While doing some Tivo research, I got confused about some of its features, and I was hoping that some of the more technically inclined members of the Churn Family could help.
As I understand it, unless you buy a Tivo with Dual Tuners, you won't be able to record one show while watching another.
That seems to be a huge drawback, since I'm able to do just that with my ancient VCR.
Secondly, since your standard DVR is just a big hard drive with some software attached, why aren't there more alternatives? I know there's 'homegrown' projects like MythTV out there, but I'm wondering why the market hasn't opened up.