How expensive your DVR service is depends on if you use your cable company's service or if decide to purchase your own DVR.
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
there is no such thing as no fee dvr service all dvr services have fees
Yes, Dish does offer DVR. It is usually around $10-$20 a month for the added service. I love my DVR too!
If it is a Dish or DirecTV DVR, you cannot.
That really depends on what one would want or would need in a surveillance DVR system. Surveillance DVR's can be as cheap as $99 or as expensive as $1299.
The Comast DVR has a different interface, while the DirecTV DVR has an arguably better user experience.
A DVD Recorder that you purchase requires no service.
if you have a player
Most TV providers provide DVR. I have Charter and I use their DVR service. I know that UVerse, Direct TV, and Comcast also offer DVR. It is great! I never miss my favorite shows now!
In general you do not have to pay a service fee to use the DVR, you only have to pay if you use a service to program your DVR for revcording or selecting automated recording. You can do it all manually through the menu for nothing...
Cablevision's IO Service or Time Warner Cable can provide an alternative to Direct TV's DVR plan. There are many local area cable companies that also provide this service.
There are several companies that provide direct TV, with HD and DVR. DirectTVPlus HD DVR offers a service where you can record, watch, and delete shows in any room, with just one HD DVR.
Comcast is now offering hd dvr service. You can order this service online by visiting Comast's website at http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/Learn/DigitalCable/DVR.html