"Just too dam* expensive"2.0 starson by hbedford
Pros: Tivo interface
Cons: $$$upfront, $$mo. to tivo, $$ mo. to cable company
Summary: Lets see, for $ 800.00+tax you get a hard drive (250GB). For 13.00+tax mo you get the TVIO programming. For 20.00?? mo. you get two DCR ver 1.1 cable card/tuners from the cable company. You can timeshift, but you can not archive. You don't get a IEEE1394 to archive to DVCR. You can't archive to HD-DVD. You will never, never (say it 'never') be able to archive (HiDef) period!, thanks to the MPA. Costs aside, this is only a slight improvement from the DirectTV HR 10-250, introduced two years ago. You're better off if you had purchased the Pioneer DVR-810H Series 2 with the ability to archive to DVD, and lifetime TIVO service. Is it just me, or does it appear that innovative technology has come to a screeching halt!
Maybe we should all just drop our Direct TV and cable subscriptions, refuse to buy/rent DVD's, or go to movies. Just kick the habit. Better off going outside in the sun and getting some exercise. (IMHO)