Originally Posted by emusnes
Besides the stream function, what other reasons would I want a Roamio Plus vs Basic? I want to make sure the basic was my best choice for a 2nd box. The cpu inside is the same? Menu performance, etc...
The way I see it, you want the Plus/Pro if:
- You want streaming built-in.
- You want MoCA built-in.
- You want 2 more tuners.
- You want a larger HDD under warranty.
As for the CPU/Perf, that should be the same on paper
. However, I haven't yet seen anyone do side-by-sides to demonstrate that it is the case. I'd say you made the right decision, although I might have gotten two Minis + a Pro myself. Depends on your usage, really.
Mostly, I just hope the S5 doesn't crap the bed and turn into a slideshow after X months of use like my S4 did. It seems to have gotten better, but it was pretty rough when it took 30 seconds to load "My Shows".