Recently, I have circled back with many of my fellow TiVo-ers and discovered that, like me, many have opted for a second TiVo for their household. While anyone who has discovered the DVR phenomenon will certainly understand how two TiVos can be better than one, it may surprise even TiVo advocates just how many different -- and good -- reasons there are to double up.
His and Hers
The reason I bought a second TiVo was to give my wife and kids their own space to record the junk that was crowding my hard drive. Men and women are always going to have different tastes when it comes to television programs and there could not be a better invention for resolving inevitable conflicts that arise when two shows are competing for single timeslot. Most people who follow this path have separate TVs for viewing the programs independently as well. While this may seem somewhat anti-social, it actually keeps TiVo-related arguments (the worst kind!) to a minimum.