We finely got TiVo last week and all I can say is that I am very disappointed ... that I did not get it sooner!
TiVo is GREAT!!!
I especially like changing the "Advance" (the button you press to catch you up to real time) to a "30 Second Skip" button (which I use a lot). On your remote, just hit:
I have DirecTV, and the TiVo unit that they installed is a 70 hour Series 2 R10, I'm looking forward to getting it on my home network so that I can view JPEGs on my TV and also listen to my MP3s on my TV too. I plan on using JavaHMO, a free and open source alternative to TiVo's Home Media Option (HMO), as the media server on my PCs that my TiVo box will connect to.