Stream vs Mini (I own Roamio Pro)

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dcbarry, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. dcbarry

    dcbarry Member

    May 21, 2002


    Subject pretty much says it all..... Based on the fact that Mini's no longer involve a service fee and I own a Roamio pro which can stream natively, (and two series 3 devices)... Am I correct in that there is no real advantage to a stream vs. A mini?


  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Your question makes no sense. Your Pro serves the same purpose a Stream would. It would be like buying glasses for your glasses. Both do the same thing, and wearing both at the same time would be counter-productive.

    A Stream cannot render vendor anything at the viewing location. It's just a black box with no A/V output. To actually watch anything, you need a Mini or some other device that can run a Tivo app to render the stream (computer, phone, tablet).

    Short answer, get a Mini. Buying a Stream is utterly pointless.
  3. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Apple's and Oranges! As the other responder pointed out. Your Roamio Pro already has a Stream built in. The Mini is a completely different animal performing a different function. You could opt for another DVR in another room. That would require service though. Buy a mini, no service fees and watch programs either live on the Roamio's tuner associated with the mini or a recorded program.

    The Stream doesn't reserve a tuner and you can only watch programming previously recorded or being recorded ON a compatible device.
  4. dcbarry

    dcbarry Member

    May 21, 2002
    Ok, confirmed what I thought... Just wanted to be sure there wasn't somethin I missed. One mini on order.

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