Summary: I have been without Tivo for over two years, and I have to say it has been painful. I relocated to Beijing two years ago and just moved back to the US this summer. When I left I didn't have an HD TV, but I bought one almost as soon as I returned.
Summary: I purchased my Series 3 Tivo device several weeks ago and am really enjoying it. As a typical gadget freak, I've been enjoying the various capabilities of this terrific unit and exploring several things I was not aware of when I first purchased it.
Summary: If you're thinking about going TiVo, or going back after a move or the like; then this is it! Go HD! Dual channel recording, better remote than my older series2, and of course everything happy about the ease that is TiVo. Expensive?
Series 3 HD Tivo - still the best option for time-shifting TV
Jindo Fox, Amazon
18 June 2007
Summary: The Tivo service is something you really need to try to appreciate. It doesn't seem like it would be worth a monthly subscription -- a VCR can time-shift recordings, and most digital cable and satellite programming companies offer a DVR (digital video recorder) of their own for a small fee.
Summary: I took the plunge and bought an HD TV. Of course, this means replacing everything else (PVR, DVD, etc.). The Series3 is a quality product and has worked well with my setup (basic analog cable and HD over the air). Occasionally, I'll see a brief pixilation, but it is a non-issue.
Summary: I have dropped cable and gone with over the air only. I tried an LG LST-3410 and the tivo is definitely worth the extra money. I can record 2 over the air shows at once, schedule online, view pics stored on my pc, listen to radio, etc.
Summary: We are big fans of TiVo and have an earlier model. We have been excitedly waiting for the Series 3 HD to come out. We purchased it, but we have had it over a month now and STILL cannot get our cable company to install the cable cards!!
Summary: Tivo functionality for HDTV. In my case, the key values were the ability to transfer (for a limited time only) the lifetime transferable service from my broken Series II Tivo, and prepare for HDTV next year. The unit came with all the setup material required for non-HDTV use.
Summary: I had the original Philips Series1 Tivo since 2000 and decided to take advantage of the lifetime upgrade while I could even though I don't have an HD TV yet and the price was exorbitant. If I can hang on to it for 5+ years like I did the Series 1 I should come out ahead.