Originally posted by crossbeaux
Only a 30-minute pause window (my Replay has an unlimited pause window -- a great way to watch sporting events that have no clear end time).
Hmm, I have a TiVo and a ReplayTV. There is a problem with your method (at least for me).
1. The Replay doesn't have the list that shows what is going to be recorded in the future. You have to examine the your channels carefully to figure out what will be recorded, or just remember.
2. When you've paused live TV, you may find that something started recording while you were paused and that's the end of your game (when you get to the end of the live TV recording).
So unlimited pause is fine, but too darn easy to mess up - "OK, the kids are tucked in, now lets watch the end of MNF" - 25 mins later "Oh, when the !@#$ did they move English soccer highlights to 9PM on Monday?" (Remember, I was out of the room at 8:59:30 when the machine would warn me.)
I use guaranteed recording with plenty of extra time (4 1/2 total for football or F1 races).
Of course, I've taken to watching MNF live again since we can't record HDTV yet...