"So much better than the alternatives!"4.5 starson by mlorenz
Pros: 2 HD tuners, TiVo interface, network features, ...
Cons: Yep, it's pricey, but it's worth it!
Summary: I finally got to get rid of that nasty Time Warner box (8300). I had gone thru 3 boxes and finally gave up and lived w/the problems with the last one. Good riddance!
The TiVo s3 box and remote are beautiful and work as advertised, right from the start. I took advantage of the transfer of lifetime service. I got the first s3 from the local BestBuy - they had just gotten them in.
Can't speak highly enough of the responsiveness of the s3. And the beauty of the video and audio quality. Now, I just have to wait for the eSATA port to be enabled and I'm all set.
Don't pay attention to the low ratings - they are all about $$ (which does matter, but I'd rather have quality than the alternative any day).