Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Deep in the Woodlands of Texas
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Well, I paid around $350 each(average) for my three 3060 ReplayTV DVRs, and they came with lifetime guides included... although usually, the lifetime guides cost extra on both Tivo and Replay units. Still, in this case you get what you should pay for, as the Replay and Tivo guides are wonderful, accurate and make using the unit very, very easy. And... there are no ads on the guides so you can see a few hours at a time on the screen.
For $1000, I'd expect that the Sony would include a guide at least as good as the ones on the Tivos and ReplayTVs??? Of course, doing that would decrease their profitabilty on the item since I'd guess that the TV Guide is free to them since it includes the ability to bombard us with ads every time we look at the guide?