TiVo criticised for “invading privacy”

TiVo criticised for “invading privacy.” TiVo, the tapeless TV recording system, causes a row in the US after it automatically records the Discovery Channel.
I really, really want to own one of these devices, but this is exactly the kind of B.S. that keeps my wallet closed. I will fully control any device that is in my home, or I won’t buy it. In this particular case, I don’t so much mind the fact that it records Discovery Channel as long as it doesn’t take up any space for the things that I do want recorded. What really steams me is that it leaves the channel set to DC so that when you turn your TV on the next day, guess what you see?