You are supposed to get your first outlet free (either their equipment or cablecard). If you can't get one outlet then you can't be using their service. For my set-up I have their box (since it was free - it didn't make sense to drop another $700 in Tivo equipment and lifetime sub). But the Mini now changes that and with dynamic tuner allocation in the Roamie that really changes the game cost wise so I can now just go with single Tivo box and return my Comcast equipment all together Or that's my plan. Ordered my Roamie and 3 Mini's from Amazon, should be here this week. Saw this post and wanted to confirm I really don't miss much by going to Mini's throughout my place.