The 4K TiVo Mini Vox Giveaway

Dave Zatz —  January 23, 2018

TiVo VP Ted Malone kindly provided a TiVo Mini Vox ($180) for evaluation, which I’m now happy to pass along a member of the community.

As you likely know, the TiVo Mini line of small form factor set-tops extend your core TiVo DVR experience to additional rooms and televisions within the home. The newly released Mini Vox features a similar footprint as its predecessors and, beyond more agreeable styling, also brings superior processing power and 4K along for the ride to stream that ultra HD Netflix and Amazon. It’s snappy! The Mini Vox also sports TiVo’s new Hydra interface, for better or worse, which in turn enables TiVo’s highly capable native voice capabilities – triggered via the bundled voice remote.

The giveaway is a fairly simple and standard affair, although not entirely free… as the cost of entry is your social media soul. For reference, a YouTube subscription carries double the weight of a Twitter follow and 4x the value of a Facebook look-see. But, hey, feel free to stack the odds in your favor by taking all available actions. One winner will be selected at random next week and, should the response be favorable, I’ve got some other goodies (eero) waiting in the wings.

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116 responses to The 4K TiVo Mini Vox Giveaway

  1. Count me in.

  2. You should be watching “Altered Carbon” on Netflix come February.

  3. Dave, if you’re not watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime, you absolutely need to try it.

  4. I entered!

  5. Mitchell Greenfield January 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Sweet! I hope i win :) You should watch Westworld

  6. Pick me!!!

  7. You should be watching The Good Place on NBC. I was a little dubious about it at first but it really won me over.

  8. Yay giveaways!

  9. I did all three, always enjoy your articles anyway. Thanks.

  10. Yeah, TiVo! Be sure to catch The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video.

  11. Thanks for sharing!! Hydra/Gen4 is slowly growing on me…the positives are beginning to outweigh the negatives and I’m anxiously awaiting the Google Assistant integration.

  12. Love my Tivo!

  13. Now that’s a great giveaway idea. I’m in!!

  14. Great giveaway. A Vox Mini would mean I’d have to switch to Hydra I guess.

  15. Cool, great contest Dave!

  16. Matthew Hochheiser January 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

    People of Earth – funniest show no one watched

  17. This would be a good upgrade from the Firestick I have in the kitchen

  18. I entered. At least I hope I entered the right YouTube and Twitter info.

  19. The Orville!

  20. Thanks for the opportunity! Great giveaway!

  21. What show should Dave be watching? I recommend The Americans (FX). I’ve never felt like this show got the attention it deserved, and with the final season starting in late March this is the perfect time to start binge-watching your way through the series to prepare.

  22. I’ve heard good things about My Next Guess on Netflix. I’m watching first episode tonight.

  23. Man, i was going to comment on The Americans as well, solid show and one everyone should be watching. And i’m in for the giveaway!

  24. Dave,
    I followed your YouTube last week. Any chance that counts as an entry?

  25. For comedy watch – vice principals on HBO

    I’ve heard that “dark” on Netflix is amazing and I plan on watching tonight!

  26. Dave,
    Does my follow last week of your YouTube channel count as an entry?

  27. You are my only YouTube follow. I follow you on Twitter and Facebook as well. I have 10 TiVo devices in my house so I guess I am a shoo-in

  28. Threw my name in the running. Have been a long time lurker for the Tivo news.

  29. So many good shows these days:
    The Good Place
    Taken (BIG improvement over last year)
    Stranger Things

  30. What’s your review?

  31. Um no one thinks Star Trek Discovery is worth watching??

  32. Discovery is *not* worth watching.

    NO ACTIVITY, on the other hand is a fun show with an intriguing premise that Dave should check out.

  33. Pick me! :)

    Continued thanks for your reporting and writing.

  34. Life in Pieces on CBS. Season 1 is on Netflix. They are on season 3 now.

  35. we are enjoying The Crown

  36. Shameless

  37. The new Star Trek of course. :)

  38. You should be watching bar rescue.. because who doesn’t like booze?

  39. Good luck everyone…

  40. NightCap on Amazon Prime (Pop Network). Find it by TiVo search for Ali Wentworth. It’s a funny show.

    I could really use a Tivo Mni as my current Mini is an older (A92) version and Tivo Support is jumping through hoops to make it work. (not successfully yet) Can’t find the DVR.

    I subscribed to your YouTube Channel.

    Thanks Dave!

  41. You need to be watching This is Us, if you aren’t already.

  42. Series suggestion: Lie to Me

  43. You should be watching the new Godzilla anime that just came out on Netflix.

  44. If you enjoyed the Cornetto Trilogy(Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) watch the television show that first combined the team of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It’s called Spaced and I think you can see it on Hulu at the moment.

  45. You should be watching Travelers.

  46. Ah…This is Us.

  47. I’m leaving a blog post…

  48. Dave should be watching Dr. Who.

  49. i’m loving hydra and vox on the bolt, but i can see why those appreciate the old ui. would love to habe hydra, vox and 4k on my mini too.

