Cheaper and Cheaper Computers

Tivo just came out with a deal: an 80 hr Tivo for $70. To get it, you have to subscribe to their service for a year at $13/month.

Think of it this way: You get a 400Mhz linux computer with a TV tuner, a great TV output card, modem, ethernet, remote control, a 100 gig hard drive, TV Guide-like services, and the amazingness of Tivo for a year for $226.

Walk into Comp USA and ask for a computer with those specs for that price. They’ll stare at you as if you dress funny.


  1. Laura says:

    But…but…you DO dress funny.


  2. Lee says:

    I wrote “you” not “I”, you!

  3. Laura says:

    Heh. :)

  4. Lee says:

    At work there was discussion where I found out that if you lease a gigabit line, internet bandwidth costs $0.02 per gigabyte.

    But then, I don’t need 324 terabytes moved each month. (actually, I don’t know if that’s a gigabit ethernet line. Ethernet is only about 60% efficient with more than 2 machines on the wire… 194 terabytes)

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