Okay, now we're booting up our TiVo with everything connected and powered up. This process included installing a software update and waiting for both the TiVo Premiere and the TiVo Mini to phone home. The optical digital audio can't be connected to the TiVo because a stand-alone TiVo lacks support for digital audio. Insert the electrical plug into a power socket and turn your TiVo box on. Choose a connection type to learn more.
The good news is that all of these functions are easier to control on the TiVo mobile apps, and the core ability to schedule recordings and set up new Season Passes can be done via the Mini. It should match what's on the drive, and I look over there and I see that it does. So again being careful with your Torx 10 tool, get in there and unscrew that carrier that it sits on. TiVo fans who want to be able to watch whatever they want, in any room that they want can finally stop waiting. Wireless connection speeds are typically not fast enough to stream shows between TiVo boxes reliably.
The rest of our setup took longer than we would've liked, clocking in at almost two hours after the physical connections were made. The one hardware feature we are sad to see missing is. For instance, if you have a few TiVos on your network, the Mini can access recordings from both two- and four-tuner models. Now my two drives are over here. Again it's keyed so you can't put it on wrong. Be careful when you're laying a drive on your computer like I'm doing. The Mini isn't completely oblivious to a dual-tuner TiVo, however.
What I want to do here is go to the first drive and make sure it says that the A drive is my TiVo drive. I'm going to put it back into the external enclosure enough to hook it up and test it. You'll see all the specs there, and you'll see the new added capacity of the two drives. Give it a good whack on the side of a marble counter or a piece of concrete sidewalk. This is true even when you aren't using the Mini. You'll be up and running in no time. The process is time-consuming but not too difficult.
Starting with my old internal drive, I want to put that back in the TiVo chassis first. Choose this option to get started. Connect the power cables to all hardware boxes and turn on the system. And of course, resuming a recording in a room works exactly as expected: you pause in one room and pick up from the exact same spot in another. Torx is this little funny star-shaped bit that looks like a Philips that has too many little flanges on it. Please see this for details regarding this setup. Exactly how the whole-home functionality will look after a few updates will be something to watch out for, but as it stands now, the Mini falls short of the competition in regards to consistency.
Many of the other top content apps are there, though, including Hulu, Pandora and YouTube. So I'm going to get a piece of paper or a piece of cardboard to set on here so I don't have metal touching metal. If a 3-way splitter causes too much signal loss, you may have to use a 2-way splitter. You don't get the full capacity because there's formatting losses in there, but still we're somewhere in the vicinity of 900 gig on this guy. Hardware The TiVo Mini is almost as small as the and its trapezoid shape is unlike any other device from TiVo. So don't touch any of these power caps, these big things on the power supply, they're still full of juice and can knock you on your butt.
Speaking of which, the Mini experience for playing back recordings is identical, with the 30-second scan set as default and the well-known 30-second skip backdoor still working. The bad news: the Mini doesn't deliver a completely seamless experience. I'm taking off these lids, and as you can see, I'm going to void the warranty. This means it isn't possible to review the To Do List, manage your Season Passes or to even determine why a show didn't record from the Mini. Connecting a custom TiVo setup 1.
This is because the Mini can only use the one assigned tuner from the Premiere. . TiVo has consistently delivered in the past but never as quickly as fans might wish, and for better or worse we expect that the Mini will be no different. And I've marked this one, in fact, with a Sharpie or a pen or something as your external just so you don't mix these two up. These aren't off the shelf cables, however, as they use 3. The good news: the TiVo Mini experience is actually much snappier than that of the TiVo Premiere, and all the tentpole features are there -- or will be.