I've talked to her about this. She stopped working when our son was born almost 7 years ago, and I think she doesn't feel completely fulfulled as her career has ended. I've told her she's welcome to start working again - we'd have to find childcare. But so far she doesn't want to. As for saving all those tapes? Much earlier in this thread, I might have mentioned that she disposed of a whole bunch of them, so she doesn't own as many tapes as she used to. But she's slowly starting to build them up again. She claims she wants them to watch in her old age, or for our son to have access to when he gets older. She actually regrets disposing of some of those tapes. She felt pressured into it, and regrets doing it. Also, I'm pretty sure I mentioned my son is autistic and still can't speak and needs a lot of supervision, and this puts a lot of of stress on her. As for the 300 gig only delaying the problem - I have already addressed this in recent posts a) She only has 80G now, which is really not very big. In a way, I don't blame her for having space problems. 80G is not much - I think if she's going to have and use a TiVo, it's not unreasonable for her to have more than a measly 80G. b) I'm hoping that if she still fills up a 300G drive (sHe has never had that massive a backlog in her life yet, so I'm not prepared to predict with certainty she's going to now), then I'd like to think she'd see the awesome size of the backlog and face facts that she's recording too much stuff and start pruning her SPs. c) Even if the above fails, well, the last time I upgraded I got 2 1/2 years of happiness on my TiVo with no space problems. Maybe we'll get another 2 1/2 years of happiness out of this upgrade. Maybe more, because this is a bigger upgrade than last time. That alone is worth it.