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Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jaselzer, Apr 21, 2019.
I probably wouldn't--there just are too many variables and uncertainties.
I have patience. I have curiosity too. When it happens, it happens.
Patience is a virtue!
Products reportedly in the pipeline...
Mini Wireless Adapter
TiVo app for Streamers (Apple TV, etc)
Series 7 TiVo Edge for Cable DVR
Series 7 TiVo Edge for OTA DVR
TiVo Bridge Plus
The mini wireless adapter was due quite some time ago based on Tivo's own press release. I am dubious as to whether it is actually coming since TiVo has not uttered a word regarding it since 8 months ago.
Not quite the case: as best I recall, it was "said" to be coming in the second quarter (and TiVo's quarter system, we have been told, begins in February, not January) or mid-year. I don't recall if TiVo itself provided those estimates--I've seen them in industry blogs from 3rd parties such as Dave Zatz of zatznotfunny.com. (Do you have the TiVo press release you mention? I don't recall and can't find it.) Regardless, in my humble experience, tech. release announcements rarely are 100% accurate esp. as to timing, for a myriad of reasons (not all of them nefarious, lol). Edit: I did just find a mid-January 2019 Forbes article stating, "The new TiVo Mini wifi adapter is coming in a few months."
Speaking of which, from this past Friday:
Maybe they meant second quarter of 2020
Maybe they got mixed-up and actually meant they were going to release a new MoCA adapter, not wireless.
MoCa 2.0 Adapter - TiVo Bridge Plus | High Speed Network Adapter
Sad...on the part of TiVo imho.
Maybe, viewing the picture from Mr. Zatz, it just an old Roku case filled with old pin ball machine parts.
I'd say, just sit back and wait the process out. It would be lovely for August-September-October.
I'm thinking the only use case for using a mini with a wireless adapter is in a room that isn't wired for coax or ethernet. Even if the four tuner host tivo doesn't have a moca bridge, the cost of buying the moca bridge will probably be about the same as the wireless adapter. But the MOCA bridge is more complicated to set up requiring a POE filter and splitting the coax at the host.
Another use: something to play with.
And let's not forget the announced TiVo apps that are supposed to be coming out over the next few months for three or four streaming boxes. TiVo will launch apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV later this year
New TiVo apps will let you watch live TV on Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku boxes
Let’s hope TiVo doesn’t forget.
Forget....forget what? I cannot remember that TiVo announced a wireless mini adapter then pretended not to have done so. .
The TiVo app, though certainly welcome, are going to have a lower quality experience than watching on TiVo hardware. I'm not complaining, I think the apps are a great idea. I'm just saying they do not take the place of the promised wireless adapter.