Not many improvements, at least not yet. Basically just the next model, like a slightly revised car model. A little faster, less expensive for them to make, etc. They have USB 2.0 ports, but no officially announced features for them. The monthly fee is $5, just like the previous models are (and like UTV, one fee covers them all).
The USB 2.0 ports support using USB Ethernet vs Phone line for downloading the guide data. Other than that, I can think of no real hardware difference from Series 1 units.
The have been mixed reviews of the Series II unit so far in online forums.
As someone who owns both UTV and DTivo I can think of no feature-based reason to ditch either a UTV or a DTivo Series 1 for the new units. I had one of the new units on pre-order, I actually killed the order before it arrived because I could not justify the cash for no real benefit.
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