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So, you're holding a PTV unit at this moment, aren't your imagination, but that's ok, don't stop. No one's looking. Inspect it, give it a shake, pry it open a little, and here's what you find.

Feature ReplayTV TiVo
Dimensions
(Width by Depth by Height)
5000 series and newer
16.9" x 14" x 3"

Older SonicBlue
16.9" x 13.9" x 3.5"

Older Replay-branded
17" x 11" x 3"

Panasonic
7" x 11.5" x 3"

TiVo Series2/AT&T
15" x 12" x 3"

Philips
17.1" x 12.6" x 4.1"

Sony (SVR-2000)
17.25" x 13.1" x 3.9"

Sony (SVR-3000)
16.9" x 12.3" x 3"

Thomson
435mm x 335mm x 100mm

Weight (pounds) Panasonic
13
Others
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TiVo Series2/AT&T
11.4
Philips and Sony SVR-2000
9
Sony SVR-3000

10
Hard drive/Size (gigabytes) All 40-hour models: 40
All 80-hour models: 80
All 160-hour models: 160
SonicBlue (320-hour): 320
PV-HS1000 (20hr): 20
PV-HS2000 (30hr): 30
PV-HS3000 (60hr): 60
2001 (10hr): 10.2
2003 (14hr): 13.6
2004 (28hr): 2x13.6
2020 (20hr): 20
3020 (20hr): 20
3030 (30hr): 30
3060 (60hr): 60
Series2 (60-hour): 60
Series2 (80-hour): 80
AT&T (40-hour): 40
AT&T (60-hour): 60
AT&T (80-hour): 80
HDR112 (14hr): 13.6
HDR212 (20hr): 20
HDR312 (30hr): 2x13.6
HDR612 (60hr): 2x30
SVR-2000 (30hr): 30
SVR-3000 (80hr): 80
Thomson (40hr): 40
Front panel indicators 5000/5500 series
Power
Recording

Older SonicBlue models
Power
New Content
Play
Recording
Message
TV/DVR

All others
Power on/Standby
Recording
New content
Power on
Recording/On phone
Front panel buttons All models
Power (puts unit on standby;
when not recording, this will
spin-down the hard drive)

SonicBlue 4000s/4500s only
Pause
Record
Menu
Exit
Arrow Pad
Select
Early AT&T models only
Live TV/Guide
Display
Menu
Arrow Pad
Select
Standby

Others
None
Inputs 1 S-Video
2 composite video RCA
2 pair audio RCA
1 RF/antenna coaxial
1 S-Video
1 composite video RCA
1 pair audio RCA
1 RF/antenna coaxial
Outputs All models
1 S-Video
2 composite video RCA
2 pair audio RCA

Also on series 4000 and newer
1 optical (digital audio)
1 RF/coaxial
(Channel 3/4 software selectable)

Also on 4000s/4500 series
1 VGA DB15 (progressive)

Also on 5000/5500 series
1 component (progressive/YPrPb)
1 S-Video
2 composite video RCA
2 pair audio RCA
1 RF/coaxial
(Channel 3/4 switch on back)
Ethernet RJ-45 4000 series and newer
1

Older models
0
Phone jack 1 1
IEEE-1394 (FireWire) 2001/2003/2004
2

Other models
0
USB ports 5000/5500 series
1

Older models
Series2-compatible units
2

All others
Internal fan Only on models 4000 and newer Yes
UL Listed Yes Yes
Under the hood Proprietary architecture
56k* modem

*33.6k on pre-4000 models
PowerPC architecture
Linux OS
Relational database
56k* modem
Inside view

*33.6k on Philips/Thomson/SVR-2000