Originally Posted by luke1011
i'm sure someone will tell you to just buy a second tivo.
And a second subscription?
The alternative, as I've suggested before, are two or more interconnected Tivos (more storage and tuners) with only one unit serving as the master controller. When you record a show, you also specify what unit you want to record it. (husband's, wife's, kid's?)
No subs required for slave units, which will never "phone home". A one-time fee may be needed though, so Tivo can recover the subsidy they paid to the hardware manufacturer (If they still do this)
Also, register all units, so any one at a time can be made the master, in case the network port or modem gets killed. This way, the whole set doesn't get disabled one one goes down.
Recorded shows will be viewable from any unit, but scheduling can be done only from the master.
(Probably too complicated for the target buyer..)