Advertisements sorry if theis is a repeat but i didn't see it anywhere in the HD or coffehouse forums. Saw this originally at dbs forums http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060719-7304.html aparrently Tivo is mailing letters to the cable companies giving them a heads up series 3 is on the way. also they met with the fcc to see if they could ensure switched video wouldn't kill off cablecard devices like the series3. (there's even what appears to be forum PM from chris in austin to tivo pony on the issue. ) FCC filing is here: http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6518400258 the filing has the letter to the cabel co's saying the series 3 is in beta accros the country currently and is going to be "generally available in retail stores soon"