Conclusion: The TiVo Series3 is a solid, dual-tuning HD recorder that can be used with off-air and cable sources, but this early version is expensive and its menus are not completely optimized for HD displays.
Pros: Dual-tuner HD recorder. Updated remote now fully backlit. Very easy to use.
Cons: Low-resolution menus, graphics, and text. Some multimedia features not optimized for HD. No TiVoToGo. Pricy.
Long-awaited HD PVR with two CableCards now available
Consumer Electronics Net
12 September 2006
Excerpt: TiVo has released its long-awaited Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder ($799.99, available now), a dual-CableCard-compatible high definition PVR (personal video recorder) that's been in the making for over three years. The company sent a prerelease model to Consumer Electronics Net's Midwest Test Facility, and we've been putting it through extensive tests, carefully evaluating its performance and closely inspecting its 720p and 1080i high-definition capabilities.