I have FiOS and want to get a Tivo for the DVR. Still live with my parents while I save for a down payment so they pay the cable bill and have made it clear that they don't want to pay for another device (even if I reimburse them). So whatever I purchase, I'd want it to be stand-alone and not connected to their cable bill. I'm okay with paying the full retail price and monthly fee. So as for my questions: I see that external storage can be added to the Tivo. It's an eSATA port I think? Could I get a USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter to attach a standard WD external hard drive? The Tivo Bolt is the cheapest and the other models are 2-4 times as expensive as the Bolt yet I'm not sure what extra features you get aside from extra storage. What am I missing? Is there any DLC from the recordings when you transfer them to a PC? Or are they standard H.264 video files? Can you choose your quality? It says 75 hours but that's at 4k. I don't need 4k, 720p is probably all I need. If it had options for 480p too, that would be great. Thanks guys!