Several reason to get a Mini
The new skip function is interesting but try in on a MINI.... OH it does not work and no plan to make it work.
Add a guide for each Mini. If you have your mini in designed areas, like a kids area, man cave, kids room, adult room then you may/probably want to design a guide for each area....ie the sports guys don't want or need to see all the shopping and kids channels and vise-a-versa. Oh you can not do that on a mini.
Prevent get the Mini software out of sync with the main box....Oh you can not do that either.
Make guide on other changes from the mini so you don't have to go to the main box all the time. oh can't do that either.
I could continue but the end result is always the same You can't do that on a mini....then why should I have purchased the mini....would I not have been better off with another main box????