Originally Posted by Stryker412
Started looking at the TivoHD Series3 yesterday. I currently have a Comcast SA8300HD. I use it very frequently, but I like some of the features Tivo offers. I don't think (correct me if I am wrong) that SA boxes will be getting the Tivo software so that's not an option.
They are working on the SA port as wellhttp://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6474361.html
What are some of the pros/cons that users feel with the Series 3? Not ever having a Tivo box I'm not sure what to expect.
Better guide, each show has a lot more program info in it, which leads to the next pro.
The wishlist search on Tivo is wickedly cool comparing to my Comcast DVR. You can search by title, key word, actor, etc, and now you can do boolean search with combinations of these, and search for optional words and exclude words.
Trick play is better on Tivo. The jump back on fast forward and rewind is nice, it jumps back to when you hit the button, not when the box receives the remote signal.
SDV FUD. Cable companies are talking about using SDV, which the current cable cards out there can not handle. There is a proposed solution that Tivo and cable industry are working on. See Tivo's official statement herehttp://customersupport.tivo.com/Laun...1-754c3260112a
Cable card installation is a pain for some people due to cable company's lackluster support
No PIP in guide menu, some people want it.
No VOD or PPV through the box itself. In some areas people can still call in for PPV, as long as PPV is sent to a channel that Tivo can pick p.
Can you turn off the navigation sound?
Yes it's a user option
Is it better to order directly from Tivo?
No difference IMO. You pay less on buying online, Amazon has the Tivo HD for $250, but it fluctuates there. Note there are two HD Tivo models, one is the more expensive Tivo S3, the other one is the cheaper Tivo HD. Not much difference between the two except for HDD space, and Tivo is on their way to enable the eSATA port on both officially, so that may no longer be an issue very soon.