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Tivo Mini Vox is normally $179.99 and rarely seems to go on sale unless it's refurbished. This deal is for a new unit and includes their WiFi adapter.

There are some deals on other Tivo products as well but I thought this Mini discount was worth posting.
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Just placed an order for mini vox only and it went through. The trick is to desync the WiFi adapter and the mini Vox. Been able to reproduce this 3 times. Seems to work more regularly under high CPU load (have some game or something running in background).
1) Play with quantities until you get the values to desync (no longer the same). You're specifically looking for when the quantity for the Mini Vox is higher than the Wifi-Adapter. I've done this by mashing up quantity on the Mini Vox and four or 5 times and then down quantity on the Wifi adapter a few times and then waiting and see where thing settle.
2) Change warranty from limited to 2 or 3 year service (you'll be able to change this back).
3) For some reason doing this moves the Tivo Mini to underneath the Wifi adapter in cart (originally it is listed first).
4) Click remove on the Wi-Fi adapter. Doing this will remove an equal quantity of Vox and Wifi adapaters. Since you're quantity of Vox is higher than adapter, you'll be left with Mini Vox in your cart.
5) Change quantity back to 1 (or however many you want). Change warranty back to limited.
6) Checkout for 119.99 + tax.

Note quantity in upper right corner that shows total item in your cart should be odd (i.e. 2 tivo vox and 1 adapter) before adding warranty to desync is attempted.

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Tivo Mini (non -vox) are available on E-bay for ~$50 and work just as well for tivo extenders, even though Apps are so slow they're basically unusable. Tivo Mini Vox's is fast enough to actually use the apps, but Tivo is a dying platform and you have limited apps which are rarely updated. A mini (non-vox) from E-bay and a streaming device (FireTV Stick, heck, even an AppleTV 4k) would be cheaper and give you much better streaming.

In April Tivo is supposed to release an Android TV Dongle for $50 that according to rumor will function like a Tivo Mini. Tivo always misses it's deadlines so the dongle will probably be released in the Summer, but IMO, either waiting for the Tivo AndroidTV to be released or just buy the Mini + seperate device would be the better option.
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Decided to upgrade from my old Tivo Mini, thanks
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I have a TiVo roamio in the living room and a TiVo mini older version in our bedroom, I bought TiVo bolt, tried it for about a week with te4, it was awful, plus TiVo bolt on Xfinity Comcast is still mostly 720p with cable channels, so i didn't see much difference with quality just a bit snappier when navigating thru menu screens. I've since returned to my roamio and downgraded back to te3 and we're content. TiVo needs to work with Xfinity Comcast and get some 4k or even 1080 quality channels, once they do I'll upgrade. Btw, where's the TiVo app for Apple TV? It probably won't work with my roamio anyways. 😂
How long ago for TE4? You MUST submit a request manually on the TiVo forums for a good and working version of TE4 or you will have the older and terrible version pushed by default.
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How long ago for TE4? You MUST submit a request manually on the TiVo forums for a good and working version of TE4 or you will have the older and terrible version pushed by default.
About 1 year ago. The one thing I did like on the TiVo bolt were the apps, 4k on amazon prime, Plex, and YouTube apps were all pretty quick.
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So no mini tivo vox only deals?

Wifi adapter pretty useless for current MoCA/Ethernet setups.
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I went to the Dark Side when it first released and honestly don't miss the good ol' days anymore. What I DO miss the most is the old iOS app. The new one is trash and a joke especially compared to how good the original was.
The TE3 Android works flawlessly. There's no way I'm going to it TE4.
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I have a TiVo roamio in the living room and a TiVo mini older version in our bedroom, I bought TiVo bolt, tried it for about a week with te4, it was awful, plus TiVo bolt on Xfinity Comcast is still mostly 720p with cable channels, so i didn't see much difference with quality just a bit snappier when navigating thru menu screens. I've since returned to my roamio and downgraded back to te3 and we're content. TiVo needs to work with Xfinity Comcast and get some 4k or even 1080 quality channels, once they do I'll upgrade. Btw, where's the TiVo app for Apple TV? It probably won't work with my roamio anyways. 😂
Wait...wut? I use Roamio with Xfinity, and it's all 1080i for the HD channels. How is Bolt only giving you 720p? You sure you were watching HD Xfinity channels. Doesn't sound right
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FYI: If you have a mesh wifi system you really don't need any Tivo wifi adapters. I have the Google Wifi mesh system and plug in my Mini Vox's via ethernet to those and everything works smoothly with my Bolt, very simple.
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Anyone ever figure out Xfinity on demand via tivo that was killed a while ago... Don't suppose that app works on this? Does it???
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I should have been clearer, the DVR part of the Roamio works great. What struggles is when I use it for just about anything else. Almost like the new apps demand more processing power than the Roamio can handle.
Ding ding!

This is why I don't even attempt to run apps on Smart TV's/disk players/Tivo's etc., the app development outpaces the hardware. The hardware used to run those apps becomes outdated, too often the developers and people porting the apps to that specialized platform can't keep up with updates in a timely manner. In my experience it's generally best to leave the streaming and app stuff to a device that's actively being supported, like the Nvidia Shield/Fire products/Chromecast/Apple TV.

That said I have a TCL Roku TV in my workout room and on the rare occasion I do run an app on that everything seems to work just fine, it IS a Roku streaming stick built into the TV though so that kind of makes sense. Same with our Xbox One, on the rare occasion I fire it up all the apps work just fine. I'd consider those exceptions though as the Xbox One is one of those devices that's got huge development behind it so they keep apps running healthy more or less.
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And what does lifetime cost?
Tivo Bolt I paid $249 for the lifetime.

Price of admission into the Tivo world is a bit high initially but it really is superior to everything else. Auto commercial skip is a game changer.
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Wait...wut? I use Roamio with Xfinity, and it's all 1080i for the HD channels. How is Bolt only giving you 720p? You sure you were watching HD Xfinity channels. Doesn't sound right
https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Does-xfinity-broadcast-1080p/td-p/3075824#
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Anyone ever figure out Xfinity on demand via tivo that was killed a while ago... Don't suppose that app works on this? Does it???
They killed on demand on all TiVo devices
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This solves a problem I had 3 years ago that I wish I had then but have learned to live with the workaround. With the disappointment that Tivo has been recently, I don't think it's worth committing any further to their ecosystem.
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I tried this before posting the deal and again just now, but it empties my entire cart every time. Did you truly get this to work?

earlier in the morning yes, but perhaps they fixed it to not allow that. I actually ordered some lux remotes Nothing beats the ole peanut with backlighting, Yes I have a harmony elite, but the snappiness of the BT remote on the tivo is helpful with the slug that my roamios are on Hydra!. I refuse to upgrade or downgrade to a bolt and will not pay premo for the edge!
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