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I have spent the day researching some info in regard to Repay and Tivo units. I have a number of questions that I'm hoping some actual owners can answer.
1. If Replay units (1XXX-4XXX series) don't have any service fees, why do/did people ever buy Tivo units with $15/month fees or $300 lifetime? Not being facetious here, just curious.
2. Is it true that Comcast and Tivo units only have a 15-30 minute buffer in which to go back and watch whatever channel you are watching? I came across a Panasonic Showstopper unit (Replay) for $30 and have been able to go back up to 3 hours so far. Is there a limit on all DVRs?
3. In relation to question #1, why would anyone buy a 5XXX series Replay that requires a fee if they can get the older ones with no fee? If it is an issue of hdd recording space, wouldn't it just be cheaper to replace the hard drive with a larger one on an older unit?
4. If you have a Comcast cable box or Direct TV box that has its own guide with info for shows, while all the fuss about Tivo guides or Replay guides?
While there is tons of info in product guides and on the web, I am looking for real-life experiences with real-people answers. Thank you in advance for any info!