oh so tempted

Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at 12:03PM

By Eric Richardson

I'm really tempted to get a Tivo. Best Buy has the Toshiba SD-H400 for $199, and then you can get a $100 rebate for signing up for the Tivo Plus service (for $13/mon). So basically you get an 80gig Tivo + DVD player for $99, which is the price of the regular Tivo 40-gig models.

I understand that I need a Tivo. I've played with them before. I love them.

I'm a little sketchy on integrating the Tivo with a cable box, using the whole IR repeater thing. I wish I lived somewhere where I could get DirecTV and get a DirecTivo. Those are very cool.

I have to run the numbers and see if, for instance, I could buy this and still be able to eat for the rest of the month. If I can, though, this may well be something I need to get.