Well guess what? TiVo announced today that Home Media Option is now bundled with the service, at no additional cost. For either $12.95/month or $299 lifetime, you get all of the normal TiVo functionality, along with the ability to stream MP3s over your home network (stored on your computer, played through your stereo), display digital photos on your TV (my kids favorite thing to do), schedule recordings over the web, and watch recordings in different rooms (with multiple TiVos in the house).
Whoa! Combine this with plummeting costs in hardware, and TiVo starts to look quite tempting to people who might otherwise not consider it.