I have never used a dvr or tivo, but wanted some feedback from some of you guys that have. I am trying to make a case that having an HTPC might be a better commodity to have than dvr or tivo. Now I know that Direct ATT Uverse, or Direct TV have the functionality of recording from more than one room. Or recording in one room, and being able to watch it in another room. I am trying to convince my girl's parents to get an HTPC. I showed them mine with all the nice features that the plugins prpvide, but they are still not convinced. Maybe having a HTPC should be an addittion and not a replacement to having Tivo or DVR. What are you guys' thoughts on this? Would having MC Extenders compensate for recording in one room and being able to watch in another room? Or, is there some component that can provide that?