We would like to replace the Comcast DVRs we have as they are Junk (with a capital J) and we are returning the third one in three months today
. I can't believe they are still handing out the Scientific Atlanta 8300 boxes that are legacy devices and are crappy to start with.
Our other alternative after moving into this newer home in November 2013 is Consolidated Communications wich is as bad or worse than Comcast. Uverse or Verizon are not available here.
We have three rooms with TVs (Family room - main viewing, master bedroom, and second bedroom which is not routinely used.
What would be a good Tivo setup for the house given that DW records her "shows" (
) and watches them in the family room
or master bedroom
. I am a light TV watcher and only watch news and some shows I record on the Velocity channel (car nut here).
Current cost of equipment is as follows:
2 HDDVRs @ $17.95 each = $35.90/month
1 Std DVR @ $9.95 = $9.95/month
Service plan @ $3.99 = =$3.99/month (may not need this with Tivo)
Lease of modem = @ $8.00 = $8.00/month (could replace with bought unit)
Total monthly fees not including internet and channel package = $57.75
I suspect I would need to purchase a Tivo Roamio and a couple of Minis to handle the coverage. Would a mini in the master bedroom suffice if all DW wanted to do was watch shows recorded on the family room unit?
It looks like the equipment package for two minis and the Roamio is about $350 from Amazon (Prime membership). What gets me is the "service fees" from Tivo, especially if you buy the lifetime of $800 to cover all three units.
I suspect we will be in this house for a long time since we are "older" than most folks here and our kids and grandkids are all local. So spreading out the "service cost" over a long period sounds reasonable.
Anybody, especially the Tivo users here, have any suggestions or things I should be concerned about if I undertake this adventure?