  50. broadchurch was a really nice watch. 3 seasons and all wrapped up.

  51. You should be watching The Grand Tour on Amazon. The Tick is pretty good too. So is The Crown on Netflix.

  52. Thanks for passing it along!

  53. Christopher Martone January 23, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I have no Social Media soul any longer, so I am glad that you are giving us the blog comment and YouTube follow choices as other alternatives to enter this :)

  54. Done! Easy since I already follow you everywhere.

  55. I recommend the Magicians.

  56. If you’re not watching The Good Place, you’re going to The Bad Place.

  57. Thanks for the chance to be a winner! Appreciate it.

  58. You Should be Watching Stranger Things 2 When it comes out.

  59. I hope you consider this a favorable response. I’d love to see an eero give away.l

  60. You should be watching Good Place

  61. I’ve really been enjoying the new series The Good Doctor. You should check it out, Dave!

  62. Not sold on hydra (hail hydra) but would convert for free.
    The Good Place is good but I have no idea where they are going to go now.

  63. Love Zatz Not Funny giveaways!

  64. That would be great to win. Thank you in advance.

  65. I hope TiVo is here for the long haul and whatever we get after cable card. The interface is really good.

  66. Are you watching Legion?

  67. Watch The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime

  68. Thanks for the give away!

  69. Weird. I thought I commented on this earlier. Anyway, long are the days when I could say “pick me” and you would actually pick me! Threw my hat in the ring because it’d cool to have this thing, but really just wanted to say hi and continued things. (But still, pick me.)

  70. Thank you for give away.

  71. Godless on Netflix. Thanks for the giveaway. Hopefully this means even more content from Dave.

  72. Nice, looking forward to throw my name in the ring.

  73. This season I’m really enjoying The Good Place on NBC, The Orville on Fox, and Mindhunter on Netflix. And of course Firefly on Blu-ray.

  74. This is Us. 3% on Netflix

  75. stranger things!

  76. Nasty, Dave….tried to get in on the giveaway and hit a blank wall. Too bad, I was prepared to give 2 of my three roku’s and my next first-born child as a bribe. Although I am 71 years old and been neutered, I’d have tried from now ’til the superbowl half time show to produce offspring for a tivo. Bot, alas, not meant to be. If you’d kindly send me the email of the winner I’d certainly make the same offer to him….plus a wheelbarrow my neighbor left leaning against my fence awhile back.. Lemme know. luv, gene

  77. To follow up on the Americans recs, try Deutschland 83 for a East German take on the theme.

  78. One episode in I’m not sure I understand whats going on but Mosaic on HBO seems very interesting.

  79. I hope I got my YouTube name is correct.
    This is the first time I think I have seen that asked.

  80. Tivo mini is worth winning

  81. I love this column

  82. Love your site. Would love it more if you send me free schwag.

  83. I think you would be watching the Blacklist. It had been on my list to check out for a while, but we finally binged all the seasons on netflix this summer. It is hard to wait for new episode to show up on the Tivo though…

  84. Add me to the list of potential WINNERS!

  85. BoJack Horseman, of course!

  86. Enter me.

  87. Thanks as always!

  88. Christian Westergaard January 25, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Bosch on Amazon Prime. It’s great because Michael Connelly is deeply involved.

  89. I think you should be watching the Magicians if you aren’t already doing so, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and OF COURSE, Star Trek: Discovery. Just FYI, the best way to watch Star Trek is either via Amazon Channels (CBS) as this provides you with Dolby Digital 5.1 and the best possible picture quality OR Netflix, if you are outside of North America. Seriously, DO NOT watch it on the stand-alone CBS All-Access app or

  90. You should be watching Transparent on Amazon Prime! Great blog Dave!

  91. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is very, very, very good.

  92. You should be watching Ozark

  93. you should be watching black mirror, chicago fire, chicago med, the good doctor… i could go on and on.

  94. Stranger Things

  95. Are you watching The Good Place? If not, you should.

  96. Bloodlines

    …and 1/23 was my birthday, so winning this would be a nice present :-)

  97. I’d watch Big Mouth on Netflix

  98. Fingers crossed, was about to buy a Vox mini! You should watch Vikings!

  99. You should watch whatever you feel like…tons of options now a days lol

  100. Would love to win! Thanks Dave.

  101. I don’t have a 4K TV, and my most recent TiVo is a Premiere.

    But hey, free hardware!

  102. Dave should check out The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime

  103. Check out Counterpart on Starz.

  104. “The Andy Griffith Show”

  105. Last man on earth and good place are my favorite right now.

  106. I’m in and check out The Man in the High Castle on Amazon. Good Stuff.

  107. Godless

  108. Im in, should watch Mindhunter

  109. Agents of SHIELD

  110. Black Mirror, for sure

  111. Dolores Miranda January 29, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Dark on Netflix..its a good show!

  112. You watching the Expanse? Fantastic show.


  113. Stranger Things would be good.

  114. Josh Cooley is the big winner, as randomly chosen by Rafflecopter and based on his Twitter follow. Thanks for participating and, like I said, stay tuned for more fun giveaways.