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TiVo TCDA92000 TiVo Mini

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  • Watch live TV and recorded shows from your 4-tuner TiVo DVR
  • Access movies and music from Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify and more
  • Schedule recordings, WishList searches and Season Pass recordings
  • Streams music and photos from any home network or the web
  • Access Comcast Xfinity On Demand in select markets
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameTiVo
Item Weight2 pounds
Product Dimensions7.6 x 7.6 x 3.1 inches
Item model numberTCDA92000
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #384 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 14, 2013

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Product Description

TiVo Mini

Share the TiVo experience on another TV.

The TiVo® Mini is the powerful, all-purpose companion to your four-tuner TiVo DVR. Mini makes it easy to share the TiVo experience on another TV in your home. Add one or more Minis and access your live TV, recorded shows and web entertainment-all with TiVo's distinctively easy-to-use interface. Start a show in the living room and finish it in the bedroom. Or schedule a recording from the kids' room. It's big entertainment with a very small footprint.

What you'll need

The TiVo Mini requires the use of a dedicated tuner on your 4-tuner DVR to stream live TV. Mini does not work with TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL.

Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Pandora, Rhapsody, Picasa

Easy access to: Download the TiVo brochure

TiVo Mini
Monthly: $5.99/mo, Product Lifetime service $149.99 one-time payment

TiVo Mini Features

  • Watch live TV and record shows
  • Pause, fast forward and rewind live TV and recordings
  • Start a show in one room and finish it in another

* Broadband internet connection required and additional fees may apply for receipt of third-party services. Netflix unlimited membership required. See Netflix.com for details.
** TiVo Service Plan requirements (See tivo.com for details.) TiVo service is required and sold separately. No functionality is represented or should be expected without a paid subscription to the TiVo service.
† Designed for use only with digital cable systems. It does not receive analog programming, including over-the-air, and will not work with an over-the-air antenna. If you are unsure whether your cable operator's service provides digital simulcast of all analog programming, please contact your provider to determine whether it offers all-digital or digital simulcast service.
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Easy hook up and is working very well.
I love the fact that I can now watch any recorded program or any channel of Live TV from a location other than my living room.
James A Link
I also love that the TiVo Mini uses the same interface as my TiVo Roamio.
Rebecca Schwartz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By J. Page on March 21, 2013
//Sept 5 2013 Update

I have replaced my TiVo XL4 Premiere box with a new Roamio Box and this "solves" the issue of having to dedicate a single tuner to Mini use. It has been indicated that an update will offer this same capability for the XL4/Elite boxes later this year.

The Mini also recently got an update that included Netflix. Netflix is fast and works quite well on the Mini. These two improvements on TiVos part (even though one hasn't been delivered for Elite/XL4 owners just yet) is enough to get me to grudgingly bump the review up to 4 stars.

What would it take to eek 5 stars out of me?

1. Reduce the price of the Mini + Lifetime service to $199... at least with purchase/activation of a Main TiVo (in a bundle it should really be offered for $149 for the Minis).

2. Offer some kind of management system so that Minis in other rooms of the house have permissions or profiles to control what content/channels they can consume and what they have permission to delete.

3. Increase the # of video apps to get more competitive with cheap devices like Roku.

Original view follows//

I had been following news of the TiVo Mini since the rumors first started leaking out last year. I have an old S3 TiVo in our master bedroom (which almost never gets used) and I've always wanted a TiVo for my workout room (I had been using a Slingbox for that room which was pretty miserable). A TiVo "mini" would let me retire some of these older devices and give me unified access to the great big (expensive) 2TB TiVo in my family room.

When I discovered that the Mini was finally available to ship, I purchased two of them, one from TiVo directly and one from my local Best Buy.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Samuel J. Biller on March 22, 2013

TiVo released a software update to the TiVo Mini in conjunction with the launch of the Series 5 Roamio platform. The update is very significant and I'm raising my rating on the TiVo Mini from 4-stars to 5-stars. The update includes the long-awaited Dynamic Tuner Allocation which seamlessly allows up to 8 TiVo Mini's on a local network to steal tuners from a Roamio (Premiere coming soon) DVR host. The Mini also received an updated HTML5 app engine and new Netflix and YouTube apps that support Google's Discovery and Application Launch (DIAL) protocol. This means that a Netflix or YouTube app running on a smartphone or tablet recognize the Mini as a potential destination for video. This is an awesome feature and is better than Apple's Airplay. The Netflix app also immediately scales to 1080p24 so the annoying black screen during HDMI resolution switchover is eliminated. All-in-all, the TiVo Mini is a great device for extending the TiVo experience to multiple TVs in the home. I will update the review again when TiVo updates the Premiere software to support dynamic MultiRoom and hopefully releases some new apps with its Opera/HTML5 app platform.


For anyone new to the TiVo world, I would recommend the TiVo Mini to extend the TiVo experience to other rooms mainly because it is so much faster due to an upgraded modern processor. TiVo has had a non-DVR extender client called the TiVo Preview for its cable operator partners for quite some time. The company decided to not release the Preview to retail which was very disappointing for me at the time. I've been waiting for a very long time for TiVo to fulfill its promise of a true Whole-Home DVR solution.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By vgsmike on April 29, 2013
There are already some good detailed reviews available here, so I won't go to the same level of detail. Now that I've owned it for a while, I'll just share my experience with the Mini thus far.

Before I get started, I'll preface by saying I may be using some "Tivo-ese" language. These are things some of the more long-time Tivo users understand. But I'll try to keep it fairly straight-forward. :)

The bad news comes first. Setup was a pain.

The instructions tell you to activate the product (this can be done online) and then wait 15 minutes before continuing. I waited approximately 1 hour. I set my 4-tuner Elite DVR to allocate 1 tuner to the Mini for live TV, and forced a service connection so that the Elite knows that there is a Mini on my account.

Then I began the Mini's physical setup. I connected the Mini to a kitchen TV, and used my house's MoCA for networking. During Guided Setup, it connected to the MoCA network immediately. But when it came time to select the host DVR, the Elite DVR was blocked off. I could not select it as a host, even though I had waited a full hour for activation to go through.

I forced another service connection on the Elite and then rebooted it. I then unplugged the Mini and restarted Guided Setup, and that solved the problem with not being able to select the Elite as a host DVR. I was able to complete the Guided Setup.

Then there was a new problem. The Mini displayed the list of recorded shows on my Elite, but I couldn't stream any of them or connect to Live TV. It gave me an Error v94 -- "my ethernet wasn't plugged in." That is weird for 2 reasons. I was using MoCA which was working fine, and there is no V94 error described on Tivo's website. So that's useless.
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