"Outstanding Piece of Hardware"5.0 starson by Sulross
Pros: Many great features and It's a TIVO. That says it all
Cons: Needed a bigger hard drive (but that's been fixed)
Summary: We were Tivo DirecTV customers for three years. Loved Tivo, but hated the way DirecTV was treating their Tivo customers. We did the only reasonable thing and dumped DirecTV in favor of Cable and the new Tivo HD DVR box. Great picture, great on-screen guide, handy hard drive capacity expandability, and it does everything we want. We don't miss VOD and PPV, as we have all the download features availble to our Tivo box through our high speed DSL connection. The soon to be released (2Q, 2008) SDV addition (through a USB port) will make this Tivo Box even better and more compatible with new cable company upgrades and features. When they new cable and DirecTV DVRs are compared to Tivo, it's not even close, as Tivo wins, hands down. It's like a big college team playing a high school team.