TiVo De-lists Series3 Boxes From the Online Store

TiVo's removed their Series3 DVR from the main shop, leaving only the TiVo Series2 at $150 and TiVo HD at $300. What's the upshot of this? To us, it seems like they're either phasing out the Series3 entirely in favor of the cheaper-to-produce TiVo HD, or they're liquidating the units for an upcoming Series4 featuring … » 7/30/08 11:59am 7/30/08 11:59am

TiVo Now With 2 Terabytes of Storage (Unofficially)

TiVo chop shop WeaKnees is offering the biggest Series 3 TiVo they can muster. Cramming in a 1TB drive internally along with an external 1TB eSATA, they're offering ready-to-run TiVos with a whopping 2TB of storage space, or enough for 292 hours of HD programming. But when you have enough storage for well over 100 HD… » 12/09/07 6:00pm 12/09/07 6:00pm

$300 TiVo HD Unboxed and Fondled (Verdict: Hell Yes!)

If you've been saving up your nickels to get a $800 TiVo Series3, you just got yourself a $500 bonus prize. Today TiVo releases the TiVo HD, a scaled-back version of the original Series3 that lists for just $299. We got our hands on one, and managed the even more complicated task of convincing Cablevision to install… » 7/24/07 12:01am 7/24/07 12:01am

First Spy Pics of Upcoming TiVo Series 3 Lite?

Click to viewA tipster sent us these spy pics of what he says is the upcoming cheap version of the TiVo Series 3 personal video recorder, which is rumored to be a sub-$300 HDTV digital recorder to be available this fall. We don't know for sure if this is for real or not, but the spy tells us this is a prototype of the… » 7/11/07 8:00am 7/11/07 8:00am

CableCARD Vista Media Center PC vs. Tivo Series 3

I want to record high-def cable TV, at full resolution. So there are only a few choices: TiVo Series 3, a Vista Media Center PC with CableCARDs, or a rental box from the cable company. I realize that this list has a price spread of a few bucks a month to rent the cable company DVR to several thousand dollars to get… » 5/21/07 10:02pm 5/21/07 10:02pm

Dealzmodo: TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder

When we reviewed the TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder, our only complaint was its steep $800 price. Since then, we've heard rumblings of price reductions, but little did we realize that it would be possible to get this excellent DVR for $489.99 at Amazon. Yeah, there's a $170 rebate involved, but then there's… » 4/11/07 9:53am 4/11/07 9:53am

Apples and Oranges Hands-On: Apple TV vs. TiVo Series3 HD

Click to viewMaybe you've had a snootful of Apple TV, but here's a comparison with a twist: We're going to compare Apples and oranges, pitting Apple TV against the TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder. From the outset, realize that the Apple TV is not a personal video recorder, and can hardly compete against the… » 3/26/07 5:20pm 3/26/07 5:20pm

TiVo Series3 Software Update Rolling Out Now

That long-promised a software update 8.1 for the TiVo Series3, which was originally slated for a late 2006 release, is finally beginning to roll out. The bad news is there's still no TiVoToGo or multi-room viewing available in the HDTV PVR from TiVo. However, the latest update does include TiVoCast capability that… » 2/13/07 2:25pm 2/13/07 2:25pm