Pick me out a Tivo (3 or HD)!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by EVizzle, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. EVizzle

    EVizzle ^^MacGvyer^^

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    Currently have a series 2 w/lifetime and want HD

    My 40 hour frequently fills up but I don't keep things long term, just until I watch them. I use TTG to transfer some stuff, but not for much longer, as my main reason was to watch Law and Order in order, but I have all episodes now so I will slowly be deleting as I watch.

    Very few movies will be kept (I have a Blu Ray player and Netflix), but probably some Discovery HD stuff for multiple viewing, and for the most part for television shows. Nothing will be recorded in SD, as I will still have my series 2 connected for that.

    Sound quality is very important (not sure if there is a "real" difference, but if someone has noticed it let me know), picture quality is very very important. Both tivos will be connected to a 42" 1080p Panasonic Plasma.

    That being said... should I get the series 3 or the HD? Thanks for the insight!!!
     
  2. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    There is little reason to get an S3 instead of the HD - if you need more storage you can put in a larger drive, or wait until later this year when TiVo is supposed to enable eSATA.
     
  3. EVizzle

    EVizzle ^^MacGvyer^^

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    What potential advantages (excluding price) does the HD have versus the Series 3?
     
  4. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    You can use a single M-Card CableCARD today instead of two S-Cards. The S3 doesn't support M-Card, yet. Other than that - who knows.
     
  5. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Check out this thread for more details about TiVo HD's.

    Check out this post for spec comparisons.
     
  6. EVizzle

    EVizzle ^^MacGvyer^^

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    Thanks for the spec links... the biggest need for me was responsiveness, so i got the S3. Loving every HD moment so far!!!
     

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