TiVo with a network card

Know what sucks? Scheduling bill payments on your bank’s site and realizing that it’s going to be another tight week. So, I cancelled my phone bill payment.

I got a landline when I moved in for two reasons: I have an old Series 1 TiVo with a modem, and I didn’t want salespeople and such calling my cell phone. I figured I would get more use out of it than a couple pizza orders and calls from charity muggers, but no such luck. I love TiVo, but it wasn’t worth $46 a month.

I ordered a TurboNet NIC from 9thTee.com, and it came in today. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to install the damn thing - I was done in about half an hour. It would have been 20 minutes, but I put it all back together without reconnecting the power cable (whoops), so I had to pull everything back out.

It was about $75 after shipping - more than the phone bill, but it will pay for itself quick.