Summary: From the reviews I have read, TiVo Series 3 HD is the best TV experience. So far, I agree. But be prepared to open your wallet. TiVo box, TiVo subscription, etc. My alternative was Comcast DVR, which most reviewers have panned, so I ruled it out early on. I have never personally tried Comcast DVR.
Summary: What can I say? The TiVo-3 is so much better than our Cox Communications Motorola HD DVR (SB5120) that we hurried over to buy another one only 8-days after converting our first DVR to TiVo-3; just to be rid of the aggravation of the other Motorola SB5120.
Outstanding Product -- and Superior to Cable Companies' Set-Top Boxes!
Christopher Nielsen, Amazon
29 May 2007
Summary: After dealing with unreliable cable company-supplied boxes for years, I was ready for an alternative. Then I saw a review of the TiVo Series 3 in Sound & Vision magazine, where the S3 was highly recommended. So I bought one. And I will never go back to using a horrible cable company's box again!
Summary: Sadly, most people will experience their first DVR/PVR via their cable company. Those devices are extremely cheap imitations of Tivo. The best analogy that I can think of is the difference between a generic MP3 player and an Ipod.
Summary: I got one a week ago. It's as good as all the reviews are saying. I'm so glad to replace my Motorola DVR from Comcast with Tivo. I've been using a DirecTV's integrated Tivo box for 3 years before getting HDTV and switching to Comcast 4 months ago, and jumped on the first chance to get back with...
Summary: This is the first DVR of any type that I have ever owned, so I can't really compare it to the other DVR's on the market. I can say that I have been overwhelmingly impressed by the ease of use, the features, picture quality, sound, really everything.
Summary: I've owned a TiVo for over 8 and a half years and can no longer live without one. It's what I've wanted all my TV-watching life. I recently bought an HD TV and needed to upgrade to an HD TiVo in order to take advantage of the new HD resolution.
Summary: OK, it's expensive. Sometimes you get what you pay for. This is one of those times. We bought a Tivo Series 1 about six months after it was introduced and loved it. Even my wife, who made fun of me when a bought "another guy thing", told me that it was great two weeks after I bought it. TWO WEEKS.
Summary: I've owned a TiVo recorder since its inception in 1999. It still works and it still does what it's supposed to do: record TV programs! The Series3 is my second TiVo unit, and this one adds the ability to record in high definition, both from digital cable and from an antenna.
Summary: I won't rehash the points about it not having all the features of a series 2 nor the problems with cable card installations. (which by the way you should do research on [...] to get familiar with the issues and how to help your cable company to get it right) I can just say that I love Tivo and I HAD...