Where do I begin to tell you how important this gadget is for me? I don't think I could survive without my Tivo. I refuse to watch TV the normal way ever again. I have had Tivo since it firs came out and now I'm all the way to my Tivo HD.... yes I am going to get the Premiere soon. But I still have my very first Tivo working and it's great. I also purchased an external hard drive, which gives me hundreds of hours of recording! I have tried the DVRs that cable companies offer, but the ease of use and the features that Tivo offers are just unbeatable. If you can't afford the latest, you can always get an older model, so stop reading Tivo reviews now, and run to get one. This is must have!!