I think the question is when will the DVD be obsolete and join the ranks of VHS, Laserdisc, Betamax, reel to reel, etc. It has already almost completely happened in my household already my TiVo is the portal for almost everything I watch now and it saves me a lot in rental and DVD costs. If you can't record it off cable you can probably download it from Amazon.com or even get it for free from YouTube and watch it on your big screen television. Plus there's Netflix instant view which has a large constantly changing selection of all movie genres especially Horror and you get unlimited instant view with your Netflix membership and lots of stuff is HD ! Plus Youtube is really expanding the number of movies and TV shows you can watch full length and has a lot of classics from the 70s and 80s. You can also use the TiVo desktop to download and transfer pictures and movies from your computer to your TiVo device and vice versa, a really useful feature. Plus there are games you play on your television and all kinds of online features like photo sharing, music services, free music channels and lots more. If there is one piece of electronics I would recommend to everyone it is the TiVo because it is so much more than a DVR and you will wonder how you ever lived without it. I felt I needed to share this with all of my 80s Horror movie fans because it can really broaden your horizons as far as what is available for you to watch without ever leaving your chair.