I'm thinking of getting myself a piece of exercise equipment for the home so I can get my ass moving whilst watching movies, TV, etc, get my wieght down and my shape "up" and was wondering what people think of the two obvious choices. My first instinct was to get a treadmill; there's a lot of good prices on now for decent treadmills but it seems like every company has its share of horror stories of treadmills breaking. They're big, sometimes noisy, and of course, there's the power requirements. To buy a higher-horsepower motor means you need at least a dedicated 15/20 amp outlet of which I have none, especially in the room where I'd like to put it (the man-cave, which has a lot of electronics already plugged in). So my thoughts turned towards ellipticals, which need only batteries to power the console. Nice and green. They also have the benefit of taking up slightly less space, are quieter, and don't impact the joints quite as much. Now I wasn't planning on running sprints for 10K, but getting on for an hour a day while I watch a movie (and I do watch a lot) or TV show. I've read that while treadmills burn calories faster, ellipticals work both the upper and lower body. I'm just wondering on everybody's thoughts out there who own one or the other or use both.