I am an long-time ReplayTV user, and finally got a new Pioneer 1150HD. Now I want a NTSC and HDTV recorder/player. I would prefer not to use a closed system that ties me to a particular signal provider. I would like to be able to support signals from two different signal providers. I would like to record two (or more) simultaneous shows. And I would REALLY like automatic commercial skip, though 30 second skip forward, 8 second skip backwards can work for me (but no fast forward/rewind yuck!).
Is Windows Media Center an attractive solution for me?
Besides a Tivo 3, what other solutions are out there?
What would you use, and why?
Is there a better forum for me to be looking in?