Advertisements As I've mentioned in another thread, currently, I own a Roamio Plus, a Premiere, and two HDs. All of the TiVos are connected via ethernet (Cat5e or Cat 6). The Roamio Plus is in our family room and is the primary TiVo we use. The Premiere is in the master bedroom and gets quite a bit of use too. One of the HDs is in my home office and barely gets used (typically, I'll just turn it while I'm working in the home office to pay bills--basically white noise type of thing). The other HD is collecting dust while I dream of putting it up for sale (all four units have lifetime service). Lately, I've found myself watching a lot of Netflix and have noticed it takes a lot longer to load on the Premiere than on the Roamio Plus. Everyone in the family loves the Plus so I've been wanting to upgrade the Premiere to a Roamio (in which case I would move the Premiere to the home office and mothball the HD unit that is current in there). Now that I've learned I can use the Roamio Plus to stream from a basic Roamio, I'm wondering if there is any reason NOT to buy a basic Roamio to replace the Premiere. I don't need the two extra tuners a Plus would offer of a basic Roamio (heck, the basic Roamio would be a 2-tuner step up from the Premiere), nor do I need the extra hard drive space of the Plus over the Roamio (as I understand it, the basic Roamio offers the same storage capacity as the Premiere, plus I have external HDs on my Premiere and both HDs so I could always use one of them). I've now determined that the Plus can be used to stream from the basic Roamio. So, it seems to be that the only other significant difference between the Plus and the basic Roamio is that the Plus offers gigabit ethernet whereas the basic offers only 10/100. In short, here are my questions: Does gigabit ethernet make a noticeable difference for TiVos? Are there any other significant differences between the Plus and Basic models that I haven't already addressed? Given that the refurbished basic with lifetime service is currently only $300 total whereas a refurbished Plus with lifetme was $550 (when TiVo had the refurbished Pluses in stock), is there any compelling reason not to buy the refurbished basic Roamio now? Thank you all in advance for your thoughts and insight.