First I am coming from NBR and in comparison this forum is state of the art!
@jjeff I love tech, but will not get any paid TV service ever! I support laptops for a living, so I like tech challenges. I am do not want to home build, so Tivo seems the early leader. I have a spare 500 GIG esata drive (new) so would like to put that to use.
@Kelson, I have a very well ventilated stand and a drafty home, also I am a fanatic about dust, smudges, etc. I remove cases yearly also to inspect and clean if needed. I have Verizon DSL (hold the LOL's) (Kbits/Sec) 925 445 . and assume the standard channel numbers (from the TV) will coincide with the channel numbers on Tivo ??
@janryAVS I have win 7 home, and WMC but I want to use it primarily for gaming and once in a while watching recorded TV content. It has not been very reliable & will dump it soon!
@Mister B I don't even try to watch or record with my present setup when winds are above 20 MPH ..