I've got the chance to get a cheapish HP 7240 MCE machine through work and am contemplating replacing my tivo and xbmc with it. I've looked on the Microsoft site and played with the demo; it looks ok and offers similar functionality to tivo and xbmc combined. I've read the old MCE thread in chit-chat and have a few concerns that I hope people can help me with. My tivo is silent, I expect the pc is relatively noisy. Anyone have any experience on this. The old thread said the listings weren't up to the tivo standard, is this still the case? My tivo is almost completely reliable, am I stupid in expecting the same of MCE? A bit more relevant info. I only use freeview and watch it on a 1024x768 plasma. The pc on offer is a P4 3GHz, unknown tuner cards. I only intend to put it near the tv and not use it as a general pc. Ideally I would rather wait for slightly newer technology in a few months before taking the plunge but I have to decide by tomorrow as the scheme is closing. What do you think? Would you replace a tivo with MCE? ps. I know most people would say never and so would I until recently, however I fancy something new with twin tuners.