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Where can you buy a DVR without having dish or directv?

The problem is we have basic cable and the landlord won't change that. So, there's no DVR included and there's only 1 tv for anyone renting to use. So, there come times when an argument starts and I just want to be able to record the shows I want to watch so we don't have to fight.

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TiVo

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If I can't afford a TV what makes you think I can afford TiVo?! Seriously, if I had the money I'd buy each episode the day after because they come out on iTunes and I have my iPod Touch.
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TIVO, HULU online, or ROKU.

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I don't even have a computer, how the heck am I supposed to use Hulu?

I tried that back when I had a computer and it costs $8 to watch the tv show I want to watch because you have to sign up for HuluPlus. I can't afford $8 a month to watch the episodes. If I could, I'd just buy them on Friday when they come out on iTunes ($2 an episode, 4 episodes a week) and not have to sit through advertisements.

I only have my iPod Touch and this tv. I can't stand the fighting and recording the shows is the only alternative to me suffering for another stinking summer. Summer is miserable enough for me, I just find happiness in watching this show.
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Sorry to say, but if you can't afford $8 flippin dollars a month then you're screwed. Better get a job, or a second job.
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Comcast, Charter, or AT&T. AT&T will let you pause 1 episode in 1 room and continue watching it in another without moving the DVR. Comcast & Charter wont.

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Comcast, and there's only 1 tv for me to use. If I had the money for my own TV this wouldn't be a problem because there are tv hookups in the bedrooms (although the place where the hookup is in my room is awkward for setting up a tv since that's between the foot of the bed and the closet door). My housemate has money for a tv but he hasn't gotten one (I think he's hoping his mother will give him one since just tonight when I pointed this out - I can't afford a tv - he said he's waiting).
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Best buy

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I did a web search because I am worried that there are charges associated with hooking up a DVR to comcast cable. I do not know this for a fact, nor do I know if this forum is correct:

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-and-Equipment/Will-Comcast-activate-a-HD-DVR-if-I-purchase-it-myself/td-p/973561

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I actually found out that my cousin's Comcast Xfinity box that she pays $15 extra for per YEAR has a DVR in it (if you pay for that, I'm sure).

I was at her house and she has the remote that has the On Demand button and all that and in the area where the On Demand button is, there's another button that reads My DVR.

My landlady isn't home until tomorrow (she went out of town), but I've been meaning to ask her about upgrading to that and I'd be more than willing to pay a little extra. It would make it so much easier if there was a DVR even for just recording 1 show at a time because then my housemate wouldn't get all angry because my tv schedule isn't to his liking (even though it's just 1 stinking hour in the summer out of the whole week). However, until I can know for sure if the landlady will agree to this or not, my cousin supported my idea about making a list of the time slots I use the tv and try to see if my housemate will compromise with me. I had to do a little extra searching for the shows I watch in the fall. I'm not big on reruns so I just stick to the new episodes.
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Cool I should look into that! However my mom's box has the fancy remote, but no DVR.
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I found their prices for DVR rental:
http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/id181-cost-of-dvr/

. However, they may not charge for digital adapters, which means you could get an old VCR and hook that up.
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