I want a Tivo. My justification is that it would free me from my tv-schedule, and let me get out, without missing my daily dose of the simpsons. But it might just make me watch more TV, rather than less. And even $550 is still a lot to spend on a VCR...then again, I've prolly spent atleast $300 on tapes for my $200 VCR. hmmm.