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Registered: Sep 2002
I would guess that upgrading an 80 hour TiVo will be possible very shortly....that being said, I don't think I'll ever need more space than what the 80 hour offers, and I'm talking about recording at 2nd best, so only 34 some odd hours of TV - so far that's been plenty for me, but you may be different.
As I see it, the main strength with going with a S2 box is that you will put yourself further away from obsolescence in the sense that if/when TiVo offers new, snazzy features, there's a decent chance that the S1 boxes won't be able to incorporate them, or won't be able to easily.
One thing to note, IF, and this is one speculative IF, but IF TiVo plans to offer show sharing, having USB 2.0 ports with 480Mb of throughput will make this M U C H easier than having USB 1.1 ports offering a measly 12Mb.
Something to think about.
If cost is your #1 concern, the AT&T TiVo is the way to go - you can upgrade it into a bigger, badder TiVo for less than the 80 hour.....but me, I'm going with the 80. Not that much more dough, enough space for me, and I'm *hoping* that if/when show sharing is available, the USB 2.0 ports will make this easier.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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