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TiVo machines........
House & Home / 10:23 PM - Monday September 02, 2013

TiVo machines........

So I saw a TiVo machine at Wallyworld for $148 and was thinking about getting one. It is too expensive to rent for $18 a month from Xfinity Cable in my world...Does anyone own one of these? If so, would I be able to hook it up being I am technology challenged? Or if you have cable, do you have to use their equipment?

- Asked by kmf1, A Life of the Party, Female, 46-55, Minneapolis, Who Cares?

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get rid of cable and just hook you internet modem to your tv.

- Response by headscratching, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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TiVo DVRs work with all major cable providers and Verizon FiOS to obtain your programming. It does not work with satellite or AT&T U-verse.

You'll need to request a CableCard from your cable operator. Since you have Xfinity, you'll be able to access your Xfinity On Demand library and Streampix.

TiVo DVRs require a TiVo service subscription, which is at $14.99 monthly, and then you need a CableCard from Xfinity, so you need to run the numbers to see if it is more money or not.

The only difference with TiVo is you get to keep the DVR you purchased outright and it is a couple of dollars cheaper than renting the DVR, but you need to get a CableCard from Xfinity and there is probably a cost with that.

- Response by msadvise, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Transportation

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TiVo DVRs work with all major cable providers and Verizon FiOS to obtain your programming. It does not work with satellite or AT&T U-verse.

You'll need to request a CableCard from your cable operator. Since you have Xfinity, you'll be able to access your Xfinity On Demand library and Streampix.

TiVo DVRs require a TiVo service subscription, which is at $14.99 monthly, and then you need a CableCard from Xfinity, so you need to run the numbers to see if it is more money or not.

The only difference with TiVo is you get to keep the DVR you purchased outright and it is a couple of dollars cheaper than renting the DVR, but you need to get a CableCard from Xfinity and there is probably a cost with that.

- Response by msadvise, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Transportation

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