Originally Posted by unitron
A drive-less TiVo would be a support nightmare.
Nah. External drives! Hell Tivo sells one themselves for expansion purposes.
And now that it has been shown that you can just pop a blank hard drive into a Base Roamio then a driveless Tivo is all but here.
A hard drive is a big fixed cost that doesn't get cheaper over time like silicon does. No hard drive would not just save them the cost of the drive etc. But allow them to build a much smaller box which results in additional material, shipping, distribution and retail savings.
Not that it has escaped me that an external drive isn't the most elegant-looking setup.