Originally Posted by bobfrank
If there were no cost difference I think most people would go with 2 Roamios. The additional benefits of more tuners, disk space and managing recordings would be an advantage.
The cost difference swings the advantage to one Roamio for most people. But there are reports of some irritations with the Minis that wouldn't occur with an additional Roamio.
I suspect that the one Roamio plan will win out, but I needed to know my options before deciding.
Sorry, I still don't bite. Managing two sets of recordings on two TiVos and knowing what is on which TiVo is more of a headache than it is worth for me personally (and a lot of other people I imagine). The one advantage I see is that if one of your TiVos fail, you have another one.
To put things in perspective, for a brief amount of time I had two TiVo HD boxes, each with two tuners. I would record some things with one box and other things with the other box. Remembering which box something was on was a pain and I'm not the only one who thinks so.... people had been asking for the ability for TiVo to do tuner management and conflict resolution ... basically merging multiple Tivos together.
The Roamio + Minis will sort this out for 99% of users. One big fat monster TiVo with six tuners and a monster hard drive and then various Roamios sprinkled around to view stuff on when you aren't at the main TV.