Advertisements The thing that bums me out about the official eSATA solution is this. I'm over being bitter about TiVo deciding that THD and S3 owners don't get the same feature set. I've been trying to figure out what the hell they are doing with the S3 anyway, since you don't see them in stores or advertised much. I was on the fence when I made my purchase, but I figured that the S3 was on it's way out. I bought the THD and don't regret it (that much yet). Even if it's not the "enthusiasts" model, even if it's ugly, and even if it's not up to par with the rest of the equipment I have in my system $$$-wise. At any rate I'm rambling. As I see it, TiVo had one chance to get the eSATA solution right. They rolled out a 500gb drive that gives what, 60 hours of HD and some large amount of SD hours. This is the only option for THD owners, and I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts that the THD is selling circles around the S3. So THD owners who want their warranties or are non technical are stuck with 70 hours of HD content. Forever. But wait! I'm sure TiVo will come out with a larger capacity more expensive unit in a couple months, and all those THD owners will have the privilege of upgrading if they want to! It'll only cost you an additional $300 for 750gb or $400 for 1tb, and the best part is you get to lose all of your shows during the upgrade process! I get the whole partnership with WD thing. We all saw it coming, it makes perfect business sense. Why they chose not to roll out a couple models to give users the ability to make their upgrade decisions based on their needs rather than locking them into a single option is beyond me. So those of us who bought external non supported eSATA drives for their THD are boned, fair enough we took our chance. It's not as though their useless, we can hack our units and forgo the warranty. Who I really feel sorry for are the people who are going to buy the 500gb My DVR drives, who will love their tivos but be constantly yearning for more than 80 hours of HD content, and are going to get burned by the "early adopter" thing that TiVo seems to be so good at lately.