"No Tivo To Go OR Multi-Room Viewing"3.0 starson by mjpal
Pros: Dual Tuners, Off Air Tuner, Cable Cards
Cons: No Tivo To Go, No Multi-Room Viewing
Summary: Note: The CNet review is still not correct after they updated it; the series 3 does NOT yet have multi-room viewing available. You can see this right on the Tivo site:
I have been a loyal Tivo fan since purchasing my series one years ago. I've purchased them as gifts several times as well. However, without the advanced networking features, this just isn't a compelling upgrade.
I currently have the HR10-250 - the DirecTV HD Tivo, as I suspect a lot of huge Tivo fans do. There were two big features that DirecTV didn't give me that would have made me run out and buy this, even at the $800 price point: Tivo To Go and Multi-Room Viewing. Although they indicate that they'll be coming at some point in the future, there's no firm date.
If they do enable these features in the future, I'll take a second look. But for now, I'll have to take a pass. With the new higher-capacity iPods, this could have been awesome.
Supposedly, the Windows Vista media center options will also support cable cards... but also have the downloading and multi-room capabilities. I hope Tivo gets on the ball before January....