"Looks nice, but still don't see huge reason to upgrade."3.0 starson by mrduane
Pros: Lots of storage
Cons: no OTA antenna
still no PPV & on-demand support
Summary: I've become incredibly frustrated with TiVo. I had a DirecTiVo for several years, and have had a Series 3 for 4 years. Loved them both. What I don't love is feeling forced to spend hundreds of dollars to take advantage of features that I feel should already be available to me.
First, There was no compelling reason to go with the TiVo Premiere (besides the HD guide, I saw no big difference), but every accessory, mobile app to come from TiVo in the last 2 years lacks support for the Series 3. I can't even use the QUERTY keyboard on the Slide remote. This for a product I'm *still paying* to use.
4 Tuners is nice, but I've rarely needed to record more than 2 shows at once. Lots of storage is nice, but I already dropped a big hard drive into my Series 3. So $500 for the ability to be able to use the iPad app, and I lose OTA HD & *still* can't access PPV & on-demand? Makes no sense.
Thing is, if TiVo had included Series 3 support in the apps or remote, I'd probably continue to support them, but at this point, I'm too irritated, and won't ever buy another one of their products.