All of you out there who've been waiting for a low-priced, HD-capable Tivo box, you're day is here. The TiVo HD ($300) features two CableCard slots, storage for up to 180 hours of SD programming, or 20 of HD, outputs in 480p, 720p, or 1080i, over HDMI or component. It has an ethernet connection, two USB 2.0 ports, and an E-SATA port for future storage expansion.
Apple TV. TiVo. HDTV. A great combination of all three is what we've been searching for, and the Alienware Hangar18 ($2000) might just have it. Windows Vista Home Premium, Up to four TV tuners, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processors, and integrated Nvidia graphics supply the HDMI out port with plenty of HD goodness, while 5.1 channel audio makes sure the experience is complete. Add in a standard Gyration remote that eliminates the need for a mouse, and you've got one hell of a package.