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New TiVo will reportedly sell for $300

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 20 Jul 2007 22:47 User comments (5)

New TiVo will reportedly sell for $300 TiVo is expected to start selling a budget version of their Series 3 DVR for just $300 - less than half the price of the standard model.
The differences between the new player and its $800 big brother are reportedly a 90GB reduction in hard drive capacity with no external SATA ports, no front panel display, only a single MPEG encoder (the standard model has 2), a stripped down remote, and no THX certification.

At a discount of $500 many consumers will be happy to do without those features. With a little technical expertise the hard drive limitations can even be resolved with widely available software and instructions.

There are even some rumours that an even less expensive model with approximately the same features, but an even smaller hard drive will appear at some point.

Source: Ars Technica

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5 user comments

121.7.2007 6:18

You can keep it if it does not have what the regular Tivo does...what is the point of owning one?

221.7.2007 6:21

does TiVo work with satellite? I know it use to be what DTV used, but since they went with their own unit (HR-20), I don't think TiVo works with it any more.

321.7.2007 6:54

Tivo still works with DTV..

421.7.2007 10:48

Originally posted by dex15:
Tivo still works with DTV..

The series 3 does not work with satellite - DirecTv

523.7.2007 18:27

This is just the no frills version of the Tivo product. Maybe good for people that are starting to try the product.

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