"Great for non-techies, product as advertised"4.0 starson by blueOrbit
Pros: Easy to setup and use, Tivo-to-go, parental controls, can schedule from internet
Cons: Remote buttons don't respond well, 80 hours only applies if you record at the lowest quality level
Summary: Background: I'm new to Tivo and DVR's in general, but I'm a tech savvy person and I've built many computers from scratch.
Good: The Tivo does what it is advertised to do. Best of all it does it in a simple, straighforward way, but doesn't leave out the ability to get a little fancy with features like Tivo-to-go, internet scheduling, and upgrades. The reason I bought Tivo vs. a Media Center PC was cost and simplicity. Tivo is a lot cheaper, even with the subscription service and it was something my wife and kids could quickly learn. This unit does not support HDTV, but I haven't jumped on the HD bandwagon yet so I wasn't worried. Additionally, when I decide to switch to HD, Tivo has HD boxes available and I can port my service to the new box. The system comes with a large variety of cabling so you shouldn't need to make a second trip for cables.
Bad: Tivo's website is a little rough around the edges and could stand to be revamped. The online scheduling area isn't as easy as it should be. The remote control feels nice in your hand, but using it is somewhat clumsy; the numbers are below the balance point and are a little too small for your thumb, the buttons lack sensitivity and must be pushed down all the way in order to work them, and some buttons are silkscreened on the button face (white on grey) making them hard to read.
Ultimately I'm happy with the product and I consider it to be a good value... purchased as a holiday sale for about 70% off and your 3rd year free.