I have been running a Philips Tivo for the last 2 years and don't know how I would live without it now. It has been rock solid - during this period I've only had to reset it a few times due to lockups.
With Freeview HD and more HD programming becoming available I feel like I'm missing out so I've spent the last month reading the forums and researching HD capable HTPCs.
I'm a computer tech by trade and I'm fine with building a HTPC and spending a few weeks tuning it in order to get it humming. However for it to replace my Tivo it must be as reliable and stable as my Tivo has been. That was the reason why I initially built a Tivo instead of a HTPC 2 years ago.
From my reading it seems that people have had mixed experiences with their HTPCs. So for all you HTPC owners out there watching Freeview HD do you think a HD HTPC is ready to replace my Tivo? I'd be keen to hear how reliable your setups have been.