Advertisements It's time to throw the switch. Well, the little switch to start. The Winter 2006 Service Update for the Series3 platform started going out to boxes this morning. This first week of the process is our typical "let's give it to some of the people and see if everything is smooth, then we can throw the really big switch". So if you don't have it this week...you'll likely have it soon thereafter. Given the relative size of the Series3 population, it won't take us weeks and weeks to get it out to everyone. As a result, there is no priority list. But you'll be getting it. Soon. This update brings many new features to the Series3. But to get it out of the way up front: No, it does not include TiVoToGo or external storage. Work continues in both of those areas, but they're not available with this update. So what is included? Lots of good stuff: * TiVoCast - Broadband video delivered directly to your tv set. No PC required. * Extend Live - When scheduling live recordings, the TiVo service will automatically prompt you to add additional time. * TiVo KidZone - Personalize your TiVo menus to display just the shows you pre-approve for your kids - live or recorded. * Wireless Networking Security - You may choose to use either WEP or WPA security with the TiVo Wireless Network Adapter. * Product Watch - Have the TiVo service find and deliver relevant product video clips straight to your Now Playing List. * Recently Deleted Folder - Accidentally deleted a show? You can go to the Recently Deleted Folder in Now Playing and recover it. And, I think you'll find a number of bugs and issues resolved as well. So, rush home tonight and see if you've received it. If not today, perhaps tomorrow. If you're not one of the lucky ones this week, there's always next week's planned throw of the 'big switch'. Remember, I said there is no priority list. Please don't call up customer support asking for the update early. There is no priority list for them to add you to. And congratulations to the team here at TiVo that put this update together for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy! Pony ps - Yes, we know it's technically 2007...but it's still 'winter'...and if I say 'Winter 2007' some here would worry it's not coming until next Christmas.