programming either one is of no concern to me. any one of these things on their own fails the cost/benefit test...
- doing the research on DVRs to know which one i want
- buying the DVR
- paying for the service (assuming there is a fee, which i don't know because i haven't done the research)
for 2 hours of non-specific tv. that's like telling my dad he should research, buy and maintain a computer for the 2 emails a year that he sends.