So the title above is my bold prediction. Given the missing kickstart backdoor on the TiVo HD and the recent software update requiring external drives be pre-formatted with TiVo’s file system, I believe it’s a lock that we’ll see eSATA TiVo-branded drives for Series3 and TiVo HD units… And I believe we’ll see them populating store shelves within weeks. Why weeks? If TiVo wants a holiday retail presence (I assume they do), given the way the retail channel operates, product must hit store shelves soon – probably by the end of October. Of course TiVo wouldn’t confirm any of this, but they didn’t deny it either.