Advertisements When we decided to get the new TIVO to see if it solved the partial recording problem we had a choice. Send back the old S3 and wait for the new one. Or pay another $800 for a new TIVO, and then get our money back when we returned the old one. We decided to do the latter. So we had a unique opportunity to have $1600 worth of TIVO boxes running at the same time. The old and new TIVO's were both S3's with the most recent upgrade; they were coming off the same cable line, recording the same program, and the new TIVO was using the cablecards that used to be in the old TIVO. The old TIVO box couldn't record the show but the new TIVO box worked, and still works, fine. We have had no partial recordings. Since, we believe, most people would return their old TIVO and wait for a new one, we don't think this type of comparison would be made very often. We were one of the first folks to buy the new TIVO S3. They just might be making them better now.