Originally Posted by BigJimOutlaw
1. Performance-wise, they're the same thing. The Basic lacks the integrated iDevice streaming, integrated MoCA, touch-sensitive faceplate on the box, and no component cable support (must be HDMI or a breakout composite cable).
2. I guess this is hit and miss. Mine has been pretty reliable. I can't speak for everybody though.
3. Correct. Up to 4 simultaneous streams total are supported.
5. The Plus's integrated stream WILL stream from the Basic Roamio too.
Do they need 2 DVRs? Might a Mini be suitable for one of the rooms? Just asking out of nosey curiosity.
This is awesome thank you.
Yeah, they don't need MoCA, component or the touch faceplate.
So just having the Plus on the network, it will allow multiple streams from both itself and a Basic also on the network? It's not limited right, meaning they could both stream a show from each device (Plus and Basic) at the same time?
There is one GIGANTIC reason they need two Tivo's.....my Mom can't stand my Dad's tidy-up habit. He has a clean problem......he always has to have his Tivo list cleaned after watching a show.....he can't stand having shows on there that he's already seen. So they really do need separate Tivos. I mean...thank God for Netflix profiles!!! Because before that it was torture for my Mom.....he'd always be deleting stuff on her, and let's face it....you don't change old folks habits right
So now that the Plus could stream the Basic......I guess the question is.....go with 2 Basic's and a stream? Or a Plus and a Basic?
Right now on Amazon you can get the Basic for $150 and the Stream for $90. The Plus is still $395 (although I could get a $50 Best Buy card if ordering from there).
So 2 Basics + 1 Stream = $390
1 Basic + 1 Plus = $549
Since they really don't need the extra space of the Plus, is there any real reason to not just go with the 2 Basics and 1 Stream?