Just got a HD last week from amazon. The HD Cable DVR (with 160G + 250G) will be replaced by cablecards this week. I told myself & my wife that we could wait until the eSATA port was enabled to add storage. I upgraded our S1 years ago but really don't want to bother again. It'd be nice to keep the warranty intact and I spend too much time maintaining too many computers as it is.
Now I'm spending too much time planning subscriptions for the Fall season. Should we relegate sitcoms to SD? Would that even give us a week of storage? Should we put some things on the S1 (only)? Or double some things on the S1 in case they fall off the HD? Wait!! We didn't buy this in order to watch less HD than before!! Aaagh!!
I guess it's time to buy a disk and open the box. If anyone's reading this who hasn't pulled the trigger yet, research how much extra the S3 with it's active eSATA port costs when you buy it at retail and get the rebate. I wish I had.
If TiVo's play is to sell external drives, they need to announce a time frame now. HDs are selling fast (I assume) and I don't see anyone putting up with 20 hours of HD for very long.