Well, I just picked up my first Tivo device, the Hughes HDVR2. Setup was a snap, and the first time I paused live TV was like magic. Picture quality is over the top. No degredation in the recorded image as it is a straight dump from the satellite feed to the hard disk. I had no idea how good the recorded picture would be, I was sooo used to VHS tapes. Tomorrow I shall run an additional coax from my dish so I can use the dual tuner feature, already the wife and I had stuff coming on we wanted to record at once! I doubt the VCR has much life left in my living room after today.