yea its a dvr box, plus its a wifi extender too apparently. With your tivo, dont you have a monthly fee for the guide or did you buy a lifetime thing?
70/month for just the net aint bad to me either.
First one was a $99 refurbished Premiere. Used it for a while (6 months maybe) paying the monthly fee. There was a life time promotion for $99 IRC. I did that. Second one I bought used from someone for $125. It had lifetime on it. Newer boxes are faster and have more features but these work well enough for us and better then the 3 different cable/FIOS DVRs we have had.
Even buying new hardware and new lifetime subscription the break even is 18 months or so when compared to most cable companies rental fees.
If we ditched the home phone I would have to get a plan with more mins (and probably a new phone) for my wife.
I just don't think Google is an automatic thing for everyone. You have to weigh what they offer vs what you have and see if it is worth it. I don't want to pay $30 to $40 for bragging rights and lose the home phone.
All of this is moot as we are in NY and Google isn't. And if they were I doubt they would be in my neck of the woods anyway.