Originally Posted by plazman30
I used to have 2 boxes. I had DirectTV DVR and a HTPC running Windows 7 with MCE under my TV. When I switched to FIOS, I installed pyTivoX and was able to eliminate the HTPC completely from the setup.
Hence why I love TiVo.
I did the exact opposite. I installed a Ceton InfiniTV 4 cablecard tuner plus two Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 dual ATSC tuners in my HTPC and barely use my Tivos anymore. In fact, I've already sold off one of my S3 Tivos and the other one with lifetime sits on the shelf collecting dust.
With FIOS I don't have to deal with flagged content so I can copy shows to and from the PC as I please. With the HTPC I have totally eliminated all Tivo fees and cable box rentals. I'm down to a single cablecard plus whatever services I subscribe to.
I'm curious as to why you think Tivo is better than your HTPC with Win 7 Media Center? I realize it does have advantages in certain areas but the pluses that a Media Center PC provides far outweigh the minuses, IMHO. I found the Tivo to be severly limted by comparison. Then again, it all depends on what you want the device to do for you. My HTPC can play Blu-Rays and every type of video file I can throw at it whereas the Tivo cannot.