Advertisements Ok, so while I planned to sit out the Bolt series, I was gifted a 1TB Bolt Vox w/AIP. Reading up and thinking on how I want to incorporate into my current setup, which is: Roamio Plus AIP upgraded to 3TB, connected to 1080P projector (75% full); this is a basement theater location, use the Roamio for apps for convenience, but could use PS4. This location has best ventilation. TiVo mini TCDA9200 (gen 1?), in our Family Room connected to a TCL Roku 4k/HDR TV. Use the Roku for apps. This is the most-used TV in the home (right off kitchen, back deck, main living area). TiVo mini TCDA9200 connected to 1080p Plasma in kids game room. Mini is rarely (if ever) used. All boxes are connected via MOCA and ethernet, with Verizon MI424-WR used as the Ethernet drops. So, I'm trying to balance how I want to set up/incorporate the Bolt, and reading up a bit on drive replacements, heating issues, MOCA etc. I'm leaning toward two options: Option #1: Upgrade Bolt Vox to a 3TB drive Toshiba MQ03ABB300 (I just don't think 2TB will do the trick, even at $75). So, that's about $150 right now. Install Bolt in Theater location. Output limited to PJ's 1080P, but better app experience Move Fios cable card from Roamio and set up/pair with Bolt Upgrade Family Room to Mini Vox, allowing 4k viewing on set. Cost $180 Leave old mini on Game Room TV Sell mini Gen 1 + Upgraded Roamio (sales prices all over the place on eBay, but let's call it $75 + $300) Option #2: Leave Bolt at it's stock 1TB; request new cable card ($5/month) Install Bolt in Theater location. Output limited to PJ's 1080P, but better app experience Upgrade Family Room to Mini Vox, allowing 4k viewing on set. Cost $180 Move Roamio to Game Room location...can transfer shows between Bolt to Roamio if/when space issues Sell the two v1 Minis for ~$150 Some of the things I'm digging around to better understand if anyone knows offhand... Can the Roamio be used without its cable card, just as a server to run shows from itself, or from the Bolt, as well as serve recordings/shows to the Bolt and Mini? Pretty sure there's no longer direct box to box transfer for shows, it has to be done at TiVo.com....any major hiccups with that? If the Roamio can be used without cable card, can I just transfer OPs/SPs/WLs to the Bolt, turn off suggestions on the Roamio and leave the Roamio as is without re-set up? That way it's not trying to record anything, since it won't be connected to Fios? MOCA should function just fine out of the box with incorporating the Bolt, I think it's only the Bolt OTA that has MOCA stripped, correct? I'm leaning heavily toward option #2 right now, especially if the Roamio can basically act as a "mini with storage" without it's cable card. It seems the easiest and cleanest route...especially when I take into account not having to offload however many shows 75% of 3TB is that currently sit on the Roamio. Add to all this thinking that this setup change will also be my forcing function to finally jump to Hydra Thoughts?