"No more utility bills"2.0 starson by rclose11
Pros: can record more than one program at a time
Cons: constant stream of fees
Summary: I will not purchase any piece of hardware that requires me to pay a monthly utility bill to use it. I have used super VHS and digital VCRS for over 20 years and I have yet to pay a single bill to program them. I can move my tapes around to various machine and even bring them to my neighbors for viewing. I do not have to worry whether there is a copy flag on the program or other digital trash that is creeping into our fair use rights that even the reactionary supreme court agrees is ours. I want a DVR that lets me record 2,3, or 4 channels at once and I can program at my leisure. Dish TV has one that is not bad, but others don't seem to have that model and it is not available, to my knowledge, as a free standing unit.