No alarms and no surprises, please.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Series 3 actually available.... Wow

Box details are here, as is the big price tag - $800! I guess I'll have to wait until the price comes down into the 500 dollar range.

One of the features that is there, but not talked about yet, because the latest version of the software doesn't yet support it (probably because of piracy concerns) is the SATA connection. This will ultimately allow the user to expand the storage of HD video by plugging in an external hard drive. Likely this is not yet available because TiVo is still negotiating the technology by which to do this. A Hollywood that props itself up with DVD sales can't just allow any old schmuck to take HD Video off his TiVo box. There will need to be DRM. But TiVo can be a leader in this arena because it has a population of dedicated early adopters.