I have been loyal to my Tivo for 7 years now, and still think it is marvellous. However, when I go large screen next year I will be ready for a replacement, if only to improve the picture quality. A friend has recently replaced his Tivo with a Topfield TF5800. He has applied several of the free TAPS to improve its UI and other functionality and now seems very happy with it. He thinks it is better than Tivo in almost every respect, including: size, noise, capacity (250GB out of the box), 2 tuners, speed of operation, configurability, USB interface, continuing support, ability to load/play jpegs and mp3s. He even prefers the UI, especially the way you can store programmes in your own custom folders. You can also upload your own videos. Its only shortcoming appears to be a slightly less sophisticated wishlists and ease of upgrading capacity (assuming that is even possible). My media needs are to be able to watch/record TV, play home videos and downloaded video, play photo slideshows and listen to MP3 music (with some options for playback). It must also be wife friendly. Ive looked at media centers (MCE and Media Portal) and they are good, but they require a large, noisy and unreliable PC in my living room. This Toppy seems to meet all my requirements and even better, a 500GB version is due soon. I think Tivos killer USPs are its Wishlists, Season Passes and ease of use. Many of you seem to have had a Toppy for some time now. If you are still viewing this forum, how does it rate compared to Tivo or a Media Centre? How versatile/useful are the other features such as jpeg / mp3 playback? Can you play video files from an external USB hard drive?