TiVo Series 3 for $405
I’m sick to death of my crappy Comcast DVR. The remote lag (whereby clicks on my remote control register several seconds after I enter them) along with shitty hard drives recording programs with drop-outs in the audio and video tracks — not to mention that I’ve had one of the boxes simply freeze up entirely and not know what it is — have left this ex-TiVo owner Jonesing for a hit of some HD DVR reliability and a worthwhile interface without those goddam ads on it.
Thankfully, TiVo is rewarding daddies with big TVs by offering a $200 rebate on the Series 3 box if you buy one before June 14th. Amazon currently offers the box for $605, so with the rebate we can all get our TiVo HD on for just over $400 (before system subscription). I waited about 10 seconds before hitting that one-click buy-now button, myself.
After suffering through Comcast’s version of recordable TV for a couple of years, I can’t wait to have my old pal TiVo back in the living room with me and my 42″ Westie!
P.S. Forgot to mention that the eSATA port on the TiVo S3 is apparently open for business, meaning you can go purchase an eSATA drive up to 1 terabyte in size and grab yourself an eSATA cable and then do a couple of steps that don’t involve cracking the case in any way and, voila, your 30-hours of HD programming can become up to 137 hours. Amazon also (conveniently) has some stylish Seagate eSATA drives that won’t look bad humming along with your wide screen TV for less than $250.
May 31, 2007