He was totally confused by my Tivo setup: RF in to Tivo, RCA out to receiver, RCA from receiver to VCR, RF from VCR to TV. He kept insisting that you have to hook up the RF in and out to the same physical box, and I kept trying to explain that it was going over the RCA cables. In the end, I appeased him and hooked shit right up to the TV, avoiding my tower of boxes. He'd never seen Tivo, but he seemed sold on it after hearing about it. "So inside it has hard drive?"
He tried to talk me into switching to AT&T phone service and AT&T internet service, but I told him I need fast upstream, which I can get with DSL and not with cable. He asked if I had to pay for bandwidth, and told how he got screwed by AT&T when he was in Chicago for transferring too much. I told him no, and I also get a static IP and can run servers, with the upstream being fast. He got excited about DSL then also. :)