What do you want to record? If you just are interested in basic cable (analog 2-99) you probably have lots of choices. If you're aiming for digital cable, you just have a few choices: First, you could clear the trees, build a tower, or in some other way get yourself a clear view of the skies, so you can continue with DirecTV. Second, you could go the CableCard route, and use a CableCard capable DVR (such as the TiVo Series 3) with Comcast. Or you can rent Comcast's DVR. Of the three, I suspect the latter is the least expensive.