Now I'm thinking of going to a Tivo 320 as a backup / replacement, but don't know too much about the "official" Tivo world in NZ.
Is it's future solid? It's obviously useless without an EPG source and I'd hate to buy a box or two and then find that Telecom decide to discontinue the service. How likely is that - could that be the reason for the boxes being discounted?
Secondly, how well does the multi-room streaming work? I'm not that interested in exchanging files with PC's but would like to be able to watch something in one room that was recorded on a different box. I'd be happy if I could do this in realtime, or with perhaps a minute or two of buffering, but wouldn't want to wait for half an hour for a program to transfer. I also don't want to pay $100 to find that it's not that usable.
What are people's experiences with this feature?
How well does the remote recording work from a smartphone or similar? Does it support multiple boxes, and can you select which one to record to?
Finally, I assume the 320 is locked down and you can't install any of the utils and addons that were available for the modified series 1 units, but are there any upgrades or enhancements available?
Sorry for all the questions but it's not easy getting the perfect home entertainment system, and I don't want to stuff up again like i did when I got the T-Box by assuming that it would do what it said on the tin.