"The Series 3 is Awesome"5.0 starson by TiVoJoe
Pros: It's a TiVo and it's HD.
Cons: The hassle of getting the cable company to install the cable cards.
Summary: The TiVo Series 3 is phenomenal. It is absolutely the best DVR on the market. First of all it’s a TiVo and it does everything the TiVo is famous for. The picture quality is fantastic on my 50 in HDTV. The “Suggestions” feature is working on the off line tuner so it is truly “transparent to the user.” So when you go into the “Now Playing” you magically find shows that match your viewing preferences that you didn’t even know were on TV. Having the name of the shows being recorded display on the front display is a nice touch.
For the people crying because it costs $800. You don’t see anyone complaining because a Porsche 911 Carrera costs $100,000. That’s an obscene amount to pay for a car. You are either willing to pay for the best or your not. They complain about it being “too little, too late.” Too little. I’ll say it again. The TiVo Series 3 is absolutely the best DVR on the market. It took along time because 1) TiVo does it right. They don’t bring a product to the market until it works. 2) To do this it had to use Cable Cards. If anyone has read some of the horror stories about getting the cable companies to install cable cards in the TiVo and get them working you can imagine what it would have been like a year ago.
P.S. This section is called “User Opinions”. If you aren’t a Series 3 user, you don’t have a user opinion.