Tivo has a very good whole home solution, many just do not like the pricing. Our home currelty has 5 displays connected to 3 Tivos. I can watch any content in any room and schedule recordings from any room. Also can watch any video or listen to any music on our network from any tv in the house. Also every tv uses the same style remote and has the same user interface. Sounds like a whole home solution to me. The mini will just make more options for building a whole home solution cheaper but with less capability. Adding a premiere for a second screen currently costs about $450. Adding a mini will cost in the range of $200 (WAG) but will not have a local tuner or recording capablity. The mini will also not support households using OTA broadcast tv.