I was considering Tivo Premiere, but I decided not to take the plunge. My situation is odd and not like most peoples but in case anybody cares here is my reasoning: - primary motivation, to record a few OTA broadcasts shows I like, and have something to watch on the rare occassions I'm bored. - not a heavy TV watcher, want to eliminate the monthly cost of my DishNetwork Subsription and DVR service cost - Have antenna on roof, can get good DT signals, 39 channels - still have analog CRT TV. HDTV flat screen not important, not seriously considering purchasing for two years or so after I have secured stable FT job, at which time I will trash/donate ALL my ancient electronics and start fresh. - have a Samsung Blue Ray with internet functions. Can get Netflix or PPV movies via this if I wish. I decided to buy a Magnavox MDR515H HDD/DVD recorder. Basically it works like a VCR where you set up records by time/date. Thats plenty fine for me. If I could have just purchased an old-school VCR that could tune DTV, thats what I would have done, but such a solution doesn't exist. It costs $250, which i figure is roughly the price of Premier ($99) and 7 1/2 months of Tivo monthly service. Yes, this machine only records SDTV, but thats not an issue for me b/c I don't have an HDTV TV. For now, this solution works for me, fits my budget, and satisfies my desire to own the box outright and not have recurring monthly fees. In the future when I have a new TV, and more time to watch one, I might consider Tivo again. I ordered the box this weekend and should have next week. I missed out on the Tivo free slide remote offer last month. I was all set to buy, then I found out that offer was cancelled, so I held off again. I do like the idea of a remote where you can enter text more rapidly. Anyhow, if you're a cheap person like me who really only needs to record a few things, this box might work for you also.