Got an itch for a DIY project? This one is could be fun. This TiVo case comes with everything you need except an IDE hard drive. Throw one that you probably have laying around the house, and bam!, you have a TiVo after a little help from the TiVo community. Now, this Philips model doesn’t do Cable Cards, high-def, and you still have to pay the monthly fee to use all the features. Oh, and it needs a phone line hookup. Sorry.
Still, it’s only $14.99 with $11.96 in shipping for a TiVo. It may not be the latest and greatest, but if you’re still rocking basic cable on an SDTV, this could be a great alternative to the cable company’s shitastic DVR. Better hurry, this deal generally doesn’t last very long.