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Getting service from a cable company is generally cheaper. 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 can mean 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 may pay an additional monthly fee, ($12 per month for TiVo, for example). While purchasing your DVR may be more expensive initially, your DVR offers more features and flexibility than your cable company's service. **alternate response** In my neck of the woods (South FL)renting a cable DVR is $8 monthly for the hardware rental and an additional $5 for programming service. I pay $5 a month for a DirecTV DVR programming with a hardware lump sum cost of $50 (the hardware is often available for free with a new installation)

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Q: Should you buy a DVR like TiVo or get the service from your cable company?
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What is Tivo?

Tivo is when you can fast-forward, rewind, and even pause live television. I believe you can get it with any cable company.


Can I get my cable company(time warner) to let me use their program guide on my Tivo?

Yes. You would probably have to call the cable company so that they can setup the program guide to operate with the Tivo receiver.


What are the benefits of using a cable company's DVR service?

TiVo isn't the only option for digital video recording. TiVo just happened to hit the market early and it became popular fast. You have an option of using DVR receiver services from your cable company. This option usually requires no hardware as the DVR receiver is integrated with your program menu. You simply order the service from your cable company, and you


Do you have to have DirectTV to have TiVo?

No, you can use TiVo with an antenna or any cable service. Check out http://www.tivo.com/whatistivo/compatibilityandsetup/whichtivo/index.html to see what TiVo would work best for you.


Can TiVo be hooked up to my digital cable?

Hi, Don't see why not, since it's a subscription service. Since Tivo can be connected to satellite systems, I would expect them to also be compatible with cable systems as well. To be on the safe side, go to the Tivo website and see what info you can find. Either that, or give the people at Tivo a call. My personal expereince with them is that they're a friendly and helpful company. Hope this helps, Cubby


What cable will hook a tivo to a cable box?

The device is called a coaxial cable.


If the cable company forgot to shut off your cable on the line outside would they be able to tell that it is on if you hooked up tivo?

Only if they physically go and check it out.


Is DVR service expensive?

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


Can I use my TIVO on a different cable system?

I think you can.


Does direc TV offer DVR with tivo?

Yes they do have Tivo, they just renewed their partnership together so you will be able to enjoy your cable more. The service is available for New and current DIRECTV satellite service customers and they will have the option to enjoy a next-generation of HD Digital Video.


Do I have to buy additional monthly service with the TiVo TCD658000 HD Digital Video Recorder?

Yes, tivo requires additional service.


When was Tivo released?

if its a company >>>1997: TiVo is founded by James Barton and Michael Ramsay.


I recently switched tv services and your old receiver had a tivo on it is it possible to still use that tivo?

Only if you new service provides tivo.


Which DVR's allow you to use the service of any cable or satellite provider?

Custom built DVR's and tools such as TIVO allow you to use any provider.


What are TiVo DVRs used for and where can I purchase one?

A TiVo DVR is a digital video recorder made to be used with a TiVo service. The best place to purchase a TiVo DVR would be from the TiVo website. You can also buy these receivers online at Amazon.


Can TiVo connect to the internet without a wireless hub?

Yes. TiVo does not require a wireless network. It can be connected through a cable to a wired network.


Will a TIVO work for regular TV?

If you subscribe and have an analog TIVO unit, it should.


Is $75 a month for TV a good deal?

$75 a month is a little steep. Of course it depends on what type of other services you have with your basic cable such as if you have TIVO or satellite with your service, but on average, basic cable alone should run you around $30-$40 a month to be considered a good deal.


How much does Tivo charge per month for their service?

They charge $12.95 per month for there service. They charge $129 for a year. They charge $299 for a three year service. Or $399 for a lifetime of Tivo.


Why does TiVo need a phone line?

The TiVo DVR connects to the TiVo service every 24 to 48 hours to download your program information. It will usually do a download during a pre-set time and only takes a few minutes. A phone line is also necessary during the TiVo Guided Setup, which connects and establishes your TiVo service. If the nearest phone jack is in an inconvenient location, you don


How does one remove commercials?

There are many ways for one to remove commercials. One can remove commercials by purchasing the TiVo service. With the TiVo service, one can fast forward through commercials.


What is the difference between TiVo and DVR?

tivo is a service you pay for its a dvr but its just called tivo and a dvr is a digital video recorder theres more than just tivo available. theres dvr boxes where you dont have to pay anything. hope it helps you


How expensive is TiVo?

The last I checked, the hardware itself is about $200 or $300, plus they force you to sign up for their monthly service. That's another $10 or $20 a month, which is really quite ridiculous. All it is is a program guide. It's why I didn't buy one.You canpay a lower price for the TiVo box, and then pay a monthly fee, orcan pay a higher ''lifetime'' fee for the TiVo box, which includes monthly fees for as long as you own the Tivo, oras long as the Tivo company is in business.


How much does a DVR cost?

It varies on the cable or satellite service provider that you have call them or visit their website for details. If you want, you can purchase your own TiVO DVR. Their website is tivo.com Hope this helps!


TiVo is more than a generic DVR?

Yes. TiVo is easier to program, and gets its program information from your cable or satellite provider. Because of this, it may not work on all systems.