If you had bothered to read my post and the quote, I was referring to TiVo vs. a cable company DVR. TiVo isn't any cheaper than an MCE PC, in fact they are just about the same. The cable company DVR and TiVo are typically the same price around 30-40 months, so if you average out over 4-5 years, TiVo is a lot cheaper. Well, anyone who claims MCE has an interface that's as good or better than TiVo certainly needs their head examined. And the remote. The peanut is WAY better than crappy MCE remotes. So people should be blind to the options and not make informed decisions? How can an uninformed decision possibly be better than an informed decision? That's completely illogical.