Advertisements So there's one thing I can not understand: The TiVo HD is for all intents and purposes the same as the Series 3, when it comes to functionality. The things that are missing are the front display, the front control buttons, the THX certification and the backlit remote. It also has a 1/3 smaller HD. Except for the HD, these are things that NOBODY would have missed if this had been the original Series 3. Do you think any TiVo fan here would have said "nah... I won't buy it, it doesn't have the front display"? No, of course not. So why did they build the original Series 3 with those things? Why was the TiVo HD not the first Series 3? Let's assume that they couldn't have cut the cost by as much as $500 as they did now, but maybe $300. That would have met the $499.99 price point that seemed to be popular here when there was speculation about the pricing of the first Series 3. Can someone enlighten me? It makes no sense.