I haven't seen any definite evidence that this may not be enabled in the future. It seems like there are many features which just have not made it out of beta (or maybe alpha), such as the external eSATA expansion. I am guessing this may be one of them. I would suspect the issue may be network traffic generated by pushing an HD program to another box in another room.
Nah, the problem is with the cablecard integration. CableLabs has to certify the device and they make that pretty tough. Tivo is currently trying to understand exactly what they can/can't do with MRV and TTG and digital content on the S3. They have stated publicly (on TCF's) that the software is there and can be enabled if/when they get things worked out from the legal end.
xcuse my ignorance, as I really know nothing about Tivo (other than it has a very zealous following), but how does one go about getting one of these "lifetime" subsciptions? Last thing I want to do is pay a monthly fee for something I already own. I'd rather pay upfront and not worry about future fees and especially monthly-fee increases.
Tivo changed their pricing model a while back, you can no longer flat out purchase a lifetime sub. Current tivo subscribers who have S1 or S2 tivo's have been given an option to transfer their existing lifetime sub from their S1 or 2 to a new S3 if they meet certain conditions (must buy the S3 from tivo directly instead of retail and a couple of other things.)
There are a bazillion links to the appropriate tivo website but I can't post it, or apprantly anything even similliar to it but you know /vip will help you out)
Some folks still have lifetime "gift cards" which tivo will accept as well, they are getting a hefty premium for those on ebay right now...