Advertisements For 8 bills, the s3 had better last a while, but some features are questionable in this regard: 1) Cable card - Unclear if CC will ever become common. Once 2.0 standard is finalized, s3 cannot be upgraded by software alone, would require hardware if possible at all. CC may be eclipsed by open cable or another standard before (or just as) CC becomes common. (This is not TiVo's fault since these standards are not yet finalized). TiVo was wise to include multi-stream capability 2) Lack of 1080p support. Screen shots indicate that the s3 only supports 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i resolutions (http://www.tivolovers.com/Photos/Series3-Review/). Although not much programming is in 1080p, more and more 1080p capable televisions are being sold and more content should be coming in this format. The S3 should be able to convert 1080p to another resolution but doubtful it can record in the gold-standard of HD. 3) HDMI version - I have not seen which version of HDMI the s3 runs, I would guess 1.2. This also is not upgradable by firmware alone, although new standards will be backwards compatable (but will not be capable of new features) 4) Audio - Dolby Digital or PCM seems to be the only capable audio. This is not that much of a limitation because these are standard now and have been for some time, especially for broadcast. Perhaps the HDMI output will be able to pass newer standards such as TrueHD or DTS-ex? Are there any other futureproof related issue?