"i love tivo"4.5 starson by ik3908
Pros: tivo interface, dvd player
Cons: sometimes response time is a little slow, rebooting occasionally to access network
Summary: i love this thing. i have had it for over a year and i can't imagine life without it. the interface is sleek and easy to use. you have similar options with cable dvrs nowadays, however, tivo is still a little easier to use.
also, the main benefit of tivo over cable dvr's is the potential to add neat options. right now it's fairly limited...you can listen to music and see photos on your tv which really isn't too exciting. you can download to your laptop too...it's neat, but not really useful for me. the best option not yet available is the ability to que up any movie from the internet...kinda like netflix without the usps involvement. this would beat movies-on-demand because the selection would be greater, although it wouldn't be "on-demand"...although if they work on queing up movies, you might get what u want when u want it.
in terms of cost, it's more than with your cable company, but not that much more...you have to get digital cable with your cable company and pay for the dvr rental, so it could come out more with your cable company.