Advertisements I won't try to dissuade you from trying a Series 3 (hint: tivo.com has refurbed Tivo HDs for $179 with 30 day no questions asked return policy). I did have one issue with sports and seasons passes when I was using the Comcast TiVo product. When the UEFA Championships was on (kind of the European Super Bowl for soccer) it would not record a season's pass. For some reason, all episodes showed up with the title "Soccer" and the software didn't realize they were episodes of the same series, so no season pass. I had to go find them all and individually record them. Given how dreadfully slow the pre-1.05 software was when it came to setting up recordings, that was a nightmare. On the other hand, I had no issues with getting a season pass for "NFL Football" last season. What was the specific thing you were trying to get a season pass for? I did some googling and came up with the following thread on this forum: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=386757 Other interesting articles: http://www.gizmolovers.com/2008/03/05/tivo-developing-standalone-ocaptru2way-box/ http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2008-08/the-tivo-quarterly-call-no-tru2way-this-year/ http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6506184.html It seems clear to me that TiVo is embracing Tru2Way, and it will be part of the next-gen TiVo "Series 4" DVR, and prototypes of that box are expected to be shown in January 2009. It's not clear to me if a "Series 4" will be required or not. With my engineering hat on, I can see that Tru2Way is mostly software, and it seems feasible to me that TiVo could come up with a USB dongle to do the hardware aspects, if they should choose to do so. With my business hat on, I can see why TiVo might want to retire Series 3 boxes by the time Series 4 is ready. Seems by the time all the bugs are worked out and CableLabs approval is done, it'll be late 2009 / early 2010. Then, we'd have to speculate as to when Comcast would deploy their side of all of this (hint: look at how they're doing with TiVo deployment), and how long it will take the "Series 4" to come down to a reasonable price (usually a year or so after the first box ships). Clearly the CableCard technology itself won't be shut down when Tru2Way comes out, because Comcast's current boxes all have CableCards in them, and they'll need to support them for a very long time or have to replace every set top box they already have in the field that has a CableCard. So, it seems to me the current technology won't be surpassed for 2-3 years, and will still be functional for a lot longer than that. Personally, I am not a big On Demand / PPV user, so I don't miss not having that much. If I did need it, I'd just get a non-DVR hd box from Comcast and use it to drive the other HDMI input on my TV, and only use it for On Demand / PPV. I am a big fan of expandable storage, but I don't see how Comcast would roll that out. Seems whatever revenue they'd take in would be spent in doing support calls. So, I think my strategy of buying a refurbed Series 3 and 500GB storage box from TiVo is pretty solid for the next 3-5 years.