OK here is my situation: I will be having surgery out of state. I will be recovering in a hotel room for a while before I can fly home. I expect to be bored and cranky. I will want my TiVo!!!! Would a Slingbox let me access the programs on my TiVo (while it is still hooked up at home) from a remote location? I want to watch them on either the hotel TV or my laptop (on the TV would be best.) I keep seeing references to Slingbox that imply that is my answer, but to be honest I don't really understand what it is. How does it work? What kind would I need? How much would it cost? Is it reliable? Or is there a better way to do this? Or is it just impossible? Please advise. Thank you!