Originally Posted by gadgetzilla
focusing specifically on the ability to watch live tv or my recorded shows, both ver 1 and ver 2 require either moca or rj45 ethernet cable ?
I am just trying to figure out what exactly am i getting for another $50 if i buy ver 2.
Yep, you'll need to be physically wired.
As for which way to go, v1 or v2, my question would be whether your DVR is a Roamio or a Premiere
, and if you wished to have a similar remote control experience at each of your viewing locations. This is because the v1 comes with an IR-only remote with button layout similar to the Premiere's remote, while the Mini v2 comes with an RF-capable remote identical to what ships with the Roamio line.
Of course, you can buy RF remotes and an RF-enabling dongle from various sources to add RF remote capabilities to a Mini v1, or even buy Slide Pro remotes for each location.