"OK device, inescapable service charges"0.5 starson by WesleyRen
Pros: User interface.
Cons: Slow response between clicks.
Hidden one year contract for monthly service charge -- early termination fee will be a year's cost of subscription, minus what you have already paid for. I found that out the hard way. :(
Summary: Do not get a Tivo unless you have to.
Check for alternatives before buying and signing up for Tivo services.
I got ATT U-verse. It can record 4 shows at the same time (3 HD, 1 SD). User interface is just about as good. No need to pay for device, and monthly fee is just about what I would pay for Tivo service. Best part, no contract with the service I got from ATT. Think about it, no contract from a phone company!