Advertisements I have used the Tivo and directtv-tivo boxes in the past. I always favored the tivo DVRs over the others.. But when Version FIOS came along with their on-demand and other things tivo didn't have, I switched over to them a few years back. I was very happy with them until they changed out their Motorola DVR boxs to these Cheap Arris boxes. I had issue with the multi-room shared setup and switched back to having just 2 dedicated DVRs, which took me 3 calls over 1 week to get setup correctly. BUT they didn't get me away from all problems, like the boxes be no-responsive to the point I had to reboot them. It was like having a Windows 97 PC, you had to reboot once a week to make it work nicely. So I had enough of that and decide to see what TIVO was up to now-a-days.. I liked that it could now do the 4-6 turner records and multi-rooms where you just had a main box. So I bought a used Roamio online to try it out and see how it works. This was the cheapest route to try it out. Might upgrade to BOLT in the future.. we will see on that front down the road for starters, I like the Tivo DVR again, the Roamio was working great with multi recording and being very responsive. This is with a cable-card. Next day, I added a mini to the bed-room and that was working well. SOOO at this point, I was happy with the multi-room TIVO system. SORRY, GETTING A BIT LONG HERE... The next thing I wanted to try is hook up one of my Version FIOS receivers in the family room to see if I could have both the Version and Roamio working via a splitter and that worked.. Woo Hoo... So with this, I can returned 1 FIOS box and discontinue the 2 FIOS DVRS service cost. Cost wise, this might be a little bit more considering the TIVO monthly fee, BUT I will get everything I want and have the best DVR system setup.. Happy Happy, joy joy... I will give this a couple of weeks to make sure it continues to all work before I make any changes to my version..