Originally Posted by keenan
Yes, it's just too bad they've jacked the LS up to $500.
But they did that by lowering the base price of the box so it's just a trade-off -- meaningless, actually since you should be looking at the total price of the DVR.
When the TiVo HD came out it cost $300 for the box + $400 for lifetime = $700 complete.
The Premier came out at $100 for the box + $500 for lifetime = $600 complete -- a $100 price drop
The Roamio is $200 for the box + $500 for lifetime = $700 complete -- same as a TiVo HD but with 4 tuners and a 500 GB HDD along with the rest of the newer features.
So basically the package price has remained the same while the feature set has greatly improved.