Well They got me on that one. I just installed a new mini to my slingbox today. My existing slingbox was connected to my master bedroom tivo mini. Once the software update the slingbox no longer worked for video, just audio. Got called out of the country and needed the Slingbox. So i disconnected the hdmi from the mini rebooted and used the sling for 2 weeks. Of course the wife was pissed. Enter the dedicated mini for the slingbox. Had I been motivated I could have used the component in and out on the slingbox and got rid of hdmi all together. Having a dedicated mini for the slingbox allowed greater flexibility. Tivo stream is really a useless POS. I attempted to use it a few times remotely but the DRM made it impossible to stream anything I had recorded. I dont have an ipad so until browser Tivo stream is implemented I am out.