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I love this little box lol...
Grapeshot, the main advantage of the cable/ethernet over the phoneline is the same reason you use the cable internet instead of dial-up, it's faster by far. It seems when TiVo conects most of the transfers are rather small with the exception of software updates. So, you can just put it on the phoneline and use that, but to me it makes more sense to just run the Cat5 and never think about it again.
My n00b experiences thus far:
This is the handiest little gadget in my digital video arsenal, I find myself trying to convince other that they need one.
The menus are easy to navigate and once you learn the shortcuts getting where you want to be is a breeze. I bought the TiVo Hacks book by that Raffi guy b/c I couldn't locate the Tivo for dummies, yet. Lots of good info in there.
Video quality was something i was a bit concerned about when struck out. But I find that feature length movies recorded at the "best" settings are every bit as good as the digital cable signale they came in on. In fact I find little or no quality degredation until I get to the "medium" setting which I use for sitcoms etc.
This has been the best little toy I've bought in a long while and now I'm just waiting for the 90 day warranty to expire before I begin to expand the size etc.
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