Just picked up my Tivo and activated the service. I'll probably be swapping the Sezmi drive into it this weekend.
got it home and setup now [hdmi, wired ethernet]. I'll need a little bit of an adjustment period, but here are my initial impressions for others thinking of the switch:
First off, tuning performance; this is stronger on the Tivo Premier. No pausing or stuttering. Also picking up more stations. Changing channels is much quicker on the Tivo. One problem when changing channels, it resets the sound mode on my receiver [Onkyo 805] which makes a click sound every time.
A big problem I have with the Tivo is the Menu system. It goes between HD menus and really bad SD menus, each time also resetting the audio and video stream... again with the receiver click and screen blanking. Also the popup menus are also non-HD, so they look blurry and stretched out. Menu system, Sezmi had the win for sure.
Overall TV video quality is up for me. I could only run the sezmi at 720, I can run the Tivo at 1080. My display is a Panasonic G15, and when I had the Sezmi on 1080 it did not fill the whole panel.
It is nice having just one box with the Tivo, instead of the two/three with the Sezmi. I think overall the sezmi remote is better, in that it is more comfortable to use. But I do love having numbers again with the Tivo. Ok I rather watch TV than type now.
WTF? the menus have advertisements... even the popup ones.