"I loved it, but.."3.5 starson by crpeck
Pros: great interface, great audio & video
Cons: SDV kills it
Summary: I just finished boxing mine up to return. I love Tivo - had one since the Series 1. It was a breeze to setup, and, the interface is - well, it's a Tivo. The extras like Amazon unbox, and access to music & pictures from my Mac are a nice touch. But..
My local cable company is goinf to switched digital video - it preparation for that, they are not mapping any new HD channels to cabelcard devices (ie Tivo), so, I was unable to get the 4 new HD channels they added. Until Tivo resolves this, you may find yourself with a Tivo that is unable to get all the channels that are available.
So, CHECK with your local Cable Company regarding Switched Digital Video, and, don't be surprised when they don't know what you are talking about, it may take multiple calls to get the real story. tivocommunity.com and avsforum.com are excellent resources to find out what's happening.