People log into a forum like this to get information on a device before making a purchase. Any intelligent buying decision involves comparing devices, so I have no problem with people offering up comparisons between devices. What I don't like is the deceptive price comparisons that are made with the Tivo device. They always compare a USED Tivo to a NEW phd-vrx/PalDVR/etc. And they always disregard the harddrive size. So they would compare a new phd-vrx with 1tb drive to a used, base model Tivo with a much smaller drive. That's an invalid comparison. Valid price comparisons should be for new devices only, with comparable harddrives.