There seems to be a plethora of solutions out there for people like me. I want this thread to help all us mac users, but for my intents and purpose here's my setup; I have a G5 and a multifunction LCD that is hooked up to a terrestrial DTV receiver for HDTV. I have cable available, but not hooked up. I want to start recording things, but don't know the best solution. I was thinking of a replay tv or tivo, but i hate the monthly charge or $300 one time charge for something titantv does for free for ever. Amazon has a replay tv for $54, but thats $350, and I don't want to do that. Second is the options for getting the cable into my PC. The one for the mac I've seen is the eyetv, which has a unit for cable, digital cable, and OTA DTV, but that puts up in the same price range. Plus, now were talking about the G5 being on when i want to record in the same room i sleep (hot and loud) The third is to not bother. I would like to record stuff, but it won't kill be not to. My real question is what you have, or what you reccomend. Any tips, tricks? I would love to hear a way of hacking tivo or replay tv, that would rock. I'm leaning on the eyetv usb for cable, although there is a plextor unit on their site that directly encodes to DiVX (mad small size).