I swear... You'd think this thing could cure all know diseases AND cook dinner based on the reactions of people who own them... If I were to purchase one, what would you people recommend? How many hours? I don't have satellite so it would be a stand alone. Should I get the cheap one and then hack it myself (I'm not afraid to take things apart). Someone mentioned wanting Tivo to activate the second tuner... What would this accomplish? I HATE my VCR and wouldn't mind getting a cheap one (but then the subscription will cost a lot =( ) and then adding a new or larger hard drive later. Any thoughts? Thanks!!!