Yep, all 5xxx models do/will run the same software, and can share (stream) shows to and from. The 4xxx/5xxx 'sharing' promise is what turned into the the 45xx upgrade to 50xx program (50xx to 45xx if you wanted).
It has been reported that In-home streaming (record on one, watch on the other) works. You should be able to watch shows regardless of which unit it was recorded on. However, you will only get to use CA if you are watching on the 5000.
I am not sure about in-home sharing (copy from one unit to the other), but obviously you can't do IVS with the 5500.
Right. DVArchive is a better destination for shows you want to copy or move off an RTV. If you've got >1 5xxx on the local network, you've gotta have DVArchive. It's the law (or at least it *should* be)!
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