"Why so many negative comments? It's great! Tivo is notorious for scheduled updates. Be patient."4.0 starson by elldawgg
Pros: Software (if you've never had it, how can you possibly comment), Ease of use, Recordable space, & Quality, Lifetime subscription transfer option before Jan 31, 2007
Cons: Price, If I didn't have such a short deadline to switch my lifetime I wouldn't have bought it now. Lacking multi room viewing, TTG, TTCB, Series 2 didn't initially either though, So let's be fair.
Summary: Other than the ridiculous price for S3, it performs like a champ. The only reason I bought now is that I have the option to transfer my lifetime subscription. The catch however is that I must complete the transfer no later that Jan 31, 2007. So I really had no option of waiting until Tivo lowers the MSRP. I do not like how tivo gives their "Loyal VIP" customer base a "Sh$t or get off the pot" option. But it is what it is and i'd rather pay $199 For lifetime than some absurd 3 year subsciption. I don't think i'd even buy tivo now with that option. My wife and I have had Tivo for 7 years now there is no turning back. As for the missing features, some long standing Tivo users may remember that, when Series 2 was released, it too had none of the added software it has today. Tivo is great about doing updates and i'm confident it is all in due time. I have been using the cable provided HD DVR (Scientific Atlanta 8300) in my living room for the past 3 months and it is so unreliable. I have made do with it long enough and decided to "pony up" the cash for Series 3. It has worked like a gem and I will continue to support Tivo. I gave it an 8 by the standards of Cnet's rating system but i'm sure that by this time next year, it will warrant a 10 because there will be no "minor drawbacks".