We finally got a Tivo, to be sure. I bought an 80hr model off o' eBay fer $150. It arrived about two weeks ago, and I finally installed it last weekend. We set up some o' our favorite shows as Season Passes and put Bruce Campbell in me actor wishlist (hey, I forgot that he were bein' an extra in Darkman!).
We’re just startin' t' get used t' it. One o' Susan’s favorite features is th' Guide (“You mean I don’t have t' watch that stupid TV Guide Channel anymore? And hoist the mainsail! If I had known that, we would have gotten Tivo years ago.”), and we’ve taken advantage o' th' ability t' rewind live TV shows a couple o' times.
The next big step will be gettin' it on our home network. Then we could use listen t' music, do online schedulin', view photo slideshows, or use TivoToGo t' copy shows t' our laptops fer viewin' while out o' town. Fire the cannons! I’m also hopin' that we can get a second unit fer our family room one day, and then we’ll be able t' use th' multi-room viewin' features.
Then th' next thin' after that is t' get a better television. Our current TV sucks a bit. The image isn’t bright enough, and we can’t seem t' get it any brighter, and I can’t get th' Tivo remote t' talk t' it, avast. So, maybe we’ll pick up somethin' bigger and better at th' big after-Thanksgivin' sales.