Originally posted by Vamsi:
I think you're a little misinformed. TiVo has so much more functionality than a VCR that it's not even funny. Of course you can save shows on the TiVo. They're only deleted to make space for new shows and you just have to tell it which ones you want to save.
Until you run out of space. And then you have to decide which ones to keep, and which to delete. If you use a computer with a tuner card, when you hard drive's getting full, you just burn some of the episodes to CD or DVD, or add more disk space, etc.--no such options with TiVo.
I LOVE not having to worry about popping in a blank tape everytime I want to record something. The Season Pass option allows you to instantly record every episode of a show. Works great for a show like Futurama that is shown irregularly.
I don't have to use blank tapes on my computer. OK, so my software doesn't have the "Season Pass" option, but how hard would that be to add (especially considering that it's all open source).
I haven't played with MythTV yet, blahness; I'll look into it.
And yes, the fact that the same computer can also run emulators (and play linux games, and play audio CD's, MP3s, VCD's, DVDs, and video files you've downloaded legally, from the various industry-authorized sites) is another big plus.