Anyone using a current Tivo?

KeithAP

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I was wondering what their boxes/software are like these days. I had a Series 2 quite awhile back and ended up getting rid of it because their software update had made the UI annoying slow. I was thinking of picking up one of their refurbs to use with over the air stuff and maybe later, adding a cable card for Comcast.

I am most interested in the speed of the UI. Menus, responsiveness of fast forward and reverse, things of that nature.

Thanks,
Keith
 

Ronald Epstein

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Keith,
When Tivo first upgraded the software on their premier units, it was very clunky.

Since then, more upgrades have been done and overall response is quite good.

Still love a Tivo over any other set top box, though I don't understand why a
subscription charge is being implemented with all the ads they show on their
interface.
 

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I've got a pair of Series 3 with cablecards.I didn't upgrade to the series 4, Preimiere line. The reviews at launch didn't make me want to spend the money beyond my current 3's. But if I were at S2 still, I'd go to the new 4's if only for HD and faster wireless transfers.
 

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