"Great if pricey box!"4.0 starson by Zortek2006
Pros: HD, recording quality, user interface, network ability, dual tuners
Cons: Price, CableCard installation, price
Summary: Being an early adopter of TiVo, I knew I had to get a Srs3 box as soon as I could. I bit the bullet, ordered an upgraded box (500 meg storage) through an on-line vendor and got the box last Friday. So far I am still waiting for the CableCard installation (I could not convince the local Comcast place to let me have two for self-installation). I have been watching standard cable and over the air HD , though, and the quality is great. Why did I fork over the big bucks now? I was able to transfer my lifetime service and get a year free on the Srs 2 box. When I weighed the monthly fees going on for ever over the initial price and transfer fee ($199), I convinced myself the price was reasonable. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.Updated
I have been using the Srs 3 for a month now. What I like - the HD picture and the THX sound are superb. The dual tuner recording is working flawlessly. What I don't like - the HD cable lineup is not keeping up with the upfgrades being offered by my cable provider (Comcast). The IP address needed to retrieve photos and music off my PC keeps changing - the serve recognizes the unit on the network but cannot establish the address. The auto-delete feature on the Srs 2 is not present (where the TiVo just keeps everything until space is needed without any action on your part). No CNET features. All of my dislikes are fairly minor (IMHO) and the picture and recording quality more than make up for them.