The new TiVo DVRs also support TiVo's existing $100 TiVo Mini product, a tiny streamer box that connects to another TV set and your home network and can stream recordings or live TV from the main TiVo DVR. With the new software in the Roamio models, tuners are dynamically assigned only when a TiVo Mini is currently watching live TV, rather than the old approach of permanently locking up one tuner for each installed TiVo Mini. That means a house can have several installed TiVo Minis without locking out the main DVR's recording flexibility by blocking off some of its tuners.
We've got a TiVo Roamio Plus on the way and will be providing an in-depth review soon.
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