Tivo or Digital box from Cable Co. (Moxi Box)

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Bucky Badger, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger OSNN Addict

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    If you had the choice which would you use. Buy a 40hr Tivo for $99.00 and a life time Tivo membership for $300.00. Or pay $5.00 rental for box and $10.00 a month for service from the cable co. (Charter). 27 Months times $15.00=$405.00. A no brainer? Tivo?
     
  2. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Wish mine was that cheap, cost me around £60 a month with bskyb, (£41 by DD+ some pay per view). Thats $115 in your currency I think.

    Go for one that is per month as a 1 time fee could mean the company go down the pan and you're having to find another company.
     
  3. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger OSNN Addict

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    This is for the DVR and DVR service only, not the regular cable. That runs about $100.00 month.

    Tivo is very popular and is almost a monopoly, Don't think they will go out of business. Besides after 27 months it pays for it self.
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Ohh I.C. never had cable use a satellite dish, so not sure, I will give you a link maybe there is more info on opinions from others at a geek site I use.

    www.satelliteguys.us
     
  5. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Bucky, I have the cable box, now I can't imagine life without it.
    I too have charter, and every three months you can call them and ask if they are having any specials, should take the cost of your service down 30-49 bucks. My wife does it all the time.

    Very happ with the Charter service as a whole.
     
  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Friend of mine swears by the Tivo option - so I would say that one (didn't know it was still available in the US - we cannot get it in the UK anymore, the hradware that is - not because they went out of business though - because Mr Murdock (Sky) bought up all the rights to take out the competition!)... For what it is worth Tivo listings etc are all fully operational despite this - there is a thriving market in second hand TIVOs with their life-time licenses! So I would go for that one - it even has a resale value!

    However have to say that I am not a user myself - Lord is and he might just post here - I believe his opinion may be different.
     
  7. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger OSNN Addict

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    I will be waiting for My Lord...LOL
     
  8. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    What DVR is your service going to give you if you sign up?
    I have the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8000.
     
  9. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    You pay that to watch repeats?? Are you mad?? :speechless: :eek: :laugh: