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renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 15th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Hm, I should have clarified my desires in the cable question.

I currently have basic cable tv and internet. I watch very little television, and I keep it in the basement in front of my exercise equipment where it's cold and basementy. I sometimes go a week or two without watching it at all, or sometimes I watch an hour or two a day when I'm exercising indoors a lot. Every now and then M and I will curl up on the couch under blankets and watch a movie or something.

I don't want to hack or mess around with my tv at all, I just want a handful of shows and movies that I like to be recorded for me. Then whenever I feel like watching tv or exercising, I can turn it on and find several somethings that I can choose between without having to watch commercials.

So my requirements aren't fancy: reliable internet, cheap tv, and a dvr that I don't have to mess with.

I should edit my post! :)
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: March 15th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
i'm really happy with our internet/cable/dvr (and phone) service through our cable company. i don't think Charter serves your area, but check with Dave & Angie - i'm pretty sure they have DVR (i vaguely recall backing up/fast forwarding during the super bowl party).
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: March 15th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, you can get TV for free.
bwittig From: bwittig Date: March 15th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good point. New HD signals are awesome and you are in the right area to get all of the major networks. Even if you have to put an antenna up on your roof it will be cheaper after a month or two. (And for less than a years worth of cable bills you can have a very nice Linux MythTV which will record your TV for you...)

Then get ATT DSL for $30/month with your local phone.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: March 15th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe the latest TiVos include digital tuners.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: March 15th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Comcast DVR works fine for your purposes. It's not featureful like Tivo, but it's workable. I'd just call up Comcast and get the upgrade to the latest and greatest Internet and TV offers -- they probably can upgrade you to a higher speed of internet for zero cost, and the DVR-equipped receivers similarly should be either $0 or really cheap.
aiela From: aiela Date: March 17th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seconded. If we can manage the TV habits of three tv addicts on a comcast dvr, you should be more than fine.
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