I have had my Sony SVR-2000 Series 1 Tivo with a turbocard Ethernet and 120gb HD for 6 years now and it has not failed me once. Recently though I have decided to finally upgrade to a Series 2 to get the HMO options and TivoToGO. I have been reading the forums and have seen a few things that I need some input on before I order my new Tivo. 1) I have been reading that all new Tivos from sept/oct 2005 with the Model number 540 have a Video encoder chip that is lower quality then a series 1. This results in lower visual quality and shows being recorded to dark. Is this true? Can some who has seen a new Tivo in actions compare it to a older one for me. 2) I was going to buy the 300 hour Humax but I noticed today that Tivo took it off their website. Does anyone know why??? 3) How difficult is it to upgrade the HD on a series 2 compared to a series 1? 4) Is anyone using the PSP tivotogo feature in the beta and can comment on how well it works? EDIT: 5) Are the Factory renewed 140 hour boxes on the Tivo website that are black the model 240?? If so I could prob get that if the 540 are inferior. Thanks in advance and sorry for the newb questions.