Tivo mini

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  1. KWN1965

    KWN1965 New Member

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    Can you use a tivo mini without a tivo
     
  2. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    No.

    You may be able to use the apps on it, but there are better alternatives.
     
  3. KWN1965

    KWN1965 New Member

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    What's the better alternative?
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Roku, Amazon Fire TV. No cable service needed, just internet.
     
  5. KWN1965

    KWN1965 New Member

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    I have a fire stick and hulu and Netflix.
     
  6. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    Any TiVo device is a pretty bad streamer compared to those listed by ThAbt0. The only thing the TiVo Mini is good at--and was specifically designed to do--is function as a client device to a TiVo DVR box. THAT'S IT! IMHO. To me, a Mini without the TiVo DVR is USELESS!
     
  7. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    BUT a mini linked to a TiVo is pretty amazing.
     
  8. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    That's true of all Mini. ;)
     
  9. Wayoverpar1

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    If used for TV and recordings I would totally agree. For streaming, not so much. I have a TCDA93000 that works great, except for streaming. When I'm on Prime for over 15 to 20 minutes it starts acting up. Starts with slow response to remote commands, then stutters and finally freezes up. I'm on a solid ethernet connection, so I shouldn't have this problem. I am expecting delivery of a TCDA95000 on Wednesday and will see how that unit performs compared to the 93. According to quite a few people on TCF once they upgraded the streaming issues disappeared. From what I've read on this forum the older 93/92 series have a memory leak issue. I guess I'll find out in a few days. I also would like to add I have a Roku Ultra hooked up to the same switch that works flawlessly, and could be used for all my streaming needs. I just find it more convenient to be able to use the same remote and want to experiment with VOX. If this works as well as I hope it does, I will purchase a VOX remotes for my 2 Bolts.
     
  10. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Are you running TE3 or TE4?
     
  11. Wayoverpar1

    Wayoverpar1 Member

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    TE4.
     
  12. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Thanks. Everything should work well.
     

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