Advertisements 1) it uses the 2.5" hdd that laptops have found to be unreliable compared to the standard 3.5" drives that all prior Tivo versions have successfully used. The major suppliers of those smaller drives are second rate: Seagate and Toshiba. The major suppliers of the larger sized drives have much better reliability stats: Western Digital and Hitachi. Is Tivo just counting on people choosing to buy a new Tivo when their hdd fails? 2) and 3) are the shape and color of the case, both of which contrast with everything else I have in my entertainment center. Nice try Tivo. Now please go back to what is tried and true: rectangular and black.