Originally Posted by substance12
im replacing my tivo hd with a premiere for $49. with a 30 day return policy, why not? i only care about dvr functionality.
1) i've heard there were lag issues when the premiere just came out there were lag issues. is this still an issue?
2) HD upgrades. is this possible like with the tivo hd?
3) any issues with twc/tuning adapter compatibility? the tivo hd has garbage collection/guide issues that have been plaguing me.
Don't have an S4 so can't answer #1
Hard drive upgrades are possible with the jmfs software which was written for S4 upgrades but turned out to be usable on the S3 HD and HD XL as well (but not the original S3 with the clock display on the front). However, it's now possible to use WinMFS on any S3 running version 11.0k or later of the TiVo software and upgrade to up to a 2TB drive.
But you still need jfms to upgrade an S4.
For either I'd recommend the 2 TB WD20EURS if you can find it for $100 or less.
You may be able to fix that S03 error by running Clear program information & To Do List.
If you're buying an S4, that should give you the leverage to get the $99 lifetime offer on the S3 HD, increasing its resale value (you can also fix the S03 with a re-imaged hard drive, I would think), or making it feasible to keep as a second TiVo so you can copy non-copy protected digital and all analog shows from one to the other to watch in whichever room is more convenient.
Haven't been forced into digital cable yet so can't speak with certainty about TA problems.
(but I've got a lamp timer I'm holding in reserve)