"TiVo why did I wait so long?"5.0 starson by jone1941
Pros: So much faster and more reliable than a cable company provided DVR. Predicts what I want to watch providing me with options I wouldn't have even considered or noticed in the guide. Integrates with netflix, youtube, amazon vod.
Cons: The recurring monthly fee seems a little overpriced considering it doesn't actually provide you with any extra "content". I understand that it allows the cost of the TiVo to be lower up front, it just feels a slightly high.
Summary: Having suffered through a certain cable company's DVR service for the last 5 years I can say without a doubt the TiVo is just remarkably better. It is responsive and reliable and having used it for the last few months, it really has started to understand my preferences recording shows I didn't even realize I wanted to watch. Having access to netflix, and amazon's on demand services just add to the overall joy of owning this device. Combine that with the fact that even with the monthly fee the TiVo is actually nearly $50 cheaper per month than "renting" a DVR from my cable provider and it's a complete no-brainer.