Series3 to be $799!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dolfer, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    I've had TV's on top of boxes many times. I never paid $100 or $3000 for the box; the box always was from something else I had bought (or the TV itself.)
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    I totally agree. I have Passport Echo on the Motorola platform and while it had it's share of issues initially it's pretty rock solid these days and records everything it's supposed to. This makes it that much harder to justify the much larger costs associated with Tivo S3 especially when there are many questions about exactly what functionality the S3 will have. Like others I am anxiously awaiting the S3 release so we can find out exactly the feature set it contains - at this point it looks pretty hard to justify the extra expense especially seeing as Tivo/Cox deal is now announced as well which will likely be available in my market by June 07. That being said if I was single with no kids I'd probably be an early adopter of the S3 anyway along with another bunch of gadgets...
  3. Lenonn

    Lenonn Member TCF Club

    May 30, 2004
    Well, I talked with my brother who is wise in many things electronics. He doesn't think the series 3 at $800 is such a wise purchase for me, and I've learned to follow his advice.

    I'll wait for it to drop in price (assuming the $800 is what stores will be selling it at). I can live without HD recording for the immediate future.
  4. Rolander

    Rolander New Member

    Nov 13, 2005

    My Tivo apparently just bit it!

    it just gave me a blue screen so I shut it off and now it won't turn on, just blinks the leds once and that's it.

    I can't believe I just said, I'm not going to get the new tivo, and the next day my Tivo dies.

    That'll show me!
  5. chandler1818

    chandler1818 Member

    Sep 8, 2004

    I get the point. Sure S3 will be better than comcast, but for just recording and a better, 800 is way too steep a price. especially, when i have to give up on demand to use the thing.
  6. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

    Sep 21, 2005
    Screw On Demand - that's why I have my Tivo, so I can have lists of programs that I choose to watch when I want, not what the Cable Company thinks that I want to watch.

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