I was thinking of the tivo route, but was wondering if you could answer a few questions.
I wasn't interested in any dvr capabality, so If i used a tivo i was was wondering if it would work without a subscription as a tuner only?
I have read that it can, but puts banners on screen everytime you change channels.
Can you confirm or deny this?
second, do you find the tivo tuner to be as good as the tv tuner for general reception quality, colors etc? or will it make other picture aspects worse instead?
I would probably even run the tivo output through an oppo blu ray player to let it do all the signal processing to upscale to 1080p.