Home Theater Magazine has an article on the TiVo Series3 in their current issue, and also available online. It is part review, part article, but nearly all positive:
So there you have it. I love this DVR and I have nothing negative to say about its software, its performance or its looks. I’m just not sure if the value proposition that the Series3 offers is enough to make me a fanatic.
The one ding was the price, but the author mentions late in the article that the TiVo HD was released this year and has a lower price, But he didn’t review that, he reviewed the original S3. Also, the pricing he used in the article is a bit off since he doesn’t seem to be aware of the $200 rebate that is available. He did use the $299 3-year pre-paid rate, which is normally the best value. So the ding against the S3 isn’t that strong, and everything else is very positive. Check out the article for yourself.