.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2019 #27 of 193
    JoeKustra

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    The Mini VOX is a complete redesign. I guess they had some people left over from that project that they didn't want to fire. I have three active Mini, including one VOX. All use a "WiFi Adapter", which the world just calls a wireless bridge. It's not a plug and play job. The networking has greatly improved over the last few years. TiVo forgot one thing: they don't control the most important part - the router. My cable company is supposed to start renting the (Arris) Bolt+ this summer and the Mini. They chose eeros as their connection solution.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2019 #28 of 193
    Mikeguy

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    I wouldn't assume that--I also can see it as something to show that the company is continuing on with innovation, and succeeding.*

    * Yes, I'm going to be optimistic. ;)
     
  9. Jun 24, 2019 #29 of 193
    jaselzer

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    End of second quarter, no adapter!
     
  10. Jun 24, 2019 #30 of 193
    krkaufman

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    6 days to go.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2019 #31 of 193
    JoeKustra

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    Kind of makes me wonder. Will it ever happen? But if it does happen, it should be perfect after all this time.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2019 #32 of 193
    Mikeguy

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    Such a kidder.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2019 #33 of 193
    jaselzer

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    Not happening(imho)
     
  14. Jun 27, 2019 #34 of 193
    Mikeguy

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    You're just saying that because you know that as soon as you do, it'll come out. ;)
     
  15. Jun 27, 2019 #35 of 193
    jaselzer

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    Ohhhhhhhhh, I would love to be wrong. But I think not in this particular case, sadly.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2019 #36 of 193
    JoeKustra

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    Very sad.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2019 #37 of 193
    Mikeguy

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    OK, it's now officially late, at least under one of the original time schemes.

    I'll give 'em a bonus 3 days, figuring that there's going to be a Fourth of July roll-out. ;)
     
  18. Jul 4, 2019 #38 of 193
    jaselzer

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    Just...sad. And completely indicative of a company on the verge of dysfunction.
     
  19. Jul 5, 2019 #39 of 193
    Mikeguy

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    In a separate thread here, a poster noted that TiVo uses a quarterly system that starts in February--by that reckoning, TiVo "has" through this month. And back when the WiFi adapter first was being discussed, the timing also had been mentioned as mid-Summer--that gives TiVo this month and next.

    Regardless, tech. companies--as well as TiVo--are notorious for not "meeting" time estimates--not necessarily anything different here . . . .
     
  20. Jul 5, 2019 #40 of 193
    jaselzer

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    Any company that announces a product and indicates its release date and then says virtually nothing about it subsequently is suspect. If I had a reasonable alternative to the Tivo, I would go for it. The Tivo is very expensive, their 4K handshake is too problematic, their streaming solutions are bad. The basic concept of Tivo is great. I love the product and I loved them decades ago, but they have fallen behind(Blackberry anyone?). They should have long ago somehow combined their cable and streaming capabilities as a gestalt type response to Roku, etc. But they did not, the streaming is barely an afterthought
     

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