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TiVo - Mini - Black
Model:TCDA93000SKU:3784034
$149.98
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    What no wifi you are kidding, othe TiVo Romano does why not TiVo mini??   (10 Answers)

    By Anonymous May 28, 2015.

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      Wi-Fi is not always 100% reliable for HD video streaming 24 hours a day. I have 5 Tivo Mini's. I wouldn't want my Internet connection taking that hit all the time. Besides you can use your coax in your house with it for network connections. It doesn't even add traffic to your existing ethernet connection.

      By SurferBob February 27, 2016.

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      Does the new Tivo Mini come with lifetime service?   (11 Answers)

      Tivo are indicating that the mini purchased from their online store comes with lifetime service. Does this also apply to those purchased from Best Buy for the $149?

      By Ray2015 April 27, 2015.

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        Yes all TiVo Minis come with lifetime service. Just make sure to add/activate it on your TiVo online account before plugging it in etc.

        By Zachunc October 2, 2015.

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        will this unit record cable programing,   (10 Answers)

        By bbob January 28, 2016.

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          Tito mini will NOT record any programs. All recordings will be done with your main Tivo unit (mine is a Roamio). The Tivo mini allows you to view the recordings made on the main unit. There is no hard drive in the Tivo mini.

          By darsta604 February 27, 2016.

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          can it work over a wireless home network? or does it require an ethernet cable?   (11 Answers)

          Is there any TIVO device that will work on a wireless basis to do what the Mini does?

          By Jane May 8, 2015.

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            No the Mini is not wifi. If you don't have a ethernet connection, you can use something called MoCa connection which works over your coaxial cable that's what I use and it works just fine. The TiVo Roamio Plus and Pro are able create the network.

            By RobertRN August 8, 2015.

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            Will it work with the roamio ota?   (5 Answers)

            By Gtbrn August 13, 2016.

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              Yes! That's exactly what I have, and it works great!

              By chilipino August 19, 2016.

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              what is MoCa ?   (5 Answers)

              By Anonymous August 9, 2016.

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                Don't remember what it stands for--Google it. Basically you are creating a closed network. Your Tivo box (not mini) isn't by an ethernet port so you create a closed network using your coaxial cable you already are using from your cable company. Best to call Tivo customer service--they are great and will spend whatever time is needed to get the settings just right. I use a MoCa network--can be tricky to set up the first time and then adding a tv down the road is easy.

                By Roger October 19, 2016.

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                Can I access the Mini remotely so I can watch my programming while traveling, or is it just for use on the same in-home network?   (5 Answers)

                By Danny August 17, 2016.

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                  Has to be same network. TiVo recommends wired, but I got it to work with a wifi range extender. Just set up a static IP on the TiVo Mini.

                  By chilipino August 19, 2016.

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                  I know I need a MoCA adapter to use the Mini with coax. One of the answers says I need a MoCA adapter and another says the Mini comes with a MoCA adapter. Which is it?   (5 Answers)

                  By Anonymous July 11, 2016.

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                    The mini came with everything I needed to setup MoCA. I enabled MoCA on the primary TiVo DVR and then setup the mini. My cable installer had already installed a MoCA POE filter where the primary cable signal enters our house; but the mini also came with a filter if I would have needed it.

                    By BeRad October 23, 2016.

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                    Time Warner Cable Arris DCX3600M Compatible?   (10 Answers)

                    I have a Aris DCX3600M tuner/dvr through Time Warner (my cable provider). I am acquiring a 2nd TV for my bedroom which has an HDMI port. I'd prefer not to rent another DCX3600 from TWC. Is the Tivo Mini compatible with the DCX3600M as a wireless (or even internet 10BaseT) device?

                    By jemonaco1 March 8, 2016.

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                      No, it is only compatible with Tivo products

                      By CharleyKJ March 18, 2016.

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                      Can the Mini access more than one TiVo, or is it tied to just one unit? If so, do you choose which one in the menu? I have 4 boxes, 2 Romios and 2 Bolts, and I'd like to be able to access all of them on one TV through the Mini.   (5 Answers)

                      By MeMO May 29, 2017.

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                        Yes I believe so. I have a premier and a Roamio, and they both work. It's a little work getting the systems to recognize the mini, but I called Tivo and they walked me thru it. It works good. The mini gives you the option on which box you want to watch or you can go to live TV. It's exactly what I needed, but it is on the larger side. It's not as small as the picture makes it out, this is the only draw back.

                        By Singer June 9, 2017.

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