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Is DVR service expensive?


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2010-07-02 00:29:55
2010-07-02 00:29:55

How expensive your DVR service is depends on if you use your cable company's service or if decide to purchase your own DVR.

  • Cable company service. Most cable company's DVR service seem to run approx. $10 per month, in addition to your current cable company bill. Generally, there is no equipment to purchase so the only cost you pay is your monthly bill. Note: This may or may not be the case with your cable company. Consult your cable company for exact pricing and terms for DVR service.
  • Purchasing your own DVR. A new DVR can be anywhere from roughly $100 (for a standard TiVo DVR) to $600 for some higher-end DVRs. The higher-end DVRs include fancy features such as DVD recording and the like. Plus, you pay an additional monthly fee, ($12 per month for TiVo, for example). If you decide to network your DVR, you'll need a network adapter. If you need to hook it up to a phone line, you may need to purchase a filter if you have DSL.

While purchasing your DVR may be more expensive initially, your DVR offers more features and flexibility than your cable company's service. Once you buy the TiVo DVR, you can pay a one-time service fee that covers the life-time of the box. This avoids costly monthly service fees, but this often doesn't allow for DVR upgrade or subscription changes


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there is no such thing as no fee dvr service all dvr services have fees

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Direct TV offers DVR service as an option with its service.

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Yes, Dish does offer DVR. It is usually around $10-$20 a month for the added service. I love my DVR too!

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