In my area, my phone company just started offering HD TV service using fiber optics. I have my phone, DSL internet, and now HDTV service all with the same company. And of course, when you have all 3, they give you a discount. I think it's pretty reasonable.
They are using the 8300 stb. I live across the street from one of the engineers with this company, so I find out a lot of info before it comes out.
Last night, he came over with a box in his hand, and it was a Maxtor 300gb external SATA drive. Supposedly especially made for the 8300 stb.
We hooked it up, it asked for the format, and was ready to roll in about 5 minutes.
Just so happened that the day before he came over with the drive, I called Maxtor, and they said the drive isn't available yet, but should be available some time in the next couple months. She said there will be a 160gb, and the 300 gb models. They will cost $199, and $299 respectively.