Anyone running the new V6 box and Tivo as their spare box ? , interested in finding out of any problems or any improvements on the Tivo in picture quality etc .I will need to use power line connection if i upgrade not too sure of the quality of service i will receive.
Tivo is hardwired through powerline. V6 hardwired, but Ive tested it both on WiFi and powerlines and had no issues with either.
Once the two boxes are on your account, you can use MRS and stream from one to the other (subject to any licensing restrictions) using all 3 methods of connection (for the V6, obviously your spare TiVo (old) will not connect wirelessly)
Quality of standard broadcasts is distinct from the network connection- it still uses the coax for that so even if your WiFi is ropey, it wont affect the picture quality of live or recorded broadcasts. It will however affect on demand as that no longer comes through a built in cable modem, but through your main broadband connection. So powerlines (newer models with higher speeds) are a good bet for that reason.
Picture is improved over TiVo, especially when using 1080p settings.