"Awesome gadget for your TV experience."4.0 starson by jeffrlung
Pros: Easy to set up & use. The controls are intuitive, the extras like you tube viewing and remote programing are seamless. Most of all - recording and watching TV shows (its core task) is the best!
Cons: No clock on the TIVO interface - a little cumbersome to bring up a list of what's currently on tv.
Summary: Had TIVo for three months. I use it to record over the air HDTV (no cable or sat TV) and love it. With TIVO, I can watch all of the free programs I love but normally miss (Late night talk, PBS, shows that are on before my three year old goes to bed). TIVO is a great alternative to the endless channels of nothing on cable. Plus you can download movies and TV shows directly to your TIVO. If you are trying to cut costs, and can afford the $300 price tag, I find this a great alternative to cable TV. OIf course you can use it in tandem with cable as well if you choose.