There have been a couple of outages in the past year, mainly on the data side. Maybe the longest one was an hour or two.
Otherwise, speed is much greater, now by a factor of 10 on the download, than Uverse that I had.
Rico is good for the most part but th Mini in my bedroom freezes on live TV periodically, requiring reboots that take several minutes. Sometimes several reboots. It's a widely reported problem at tivo community.com.
Otherwise having 6 tuners is great and I use the streaming to the iPad often.
Do you have the Mini connected to the Roamio via MOCA?
Thanks for the pointer to tivocommunity.com. I registered after reading your post.
I'm just a caveman. Your modern world frightens and confuses me.
I'm studying that possibility. Seems more cost effective/more bang for the buck than the Roamio Pro. Any warranty issues if you upgrade it yourself?
No personal experience. TiVo definitely knows if you have put in a different drive, but in most cases people have not been denied warranty service for self upgrade. The hard drive is the most common source of failure, but it's also the easiest to fix yourself, especially on the Roamios. Just plug in a blank drive.
When I bought mine, the price difference between Plus and Pro was greater than it is now. If you put in your own drive, you do get the much longer 3-year warranty on the drive.
If you want a TiVo Mini, find a place stilling selling them at the old price without service, such as $88 at Fry's. All new activations include lifetime service without additional charge. The new price is ~$150 with service included.