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Roamio Plus And What???

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by wecnews, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. bostlaw

    bostlaw New Member

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    The cost of the cable card is roughly the equivalent of the monthly Mini service... thus, I don't see the financial advantage to the Mini... The Mini is faster than the Premiere...(except for channel changing while watching "live" TV)... The app experience is better on the newer machines...Streaming between the Roamio and the Premiere isn't any slower than between the Roamio and the Mini...at least not on my machines... In any event, I hate contrarians...and I seem to be taking that role...So, I leave my thoughts as just that...thoughts to consider... Happy TiVoing...
     
  2. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I assumed we are comparing lifetime on both.
     
  3. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    A premiere does not require a cable card to work. And it picks up OTA for free.
     
  4. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Do you really think that an OTA premiere with its sluggish UI trumps a Mini for use in another room of the home? I don't and I doubt I'm the only one.

    In any event, the OP should get the premiere w/lifetime, sell it and buy a mini w/lifetime with the proceeds.
     
  5. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I agree. The premiere offer from them is the better value, but no one says you can't take that value and turn it into something that suits your needs better while retaining the value gained.
     
  6. sleepdragon

    sleepdragon New Member

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    Get the premiere with lifetime free free then sell it...
     
  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Its for a guest room, right? I'm thinking most guests would not know it is slow and would appreciate a bunch of shows ready for them to watch without having to be concerned about the rest of the house. In addition, it appeared the OP was looking for a cheap and effortless box to use. All of these other options are great, no doubt, I'm just making sure the OP understands that the premiere could be truly without cost and would not need ANY additional fees (like a cablecard) or effort (buying/selling boxes to recover the value).
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    If you want OTA for a backup it does. Then it can be used to record OTA, as well as stream content from the Roamio.

    If you have no need for OTA, then the Mini makes more sense.
     

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