Tivo Series 3 is Here!
Those of you who are thinking about what to get me for my birthday need to look no further than here:
Hands-on with the TiVo Series3! (Engadget)
This box is dripping with high tech sex appeal. Check out the new LED display on the front of the device:
Even the new Tivo remote control is sexier:
Unfortunately, there are quite a few reasons to give pause before shelling out for this hot new item:
- List price: $799 (ouch) + service (double ouch)
- Service is $12.95/mo, $299 for 2 years.
- Cable companies & standards still leave Tivo2Go, MultiRoom Viewing, external hard drive, and video on demand features unavailable.
Interesting deal, though, for those of you who are interested:
- For $199 you can transfer the lifetime subscription from an existing Series 1 or Series 2 Tivo to your new Series 3.
Personally, I may have to wait to see what the “Tivo software on the Comcast boxes” looks like later this year to make a decision.
So, Tivo lovers, rejoice! We can only dream of a world where Tivo wasn’t fighting the entire cable industry to bring us a great product.