One year ago I got a TiVo Digital Video Recorder. Not coincidentally during the World Cup so that it would get all the matches since most were on between 2am and 7am.
Ever since then, how I watch TV has totally changed. TiVo makes your TV viewing efficient. In a sense, its the first intelligent user-agent that’s available to consumers. Why waste your time channel surfing when this little linux box can do it for you?