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TiVo Mini

TiVo Mini
alaScore 87

2 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of TiVo Mini. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the TiVo Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 2 reviews)

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TiVo Mini


The TiVo Mini, which lets you watch live programming and your TiVo recordings on another television, is a new toy for current Premiere 4 DVR owners, but it has too many restrictions to be the killer product that TiVo aficionados are looking for.

Comes with HDMI cable. Streams TiVo content to other TVs. Replaces one DVR or set top box. Supports Hulu Plus, Spotify, Pandora, and other apps

Lacks Wi-Fi. No Netflix. No Amazon Instant video. Monopolizes one tuner. Doesn't work with two-tuner TiVo Premieres or Series 3/HD DVRs. Requires additional subscription fee

The TiVo Mini ($99.99 direct, plus $5.99 monthly service fee) is a media hub made to work with the four-tuner TiVo Premiere 4 and the TiVo Premiere Elite , which is now the Premiere XL4. Like the competing Dish Network Joey, it's an add-on to a primary...

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TiVo Mini


With "TiVo" being synonymous with "DVR," it would not be unreasonable to think the TiVo Mini is a small DVR. It isn't one.

The TiVo Mini easily extends live and recorded TV from your main TiVo DVR to another room; little, lightweight box is considerably smaller than a DVR and doesn't require any additional services or equipment from your cable provider; also streams...

Only works with TiVo Premiere 4 and XL4 and TiVo Roamio DVRs; 4/XL4 boxes currently require a dedicated tuner from your DVR for live TV streaming; Amazon Instant Video isn't available yet; requires wired network connections for both DVR and TiVo Mini;...

The TiVo Mini is an easy way to give another TV in your home access to your TiVo DVR, live TV, and streaming services. But if you're not in a hurry, you may want to wait till more features and services arrive.


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