Originally Posted by jacksonian
Dave, I understand this is the crux of your argument.
No, you don't understand anything. You just want to sit on your pity pot and lament the fact that your cableco has saddled you with a poor version of SARA. I do not love my box, it's simply a piece of hardware made available by my cableco for a price I'm willing to pay. However, I can use it to record the HD I want to record and I simply don't see the need to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a Tivo S3 that doesn't give me any more capability than my SA8300HD and notebook.
We will never agree on this.
You are right about that. The difference is all you can do is put down anyone who doesn't hate a piece of hardware as much as you do, like it's the end of the world. You sarcastically argue about Yugo's and Lexus' like that has anything to do with anything. You can't enjoy your TV while sitting with your laptop and guide and search through setting up recordings, but you can enjoy your TV while the Tivo search screen is up, etc. That makes absolutely no sense. I can watch TV (at full screen) while still searching, etc., on my notebook while the best you get is a tiny little screen. And, I'm not interferring with whatever anyone else in the family is watching while I'm searching TitanTV, etc.
.....and don't need a nice interface. But I do.
Needing and wanting are 2 different things. If you need it, that's fine, but why do you feel so insecure that all you can do is bash something and put down anyone who has a different opinion or set of priorities in their lives?
So you and "other Dave" have different priorities. I can respect that.
If you did, we wouldn't be having this "conversation". While I can respect your spending $800 on an S3 to satisfy your needs (even though I think that's foolish), you can't respect the fact that not all of us have the same need or are not willing to part with that amount of money. Even though you now have your beloved Tivo, your pity pot still continues to grow.